Joe Biden is projected to be the next US president and Dr. Jill Biden the first lady. Here's a timeline of their relationship.

Talia Lakritz
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Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected on Friday. Andrew Harnik/AP

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the 2020 presidential election, according to Decision Desk HQ.

  • He married his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, 43 years ago, but he had to propose five times before she said yes.

  • They have each written memoirs in which they share the history of their love story.

  • They have been at each other's sides during celebrations, such as inaugurations in 2009 and 2013, devastating losses, such as the death of their son Beau, and embarrassments, such as Biden's short-lived presidential campaign in the '80s.

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It took some convincing for Jill Taylor Jacobs to agree to marry Joe Biden.

"Joe often tells people that I didn't agree to marry him until the fifth time he asked me," she said in a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. "The truth is, I loved him from the start."

Through their 43 years together, Joe and Dr. Jill Biden have been at each other's sides through successes and failures, through joyful celebrations and devastating losses.

Now, it looks like they're headed to the White House. Joe Biden is projected to be the next president of the United States, Insider and Decision Desk HQ reported on Friday, and Jill will be the next first lady.

Keep scrolling for a complete timeline of their relationship.

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Joe and Jill Biden in the early days of their relationship. Office of United States Senator Joe Biden/Public Domain

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Joe and Jill Biden in June 1987. Getty Images

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joe ashley biden

Joe Biden with daughter Ashley. Bill Ballenberg/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

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joe jill biden 1987

Joe and Jill Biden announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

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joe jill biden

Joe Biden announces his withdrawal from the race. Arnie Sachs/CNP/Getty Images

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joe jill biden

Joe and Jill Biden at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after he was discharged. Pam Price/AP

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joe biden book

Joe Biden released "Promises to Keep" in 2007. Charles Dharapak/AP

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joe biden jill hug

Joe and Jill Biden on the campaign trail. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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obamas bidens

The Obamas and Bidens during a rally in Springfield, Illinois, in 2008. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images

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joe biden swearing in

Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president in 2009. Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images

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Joe and Jill Biden plaque, VP residence

The plaque on a tree on the grounds of the vice president's residence. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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joe jill biden israel

Joe and Jill Biden arrive in Israel. BAZ RATNER/AFP via Getty Images

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joe jill biden dnc 2012

Joe Biden embraces Jill Biden at the Democratic National Convention in 2012. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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joe biden inauguration

Jill Biden looks at her husband as he's sworn in during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in 2013. Carolyn Kaster/AP

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joe jill biden beau funeral

Joe Biden and Jill Biden leave following the funeral for their son Beau in Wilmington, Delaware. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool/Reuters

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jill biden book

Jill Biden's book "Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself." Johnny Louis/Getty Images

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joe jill biden

Joe and Jill Biden greet supporters and staffers at an event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2020. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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joe jill biden finger bite

Joe Biden bites the finger of his wife Jill as she introduces him during a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Joshua Lott/Getty Images

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jill biden protestors

Jill Biden fights off protestors that got up on the stage during a Super Tuesday election night party in Los Angeles, California. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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jill joe biden dnc

A screenshot from the livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Handout/DNCC via Getty Images

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joe jill biden dnc

Joe Biden hugs his wife Jill Biden after speaking during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention. Andrew Harnik/AP

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