Joe and Jill Biden’s love affair was fueled by persistence. The couple, who got married in 1977, talked about their relationship during an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
According to the President, it took him five tries to convince his future wife to accept his marriage proposal.
Biden recalled how he knew his wife was the right woman when they first met. He also said that his brother Frank Biden arranged for them to meet in 1975. Only twice in his life have he ever fallen in love.
Neilia, Biden’s wife from his first marriage, died in a car crash in 1972 with their daughter Naomi.
Bidens two sons, Hunter and Beau, pushed their father to continue his pursuit of the first lady even though his previous attempts at getting married to her failed.
His last proposal was made while he was in South Africa to see Nelson Mandela.
After returning to Philadelphia, Biden went to his Jill’s apartment and asked her to marry him. He said it was his last ditch chance to get her to say yes.