Joe and Jill’s only biological child Ashley Biden was born in 1981.
Ashley Biden was born on June 8, 1981. Ashley’s older brothers—Beau and Hunter Biden—were born to Joe and his first wife, Neilia. The couple also had a daughter, named Naomi.
In 1972, Neilia and Naomi died in a tragic car crash, just as Joe was preparing for his first term in the Senate. Joe and Jill started dating in 1975, and he credits her for helping him rebuild his life after the accident. “She made me start to think my family might be whole again,” he wrote in his 2007 memoir, Promises to Keep.
For the most part, her childhood was pretty normal. She went to a private high school in Bloomington, Delaware, later majoring in cultural anthropology at Tulane University. Postgraduation, not sure of what her next step would be, Ashley worked as waitress at a pizza shop back in her hometown.
Social work became her passion. She took a job as clinical support staff at a children’s mental health clinic for four years. After going back to school for a master’s in social work, she worked in foster care and juvenile detention centers.
Fast-forward to now, Ashley has blossomed in the fashion industry after founding her clothing brand Livelihood in 2017.
Ashley married plastic surgeon Howard Krein in 2012.