Jackie Kennedy's secret lovers: forbidden affairs with Bobby and Ted (2022)

EXCLUSIVE Jackie Kennedy's secret lovers: her revenge on JFK with William Holden, her steamy night with Brando and her forbidden affairs with Bobby - AND Teddy

  • New book reveals that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a passionate woman who had many men--before, during and after her marriage to JFK
  • Authors say she bedded Hollywood actors Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Frank Sinatra, among others
  • Confessed Brando, 'She took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, ‘Would you like to spend the night?'
  • Her resentment over her frustrating sex life with JFK led to a nasty fight; he sent her to a clinic in Massachusetts and underwent three barbaric electroshock treatments for depression
  • Holden told a friend after his week-long torrid tryst with Jackie, 'If she goes back to Washington and works her magic with Kennedy, he will owe me one'
  • Jackie and Ted were in love. Lying together nude on a blanket, they kissed passionately. The guards who were to protected them reported what they had seen back to fiance Aristotle Onassis

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The public Jackie Kennedy was elegant, charming, graceful - and aloof. But beneath that icy surface was a passionate woman who needed the closeness of men every bit as much as her philandering husband Jack Kennedy needed other women, reveals a blockbuster new biography.

And while it was widely reported that Jackie had an affair with Bobby Kennedy following Jack’s assassination in 1963, now it is disclosed for the first time that Teddy was having clandestine trysts with Jackie before and after Bobby was murdered.

The Kennedys were keeping it all in the family, according to the shocking new book: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, authors of 20 celebrity exposes, to be published by Blood Moon Productions June 7.

Oh Jackie: Jackie Kennedy preferred to keep her passions private, unlike her husband John F. Kennedy, who was was well known for his many flings before and during his marriage. But Jackie, too, had many lovers according to a new bombshell book

Steamy: Jackie's affair with brother-in-law Ted Kennedy began while she was still seeing Bobby, say the authors. They shared many intimate moments together in the 1960s and 1970s in Washington, Hyannis Port, New York and Palm Beach

‘Teddy stood by Jackie through one crisis after another, becoming the one man in her life she could depend on’, write the authors.

‘I’ve always been in love with Jackie, right from the beginning’, Teddy was quoted telling David Powers, Special Assistant to JFK. ‘When Jack died, I knew she was seeing Bobby, too, but that didn’t stop me. Bobby couldn’t always be with her’.

And. Jackie - not to be outdone by her husband - had her own movie star seductions – including Warren Beatty, Peter Lawford, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra and a torrid affair with handsome actors William Holden and Marlon Brando.

In the first draft of Marlon Brando’s 1999 autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, the movie icon wrote that after a night of heavy drinking at the Jockey Club in Washington, D.C. in 1964, the press descended on them, forcing them to escape out the back door and back to Jackie's house for a quick dinner of omelets prepared by Brando.

Jackie turned down the lights and put on Wayne Newton's rendition of 'Danke Schoen'. Jackie danced close to Marlon 'pressing her thighs against me' -- he wrote in his memoir. He then joined Jackie on the sofa where they made out passionately.

‘She kept waiting for me to try to get her into bed. When I failed to make a move, she took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, ‘Would you like to spend the night’? I said, ‘I thought you’d never ask’.

‘She and Jack both loved gossip and could go on talking endlessly about other people’s sex lives, but I always got the distinct impression that she was very interested in sex the same way that Jack was very interested in sex’, Jackie’s close friend, writer Gore Vidal revealed in his memoirs.

‘It was a game for them, and they both played it’.

Quickies: Jackie confided to a friend that Jack wasn't a great lover. 'He wanted a quickie and then he was back on the phone talking with some silly politician. When he did have sex with me, he would turn over and go to sleep right away'

Jackie came out to society as ‘Debutante of the Year’ in Newport, Rhode Island in 1947 and the event inspired the Bouvier sisters – Jackie and her younger sister, Lee Bouvier, to set out to lure beaux – but only if they were rich.

Jackie was hot to follow in the footsteps of her younger sister who had already lost her virginity.

Jackie’s first car, a 1947 black Mercury convertible, spelled freedom for the new debutante. ‘I plan to lure many a beau in the back seat of my car’, she boasted to Gore Vidal, her distant relative by marriage.

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Bored with being at Vassar College in the small Hudson Valley town of Poughkeepsie in upstate New York, Jackie lobbied her father to allow her to study abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris for her junior year and she was accepted in the Smith College Junior Year Abroad.

It marked Jackie’s entrée into an international arena of dashing, sophisticated European princes, decadent millionaires, occasional politicians, writers, artists and dancers – la crème of international society.

In Paris, Jackie had her ritual daily cocktail at the bar of the Ritz Hotel where Princess Diana spent her last night. Smoking her trademark Gauloise cigarettes at the time, Jackie was ‘always accompanied by an ever-changing beau de jour, many from the Sorbonne itself’.

She was absolutely mad for the celebrated novelist and art theorist, Andre Malraux whom she found terribly exciting, and dangerously exhilarating – but for fear of getting pregnant, she would not sleep with him. ‘He’s the only Frenchman I’ve met that I truly wanted to marry’, she said.

In Paris, after having too many Grasshoppers, her favorite summer cocktail, part crème de menthe, crème de cacao, fresh cream and vodka, at a smoky Parisian boite named the White Elephant, she was hot to trot.

Her beau de jour was John P. Marquand, son of the famous novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning biographer, John Marquand, Sr. known for his commercially successful stories about the Japanese detective, ‘Mr. Moto’.

The pair wandered the Left Bank together after tossing back the creamy Grasshoppers and headed back to Marquand’s flat. But Jackie couldn’t wait to get upstairs inside the apartment and allowed Marquand to seduce her in the creaky French elevator.

She was in Marquand’s arms, her skirt bunched above her hips, the backs of her thighs pressed against the decorative open grillwork. When the elevator jolted to a stop, she was no longer a demi-vierge’, a partial virgin, the authors quote biographer Ed Klein.

The pair played around Europe together during her breaks from school and the affair lasted until Jackie returned to America. Janet Auchincloss, Jackie’s mother disapproved of Marquand. ‘Writers are always poor as church mice’. She was adamant that her girls marry rich men.

‘Virginity was something Jackie wanted to get rid of as soon as possible’, Jackie’s gossipy friend, author Truman Capote said. ‘If my calculations are correct, she went to bed with at least five guys before Jack sampled the honeypot’.

Back in the U.S. after her year of study and in Paris, Jackie enrolled in George Washington University in Washington, DC for her senior year. ‘Her dating continued at an accelerated pace, and she made promises to young men she could not possibly keep’, write the authors.

In June, 1951, the Bouvier sisters, an 18-year old Lee, and 22-year old Jacqueline, took their first European trip together. ‘It will be a round of men, men and more men’, Gore Vidal predicted. On board the oceanliner, the sisters danced and partied every night.

They made the rounds of society parties in Paris, Madrid, Rome and Venice before crossing back across the ocean to America where they moved into a mansion in Merrywood, Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River, where Janet Auchincloss now lived with her second husband, Hughdie Auchincloss, a stockbroker and lawyer.

Bell of the ball: Jackie, here posing with stage star Celeste Holm (right) at the "Bal De La Soie" in 1954 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, was a real belle in Paris a few years earlier. She romped with European princes, decadent millionaires, writers and artists

It was at Merrywood that Jackie met Arthur Krock, chief of the New York Times Washington Bureau, who was also close friends with Joseph P. Kennedy, as well as Frank Waldrop, editor of the now defunct Washington-Herald newspaper. Waldrop hired Jackie as an inquiring photographer whose duties also included interviewing her subject.

Jackie dated many men before being introduced to John Kennedy, a young Senator at the time. One of her beaus was John Husted, Jr., son of a banking family from Hartford, CT. He put an engagement ring on her finger that she returned later by slyly dropping it in his coat pocket.

‘I found out why Jackie had really called off the wedding. She’d taken up with this whore-mongering, red-haired Irish politician from Boston’, Husted stated.

Another beau at the time was Ormande de Kay, a young American she had walked along the banks of the Seine with in Paris and agreed to wed him on his return from the Korean War. She wrote him a ‘Dear John’ letter in 1952 before he returned home.

‘I want you to be the first to know that I’ve found the love of my life, the man I want to marry. I am now engaged to John F. Kennedy.

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Jack’s courting of Jackie took place in the back seat of JFK’s car, a 1950 two-door Plymouth, according to his close friend, Lem Billing.

‘He would take Jackie back there to neck. One night, a trooper drove up and got out of his patrol car, shining his flashlight into the back seat. Jack had removed Jackie’s bra and was playing with her t**s. When the trooper recognized Jack, he apologized and said, ‘Carry on, Senator’.

The couple married on September 12 1953, surrounded by three Kennedy brothers. ‘Call it Brotherly Love. Three handsome Irish-American brothers were destined to fall in love with Jackie. In very different ways, she would love all three of them’, write Porter and Prince.

But Jackie was not satisfied with just the Kennedys. Sparks flew with William Holden when she attended a dinner party at the Los Angeles home of producer Charlie Feldman. The married Holden invited Jackie to go horseback riding the following day and launched a week-long affair with the future First Lady.

According to Jackie's close friend, artist Bill Walton, the fling was 'primarily driven by Jackie's desire to seek revenge on Jack' for his cheating.

A drunken Holden later told Feldman, 'I had to teach Jackie how to [have oral sex]. She told me that Jack had never insisted on that. At first she was very reluctant, but once she got the rhythm of it she couldn't get enough. If she goes back to Washington and works her magic with Kennedy, he will owe me one'.

Jackie would later tell her sister Lee, 'I've gone to bed with men who have had a problem with hygiene. Not so Bill Holden. He was a compulsive bather before and after sex. He told me he took four showers a day' during their week-long affair.

Life with Jack wasn’t easy. He never gave up his long nights out and constant infidelities. His constant womanizing deeply wounded Jackie. Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Sophia Loren, Jean Simmons, Lee Remick, Pamela Turnure, Mary Pinchot Meyer were all lovers -- to name only a few.

‘I knew that women didn’t find him a great lover’, Jackie confided. ‘He certainly wasn’t. He wanted a quickie and then he was back on the phone talking with some silly politician. When he did have sex with me, he would turn over and go to sleep right away. There I was listening to his snoring and almost crying at my lack of fulfillment as a woman’.

Her resentment built up to one night in 1957 when Jack came home late to their P Street, Georgetown house after a night of partying. Jackie was up waiting, wearing a slip and a bit drunk. A fight ensued with Jackie running out in the street.

Jack went after her, brought her back inside and promptly called for an ambulance service to drive a sedated Jackie to the Valleyhead Clinic in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She was subjected to three barbaric electroshock treatments for depression before being released within the week. When she returned home to an empty house, she felt more depressed and contemplated suicide.

'Having been through two failed pregnancies, I didn’t feel loved. I didn’t feel life was worth living. Even if Jack became president, imagine the scandal that would be uncovered about his past life, about me. I didn’t think I could live through it’, she said. She considered cutting her wrists.

In November 1957, Jackie gave birth to a baby girl, Caroline and three years later, John. Her children changed her life and brought her great joy. She still needed to escape from her husband and went off on her own adventures and affairs leaving the children with their nanny, Maude Smith.

One night stand: Jackie called Paul Newman and asked to meet at the Hotel Carlyle to try to persuade him to support Bobby in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Newman was convinced of her sexual charms, but not her politics

In 1962, shortly after Marilyn Monroe sang her sexy rendition of 'happy Birthday Mr. President' to JFK, the First Lady took an extended vacation from the White House and visited Fiat Czar Gianni Agnelli on the Amalfi Coast for an affair in Southern Italy.

That same year she had a brief fling at her home in the countryside of Virginia with Andre Malraux, her ‘dream man’, the French Minister of Culture. It made no difference to Jack who was having not-so-private affairs with movie stars.

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In November 1963, the game was over. Jack was dead from an assassin’s bullet and Bobby moved in to care for the grieving widow. Every night they were together at Jackie’s Georgetown house at 3017 N Street while Ethel was left alone with the children at Hickory Hill.

‘Jackie and Bobby were definitely having an affair’, her close friend, Nancy Dickerson confirmed.

They carried on like lovebirds, even in public. The Kennedy brothers passed women on to each other. ‘Bobby had taken over the affair with Marilyn Monroe after Jack broke it off. Even their father, Joseph Kennedy passed women on to his sons’.

After Bobby's announcement of his candidacy for President, Jackie told Capote, 'I'm in love with two men at the same time, both Bobby and Teddy', she allegedly confessed.

In the middle of those liaisons, Jackie had a clandestine one-night affair with actor Paul Newman in 1968 at New York’s Carlyle Hotel. She set up a meeting to urge the star to shift his political allegiance to Senator Robert Kennedy. Newman didn’t change his allegiance.

Jealousy: Teddy tried to talk Jackie out of marrying Aristotle Onassis and was shocked when she made the announcement. Still, he agreed to fly to Athens and help negotiate the pre-nuptial agreement

Truman Capote revealed that Jackie was not the beleaguered widow that night but 'a flirtatious and attractive woman with a mischievous gleam in her eyes'.

She pointed out a man sitting a few tables away, the Secret Service agent guarding her and told Newman, 'He's also my lover'.

Newman gave Jackie a porcelain rose and listened to Jackie's pitch to back Bobby after confessing that she thought Jack had lived, he would not have been re-elected.

According to Capote, Jackie told Newman that she had never been able to satisfy her husband sexually.

'It was the most amazing thing', she later confessed to Capote. 'Paul and Jack have an identical penis. It was like getting seduced by my husband all over again. It was eerie'.

For one night, the former First Lady may have persuaded the actor to switch his political allegiance but by the morning, he was still in McCarthy's camp. It would become a moot point because Bobby would be assassinated in LA in June 1968.

Teddy amped up his sexual relationship with Jackie after Bobby was murdered.

Teddy and Jackie made a bond sealed not with blood, but with something even more personal ... sex', Gore Vidal claimed. 'I call it the Devil's Pact. It involved the ongoing promotion of the Legend of Camelot, not the reality of the Kennedy administration.' And ongoing sex.

But Jackie was being courted by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis too.

Teddy tried to talk Jackie out of marrying Onassis and was shocked when she made the announcement but agreed to fly to Athens and help negotiate the details of the pre-nuptial agreement with 'the world's toughest negotiator'.

Kitten: Jackie rarely let down her guard in public but there were glimpses of her sexy side. 'She went to bed with at least five guys before Jack sampled the honeypot', said writer and friend Truman Capote

On the second day of the trip, under the guise of discussing Kennedy business, Teddy and Jackie sailed to an uninhabited offshore island where they found a spot on the white sands of its most secluded cove.

Lying together nude on a blanket, they kissed each other passionately. The guards who were to protected them, reported what they had seen back to Onassis who knew she had an affair with Bobby but this was the first time he learned about her affair with Teddy.

'I've always been in love with Jackie', Teddy told Dave Powers. 'In fact, he told me that the reason he married Joan was that she had some of Jackie's qualities.'

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One night at Hickory Hill, 'Ethel and Bobby were inside the house, Jackie and Teddy were high on daiquiris. With the band playing, she was seen dancing close to Teddy, pressing her crotch against his', Chuck Spalding, JFK's investment banker friend is quoted.

Teddy was smitten when JFK first brought Jackie to Hyannis Port in the early 1950s. He was at Harvard and having troubles in his study. Jackie offered to write a paper for him on art history.

In 1961, he noted in a diary his passion for Jackie and his intention to seduce her one day. Those diaries were made public in 2010 when the FBI released previously sealed files.

Revenge: Jackie had a torrid tryst with handsome actor William Holden in Los Angeles to retaliate on her cheating then senator husband

Teddy was willing to bide his time. In 1965, celebrating her 36th birthday at Hyannis Port, Teddy drove her down to Provincetown at the outer tip of Cape Cod. They stopped for eight hours at Bunny Mellon’s house on the Cape in Osterville, one town over.

Gore Vidal thought this was the first time Jackie slept with Teddy and it was payback to Bobby for sleeping with another movie star. But Jackie was also attracted to Teddy, and Bobby soon ended their illicit affair for fear it might damage his hopes for the Presidency’.

Staff at the Hyannis Port house first spread rumours about Teddy leaving Jackie’s Cape house at early morning hours.

La dolce vita: The First Lady spent a romantic two-week vacation with Italian auto manufacturer Gianno Agnelli on the Amalfi coast. Four-year-old Caroline was with her mother and when the President got wind of the liaison, he was furious

The couple slipped under the radar from the press in those early years but when Jackie called on him more and more, the rumors gained traction.

They shared many intimated moments together in the 1960s and 1970s in Washington, Hyannis Port, New York, on a Greek Island or Palm Beach.

Jackie realized Teddy was a womanizer and she began secretly dating Aristotle Onassis while still seeing Teddy.

Jackie married the Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis in 1968 and they had an open marriage until his death in 1975.

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‘In the years immediately after Onassis’ death, Jackie’s name was linked as usual to a number of men, some of the lovers, some just friends. Even the occasional one night stand. Jackie moved with the times, doing exactly as she pleased in matters of sex’, British historian Sarah Bradford said.

Throughout the years, Jackie seduced or was seduced by Charles Addams, the American cartoonist; Dr. Christian Barnard, the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant on a human being; the brilliant English comedian, actor and satirist Peter Cook; Roswell Gilpatric, Deputy Director of Defense in the Kennedy Administration who played a pivotal part in the Cuban Missile Crisis. In his divorce, Jackie was cited as ‘the other woman’.

She also dated American journalist, novelist Pete Hamill, who was Shirley MacLaine’s boyfriend; Lord Harlech; poet Robert Lowell, FDR Jr. – to name only a few.

It was a life beyond her wildest dreams.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter an Danforth Prince, published by Blood Moon Productions, is available on Amazon tomorrow

FAQs

Who was Jackie Kennedy's true love? ›

With Maurice Tempelsman — a still-married, slightly overweight diamond merchant — Jackie seemed to have found that rarest of gems: a genuine soulmate to carry her through the final years of her life. With him she shared her family, her home, her conversation and her laughter.

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The note read: "Jackie's suit and bag worn Nov. 22, 1963". The suit, which was never cleaned, is kept out of public view in "an acid-free container in a windowless room ... the precise location is kept secret.

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Worn by the fashion icon on the day of her husband's tragic assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX, Jackie kept the bloodied suit on for hours after President John F. Kennedy's death, leaving its image in the collective American memory as a symbol of the First Lady's grief and enduring emotional strength.

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Though the Kennedy's relationship is often marked by JFK's several affairs and tragic assassination in 1963, JFK and Jackie did love each other and indelibly left a mark on the White House and the U.S. at large.

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Jacqueline Bouvier-Kennedy

They married on 20 October 1968 on Onassis's private Greek island, Skorpios. Onassis offered Mrs. Kennedy US$3 million to replace her Kennedy trust fund, which she would lose because she was remarrying. After Onassis's death, she would receive US$150,000 each year for the rest of her life.

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He later married former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F. Kennedy, in 1968. Christina and Alexander reportedly distrusted Kennedy and never warmed to her.

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Jacqueline Kennedy declared that the casket would be kept closed for the viewing and funeral. The shot to President Kennedy's head left a gaping wound, and religious leaders said that a closed casket minimized morbid concentration on the body.

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In the moments immediately after the fatal shots, Mrs. Kennedy climbed out of the back seat toward the trunk. Hill pushed her back into the car and covered her and the fatally wounded president with his body.

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Jackie's wedding dress is currently stored at the JFK library, but it is too delicate to be on display. Way and her team used resources at the library to research details about the dress so that a replica can be sewn for an exhibit of Lowe's work at Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

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Archivists put all of it in a climate-controlled vault in stack area 6W3, where it remained for more than 30 years. “It was sort of a secret that we had it,” Tilley said. Sticklers for protocol, archives officials knew it still legally belonged to Mrs. Kennedy.

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The suit came from Chez Ninon, a Park Avenue salon that created many of her clothes, following her taste for simple lines. She wore it at least six other times, including on a 1962 visit to London and that same year to greet the prime minister of Algeria.

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Q: Why did First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy climb onto the back of the car after the shooting? A: Jacqueline Kennedy climbed on the back of the car to retrieve fragments from the president's head, though she had no memory of it afterward.

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At the time of the wedding, Senator Kennedy was 36 years old and Jacqueline was 24 years old. In 1961, the couple would become the youngest president and first lady in American history.

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Monroe and JFK were first introduced in 1954 by Peter Lawford, JFK's brother-in-law. According to biographer James Spada, “When Kennedy tired of her, he passed her off to his brother” in 1962. However, biographer Donald Soto claims there are only select confirmed occasions when Monroe and JFK were together.

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Jackie's second husband was Aristotle Onassis. He was already 62, 23 years older than his bride. Plus he wasn't even American—it was like a foreigner wanted to take what was left of Camelot away from the U.S.A. (Sure enough, they married off the coast of Greece on his private island of Skorpios.)

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The main inheritors of Jackie Kennedy Onassis' estate

Jackie Kennedy Onassis was survived by her two living children, Caroline and John Jr., and three grandchildren. She never remarried after Onassis died, but at the time of her death, she was partnered with Maurice Tempelsman (pictured).

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Kennedy's last will and testament stipulated that his personal belongings, property, and holdings were to be "evenly distributed" among his sister Caroline Kennedy's three children, who were among fourteen beneficiaries in his will.

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Athina Onassis is a French-Greek heiress and equestrian who has a net worth of $1 billion. She is the sole surviving heir to the Aristotle Onassis shipping fortune, and her net worth is largely a result of her famously wealthy family, but Onassis has made a name for herself as a competitive show jumper.

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Jackie Kennedy and her second husband Aristotle Onassis drifted apart after the death of Onassis' son, Alexander, and many people believed they were headed for divorce. Onassis' health declined during these years, and he passed away in 1975 while the two were still married.

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After Christina died, in 1988, her half of the Onassis estate, then estimated at $300 million in cash and securities and another $100 million in real estate, went to her three-year-old daughter. It was managed by the four Onassis advisers who served on the foundation's board, along with Thierry Roussel.

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In April 2013, the trust of Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, bought Skorpios and adjacent islet, Sparti, along with other assets from Athina Onassis for $153 million.

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Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas, turned to Kennedy, who was sitting behind her, and commented, "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you". Kennedy's reply – "No, you certainly can't" – were his last words.

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The Historians Office at the Architect of the Capitol indicates that five former presidents have had open caskets: Lincoln- 1865, Garfield- 1881, McKinley- 1901, Harding- 1923 and Taft- 1930.

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The weight of the casket depends on the material used. For example, a thinner piece of wood, such as plywood would typically be a lot lighter than a casket made of bronze or copper. Other factors that affect the weight of a casket include the size, decoration, and materials used on the inside.

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Since gin isn't really for everybody, the agent decided to try and modify the cocktail and, “fifty-seven and a few adjustments later,” Netto writes, he arrived at his perfect version: the Clint. Two shots of Campari, one shot of vodka, a slice of orange and some soda water in a tall glass with ice.

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Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.

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They arranged to meet the following morning to view the film, after which Zapruder sold the print rights to Life for $50,000.

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Yet, there's one dressmaker who hasn't received nearly enough credit for her work: Ann Lowe, the designer who made Jackie Kennedy's bridal gown in 1953. While Kennedy's ivory portrait-neckline dress quickly skyrocketed into bridal fame, Lowe received no recognition.

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The apparel worn by President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is in the legal and physical custody of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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Grace Kelly's wedding ensemble was a gift from her studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose, who had created the star's wardrobe for four films, including High Society and The Swan.

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This Pillbox hat, designed by Halston for Bergdorf Goodman, was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to the Inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., January 20, 1961.

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He addressed his campaign supporters in the Ambassador Hotel's Embassy Room ballroom. After leaving the podium, exiting through a kitchen hallway, he was mortally wounded by multiple shots fired by Sirhan. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital nearly 26 hours later.

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Soon after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1994, she died in her New York City apartment. After a funeral at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church on Park Avenue, she was buried in Arlington National Cemetery beside John F. Kennedy and the two children who had predeceased them.

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Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. He was 46.

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The X-100 remained in service until early 1977. The car is now exhibited to the public at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and two Kennedy infants are interred in Lot 45, Section 30, Arlington National Cemetery. The permanent graves are located about 20 feet east of the site where the President was temporarily interred on 25 November 1963. Each is marked by a simply inscribed gray slate tablet.

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There was a scene in The Crown when Queen Elizabeth II sat down to write to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President Kennedy.

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Feeling hurt, Jackie's father had proceeded to get drunk. On the day of his daughter's wedding, Bouvier wasn't able to walk her down the aisle. Instead, her stepfather stepped in to do the honors. Jackie was devastated by her father's absence, though she kept her turmoil hidden inside.

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The John F. Kennedys honeymooned at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Joe Esposito, who started working for Elvis as his right-hand man after they both returned from their army stint in Germany, recalled the brief meeting: “At Paramount Studios one time, him and I were walking to the dressing room and she [Marilyn Monroe] was walking towards us at the same time and that's when he met her ...

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In Forrest Gump (1994), while Forrest is invited to the White House, you see him go to the bathroom after he tells JFK he has to pee on life TV. When he washes his hands, you see a signed picture of Marilyn Monroe (To Jack, with love, Marilyn). Her and JFK were rumored to ha…

How much money did Aristotle Onassis leave Jackie Kennedy? ›

Jacqueline Bouvier-Kennedy

They married on 20 October 1968 on Onassis's private Greek island, Skorpios. Onassis offered Mrs. Kennedy US$3 million to replace her Kennedy trust fund, which she would lose because she was remarrying. After Onassis's death, she would receive US$150,000 each year for the rest of her life.

Did Christina Onassis like Jackie Kennedy? ›

He later married former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F. Kennedy, in 1968. Christina and Alexander reportedly distrusted Kennedy and never warmed to her.

Where is Jackie Kennedy's wedding ring? ›

Today, the jewel is among the former First Lady's possessions kept at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Who did Jackie Kennedy leave her money to? ›

Along with the money, Caroline and John Jr. were also granted the principal funds from a trust their father created. All the furniture and other belongings in her apartment, as well as two properties in Martha's Vineyard, were left to the Kennedy children.

Was Jackie Kennedy still married to Onassis when he died? ›

Following Onassis's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor in New York City, first at Viking Press and then at Doubleday, and worked to restore her public image.
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
SpousesJohn F. Kennedy ​ ​ ( m. 1953; died 1963)​ Aristotle Onassis ​ ​ ( m. 1968; died 1975)​
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How did Aristotle Onassis meet Jackie Kennedy? ›

Kennedy had first met Onassis in 1958, when she and her husband boarded his yacht for a meeting with Winston Churchill.

Who was Jackie engaged to? ›

Five years after the tragic death of JFK, Jackie shocked the world by announcing she was engaged to longtime friend Aristotle Onassis, who was 23 years older than her.

Does anyone live at the Kennedy compound? ›

In 2012, the main house was donated to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. As of 2020, Robert Kennedy's widow Ethel lives in their home adjacent to the main house.

Did Queen Elizabeth write to Mrs Kennedy? ›

There was a scene in The Crown when Queen Elizabeth II sat down to write to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President Kennedy.

How much was JFK worth? ›

List of presidents by peak net worth
NameNet worth (millions of 2022 US$)Political party
Richard Nixon20Republican
Ronald Reagan16Republican
James K. Polk13Democratic
John F. Kennedy10Democratic
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How did JFK meet Marilyn Monroe? ›

Monroe and JFK were first introduced in 1954 by Peter Lawford, JFK's brother-in-law. According to biographer James Spada, “When Kennedy tired of her, he passed her off to his brother” in 1962. However, biographer Donald Soto claims there are only select confirmed occasions when Monroe and JFK were together.

How old was Jackie when married JFK? ›

At the time of the wedding, Senator Kennedy was 36 years old and Jacqueline was 24 years old. In 1961, the couple would become the youngest president and first lady in American history.

How old was Jackie Kennedy when she married Aristotle Onassis? ›

The press speculated that Jackie was interested in Onassis only for his money. But those who witnessed the relationship up close could see why the then-39-year-old Jackie was longing for a partner.

Where is Jackie Kennedy's wedding ring? ›

Today, the jewel is among the former First Lady's possessions kept at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Why did Jackie Kennedy climb on the back of the car? ›

Q: Why did First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy climb onto the back of the car after the shooting? A: Jacqueline Kennedy climbed on the back of the car to retrieve fragments from the president's head, though she had no memory of it afterward.

Is Athina Onassis still rich? ›

Athina Onassis is a French-Greek heiress and equestrian who has a net worth of $1 billion. She is the sole surviving heir to the Aristotle Onassis shipping fortune, and her net worth is largely a result of her famously wealthy family, but Onassis has made a name for herself as a competitive show jumper.

Why did Aristotle Onassis marry Jackie Kennedy? ›

She decided to marry Onassis, a friend, after the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy hit her as a second trauma. She believed that Onassis' wealth could provide security for her and her young children, Caroline and John Jr.

Is Jackie a female name? ›

Jackie or Jacky is a given name or nickname for both males and females, originally a pet form of Jack, John, Jacques, Jacqueline, etc.

How many men did Jackie Kennedy have? ›

06:30 P.M. John F. Kennedy's multiple infidelities have been widely reported, but despite his wife Jackie Kennedy's virginal queen appearance, she reportedly had affairs with at least two men during their marriage.

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