Hunter Biden on Sunday tried to explain why he dated his dead brother’s widow — but said he could understand why “people were confused” by the eyebrow-raising romance.
The president’s son discussed the reaction to revelations he was dating his brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden, in March 2017.
“I think people were confused by it and I understand that. I really do,” he said in a sitdown with CBS’s “Sunday Morning.”
“To me, it’s not something that is difficult to explain because it came out of a real overwhelming grief that we both shared and we were together and trying to do the right thing. And that grief turned into a hope for a love that maybe could replace what we lost and it didn’t work,” he continued.
Hunter — who was still married to his estranged wife Kathleen at the time — said he and Hallie were “incredibly lucky” that their family supported the unusual liaison after Beau died of cancer in May 2015.
But others were not so understanding. Hunter revealed that he lost clients and business during that time.
“I made a lot of decisions that I probably shouldn’t have made,” said Hunter, who has long struggled with addiction and also revealed that he had searched through rugs for anything that resembled crack cocaine.
“There was a lot more compassion and understanding for the people that knew me, but it was a horrible time.”
Hunter and Hallie later split that same year.
He has since remarried a South African woman named Melissa Cohen just a week after they met.
Hunter made the appearance on the morning news program Sunday to promote his new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” out April 6.