Laurita Blewitt and her fiancé Joe Brolly enjoy a close relationship with her cousin US President Joe Biden, mainly stemming from their work for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.

“He and Laurita are a great couple, and very happy together," one of Brolly's friends told the Irish Mirror.

“They are getting married in her native Mayo and it should be a great weekend. All their close friends in the GAA and showbiz world are going.

“Joe is one of the best, a very decent and clever guy who always calls a spade a spade whether it is in the courtroom, on the sports pitch, or the political arena.”

Derry native Brolly, a barrister by trade but also an All-Ireland winning football player turned GAA commentator, and Blewitt, who features on the hugely popular "Tommy, Hector & Laurita" podcast, got engaged last year. 

Brolly, 53, and Blewitt, 38, were both in attendance for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washington, DC this year. 

Brolly shared a snap of him and Biden on Twitter:

Two Irishmen walk into the Whitehouse…

— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) March 19, 2022

As did Blewitt:

Sorry I was busy today. #HappyStPatricksDay @POTUS

— Laurita Blewitt (@lauritablewitt) March 18, 2022

Brolly, Blewitt, and Biden have all been involved with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice - Brolly is an ambassador for the organization, Blewitt is a donor relations manager, and Biden was on hand for the hospice's groundbreaking as a private citizen back in 2017, about a year after he made an official visit as Vice President to Ireland.

A year ago this very day the Blewitt's welcomed the Biden cousins to their ancestral home @JoeBiden here's the moment we met #family

— Laurita Blewitt (@lauritablewitt) June 22, 2017

Around the same time as the groundbreaking in 2017, Biden met with Brolly and gave him "his specially designed vice-presidential cufflinks" for his work with organ donation, Belfast Media previously reported.

Later, Blewitt spent a couple of weeks on her cousin's campaign trail before the Covid-19 pandemic forced her to head home to Ireland. Blewitt has said that Biden “has a great love for Ireland.”

It was amazing to see the hundreds (both inside and outside) who came out tonight to show their love and support for @JoeBiden in Las Vegas #TeamJoe #JoeBiden2020 and I loved being introduced to the crowd.

— Laurita Blewitt (@lauritablewitt) February 19, 2020

After Biden was elected President in November 2020, Brolly revealed: "I was very privileged to be on a speaker call with the (Biden) family in their home in Delaware the day after the election had been called.

"Basically I said congratulations. I got to know him through the (Mayo) Hospice and we've become friendly."

Later, in 2021, President Biden recorded a special message for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice upon its opening.

Biden is expected to send another special message to Brolly and Blewitt for their upcoming wedding.