In her memoir “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself” Joe Biden’s wife Jill admitted even she was creeped out by his inappropriate touching and feeling when the pair first started dating.
Jill Biden discussed how her husband Joe has been handsy since they first began dating in 1975 and how it made her feel “strange and uncomfortable” at first.
Many people have expressed alarm over Biden’s very well documented “touchy” style.
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Just as Joe Biden faces increasing criticism for his inappropriate touching of women, his wife Jill has written a memoir telling how his public displays of affection like hugs, kisses and rubs have always been the norm for the former Vice President and his family.
‘He was always holding my hand, putting his arm around me, or brushing the hair from my face,’ when they began dating, the former Second Lady writes in her ‘deeply personal’ memoir Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself due out next month and exclusively obtained by DailyMailTV.
She admits that being thrust into a family of ‘huggers’ made her feel ‘strange and uncomfortable’, writing that Joe and his two young sons ‘never wanted to miss a chance to hold a hand, wrap their arms around each other, or give a kiss’.
She says that as an introvert, she ‘sometimes found all that affection draining’, but knew that it was the death of his first wife Neilia and their baby daughter Naomi that gave the family an understanding of ‘how precious every second could be’, which was displayed by ‘constantly touching’ and ‘being connected to each other’.
But it’s those same displays of affection that have led to eight women coming forward with their accounts of how Biden made them uncomfortable by squeezing their shoulders, touching their thighs, smelling their hair or kissing their head.
‘I realized that physical affection played an important role in his entire family,’ Jill writes. ‘Val [Joe’s sister] couldn’t walk by the boys without reaching out to touch their shoulders or brush their heads. Their parents stopped by often to shower the boys with kisses.’