To most of us, Joe and Jill Biden have the most idyllic love story...
But to Tucker Carlson?
Well, he is less than impressed with their lengthy romance, and has this week stirred up the controversy by revealing his own conspiracy theory about their relationship.
Here's the full story...
Now, Joe and Jill's story dates all the way back to 1975.
Of course, Joe had just endured the most horrific of grievances a few years earlier after his wife and college sweetheart, Neilia, had been killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into the station wagon she was driving with their 3 children.
Daughter Naomi, 1, was also killed, while sons Beau, 4, and Hunter, 3, were badly injured and would be in the hospital for months.
At thirty, he became a single parent to his sons, taking the train home from Washington to Wilmington every night as he worked as the senator of Delaware.
So when he was set up on a blind date with Jill by his brother, he was given a new lease of life.
However, Jill wasn't an easy woman to charm.
In an interview with Vogue, Jill recalled their first date:
"I was a senior, and I had been dating guys in jeans and clogs and T-shirts. He came to the door and he had a sport coat and loafers, and I thought, 'God, this is never going to work, not in a million years.' He was 9 years older than I am! But we really hit it off... I went upstairs and called my mother at 1:00 am and said, 'Mom, I finally met a gentleman.' "
The couple became serious very quickly, with Jill taking Joe's sons under her wing right away.
"When Joe worked late, I would go over to make dinner and keep them company," she wrote in her memoir, Where the Light Enters, as excerpted in TIME.
"I would help pick them up from school sometimes, or we'd pass an evening watching TV. We started to build our own relationship separate from their dad."
But despite her love for Joe and his children, she would go on to turn down his marriage proposals 5 times.
Recently split from first husband Bill Stevenson, she was wary of marriage generally (and her former husband would go on to speak out to the media about his side of their relationship); Jill also wanted her own career and feared losing herself to the role of a political spouse.
What's more, she was very aware of the gravity of taking on parenthood to 2 children who lost their mother at a young age.
"[To each proposal], I said, 'Not yet. Not yet. Not yet.' Because by that time, of course, I had fallen in love with the boys, and I really felt that this marriage had to work. Because they had lost their mom, and I couldn't have them lose another mother," Jill told Vogue.
"So I had to be 100 percent sure."
Well, it seemed that by 1977, Jill was finally ready...
And the couple tied the knot in a romantic ceremony, with them even taking the boys on their honeymoon.
A few years later in 1981, they welcomed their daughter, Ashley, into the world...
And there was absolutely no doubt that Jill was slowly starting to mend Joe's broken heart.
But alongside being the supportive wife of a political figure and the mother of 3 children, Jill was embarking on her own career.
She received her Masters of Education degree from West Chester University in 1981, and after taking several years off following the birth of her daughter, she returned to teaching English while also pursuing a Master of Arts in English from Villanova University.
Also in 1987, Joe - who had been serving as a senator for almost 2 decades - announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the 1988 presidential race.
Although the bid wasn't successful, Jill campaigned actively by his side and supported her husband through the turbulent years to come.
And when Joe was announced as the vice-presidential nominee on Barack Obama's ticket in 2008, he introduced Jill by joking:
"My wife, Jill, who you'll meet soon, is drop-dead gorgeous. My wife, Jill, she also has a doctorate degree, which is a problem."
Despite his teasing, Joe is and always has been incredibly supportive of his wife's career, and she has always continued to teach regardless of her husband's position in politics.
While working as the second lady during Obama's presidency, Jill worked tirelessly as a partner to her husband...
And the couple seemed happier than ever.
A pretty damn perfect love story, right?
Well, not according to everyone.
As stated earlier, Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, isn't too wooed by the Bidens' thirty-nine-year marriage...
And has this week sparked outrage with his controversial comments on the matter.
People are not impressed...
Pure jealousy.— Sue Thompson (@SueBooThompson) February 18, 2021
Unloved man can't fathom love.— Kathe Koja (@KatheKoja) February 18, 2021
Envious of this relationship.— Southern Musings (@SueEHarmon1) February 18, 2021
According to Tucker Carlson, the marriage of the two people I have a photo of below is true love and the wife is classy. pic.twitter.com/vddnBEZoBG— April #WearAMask (@April_Sassy) February 18, 2021
his jealousy is showing— hopejmj (@hopejmj2) February 18, 2021
For Tucker, love is transactional only.— Don (@VancouverDon) February 18, 2021
His sarcastic remarks came in response to a Politico Valentine's Day article about the president and first lady's relationship.
"So it's official: The Bidens' affection is totally real," Carlson said during a segment featuring photos of the Bidens showing PDA. "It's in no way part of a slick PR campaign devised by cynical consultants."
He then added:
"No, not at all. Their love is as real as climate change."
So it's very real then, Carlson?
You can watch the bizarre moment here.
"Their love is as real as climate change"— Kat Abu (@abughazalehkat) February 17, 2021
Tucker Carlson's newest bizarre take is that Jill and Joe Bidens' 44-year marriage is actually a PR sham cooked up by political consultants pic.twitter.com/3MYtCjKqUs
This man definitely needs a hug.