Hunter Biden craved validation and acceptance from his father — and feared he would never measure up to his dead brother Beau, according to a former stripper who befriended the future first son.
“He’d say he’ll never be as good as his brother. ‘I have to do this for my dad.’ Everything he did was for approval from his dad,” the stripper named “Kennedy” told The Post. “He was a man who just obviously wanted to please his father. It all stems from his need to be perfect — and compared to Beau he’ll never be perfect.
“He didn’t say anything bad about his dad. He just seemed like a man who really wanted his father’s approval and just wanted to do good by him,” according to Kennedy, who asked for anonymity because she fears for the safety of her and her family.
Kennedy, 35, a Queens stay-at-home mom, met Hunter in 2016 but hasn’t seen him since the spring of 2019.
She said Beau Biden’s death in 2015 at age 46 from brain cancer shook Hunter to the core.
“I think having lost Beau was like a major trigger for him to get super lost into addiction,” Kennedy said.
Unlike the libertine Hunter, Beau Biden — an Army major awarded the Bronze Star in Iraq — followed his father’s footsteps into public service, becoming attorney general of Delaware.
“He just was very sad. And I think that is basically all addicts. It’s depression. It’s not feeling good enough. I feel he was just a super sad guy,” she said.
In a December 2018 text message to Kennedy contained on his abandoned laptop, Hunter said attending mass with his father and visiting the graves of Beau and his mother and sister who died in a car accident in 1972 was “the worst day of my year.”
Kennedy said Hunter didn’t talk about business in front of her but dismissed President Biden’s claims that he never knew about his son’s shady business dealings.
“Bulls—t,” she said, adding that she would vote for Trump in 2024.