Hunter Biden's Wife: He Blew Money on Drugs, Prostitutes
TMZ obtains copy of her divorce filing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Updated Mar 3, 2017 6:31 AM CST
Vice President Joe Biden, 2nd right, arrives at Arlington National Cemetery with his wife Jill Biden, right, son Hunter and his daughter-in-law Kathleen for the burial services for Sen. Edward W. Kennedy...   (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

(Newser) – The already surprising news of Hunter Biden getting together with late brother Beau's widow, Hallie, gets even weirder now that TMZ has obtained divorce documents filed by Hunter's soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kathleen. Her divorce filing reveals that they had an agreement Hunter would not engage in some unnamed conduct (the paperwork does not say what it is, but notes that it impairs his judgment and creates an unsafe environment for the couple's children), and that if he did engage in it, he would leave. She says she asked him to leave on July 5, 2015, "due to his conduct the night before." They formally separated three months later and have been living separately since that time. (Beau Biden died in May 2015.)

TMZ notes that October 2015, when the couple separated, was two months after stories came out that Hunter's email address was linked to cheating site Ashley Madison; he denied it. (He was also kicked out of the Navy for cocaine use in 2014.) Kathleen's divorce filing also claims Hunter spent quite a bit on "drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations," leaving the couple in massive debt. She wants sole physical and legal custody of their one minor child (their two others are adults), who is 16, per the Wall Street Journal; Hunter wants joint custody. Page Six notes that October 2015 was right around the time Joe Biden announced he wouldn't be running for president, and wonders whether Hunter's personal life had anything to do with that decision.

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