Did Jill Biden cheat on ex-husband Bill Stevenson? First lady tells Kelly Clarkson 'things get better' after divorce
Kelly Clarkson had filed for divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock last June
First lady Jill Biden opened up about her divorce and advised singer and television host Kelly Clarkson, who filed for divorce last June from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, to whom she was married to for seven years, in an interview on Thursday, February 25.
"This is what I would say to you if I were your mother," Jill, 69, told Clarkson, 38, in a clip from their upcoming interview on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'. "My mother always said to me, 'Things are going to look better tomorrow. And if you can take one day at a time, things will get better.'" Jill Biden was married to her former husband, Bill Stevenson, who was a bar owner for five years. After divorce, she went on to date President Joe Biden in 1975 and they got married in 1977.
"If I hadn't gotten divorced, I never would've met Joe," Biden tells Clarkson. "I wouldn't have the beautiful family I have now, so I really think things happen for the best." She also predicted a similar future for Clarkson. "I think, Kelly, over time — I don't know how long it's been for you — but, I think, over time you heal and you're going to be surprised," the first lady said. "And I can't wait until that day comes for you."
In September, the former 'American Idol' winner said, "My life has been a little bit of a dumpster," due to their separation.
Jill Biden's ex-husband accused Joe of being a 'homewrecker'
Jill Biden's former husband has accused the potential first lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and claims that the two had lied about how they had met during the 1970s. Last year, her former husband called out the then-Democratic Presidential nominee, dubbing him as a homewrecker, and says the story of how Joe and Jill met on a blind date is totally fabricated and that he is ready to publish an explosive tell-all book that shares his story.
Bill Stevenson told Inside Edition on September 21 that the Bidens' fairytale story of meeting on a blind date, shortly after Jill finalized her divorce and while Joe was dealing with the trauma of his first wife's death in a car crash was a lie. During the interview, host Steven Fabian asked Stevenson, "Is the story of the blind date true?" to which Stevenson replied saying, "No, not even a little bit." In the interview, he also claimed that his ex-wife Jill had an affair with Joe. He also revealed that he's about to publish an as-yet-untitled book that he says will blow the lid off the "tale" told by Joe about his love story.
In August 1979, Bill Stevenson met Jill and the pair married six months later when Jill was 18 years old. Stevenson, who then ran a celebrated rock venue in Delaware, said that he introduced Joe to Jill in 1972. At that time, Joe was a council member campaigning for the US Senate, and was married to his first wife, Neilia. Four months after the meet, Neilia died in a car crash in December 1972. During his interview with Inside Edition, he also revealed that he suspected Joe and Jill were having an affair in August 1974. At that time, Stevenson was 26-years-old, Jill was 23-years-old and Joe was 31-years old.
Jill's spokesman dismissed Stevenson's claims and said, "These claims are fictitious, seemingly to sell and promote a book. The relationship of Joe and Jill Biden is well documented."