The couple has been married for 40 years.
US President Joe Biden and the First Lady Jill Biden aren't just a power couple, but also a loving one. The couple, unlike their predecessors, is not afraid of showing their affection for each other. Married for 40 years, the Bidens have been admired for their loving display of affection, and body language experts have weighed in.
Of course, it is possible that they feign their love for each other for the cameras, but the body language experts said that there seems to be genuine warmth between them. One of those experts, Judi James, told Daily Mail, "Like everything that Donald Trump did in terms of presidential body language rituals, he flipped that look on its head by appearing allergic to any public displays of affection with his wife Melania."
"You could never imagine them kicking their shoes off and sharing a pot of tea together at home but with the Biden’s you absolutely can," she added.
Their tactile behavior towards each other during one of the crucial moments in their lives shows a couple that has real love between them. After he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on a family bible held by Jill, they shared a kiss in front of the world. "The pair seem to be naturally tactile," said the body language expert. "They kissed comfortable on the lips after Biden took his oath of office and, unlike our own political leaders, they seemed to perform that kiss relatively easily rather than awkwardly in front of the world’s eyes," she added.
Another body language expert, Michele Charles Gustafson, told CTV News, "You can't tell the source of the depth of a connection between a couple, but the body language doesn't lie. You know [the Trumps] is not the same connection as say Joe and Jill." She added that the Bidens use multiple gestures like hand-holding, touching one another’s shoulders, and kissing, to stay connected.
"Even in the midst of everything that was going on there was a lot of warmth, a lot of care, even I would go as far to say a lot of gratitude for each other which most people wouldn't catch but it's really, really in the eyes and in the eye contact," Gustafson said about their body language on the day of the inauguration.
She further added that when the 46th president was speaking about his wife, he looked deep into her eyes. But, their connection went beyond that. "Yes, he looks her in the eye, but it's not just looking at her, he looks into her. The eyes soften when he sees her, when he speaks about her, the corners of the eyes soften. That can't be faked, that is genuine love," she said.
James told Express UK that the president and the first lady look like the happy mature marrieds you’d bump into in the supermarket, or walking their dog in the park. She further said that while they may not be glamorous or ooze "romantic sexuality we saw from Michelle and Barack Obama... they look like the politics interrupt the full, boisterous family home life."
Speaking about "mirroring" to Daily Mail, which many couples do, she said that the "Bidens seem to mirror one another in their more natural moments, whether they are embracing or waving together to the crowds."
She further added that this ability to mirror each other and "perform spontaneous touch like Jill’s shoulder-touch at profoundly important moments like the inauguration suggest very high levels of like-minded thinking and a well-established relationship." According to this body language expert, the first lady is a "very independent entity who will support her husband, but without any of the cloying, over-congruent signals of adoration."
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