Hunter Biden in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2016 (L); Beau Biden in New York City, on Sept. 16, 2008 (C); Hallie Biden in Washington, DC, on Jan. 19, 2011.
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March 3, 2017 4:32 PM EST

One of the most read stories on Motto this week was the news that Beau Biden’s widow Hallie is now in a relationship with Beau’s brother, Hunter.

The story broke with tabloid breathlessness, but I like to think that the reason people wanted to know more was not about sordid drama, but because they were considering the emotional heart of the story: how two people came together during deep grief.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s statement of support for his son and his daughter-in-law said as much: “We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness.”

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