A guide to the Biden grandchildren as they celebrate Thanksgiving in Nantucket


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The Biden family is in Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a family tradition that dates back to the 1970s.

Da-Sen. Joe Biden was a widower with two young sons, Beau and Hunter, when he met Jill, and they wanted to spend their first Thanksgiving with the four of them as a family.

“Nantucket Thanksgiving became our tradition for the next four decades,” Jill wrote in her memoir “Where the Light Enters.” “With few exceptions, we’ve made the trip every year since, creating rituals that would become an important part of our family along the way.”

They have continued the tradition over the years as their family has grown, with daughter Ashley born in 1981 and even after Beau Biden’s death in 2015.

Here’s a guide to the Biden grandchildren who will likely join them in Nantucket this year:

Naomi Biden, 28

Joe Biden's granddaughter gets married on the South Lawn of the White House

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Mr. Biden and Jill’s oldest granddaughter, Naomi, also lives with them in the White House, according to the recent “Vogue” article about her wedding. Naomi said she and her then-fiancĂ© Peter Neal moved in after the lease ran out on their Washington, DC apartment.

“I try to remind myself that it’s the White House, but it also normalizes over time,” Naomi Biden said.

Naomi is the eldest daughter of son Hunter Biden and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle. She was named after Mr. Biden’s daughter, who died in 1972 when she was just one year old.

Naomi and Neal got married at the White House last week.

It is unclear if the newlyweds joined the extended Biden family in Nantucket or if they are honeymooning elsewhere.

Finnegan Biden, 22

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Philadelphia

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Finnegan Biden is the second child of Hunter Biden and Buhle. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where Naomi wrote on Instagram in 2021 that Finnegan graduated.

“BURZING WITH PRIDE AND FOREVER IN AWE OF MY FIRST LOVE AND LITTLE SISTER @finneganbiden ilysmsmsm,” Naomi posted alongside a photo of Finnegan in graduation attire.

Maisie Biden, 21


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Hunter Biden and Buhle’s youngest child is Maisy Biden. While her grandfather was vice president, Maisy attended Sidwell Friends with former President Barack Obama’s daughter Sasha.

Mr. Biden said in 2019 that Maisy and Sasha were “best friends” and that the Bidens and Obama had a “total get-together” when they graduated.

Natalie Biden, 18

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Natalie Biden is the eldest child of Mr. Biden’s late son Beau and his wife Hallie Biden. She was born in 2004 and voted for the first time together with Mr. Biden in October 2022.

In a January 2021 interview with “Today’s” Jenna Bush Hager, Natalie said that Thanksgiving is “our favorite holiday of all.”

“Because we usually go to Nantucket,” Natalie said. “Maisy and I and my grandfather and my uncle and my father … we used to do a polar bears in Nantucket in November.”

Natalie was only 10 years old when her father Beau was diagnosed with brain cancer and died.

Robert “Hunter” Biden II, 16


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Beau and Hallie Biden’s younger son, Robert “Hunter” Biden II, was born in 2006. Mr. Biden held a young hunter in his arms when he accepted the vice presidential nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The younger Hunter Biden, who is named after his uncle, was confirmed in April 2021 in St. Joseph on the Brandywine, the Catholic church in Washington, DC, where the president and first lady regularly attend mass, according to People.

Hunter Biden was only 8 years old when his father was diagnosed with brain cancer and later died.

Beau Biden, 2


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Hunter Biden’s son with his second wife, Melissa Clark, Beau, was named after Hunter’s late brother. The younger Beau Biden was born in March 2020.

Sir. Biden kissed a baby Beau Biden when he accepted the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. He also brought Beau out on the White House balcony after his inauguration in January 2021.

Hunter Biden and Beau also attended the turkey pardon earlier this week. Mr. Biden and Jill took Beau with them when they visited the Nantucket Firehouse on Thanksgiving.

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