Melissa Cohen (in pink) together with her father-in-law, US President Joe Biden, at his inauguration on Wednesday in Washington, DC. (Getty Photographs)
- The brand new US president’s South African daughter-in-law, Melissa Cohen, had a distinguished place at his inauguration ceremony.
- Photographs present her sitting proper behind Joe Biden on the US Capitol on Wednesday.
- Cohen married Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in 2019 – solely every week after assembly him.
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The brand new US president has a South African daughter-in-law, and she or he had a distinguished place at his inauguration on Wednesday.
Melissa Cohen, who hails from Johannesburg, sat behind Joe Biden through the ceremony on the US Capitol in Washington.
Melissa Cohen (in pink) behind her father-in-law, US president Joe Biden, after he was sworn in throughout his inauguration on the West Entrance of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Picture by Alex Wong/Getty Photographs)
Cohen grew to become a member of the Biden household after marrying the incoming president’s son Hunter in 2019 – within a week of meeting him. They’ve an toddler son, Beau, named after the president’s different son and Hunter’s brother, who died from most cancers in 2015.
US president Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden carries her nephew, the son of her half brother Hunter Biden and Melissa Cohen, through the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC. (Picture by Drew Angerer/Getty Photographs)
Melissa Cohen (in black) on Tuesday this week with Hunter Biden, and their toddler son Beau in New Citadel, Delaware. (Picture by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Photographs)
Cohen was introduced up in Johannesburg, the place her mother, Zoe, is a social employee who specialises in adoption. She has three brothers, one in every of whom is a podiatrist in Sandton
According to the SA Jewish Report, Cohen matriculated from King David Excessive Faculty Victory Park, and began learning on the College of Johannesburg earlier than shifting to the Greenside Design Middle Faculty of Design, the place she obtained a qualification in inside design.
She moved to the US when she turned 21, reportedly to do a course in horticulture in Los Angeles, the place she met native entrepreneur Jason Landver.
They married in a ceremony at Stellenbosch in 2012, however divorced inside two years.
It isn’t clear how she met Biden, however he told the New Yorker that inside a few days after their first date in 2019, he had the phrase “shalom” tattooed in Hebrew letters on the within of his left bicep, to match a tattoo that Cohen has in the identical spot.
Final yr, Joe Biden’s spouse Jill shared this household photograph, which included her new daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen Biden (in blue, second to left.) Picture: Jill Biden/Twitter
Hunter Biden’s historical past of drug abuse and enterprise dealings have supplied his father’s opponents with fodder throughout final yr’s harsh election marketing campaign, and the tabloids have been following his relationship with Cohen intently.
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