There is quite a history of American Presidents having children and grandchildren out of wedlock, dating back decades to the most current 46th POTUS.
This topic surfaced recently when President Joe Biden acknowledged he has seven, rather than six, grandchildren from his two sons, Beau and Hunter Biden. So we decided to see what company they were in.
Not An Uncommon Situation For Families, Including Presidents
Up until recently, out of respect for the privacy of his son’s ongoing paternity case, the President and the First Lady publicly acknowledged six of their grandchildren, but not the now identified youngest one, Navy Joan Roberts, who was born in 2018 to Hunter Biden and Lunden Roberts, whom Hunter met during his struggle with drug addiction.
Children born to Presidents or their close family members who were not publicly acknowledged as such, is not uncommon. Here are some of the more well-known cases.
Harding had an affair with Nan Britton, a woman 31 years younger than him, while he was a senator and later president. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, in 1919. Harding never publicly acknowledged her, but paid child support until his death in 1923. A DNA test in 2015 confirmed their relationship.
Thomas Jefferson had a long-term relationship with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves, after his wife’s death. They had at least six children together, four of whom survived to adulthood. Jefferson never admitted to the affair, but a DNA test in 1998 linked him to one of Hemings’ sons, Eston.
Tyler had 15 children, the most of any president. He fathered eight children with his first wife, Letitia, and seven more with his second wife, Julia, whom he married after Letitia’s death. He was also rumored to have fathered a son, John Dunjee, with one of his slaves, Mariah.
Grover Cleveland had an illegitimate son, Oscar Folsom Cleveland, with Maria Halpin, a widow he met in Buffalo, New York. He acknowledged paternity and paid child support, but also arranged for the child to be adopted by another family. The scandal became public during his first presidential campaign in 1884.
William Henry Harrison
Harrison had six children with one of his slaves, Dilsia, according to some of her descendants. Four of them were sold to a plantation in Georgia. One of them was allegedly the ancestor of Walter Francis White, a civil rights leader and the head of the NAACP.
Andrew Jackson had no biological children with his wife, Rachel, but he adopted several children and served as a guardian for many others. He was also accused of having a son, Andrew Jackson Jr., with one of his slaves, Hannah.
Buchanan never married and had no known children, but he was rumored to have fathered a son, James Buchanan Henry, with his niece Harriet Lane’s mother. He adopted Henry as his ward and made him his private secretary.
Herbert Hoover had two sons with his wife, Lou Henry Hoover. He also allegedly had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret Hoover Van Winkle, with his secretary Alice Ann Park. Van Winkle claimed that Hoover paid for her education and visited her occasionally.
Lustful Leaders: A List of US Presidents Who Couldn’t Resist Temptation
The personal lives of the United States Presidents have been the subject of much curiosity and speculation over the years. While many are remembered for their political achievements, some have also gained notoriety for their extramarital affairs. From Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton, there have been several presidents who have been involved in scandals related to their romantic relationships.
While some of these affairs were kept secret for years, others were widely known and had a significant impact on the president’s reputation and legacy. This partial list explores the intimate lives of the commanders-in-chief, shedding light on the affairs that have shaped their personal and political histories. Read: Lustful Leaders: A List of US Presidents Who Couldn’t Resist Temptation
6 Gas Station Chains With Food So Good It’s Worth Driving Out Of Your Way For
We scoured the Internet to see what people had to say about gas station food. If you think the only things available are wrinkled hotdogs of indeterminate age, and day-glow slushies, we’ve got great, tasty news for you. Whether it ends up being part of a regular routine, or your only resource on a long car trip, we have the food info you need. Let’s look at 6 gas stations that folks can’t get enough of and see what they have for you to eat. Read 6 Gas Station Chains With Food So Good It’s Worth Driving Out Of Your Way For
18 of the World’s Deadliest Foods: How Many Are You Eating?
Whether you eat to live, or live to eat, let’s make sure you live to see another day! These are some of the world’s deadliest foods. They can bring on extreme symptoms, ranging from paralysis to seizures, choking and even death, so don’t go tucking these into your lunchbox. Click for 18 of the World’s Deadliest Foods: How Many Are You Eating?
10 Of The Worst Tasting Drinks People Pretend To Like
Hold onto your taste buds, because we’re about to embark on a flavor-filled adventure through the realm of beverages! Sure, we all need water to survive, but let’s be real – drinks are so much more than just basic hydration. Recently, the question of which beverages people secretly think taste awful sparked a fiery debate. Boozy elixirs, non-alcoholic refreshments, and everything in between were thrown into the mix. Brace yourself as we unveil the truth behind the drinks we pretend to love. Get ready for a wild ride of taste revelations! Read 10 Of The Worst Tasting Drinks People Pretend To Like
Alive or Dead? You Be The Judge… 15 Famous People Rumored To Be Alive After They Were Reported Dead
There are many celebrities who have been rumored to be alive after they were reported dead, either because of false reports, hoaxes, rumors or conspiracy theories.
You be the judge…. Are they really alive or dead as claimed? Read: Alive or Dead? You Be The Judge… 15 Famous People Rumored To Be Alive After They Were Reported Dead
14 Of The Craziest Hacks People Use Mayonnaise For – Even In The Bedroom!
After you click through this slide show you will never look at a jar of mayo the same way again. Trust us. Click for 14 Of The Craziest Hacks People Use Mayonnaise For – Even In The Bedroom!
Take Back Control: How to Identify and Tackle Medical Gaslighting
What is medical gaslighting? Medical gaslighting refers to a situation in which healthcare providers dismiss or diminish the symptoms that an individual is experiencing, attempting to persuade them that the symptoms are attributed to an alternative cause or are mere figments of their imagination. Medical gaslighting can leave you questioning your own experience. And at worse can lead to undiagnosed serious illness.
Learn the signs and the ways in which you can take back control if this happens to you. Read: Take Back Control: How to Identify and Tackle Medical Gaslighting
Don’t Fall For These 17 Foods That Pretend To Be Healthy
Have you heard the term “Dr. Google”? That’s when you turn to search engines and the Internet to provide health and medical information – and unless you know how to vet sources, it is a mine field of faulty information. Here are 17 foods that you might have heard are “healthy”, but we have the whole story. PS: the moment a food becomes a trend, research carefully. We’re looking at you bulletproof coffee!
17 Of The Most Expensive Foods In The World: Would You Pay This Much To Eat Any Of These?
These days our food budget is not going very far, even for everyday foods. And yet, there are still those who seek out extravagant foods, regardless of price. I guess we can live vicariously through these pictures. Maybe someday someone will bestow a 4-pound white truffle upon us, but until then, this will have to suffice.
19 Of The World’s Most Overrated Foods
We have foods we love, and those we won’t touch. We all have our own likes and dislikes, but what are the most overrated foods? That was the question posed on this Reddit thread by Even_Cause_3478. There were a lot of opinions. Some made sense to us, and some were things we had never thought of before!
What is the most overrated food in your opinion?
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Miracle at 30,000 Feet: What Happens When a Baby is Born During a Flight?
Have you ever wondered What Happens If You Give Birth On a Plane? Who delivers the baby? Where do you deliver the baby? What is the child’s citizenship, and do they get free trips for life?
Is Cash Still King In Your Life? 13 Reasons People Still Carry Cash
Cash. It never used to be controversial, but these days it appears that there are those on both sides of the coin (so to speak). For those of us of a certain age we can remember our mothers always telling us to keep a $20 bill in our shoe or bra, in case of emergencies. Now many of us struggle to find a coin to put in the meter.
Cash lovers, and those who never carry it. What’s the reasoning, either way? A Redditor was thinking the same thing, and asked the question, Do You Still Carry Cash? These are the answers they got. Read Is Cash Still King In Your Life? 13 Reasons People Still Carry Cash