The Real Reason Jill Biden Got Divorced

Mere days before Joe Biden is expected to be named the official Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, Jill Biden's former husband, Bill Stevenson, has come forward and claimed that Joe is the reason for the demise of his marriage. During an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail in mid-August 2020, Stevenson spoke candidly about his own marriage to Jill and even alleged that the story the Bidens recount about how they first met is nothing more than a sham.

"I don't want to hurt anyone," Stevenson claimed to the publication. "But facts are facts and what happened, happened." He also said he has plans to publish a 300-page book, but is adamant that he's only designated a mere 80 pages of the book to his marriage and imminent divorce. "I genuinely don't want to harm Jill's chances of becoming First Lady. She would make an excellent First Lady — but this is my story," Stevenson declared.

So, what exactly does Stevenson claim went on behind his back? And is he still resentful of the Bidens? Keep reading to learn more about Stevenson's jaw-dropping claims.

Jill Biden's ex-husband claims that he helped Joe Biden win his first election

As reported by Daily Mail, Bill Stevenson claimed that both he and he and his then-wife, Jill Biden, helped Joe Biden secure his senate seat during his first election in 1972. "Jill and I sat in the Bidens' kitchen," the Delaware businessman told the publication. "'We worked on his campaign." Stevenson also claimed that he not only donated his time, but also his money to Joe's win. "I gave $10,900 to his first campaign — in cash."

According to Stevenson, he initially intended on supporting Republican Senator and rumored shoo-in, J. Caleb Boggs, but that all changed after the two had a falling-out. "But I had a disagreement with Boggs over corruption in Delaware and he told me: 'Get out of my office. Go work for that joke Biden,' who was then at only about 20 percent in the polls," Stevenson said.

During that time, Biden was married to his first wife, Neilia. Tragically, after securing the Senate seat, Neilia and the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, died in a horrific car accident. The couple also shared two older sons: Beau, who died in 2015, and Hunter.

Bill Stevenson had his suspicions about Joe and Jill Biden

During the interview with Daily Mail, Bill Stevenson revealed he had his suspicions all along about his wife and the charming politician. "I know exactly when it was," Stevenson claimed. "Bruce Springsteen was going to play at The Stone Balloon [Stevenson's live music club] and I had to go to Northern New Jersey to pay him in advance. I asked Jill to go with me and she said no — she had things to do, she had to look after Joe's kids, Beau and Hunter. It was kind of a big deal to go meet Springsteen. I had no idea she and Joe were that kind of friendly."

Stevenson said his suspicions were further confirmed when one of Jill's friends confided in him, stating that she thought Jill and Joe "were getting a little too close." However, it was in October of 1974 when things came to a head for Stevenson and his wife. He explained, "I was at work and a guy came in and asked: 'Do you own a brown Corvette?' I said 'yes, it's my wife's car.' He said back in May it had crunched his bumper and they told him to get an estimate and he never heard back from them. I said: 'Wait a minute. Who is they?' And he said: 'Funnily enough, Senator Biden was driving.'"

According to Stevenson, after that, he asked Jill to leave their home and she did. The marriage was O-V-E-R.

Joe and Jill Biden recount a much different story about how they met

But not so fast — if you asked both Joe and Jill Biden, they remember how they met very differently. According to Daily Mail, the Bidens claim that after Joe was widowed, it just so happened that he and his brother, Frank, were strolling through the Wilmington airport when Joe fixed his eyes on a blonde in an ad. The story goes that Joe pointed to the girl in the picture and told his brother that was the kind of girl he would like to date, to which his brother replied, "Why don't you then? I know her," and then gave Joe her phone number.

Jill further corroborated that story in her 2019 autobiography, Where The Light Enters, where she reportedly reveals Joe called her up and asked her out. She initially declined the invitation because she had a date scheduled with someone else, but Joe only grew more persistent, claiming he was only in town one night. She eventually gave in and the couple proceeded to spend the next two nights together as well. The rest, we suppose, is history.

While there definitely appears to be some discrepancy around how the Bidens sparked their romance, Bill Stevenson admitted he understands why Joe fell for Jill, saying, "I considered Joe a friend. I'm not surprised he fell in love with Jill. Everyone who meets Jill falls in love with her immediately. It's hard not to."