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Meet Joe Biden’s seventh grandchild Navy Joan Roberts

Growing up behind a veil of secrecy, this is the adorable little girl who Hunter Biden didn’t want to claim as his own or want the world to know about.

The President-elect invited six of his grandchildren on stage Saturday night when he announced to the world that he had won the 2020 election.

But a seventh was missing from the smiling ranks of America’s next First Family: Navy Joan Roberts – the two-year-old daughter Hunter fathered with stripper Lunden Roberts then shamefully denied was his.

The child’s name, sex and location has remained a secret until now but DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal she is happily growing up in rural Arkansas, surrounded by a large, loving family and blissfully unaware of her proximity to the caustic world of US politics.

Scandal-plagued Hunter, 50, settled the paternity case for an undisclosed figure in March – rumored to be within the region of $2.5 million – when a DNA test proved he was the toddler’s ‘biological and legal father’.

The recovering drug addict has never met the child, never seen her photo and ‘could not identify the child out of a photo lineup’, according to court filings by Roberts. 

On Saturday night, after Joe Biden announced he won the 2020 presidential election, he welcomed six of his grandchildren on stage. Missing was Navy Joan Roberts  – the two-year-old daughter Hunter Biden fathered with stripper Lunden Roberts then shamefully denied was his. Her family have never discussed her in public but when she turned two in August, Roberts’ sister Randi Jo posted a rare photo of Navy Joan on Facebook, her face turned away from the camera to protect her anonymity (pictured)

Hunter was similarly absent for much of the 2020 race before reappearing Saturday night to celebrate his 77-year-old father’s narrow win. As he took to the stage, he was accompanied by Cohen and their seven month old child – Hunter’s fifth – a little boy reportedly named Beau in honor of his brother who died from brain cancer in 2015

Hunter was similarly absent for much of the 2020 race before reappearing Saturday night to celebrate his 77-year-old father’s narrow win. As he took to the stage, he was accompanied by Cohen and their seven month old child – Hunter’s fifth – a little boy reportedly named Beau in honor of his brother who died from brain cancer in 2015

Scandal-plagued Hunter, 50, settled the paternity case for an undisclosed figure in March - rumored to be within the region of $2.5 million - when a DNA test proved he was the toddler’s ‘biological and legal father’. Pictured: Joe Biden, his wife Jill, son Hunter Biden and Hunter's wife Melissa and their young son reportedly named Beau on Saturday night

Scandal-plagued Hunter, 50, settled the paternity case for an undisclosed figure in March – rumored to be within the region of $2.5 million – when a DNA test proved he was the toddler’s ‘biological and legal father’. Pictured: Joe Biden, his wife Jill, son Hunter Biden and Hunter’s wife Melissa and their young son reportedly named Beau on Saturday night 

Naomi and her siblings Maisy, 18, and Finnegan, 20, are Hunter’s children with Kathleen, his first wife, whom he divorced after 22 years of marriage. Hunter also famously had a relationship with his brother Beau’s late wife, Hallie. Beau’s children Natalie, 16, and Robert Hunter Biden II, 14, were also on stage Saturday, along with Joe’s wife Jill Biden, daughter Ashley, her husband Howard Krein

Naomi and her siblings Maisy, 18, and Finnegan, 20, are Hunter’s children with Kathleen, his first wife, whom he divorced after 22 years of marriage. Hunter also famously had a relationship with his brother Beau’s late wife, Hallie. Beau’s children Natalie, 16, and Robert Hunter Biden II, 14, were also on stage Saturday, along with Joe’s wife Jill Biden, daughter Ashley, her husband Howard Krein

Lunden Roberts (pictured) and Hunter had a brief fling in late 2017 after reportedly meeting up at the Mpire Club, a strip joint in Washington, D.C. where Lunden worked

Lunden Roberts (pictured) and Hunter had a brief fling in late 2017 after reportedly meeting up at the Mpire Club, a strip joint in Washington, D.C. where Lunden worked

But Roberts’ attorney Clint Lancaster brushed aside any notion the snub would diminish the sweet youngster’s upbringing, telling DailyMail.com: ‘I can confirm that Ms. Roberts is well and that the child is healthy, adorable, loved, safe – and very happy.’

Joe Biden’s family members will be entitled to a Secret Service detail now that he has been appointed the most powerful man on earth but Lancaster said he was not authorized to discuss his clients’ security arrangements.

DailyMail.com has decided not to reveal her exact whereabouts of the blonde-haired little girl, referred to in court papers by her initials, NJR.

Her family have never discussed her in public but when she turned two in August, Roberts’ sister Randi Jo posted a rare photo of Navy Joan on Facebook, her face turned away from the camera to protect her anonymity.

‘We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon,’ she said, hinting at her niece’s extraordinary lineage. ‘Aunt Raemi loves you more than you’ll ever know…and your mama too.’

Roberts, 29, and her only daughter are currently living in a four-bed cabin-style home set in five acres of secluded farmland with her parents Rob and Kimberly Roberts.

Grandpa Rob, 58, owns a successful gun customization business where his 57-year-old wife also works. The blue collar family are popular local figures.

Roberts spent the first chunk of her settlement in July when she bought a newly-build three-bed family home for a little under $200,000.

Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the property before she and Navy Joan move in.

The youngster’s settled family life is in stark contrast to the fractious court battle the determined mom waged throughout 2019 to have her daughter acknowledged by dad-of-five Hunter.

‘We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon,’ she said, hinting at her niece’s extraordinary lineage. Aunt Raemi loves you more than you’ll ever know...and your mama too'

‘We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon,’ she said, hinting at her niece’s extraordinary lineage. Aunt Raemi loves you more than you’ll ever know…and your mama too’

Roberts, 29, and her only daughter are currently living in a four-bed cabin-style home set in five acres of secluded farmland with her parents Rob (pictured with Lunden) and Kimberly Roberts. Grandpa Rob, 58, owns a successful gun customization business where his 57-year-old wife also works. The blue collar family are popular local figures

Roberts, 29, and her only daughter are currently living in a four-bed cabin-style home set in five acres of secluded farmland with her parents Rob (pictured with Lunden) and Kimberly Roberts. Grandpa Rob, 58, owns a successful gun customization business where his 57-year-old wife also works. The blue collar family are popular local figures

The pair had a brief fling in late 2017 after reportedly meeting up at the Mpire Club, a strip joint in Washington, D.C. where Lunden worked under the stage name Dallas.

Navy Joan – Joe Biden’s seventh grandchild – was born the following August.

The child’s existence remained secret until Roberts filed for paternity and child support in May 2019, just days after Hunter had married his second wife Melissa Cohen after dating her for just six days.

Having initially denied Navy Joan was his, Hunter was forced to take a DNA test in November 2019 which proved once and for all that he was the father.

But Roberts, who enrolled in George Washington University to qualify as a forensic investigator but never graduated, had to battle for months to force the future President’s youngest son to disclose his financial affairs.

Investigators alleged in court documents that Hunter’s assets were worth a staggering $156m owing largely to his much-scrutinized $50,000 per month role at the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, and his business interests in China.

Hunter pleaded poverty, however, insisting that he was cleaned out by his 2017 divorce from first wife Kathleen Buhle, with whom he has three kids.

He repeatedly failed to hand over his tax returns, reveal his home address in Los Angeles or even supply his phone number, citing the threat of media intrusion into his life while his father contested the Presidency.

‘In an effort to demonstrate to this Court my good faith, I attest that I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,’ Hunter said in filings lodged with the Independence County Circuit Court.

‘I currently have significant debts (in part as a result of obligations arising from my divorce which was final in April 2017) that are being calculated by accountants”.

Roberts (circled), who enrolled in George Washington University to qualify as a forensic investigator but never graduated, had to battle for months to force the future President’s youngest son to disclose his financial affairs

Roberts (circled), who enrolled in George Washington University to qualify as a forensic investigator but never graduated, had to battle for months to force the future President’s youngest son to disclose his financial affairs

The recovering drug addict has never met the child, never seen her photo and ‘could not identify the child out of a photo lineup’, according to court filings by Roberts

The recovering drug addict has never met the child, never seen her photo and ‘could not identify the child out of a photo lineup’, according to court filings by Roberts

Hunter’s cameo on Saturday night caused surprise because he had not been seen in public for months amid a frenzy of speculation over his foreign business dealings and their possible ramifications for the Biden campaign

Hunter’s cameo on Saturday night caused surprise because he had not been seen in public for months amid a frenzy of speculation over his foreign business dealings and their possible ramifications for the Biden campaign

The filings show that Hunter ultimately agreed to pay child support and pay his share of the child’s healthcare, though the exact terms are under seal.

He was accused several times of treating the proceedings with contempt but it was announced in March that the two sides had ‘reached a global, final settlement of all issues’ without the need for a trial.

Hunter never made any attempt to meet Navy Joan while the case was ongoing, according to Lancaster’s pleadings.

‘The defendant has had no involvement in the child’s life since the child’s birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child … never seen the child, and could not identify the child out of a photo lineup,’ he wrote.

‘The child has had no exposure to the defendant. The defendant is a complete stranger to the child.’

Hunter was similarly absent for much of the 2020 race before reappearing Saturday night to celebrate his 77-year-old father’s narrow win.

As he took to the stage, he was accompanied by Cohen and their seven month old child – Hunter’s fifth – a little boy reportedly named Beau in honor of his brother who died from brain cancer in 2015.

Hunter’s cameo caused surprise because he had not been seen in public for months amid a frenzy of speculation over his foreign business dealings and their possible ramifications for the Biden campaign.

In the fall Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer, allegedly obtained Hunter’s old laptop after it was reportedly left at a Delaware repair shop and never collected.

The computer, which lacked basic security measures, allegedly contained the personal numbers of senior political figures plus compromising photos that appeared to be of Hunter receiving a sex act and smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe. 

Biden stressed how much he loved his grandchildren on numerous occasions throughout the campaign, describing how he would meet up with them for socially distanced chats and inviting the five oldest to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention

 Biden stressed how much he loved his grandchildren on numerous occasions throughout the campaign, describing how he would meet up with them for socially distanced chats and inviting the five oldest to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention

It also allegedly held records of emails which the Trump campaign presented as evidence that Hunter not only enriched himself by trading off his dad’s name but that Joe Biden himself was involved in his son’s dealings in China and Ukraine and stood to profit from them.

Biden denied receiving any money but never contested that the emails were genuine despite attempts by social media giants to limit the spread of the New York Post story about the laptop’s contents.

After shrugging off the controversy to win the White House, Biden spent much of Saturday with his family and it was reportedly his eldest granddaughter Naomi, 26, who broke the news that the networks had called the vote in his favor.

Naomi and her siblings Maisy, 18, and Finnegan, 20, are Hunter’s children with Kathleen, his first wife, whom he divorced after 22 years of marriage. Hunter also famously had a relationship with his brother Beau’s late wife, Hallie.

Beau’s children Natalie, 16, and Robert Hunter Biden II, 14, were also on stage Saturday, along with Joe’s wife Jill Biden, daughter Ashley, her husband Howard Krein, plus Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.

Biden stressed how much he loved his grandchildren on numerous occasions throughout the campaign, describing how he would meet up with them for socially distanced chats and inviting the five oldest to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

On the convention’s final night, the four oldest granddaughters made another appearance, this time discussing how they called a meeting with ‘Pop’ to urge him to ‘hurry up’ and run for President.

Despite Hunter’s reputation as the Black Sheep of the Biden family, his father has always leapt to his defense, hailing him ‘the finest man I know’.

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