The six stockings hung over the fireplace show the names of the Biden grandchildren in the order of their birth: Naomi, 27; Finnegan, 21; Maisy, 20; Natalie, 17; Robert Hunter Biden III, or “Hunt,” 15, and one-year-old “Baby Beau.”
Missing was a stocking for Navy Joan Roberts, Hunter’s three-year-old daughter with Lunden Alexis Roberts of Arkansas, an absence first flagged by the New York Post.
The omission may not be an oversight: Hunter Biden challenged Ms. Roberts’ claim that the baby was his, only acknowledging his paternity and agreeing to pay child support after a 2019 DNA test showed he was the father.
“It’s why I would later challenge in court the woman from Arkansas who had a baby in 2018 and claimed the child was mine — I had no recollection of our encounter,” he said in the book. “That’s how little connection I had with anyone. I was a mess, but a mess I’ve taken responsibility for.”
Roberts attorney Clint Lancaster told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in April that Hunter and the Bidens have no contact with the girl.
“Every child needs loving parents and loving grandparents,” Mr. Lancaster said. “This child could stand a relationship with her father. She could stand a relationship with her grandfather.”
— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) November 29, 2021
Hunter Biden has five children. His daughters Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy are his daughters with his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle. He and his second wife, South African filmmaker Melissa Cohen, are the parents of Beau.
Natalie and Hunt are the children of Hallie and Beau Biden, President Biden’s elder son, who died of cancer in 2015.
Ms. Roberts, a 2014 graduate of Arkansas State University and a college basketball player, reportedly worked as a dancer at a strip club in Arkansas that Mr. Biden frequented.