Hunter Biden had a controversial affair with his brother Beau’s grieving widow Hallie, while exchanging raunchy texts, ‘partying’, and even renting a house with her sister, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Hallie Biden’s older sister, Elizabeth Secundy, who was recently separated from her husband of 15 years, referred to Hunter as her ‘prince’ and told him she loved him, in a series of text messages dating back to 2016.
The pair’s relationship was revealed in files and emails recovered from Hunter’s laptop – the contents of which became public last year after it was abandoned at a Delaware computer shop.
While Hunter has promised to reveal details of his personal life and struggles with alcohol and drugs in his upcoming memoir, Beautiful Things, it is unclear whether Hunter has included details of his relationship with Secundy.
The embattled father-of-five, now 51, split with his first wife Kathleen in 2015. When his brother Beau died of brain cancer that year, he became close to his grieving sister-in-law.
He and Hallie became a couple in 2016, according to an interview Hunter gave to the New Yorker two years ago.
The unconventional relationship was first acknowledged publicly in March 2017, with Joe Biden issuing a statement giving his blessing to Hunter and Hallie, 46.
But emails and texts from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, logged on spreadsheets and reviewed by DailyMail.com, reveal his romantic relationship with his sister-in-law was even more complicated and scandalous.
Love triangle: Hunter Biden raised some eyebrows in 2017 after it was revealed he began dating his brother Beau’s widow Hallie (left) shortly after his death in 2015. DailyMail.com can reveal the 51-year-old father had also exchanged sexual text messages with Hallie’s sister Elizabeth Secundy (right) during that time
Hunter and first wife Kathleen Biden (pictured together in 2016) married in 1997 and have three daughters together. They reportedly began living separately in 2015 and their divorce was finalized in 2017
An email obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter’s abandoned laptop suggests he had cheated on Hallie early in their relationship. On July 18, 2016, she wrote to Hunter accusing him of being unfaithful and buying another ‘expensive gifts’ while she had tried to get him help
A text message exchange recovered from the laptop hard drive revealed a sexual conversation between Hunter and Secundy from September 2016 – at the time he would have been dating Hallie.
Hunter offered to teach Secundy ‘how to masturbate’ and referenced buying her ‘panties’.
Secundy, now 49, also referred to Hunter as her ‘prince’ and told him she loved him in the texts.
Files on the laptop suggest the relationship continued well into 2018, with one document showing they had rented a home together starting in July that year.
Hunter’s love life has already been a source of several scandals in the years since his split from his first wife Kathleen, the mother of his three daughters.
After raising some eyebrows for dating his sister-in-law, the former lobbyist was then revealed to have fathered a child with a DC stripper whose paternity he initially denied, and later married his current wife, Melissa, just six days after meeting her in 2019. They too now have a one-year-old child, named after Hunter’s late brother.
Hunter found himself in hot water once again in 2020 when his laptop, that he reportedly had left at a Delaware computer store for repairs, fell into the hands of several media organizations and the FBI.
Photos recovered from the device showed him posing with a crack pipe in his mouth and partying with prostitutes.
Hallie is pictured front standing next to Hunter Biden (left in blue suit and sunglasses) and Joe Biden (right in black) at Beau Biden’s funeral on June 6, 2015
Elizabeth, 49, shared an old photo with her brother-in-law Beau on social media shortly after he died in May 2015
Text messages suggest Elizabeth (left) was having a relationship with Hunter while separated from her husband and father of her three children Joel Secundy (right). The pair split in 2015 after 15 years of marriage but their divorce was not finalized until three years later
Documents from the laptop also exposed Hunter’s controversial business dealings with Chinese oil giant CEFC, leading to a federal tax fraud investigation and a probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee into undue political influence by the Chinese.
The newly unearthed text messages between Hunter and Secundy could throw him into yet another controversy, and cast doubt on the timeline of his relationships he has previously given in interviews.
Hunter’s older brother – Joe Biden’s eldest son – Beau died from brain cancer in May 2015 at the age of 46, shaking the family to its core.
Hunter had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, with Beau – a former Delaware attorney general – often helping him back to sobriety and encouraging him to go to rehab.
Two months after Beau’s death, Hunter fell off the wagon again and moved out of his home after breaking his sobriety pact with his wife Kathleen, according to an interview he gave to the New Yorker in 2019.
Text messages sent from Hunter and Hallie’s cell phones in 2016 and 2017, obtained by DailyMail.com, were logged in spreadsheets found on the laptop. Each line shows the telephone number Hunter or Hallie were texting, the time and date of the message, and what the message said. Above, Hunter’s messages to Elizabeth are marked ‘send’ while hers are ‘received’
One conversation with Elizabeth on September 8, 2016 – when Hunter was dating Hallie – shows he suggested they ‘shower together by [Facetime] every morning or night’ and offered to ‘teach’ her ‘how to masturbate’
The messages show Hunter would frequently message Elizabeth late at night. In an exchange above, he playfully tells her off for choosing someone else ‘over a FT shower with me’. ‘I’m the only prince you know,’ he adds, to which she replied: ‘indeed’
On September 9, 2016, Hunter texted Elizabeth telling her he had been up late watching ‘bad porno movies like I’m 13’, and referred to buying her ‘panties’
The timing of the messages suggest Hunter became involved with Elizabeth when he began dating Hallie, his later brother Beau’s widow. In a conversation from July 27, 2016, he tells her ‘where are you you little sh*t. I miss you’
It is unclear if Hallie was aware of their relationship at this time, however, in a message sent to Elizabeth on August 4, 2016, Hunter advises her to spend time with her ‘sister’ and ‘search your conscience’
The text conversations suggest Elizabeth had been strapped for cash as she repeatedly asked Hunter for help. In August 2016, she asked him to send her ‘more money’
In another text message – from September 2016 – Elizabeth tells Hunter his ‘transfer went through’ but suggests she is still in the red
In a group conversation between Hallie, Hunter and Elizabeth, from April 26, 2017, Elizabeth asks her sister and lover to ‘please hire me now’, adding: ‘I hate asking for money everyday. It’s the worst feeling’
One text message conversation from November 2017 showed an argument between Hunter and Hallie during which he threatened to go off the deep end. Above Hunter writes: ‘By the way I’m going to have 5 strippers naked and admiring my d**k back to my hotel tonight and I’m going to smoke crack and drink enough to kill and [sic] elephant and put your kids robbed over the phone and wake them up and assure them that your (sic) not as bad a person as you seem. Let’s call [redacted] together and we can patch [redacted] in so they can see their new daddy.’
The couple’s divorce papers say they formally separated in October 2015, but it wasn’t until December the following year that Kathleen officially filed to end their marriage.
Files recovered from Hunter’s laptop show the president’s son drafted several long, emotional messages to his friends and family he was arguing with, and saved them as notes on his computer.
In one undated note, Hunter refers to his ex-wife accusing him of ‘f***ing’ Hallie the day after her husband died.
‘It really really was devastating to me that you adopted Kathleen’s narrative: ‘Dad and Aunt Hallie (K’s words exactly to me tonight on phone with girls in room) were F***ING the day after Uncle Beau died,’ he wrote.
It is unclear who the note was addressed to and whether Hunter ended up sending it.
Another email also revealed Hallie had accused Hunter of being unfaithful to her early on in their relationship, while she had been trying to get him help for substance abuse.
The email appears to contradict Hunter’s previous statement about when he began his relationship with Hallie. In a 2019 interview with The New Yorker Hunter claimed their romantic relationship began in the fall of 2016.
But the email suggests Hallie and Hunter were already romantically involved in July of that year.
‘Hunter, you cheated on me,’ Hallie wrote in an email dated July 18, 2016.
‘You continued to cheat on me while I worked with [redacted] etc to get you help. Not only did you cheat on me, Viagra and Cialis, you actually bought her expensive gifts.
‘I am stronger than you think. I’m not standing by while you treat me like dirt.’
Hunter’s relationship with Hallie (pictured) was confirmed in 2017 in an interview with the New Yorker in which he revealed the two became romantically involved a year earlier
Joe Biden’s eldest son Beau died from brain cancer in May 2015, shaking the whole family to its core. The Delaware Attorney General Beau is seen celebrating his re-election with his wife Hallie in 2010, right. The couple wed in 2002
Brothers: Hunter (center) is pictured sitting with his late brother Beau (right) and their sister Ashley (far left) in 2012
It is unclear when Hunter and Elizabeth (pictured with friends) began their relationship, however, a source says Hunter had started spending time with the two sisters regularly at Beau’s old home after he died
In an interview with the New Yorker addressing the relationship, Hunter said that he went on a vacation in the Hamptons with Hallie and her two children in August 2016 and started to become close to her.
But he said it wasn’t until a few weeks later in the fall that they became a couple.
He told the magazine he was on the way to rehab in Arizona but ended up going on a binge in Los Angeles after taking crack he bought from a man in a homeless encampment.
He said he eventually checked into a rehab center in Arizona and Hallie flew to meet him at a resort spa after he checked out, where the two decided to begin their romantic relationship.
However, texts on his laptop show that he was already having extremely flirtatious conversations with Hallie’s sister by then.
On September 8 that year, Hunter wrote to Secundy: ‘We should shower together by FT [FaceTime] every morning or night when we’re up at 3- stress relief – I’ll teach you how to masturbate.’
In one undated note found on his laptop, Hunter refers to his ex-wife accusing him of ‘f***ing’ Hallie the day after her husband died. It is unclear who the note was addressed to and whether Hunter ended up sending it
In an email sent on August 2, 2018 – long before his split with Hallie was made public – Hunter wrote to her saying: ‘I need you as a friend Hallie- you can love romantically whomever you want’
The confusing tangle continued well into 2018, as Hunter and Elizabeth signed a rental agreement together on a $2,200-per-month, three-bed colonial townhouse in Greenville, Delaware, according to documents on the abandoned laptop
‘Wow re-reading that I can see how Joel [Secundy’s 51-year-old husband] might have some doubts,’ he added.
‘I’m up actually I’ve not gone down – when o [sic] get home tonight I’m calling you from the shower. Ly [Love you].’
Secundy separated from Joel, her husband and father of her three children, in 2015 after 15 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized three years later.
The next day Hunter texted Secundy telling her he had been up late watching ‘bad porno movies like I’m 13’, and referred to buying her ‘panties.’
‘I have lulu panties. They are my only non Grammies besides the ones from you,’ Secundy texted him.
The conversations showed Secundy had told Hunter she loved him, and repeatedly asked him for money.
Messages show Elizabeth would often tell Hunter she loved him. In this September 17, 2016 exchange, Hunter expresses he wishes he was ‘back in Beijing’
In another conversation, Elizabeth reassures Hunter he’s her ‘only prince’, adding ‘I’m totally coming back for you’. She also reminds him that she and Hallie are always ‘100% with’ him (September 17, 2016)
On September 4, 2016, Hunter texted Elizabeth asking if they could hang out on her porch. Sources told DailyMail.com Hunter, Elizabeth, and Hallie were ‘partying’ at Beau’s old house regularly and ‘would sit out on the patio like crackheads’
Hunter’s love life has already been at the center of several scandals after he split with wife Kathleen. The former lobbyist had kept nude photos of himself on his laptop
On September 17 she wrote: ‘I’m at Hal’s alone for next 24hrs… call me,’ and ‘LYSM [Love You So Much]’.
Later that day she wrote ‘your [sic] my only prince. I’m totally coming back for you.’
Hunter replied: ‘Well get in a mood- not quite sure what mine is yet – but it’s always nice to have you fun and loving me… I’m going to need it I think- except from your sister.’
A friend with knowledge of Hunter’s relationships told DailyMail.com that Beau’s former home soon became a very different environment with Hunter, Hallie and Secundy ‘partying’ there regularly.
‘They were living at Beau’s old house and it just became a party house. They were obviously up 24/7 just partying,’ the source said. ‘They would sit out on the patio like crackheads almost.
Hunter’s split with his wife only became public in December that year, when Kathleen filed for divorce citing Hunter’s alleged drug-taking and use of prostitutes.
His flirtation with Secundy did not appear to have stopped his relationship with Hallie progressing.
By March 2017, when several newspapers reported Hunter was in a relationship with his brother’s widow, Joe Biden confirmed the news.
A scruffy-looking Hunter is seen holding takeout from Burger King in a photo from his laptop. The father-of-five struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, with Beau often helping him back to sobriety and encouraging him to go to rehab
Hunter last year opened up about his passion for art in an interview with the New York Times, saying the creative endeavor was ‘literally keeping me sane’ following his struggles with crack addiction. A photo obtained by DailyMail.com shows he painted a rather explicit self portrait of himself lying in bed
Past: Hunter Biden became so addicted to illicit sexual thrills that he once spent $11,400 on a single night of debauchery at a New York strip club and shelled out more than $21,000 to one adult ‘live cam’ adult website
Infamous: The picture of Hunter Biden in bed with what appears to be a crack pipe emerged from his laptop around the same time as he signed his book deal
‘We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,’ he told the New York Post at the time. ‘They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.’
The texts on Hunter’s laptop also show Secundy asked Hunter and her sister for money repeatedly, saying she was left near-penniless after her breakup with her husband.
On August 18, 2016, Secundy wrote to Hunter saying: ‘hey…. can you send me more money? sorry to ask. i promise it won’t be much longer. Joel took that job. xxoo’
TIMELINE OF HUNTER’S TANGLED LOVE LIFE
May 30, 2015: Beau Biden passes away from brain cancer
July 2015: Hunter Biden says he moved out of his home after breaking his sobriety pact with his wife Kathleen
October 2015: Hunter and Kathleen formally separate
August 2016: Hunter vacations in the Hamptons with sister-in-law Hallie and her children
September 8, 2016: Hunter sexts Hallie’s married sister Elizabeth Secundy
Fall 2016: Hallie flies to meet Hunter when he got out of rehab in Arizona
December 9, 2016: Hunter’s wife Kathleen files for divorce
March 1, 2017: Hunter and Hallie are publicly revealed as a couple, Joe Biden gives a statement with his blessing
December 2017: Hunter conceives a child with stripper Lunden Roberts
July 3, 2018: Hunter and Elizabeth sign a lease together on a house in Greenville, Delaware
August 2, 2018: Hunter emails Hallie ‘you can love romantically whomever you want’
April 30, 2019: Hunter and Hallie’s split is publicly revealed
May 10, 2019: Hunter meets South African model Melissa Cohen
May 16, 2019: Hunter marries Melissa
May 28, 2019: Lunden sues Hunter over unpaid child support
March 2020: Melissa gives birth to the couple’s first child, a son named after Hunter’s late brother, Beau
A week later she wrote, ‘f*** I don’t even have any money for parking. This is a nightmare that I can’t wake up from.’
Months later, on April 10, 2017, she sent Hunter another message saying: ‘are you able to give me $500?’
She also messaged Hunter and Hallie in a three-way conversation on April 26, 2017, saying: ‘hunt/hallie can you please hire me now …..so i can get my life together and then i will find my own job and unburden both of you.’
Hunter replied to the two of them: ‘Hallie it’s called leverage.’
Secundy replied: ‘so is that a yes? i hate asking for money everyday. it’s the worst feeling.’
Despite the seemingly long-term relationship, it turned out the president’s son was unable to remain faithful to either Hallie or her sister.
In December 2017, he conceived a child with Lunden Roberts, a reported former stripper at a Washington DC club he frequented.
But a year later the confusing tangle continued, as Hunter and Secundy signed a rental agreement together on a $2,200-per-month, three-bed colonial townhouse in Greenville, Delaware, on July 3, 2018, according to documents on the abandoned laptop.
The rental agreement, listing the two as tenants and Patterson-Schwartz & Associates as the landlord’s agent, was from August 2018 to July 2019.
The wood-floored home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and sits on a quiet country road in the small town outside Wilmington.
Emails from the time suggest that when Hunter and Secundy rented the property, his and Hallie’s relationship had disintegrated.
On August 2, 2018 Hunter wrote to Hallie telling her ‘I need you as a friend Hallie- you can love romantically whomever you want.’
‘But I have no friends that I need like I need you. I thought we agreed that we would never part ways and certainly that we would never forbid access to my family, that we would ignore and not speak to one another – that we would never make decisions unilaterally that cause harm,’ the email said.
Hallie and Hunter’s eventual and final split did not become public until April 2019. Neither of them commented on the story at the time.
‘I don’t think she’ll ever be the same again after Beau passed, but she was definitely better after splitting with Hunter,’ the friend told DailyMail.com. ‘She definitely parented more, engaged with trying to get the kids straight in school.
A month after Hunter’s split with Hallie was publicized, he was introduced to South African model Melissa Cohen (pictured at the inauguration) who he married six days later
The father-of-five was seen with his wife and their infant son Beau, named after his late brother, joining Joe Biden on stage after he was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election
Hunter Biden’s stripper baby-mama Lunden Roberts (pictured with her new fiance) had chased him through the courts to take a DNA test confirming her daughter Navy was his
‘I never saw anything untoward between Hunter and Hallie while Beau was alive,’ the friend added. ‘She was a much more serious person then, Beau and Hallie were real people then.
‘Hunter was always about to burst. He would have blown up whether Beau was alive or not. Hunter was always doing some bad, dumb, stupid stuff.
Hunter promises to reveal details of his relationships and struggles with alcohol and drugs in his upcoming memoir, Beautiful Things, set to be released on April 6
‘But Beau wouldn’t have tolerated all this other crap, and they all listened to him.’
A month after Hunter’s split with Hallie was publicized, he was introduced to South African model Melissa Cohen. He married her six days later.
Though the Bidens may have been hopeful that their black sheep was finally settling down and ending the intrigue around his love life, there was more scandal ahead: on May 28, 2019 Roberts sued Hunter over unpaid child support.
The president’s son at first denied he had fathered a baby with the former stripper, until a paternity test revealed the truth.
He also told the Arkansas judge presiding over the case that he did not have enough money to pay child support – despite renting a $12,000 per month home in Hollywood and driving a Porsche Panamera at the time.
After the judge ordered him to produce financial records, he settled the case with Roberts out of court.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Hunter Biden, Hallie Biden and Elizabeth Secundy for comment.