(TheConservativeNews.org) – In her new memoir, “If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing,” Hunter Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle detailed her early relationship with her former husband and their divorce, saying her daughters found out about his affair with his brother Beau’s widow after finding his phone.
Divorce is a painful experience. It must have been even tougher with a notorious and troubled spouse from a powerful family. People magazine reported sympathetically on Buhle’s book in an article published Wednesday, describing it as both “dignified and revealing.”
In excerpts published by People, Buhle, now 53, presented herself as a working-class kid swept off her feet by a privileged suitor while they were both in their 20s. The couple wed in 1993, and had three daughters during their 24-year marriage.
When she first met Hunter, she said he tried to tell her that he came from a middle class family, the excerpt said. After going to his house, she told Hunter, “A kid from a middle class family does not have a ballroom.”
Biden’s ex-wife also wrote that following Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s victory in 2008, a Secret Service agent visited their home and said that Hunter and their three daughters would have Secret Service details assigned to them. Buhle, however, did not have agents assigned to her, which she said felt like “one frequent reminder I wasn’t a true Biden.”
Even early on, there were signs of Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings. Buhle admitted in the excerpts, “I worried that we lived above our means, but I did nothing to change it.”
There is an ongoing investigation into Biden’s finances. In the excerpts, Buhle is careful not to implicate herself: “I kept my head so deeply buried in the sand on our finances.”
In the memoir she wrote, “He started many ventures . . . a real estate investment fund and then a technology company. I didn’t understand any of it, or what pieces of his businesses actually generated income for us. I worried that we lived above our means, but I did nothing to change it. The way that Hunter and I handled money was that whenever I needed any, I called Hunter. More than once my debit card was declined at a store. I’d have to call Hunter to transfer money into my account. Hunter and I drove nice cars and had a beautiful home, but we were running fast on that hamster wheel and barely staying on.”
After his brother, Beau Biden, died of brain cancer in 2015, Hunter’s shifty behavior increased.
Biden confessed to Buhle that he patronized prostitutes during business trips. After Buhle found Biden’s crack pipe in an ashtray, she made him move out, but still tried to keep him sober.
Buhle wrote that she stalked Biden with phone calls, texts, and online snooping. She described her surveillance as being as addictive and secretive as Biden’s drinking, drugging, and cheating.
Buhle wrote that she saw “charges at Lake Tahoe at a nail salon and a charge for two lift tickets. I found a credit card charge for $10,000 at a hot tub store in Los Angeles. I found hundreds at liquor stores and strip clubs. The whole time, he told me he was healthy and sober — and I was crazy.”
Another devastating revelation came in 2016 from her own daughter Finnegan, who met with Buhle at the home of the family’s therapist. Biden was having an affair with Hallie Biden, the wife of his deceased brother, the therapist said.
“I could see Finnegan’s face relaxing now that the secret was out and I hadn’t fallen apart,” Buhle wrote in the excerpts. “If anything, I felt a strange vindication. Not only had I not been crazy, but it was so much worse than I could have imagined. I was shocked, but not heartbroken.”
It recently came out Hunter Biden searched for “lonely widow” content on adult websites. Pornography was another one of his addictions.
Hunter Biden and Buhle divorced in 2017. Buhle reclaimed her maiden name.
“Biden was my name. I’d taken it so we could be a family. It was my daughters’ name, after all. In many ways, my last name became a crown and shield to me,” she wrote, “it wasn’t easy to consider giving it up.”
Hunter Biden also used the family name as a crown and shield. It made him lots of money while working with America’s adversaries. Buhle’s book shows a behind-the-scenes look at the character of the “smartest guy” Joe Biden knows.