Jill Biden is 'fed up' of putting Joe Biden's needs before her own, claims body language expert

Jill Biden is 'fed up' of putting Joe Biden's needs before her own, claims body language expert
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden got married in 1977 (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: The enduring relationship between President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden may be encountering some challenges as he grows older. Their love story dates back to 1975 when one of Joe's brothers encouraged him to reach out to Jill.

Despite not experiencing love at first sight when they first met, Jill revealed to Vogue in 2016 that she didn't initially see a long-term future with the then-senator due to their age difference.

It took Joe proposing five times before Jill accepted, as she wanted to be sure their relationship was right, especially for the sake of Joe's children from his previous marriage. The couple got married in 1977 and despite the public scrutiny that comes with the presidency, Joe and Jill's marriage has remained steady ever since.

However, as Joe ages, changes in their relationship dynamics have become apparent, with Jill taking on a more protective role due to their significant age gap.

Body language expert and celebrity love coach Nicole Moore exclusively shared her observations with The List that there were several signs that Jill may be feeling increasingly burdened by this new responsibility.

Jill Biden might be embarrassed by Joe Biden at times

In August 2022, The Sun posted a YouTube video featuring Jill Biden assisting her husband, President Joe Biden, with putting on a jacket because he needed help. After watching the clip, Moore shared her analysis with the aforementioned outlet, stating that the First Lady appeared relaxed in her demeanor and only offered assistance when requested by the Democrat statesman.

However, Moore also noted that Jill quickly became embarrassed. "As Jill helps Joe with his jacket, she smiles, then almost grimaces and she moves her hands quickly to help him with his jacket and then walks away very quickly, almost as if she's embarrassed," the celeb love coach explained.

Overall, she believes that the video showed that although Jill wanted to maintain her husband's public image, she couldn't help but feel a sense of shame for having to care for him.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attend the official international ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, at Omaha Beach on June 6, 2024 in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France. Normandy is hosting a variety of events across significant sites such as Pegasus Bridge, Sainte-Mère-Église, and Pointe du Hoc, leading up to the official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing on June 6. (Photo by Jordan Pettitt - Pool/Getty Images)
First Lady Jill Biden might feel embarrassed to have to assist President Joe Biden at times (Jordan Pettitt - Pool/Getty Images)

Moore also noticed Jill experiencing a similar sense of embarrassment in another YouTube clip where she reminded the POTUS to wave after delivering his first White House Easter Egg Roll speech. The body language expert noted that the attentive First Lady had to keep a close eye on her husband to prevent any mishaps.

Naturally, she wasn't pleased when Joe made a mistake, as Jill seemingly expected it beforehand. Moore pointed out, "When Jill waves and then reminds Joe to wave too, she smiles, grimaces and then takes a big step back, her body language here demonstrating that she's embarrassed and she literally wants to step away from Joe's faux pas."

Jill Biden needs to look out for her husband all the time

In March 2024, a video showing an uneasy Joe Biden chatting with a woman until Jill Biden intervened went viral. Moore suggested that the video indicated the First Lady's need to stay alert around the president to prevent him from making public blunders.

Moore speculated that Jill's heightened awareness of her surroundings might signal a lack of confidence in Joe's judgment. She also noted that Jill's body language in the video appeared assertive as she stepped in to help Joe correct his error. "She moves her body aggressively in between Joe and the woman he is speaking to, a body language indicator that she is marking her territory and making her presence known," said Moore.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 21:  Dr. Jill Biden (L) and her husband, Democratic presidential candid
Jill Biden's increased awareness and assertive body language in certain videos suggested she's constantly monitoring her husband to prevent him from committing public blunders (Getty Images)

Similarly, Jill used hand gestures to signal Joe to stop talking to her. Moore explained the seemingly small gesture by saying, "She's not afraid to take control of her husband and perhaps she even feels it's her duty to do so."

Over the years, millions of people have seen numerous awkward moments involving the Commander-in-Chief, so, understandably, Jill might be anxious to prevent him from adding to the list of gaffes. However, she hasn't always been successful, as there has been at least one instance of Joe mistaking Vice President Kamala Harris for his wife.

Jill Biden might have prioritized Joe Biden's political career over her own needs

When Joe Biden gave his victory speech in March 2020, a team of animal rights activists stormed onto the stage. But a video from the event captured Jill Biden stepping in just in time. According to the body language expert, the video was a perfect example of Jill's fiercely protective nature.

Moore noted that Jill wasted no time in shielding her husband from the hecklers, acting on her deeply rooted love and care for Joe. As a former teacher, she didn't hesitate to jump in and protect the president.

"As the heckling intensified, Jill forcibly pushed the hecklers away while she raised her lips and bared her teeth, displaying primal aggression and protectiveness," observed Moore.

Joe also quietly supported his wife by keeping his arm on her back during the intense situation. After the incident was under control, Jill promptly brushed him off to reassure her husband that she didn't need comforting, indicating that her focus was on Joe's speech and political career.

According to Moore, "Her body language here [indicates] that she cares more about her husband and his political career than her own self at times."

Jill Biden at times treats her husband like a toddler

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24:  U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden participate in
Last week, following the conclusion of the first 2024 presidential debate, Dr Jill Biden complimented her husband, President Joe Biden, like a toddler (Getty Images)

Joe and Jill Biden began 2024 with a slightly awkward moment when Ryan Seacrest asked about their favorite foods during an ABC News interview. President Biden started listing many foods until Jill reminded him of one of his favorites: "Ice cream" (via YouTube).

According to Nicole Moore, Jill's body language showed increasing anxiety as she closely listened to her husband and was ready to step in and help him if needed. Moore suggested that when Jill nudged him in the right direction, she seemed to be treating him like a child.

Moore elaborated, "When Jill says 'and ice cream' to remind Joe that he's been eating ice cream, she points her finger forcefully toward him and then shakes her head up and down in a yes motion while smiling, almost as if she's trying to point a child in the right direction on what to say."

Moreover, Moore claimed that Jill desperately wanted to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. After the first 2024 presidential debate, a viral video showed Jill complimenting President Biden like he was a toddler, by reassuring him, "You did such a great job. You answered every question. You knew all the facts."

The Bidens' relationship might have become 'one-sided'

Body language expert Nicole Moore confirmed to The List that Jill Biden's body language demonstrates her deep affection for her husband. In addition, the First Lady is committed to shielding Joe Biden from public embarrassment, but she often feels ashamed of his actions and seems to be growing tired of constantly monitoring his every move.

Moore concluded that their relationship has become “one-sided,” with Jill prioritizing her husband's public image and political career over her emotional well-being. This kind of dynamic is typically very taxing and stressful for the person who constantly prioritizes their partner.

Moore noticed tell-tale signs of Jill's exhaustion, pointing out that "we can see by Jill's quiet grimaces that she is under some strain and it's possible that her being so entirely focused on Joe's needs may lead to resentment."

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: U.S. President Joe Biden, accompanied by the First Lady Jill Biden arrive to sign a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 18, 2022 in London, England. Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs have visited Westminster Hall to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state prior to her funeral on Monday. They have also been invited to sign the book of condolence opened at Lancaster House. The 96-year-old monarch died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Jonathan Hordle-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Jill Biden's body language evidences her deep affection for her husband, President Joe Biden (Jonathan Hordle-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Joe occasionally attempts to connect with his wife emotionally, evident in how he placed his hand on her back during the heckler incident. However, it appears that Jill desired his support less than she wanted Joe to concentrate on his speech and career.

Moore suggested, "Jill may be operating in auto-pilot mode and soldiering on without her needs being met." Unfortunately, Jill's self-sacrifice is pushing her further into an emotionally unhealthy place. "My concern in a relationship dynamic like this would be that the neglected partner might eventually become so fed up with stuffing their feelings and needs down that they explode," Moore stated.

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