Joe Biden and Jill Biden made an unexpected detour on their way back to Washington, D.C., on Monday: their nephew Cuffe Owens’ wedding to Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Meghan O’Toole King!
The president and first wife, who were in Delaware for the weekend, attended what the White House described as a “small, family wedding” at Owens’ parents’ house in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
The Bidens are scheduled to return to Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon.
“For us, our wedding was about two things,” King explained to Brides magazine. “Our love for and devotion to one another, as well as to our families — each of our families, as well as the new very large and very tight family that we were creating by marrying. That is all.”
Not only did the pair marry in his boyhood home, but they will also share an anniversary with his parents, the couple revealed in a bridal magazine interview.
Owens, 42, is a Los Angeles-based attorney and the son of Valerie Owens, the president’s sister and close adviser.
According to the couple, Valerie, along with Cuffe’s sisters Missy and Casey, was instrumental in organizing her son’s wedding.
“[They] performed admirably in their capacities. And Bernadette Buccini, Valerie’s best friend, was our hidden weapon “Brides learns from the marriage. “Having everything organized by and for our family, with our complete and utter confidence, couldn’t possibly reflect who we are as a couple more accurately.”
Since his uncle and aunt took up residence in the White House earlier this year, the president’s nephew has largely avoided the limelight.
However, King is no stranger to it, having starred on three seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“We met on a dating app, texted for a day or two, and then chatted for five hours straight the first time,” King explains of her whirlwind relationship with her husband. “Cuffe was booked and prepared for an eight-hour trip to St. Louis by the time that call concluded. We were back on the East Coast within a week, seeing his family and beginning to plan our future together. For weeks, we didn’t leave one other’s side.”
The two made their romance public just weeks ago, when King, 37, shared photographs of the duo together on Instagram and captioned them, “my guy.”
King was seeing pal Will Roos this year — while she finalized her divorce from former baseball star Jim Edmonds two years after they parted — and previously dated Christian Schauf.
She and Edmonds share daughter Aspen, 4½, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, both 3.
“We told the kids they could walk down the aisle with me if they wanted to and Aspen said she wanted ‘to throw flowers at me’ so it was decided she would be the flower girl!” King also says.
The wedding of Owens and King is not the only wedding planned for the Biden family. Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of the first lady, recently announced her engagement to Peter Neal.
When asked if Naomi and Neal’s wedding would take place in the White House, the first lady stated that neither she nor the president had been invited to host.