On June 15, 2023, in the evening, U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted a gathering at the White House to see Eva Longoria’s newest movie, “Flamin’ Hot.”
Although not strictly for the movie itself, the event on the South Lawn generated a lot of excitement online. Users shared two clips that were captured during speeches made before to the film: one in which the president mistakenly said that he and Longoria met when he was 40 and she was 17, and another in which Biden was seen embracing Longoria.
Inquiring about the popular videos, we got in touch with one of Longoria’s representatives. If we hear back, we’ll update this article.
We’ll explore at the event’s footage and prior encounters Biden had with Longoria in this article. We’ll also review prior investigative work done to see if “Flamin’ Hot,” a movie about the development of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack food, is based on a real tale.
She was seventeen; I was forty.
While introducing “Flamin’ Hot,” Joe Biden noted that it was Longoria’s directorial debut and said, “We’ve known each other for a long time. She was 17 and I was 40.
The audience laughed in response to the comment regarding their ages. Several media outlets, including Newsweek, the New York Post, the Daily Mail, BizPac Review, and RadarOnline, to mention a few, described the incident as a comedy.
In contrast to the president’s apparent jest, Biden and Longoria’s birth dates differed by more than 32 years instead of the 23 years that he had said. Longoria was born on March 15, 1975, whereas Biden was born on November 20, 1942.
Biden A hug for Longoria
The event’s opening speech was delivered by the first lady. Next to speak was Longoria. After Longoria had done speaking, Joe Biden gave her a bear embrace. Not this embrace, which finally went viral. Longoria seemed to thank him for the screening just as he said something more to her during their initial embrace. It seemed like Longoria could have said to him, “I love you,” but the audio was a little hard to hear. Thanks for doing this. Many thanks.
Shortly after finishing his speech, Biden approached Longoria and gave her another embrace. This was the second incident that attracted attention on social media after the statement regarding the two people’s ages.
Biden reached out and gave the other man a second hug. They separated after what seemed to be an exchange of thank-you notes.
Many people on social media accused Biden of touching Longoria improperly; others even mentioned groping and sexual assault. These individuals allegedly claimed that Biden’s fingers may have touched Longoria’s breasts on the side.
Biden and Longoria’s Relationship
Longoria supported Biden for president of the United States in the years before the release of her movie.
On November 1, 2014, Longoria appeared with then-vice president Joe Biden at a rally in Las Vegas to encourage Nevadans to support state lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores. This was six years before Biden won his first term in the White House.
On the day of the rally, two photos were taken, and they were afterwards scrutinised online in a similar manner to how the video of the couple’s embrace in June 2023 was.
Flores recalled a conversation she had with Biden at the same event in 2014 five years later, in March 2019, when Biden was preparing to run for president.
On March 29, 2019, NPR reported that Flores wrote “about her ‘awkward’ experience with Biden” from 2014, “saying he grabbed her shoulders from behind, sniffed her hair, and then planted a kiss on the back of her head before a campaign event.”
Is ‘Flamin’ Hot’ Based on a True Story?
The movie ‘Flamin’ Hot’, starring Longoria, purportedly relates the tale of how Flamin’ Hot Cheetos came to be. This invention is supposed to have been developed by Richard Montanez, a Mexican American caretaker who worked for Frito-Lay.
Using interviews with more than a dozen former Frito-Lay workers, historical data, and Frito-Lay itself, The Los Angeles Times reported in 2021 that the claim Montaez had propagated was false.