The mother of Hunter Biden’s child born out of wedlock, Lunden Alexis Roberts, attracted attention this week with public statements after her contentious child support dispute with the first son. In an op-ed for the UK’s Daily Mail, Roberts defended Hunter and appealed for privacy as he establishes a relationship with their daughter, Navy Joan Roberts.

“Yes, he’s led a privileged life, but Hunter has also lived in the public eye with political opponents who seize upon his mistakes and use his addiction against him,” Roberts wrote.

“Honestly, I’ve had a taste of that myself but the hurtful things that have been written about me are nothing in comparison to how Hunter has been portrayed.”

“One day soon Navy Joan is going to be old enough to search the internet seeing the countless newspaper articles dedicated to her father’s transgressions and I cannot fathom how she may feel,” Roberts added.

“I’ve seen what addiction can do to people and I think it’s cruel that Hunter has had to go through recovery with a target on his back.”

The Daily Caller added:

Lunden Roberts and Hunter Biden resolved their child support dispute in late June and the Biden family finally acknowledged Navy Joan the following month. The new child support agreement resulted in Hunter Biden’s payments being reduced from $20,000 per month to a redacted amount.

Hunter Biden gave his daughter some of his art works and he paid Lunden Roberts’ legal fees. Roberts unsuccessfully sought to give her daughter the Biden last name as part of the child support dispute.

“Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward. This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy,” Joe and Jill Biden said in a statement in July.

“Naturally, she adores her dad and loves his colorful artwork. More importantly she adores building the bond that they are creating,” Roberts wrote.

“I ask that people respect their privacy so that this treasured bond can continue to flourish,” she noted further.

“They’ve never met my daughter and they haven’t spent a second thinking what is best for her. But that’s exactly what Hunter and I did last summer. We set aside our differences and came together for the sake of our adorable little girl,” Roberts continued.

During the summer, an insider informed People Magazine that the child support disagreement between Lunden and Hunter significantly influenced the dynamics of their relationship up to that time.

“You have to remember there were some fairly contentious legal proceedings between Navy’s parents happening until just a few weeks ago. As grandparents, the Bidens are following Hunter’s lead,” the source said. “They are — and have been — giving Hunter and Lunden the space and time to figure things out.”

“Thousands of families have faced similar circumstances, working it out in private, versus the spotlight,” the source said. “At the center is a 4-year-old girl and everyone wants what is best for her, including all of her grandparents.”

According to sources, Hunter did not acknowledge Roberts during the initial three months of her pregnancy. After Hunter removed her and the child from his health insurance plan, she sought legal advice. In May 2019, she initiated a child support lawsuit. Hunter initially denied paternity until Roberts compelled him to undergo a paternity test to establish his relationship with the child.