All of the skeletons in Hunter Biden’s closet are about to come pouring out, as. his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle is preparing to release a new memoir in which she details his addiction struggles as well as the demise of their 24 year marriage.
“If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing” will be released in June, much to Biden’s undoubted dismay.
“When my marriage ended, I felt like I’d lost my sense of who I was,” Buhle told People Magazine. “Anyone who has seen addiction ruin a relationship, or been through infidelity and divorce, can tell you how devastating it feels. But what I also realized through those crushing experiences is that I needed to find a way to stand on my own.”
When she filed for divorce in 2017, Buhle stated that Biden spent some of their money on drugs, prostitutes, alcohol and strip clubs.
“Writing this book has been incredibly healing for me, and my hope is it will be meaningful to those who have been through addiction or divorce, and especially to women who have felt like their entire identity was tied to their spouse. In the end, divorce allowed me to find my strength,” Buhle added.
The publisher states that Buhle’s memoir “tells her own story from her working class roots on the South Side of Chicago to losing her maiden name and a part of herself in becoming Kathleen Biden, to finding a renewed sense of identity, purpose, and joy after the devastating collapse of her marriage.”
Biden and Buhle finalized their divorce in April of 2017 settling “all questions relating to custody, support, property rights, and all other rights” in a confidential agreement. Six weeks before that, Biden revealed that he was in a relationship with his late brother Beau Biden’s widow Hallie. They would later break up before Biden met Melissa Cohen in 2019 and married her just a few days later.
Biden chronicled his addiction struggles in his own memoir “Beautiful Things,” which came out last year. Biden admitted in this book that he was drinking a quart of vodka a day at one point, and at another he was living with a homeless woman who was also his dealer.
Buhle works on women’s issues in Washington D.C. and is the founder of The House at 1229, a new collaborative space for women. She is also director of strategic partnerships at the domestic violence nonprofit DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.