Hunter Biden’s ex-wife speaks out on marriage, finances

FILE - Hunter Biden walks with his then-wife Kathleen, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden for the internment services for Sen. Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va, on Aug. 29, 2009. Kathleen Buhle, the ex-wife of President Joe Biden's son Hunter, says she has "total control over my life now," five years after her divorce, as she opens up about her marriage in a new memoir. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

FILE – Hunter Biden walks with his then-wife Kathleen, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden for the internment services for Sen. Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va, on Aug. 29, 2009. Kathleen Buhle, the ex-wife of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, says she has “total control over my life now,” five years after her divorce, as she opens up about her marriage in a new memoir. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

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UPDATED 10:04 AM PT – Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hunter Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle recently discussed their 24-year marriage. In an exclusive interview with ABC Tuesday, she said she had her “head in the sand” regarding their finances and wouldn’t be able to testify about the matter in court.

However, Buhle noted Biden has always acknowledged the benefit and advantage of coming from a prominent family. She also called her decision to let Biden completely control their finances “embarrassing.”

“This was one of the harder parts for me to write and to acknowledge,” she explained. “It’s embarrassing to say that I seated all financial control to my husband.”

When asked why, Biden’s ex responded with, “I liked the nice things and I didn’t want to think about the cost at which they were coming. Writing this book really helped me to understand how unfair that was to Hunter and how unhealthy that was for me.”

Buhle also touched on Biden’s struggles with substance abuse, while suggesting they did not discuss it very often since there was so much shame around the topic.

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