A year after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, Vice President Joe Biden says the president backed his surprise nod.

“I think sames-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in an on-camera interview just days after Biden had announced his support on Meet The Press.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Biden said that he declared his support because he “couldn't be quiet about it anymore.”

“Remember, I got criticized for saying I support gay marriage,” Biden said. “I just decided I couldn't be quiet about it anymore, and everybody was stunned that that's where the public is. And I'm not stunned; it's where the public's been for a while. Talk to any of your kids, for God's sake.”

The vice president has previously said that he apologized to Obama for pushing the issue before the election, but in the Rolling Stone interview, Biden said that the president didn't criticize him.

“I got blowback from everybody but the president,” Biden said. “I walked in that Monday, he had a big grin on his face, he put his arms around me and said, 'Well, Joe, God love you, you say what you think.' I knew he agreed with me. It wasn't like he was in a different place.”