Skip to comments.Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay
Posted on 06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by C19fan
ackie Kennedys marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped up after Marilyn Monroe's humiliating 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' performance And it wasn't the first time Jackie threatened to divorce Jack. By the late 1950s, Jackie was too demoralized by Jacks sexual philandering to continue the public charade. Her father-in-law, Joe Kennedy knew all too well the profound problems and stepped in to warn her. There is danger facing you as a divorced Catholic woman, he told her. I suggest you put divorce out of your mind, according to the revelatory new book.
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That kind of makes her a whore doesn’t it?
The list of women who were associated with the Kennedys who came to grief is a very, very long list.
You mean Came-a-lot.
There’s a word for a woman who accepts money from a man to pretend to be his wife.
I guess you could honestly say the Kennedys were the ones who started the “war on women”.
Made up BS to sell a book.
Yup....this is true....she wanted out but was bought and paid for by old Joe who did not want a scandal to mar his son’s presidential ambitions. JFK was certainly the type who should have never been married to begin with. His father pressured him all the way. Joe Kennedy was fond of saying it’s not who are that counts, it what people think you are. So he crafted this image of the wholesome family and the media sucked it all up (always in bed with the Dems) and helped create this phony fantasy of Camelot.
“Her father-in-law, Joe Kennedy knew all too well the profound problems and stepped in to warn her. There is danger facing you as a divorced Catholic woman, he told her. I suggest you put divorce out of your mind...”
Thus speaketh the Godfather of Hyannisport... Really does sound like a threat, doesn’t it?
I knew about that back in the 1990's at least. If all their "bombshells" are like this one I would say they have a wet squib on their hands.
The old joke—Guy says will you have sex with me for 50 dollars? Girl says no, what do you think I am, a whore?
Guy says how about for a million dollars?
“Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people but it seems the good they die young
I just looked around and he’s gone”
he may want to update the song just a little. of course, it depends on what your definition of “good” is.
I’m not sure how much faith to put in these revisionist tell-alls, but it’s pretty clear that the Kennedy Camelot was more like a used car lot.
That’s about a million less than what Moochele asked for.
Wonder how much Shelley is getting to stay on as obama’s beard?
A nice looking one anyway.
A million bucks isn’t squat. Slick Willie’s wife is going to get 8 years in the Oval Office for staying with The First Philanderer.
The story about Joe offering her a million to stay is true and well known at the time.
Never heard she wanted to divorce him at the time of his death. Why did she go to Dallas?
It doesn’t make any sense to me.
She was from an extremely rich family, why would she stay for the money?
Perhaps she was threatened.
As long as AF1 takes her where she wants to go and the American people pick up the tab.
Jackie said she wanted to marry a rich powerful man. She got what she asked for.
Yup , old news .
no its like this.
A guy asks a girl “would you have sex with me for $10 million dollars?” and the woman says “sure”
Then he says “would you have sex with me for $20” and she says “never- what do you think I am, a whore?”
And the guys says “well we’ve already established that, now we’re just negotiating a price”
“I guess you could honestly say the Kennedys were the ones who started the war on women.”
FDR had his moments as well.
You are right, it was such an old joke I got it wrong—likely early on-set of Alzheimers.
This is nothing new. This came out years ago.
She was a whore. The DailyMail also had a series in which it detailed HER sexual exploits, which included bedding his brother Bobby.
I heard YEARS ago that the old man Kennedy paid her 2 million to stay with Jack.
Whom did JFK free?
He made some nice-sounding speeches, but he fumbled the Bay of Pigs and did nothing as the Berlin Wall was built. At his death the people of Cuba, East Germany, and South Vietnam had less hope than when he took office. He meant well in the James Meredith case but was in over his head trying to handle the crisis.
His main success while President was getting his sexual needs attended to frequently.
Take me now Lord....
“its pretty clear that the Kennedy Camelot was more like a used car lot”
Whenever I hear “Camelot” I think camel lot. A place like a used car lot but they sell smelly used camels.
Wow. Something happened 50 years ago, but then it didn’t happen.
Clinton went after women like Juanita Broderick, Jennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinski and Paula Jones.
He raped Juanita Broderick and threatened to cut off her livelihood(a contract with the State of Arkansas) if she said anything.
Jennifer Flowers was given a no show job as a Director with the State of Arkansas and threatened if she talked.
Monica Lewinski was overweight and ugly. She referred to Clinton as "the big creep". She was given 5 different six figure, no work jobs by Clinton. When the accusation became public Clinton's people called her a liar until she produced the famous stained blue dress.
Paula Jones was a low level employee of the State of Arkansas. Clinton had State Troopers bring her to his hotel room. Clinton threatened to have her fired if she didn't do what he said and pulled out his “small crooked penis” as she described it.
Clinton had James Carville and others threaten Paula Jones and called her a trailer park whore.
Jackie was intelligent and had class. She was not an angry, ugly lesbian like Hillary Clinton.
Yes, but a million isn’t worth what it was in 1962.
I always thought her family were broke... but connected.
That’s what I had read.Also the guy her Mom was dating was there when Kennedy got shot.
Good post, you should flesh that out sometime, to make it a keeper summary for us.
He freed the world to colonize the United States, already almost 10% of Mexico's population has transferred here.
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s. In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960. In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin. After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.
Not at all.
I was told this years ago by her cousin, my wife's uncle, who was present when after Joe's incapacitation Jackie went to Rose and demanded her million for the year and Rose told her to go to hell.
Jackie stomped off, went upstairs and came back 5 minutes later and told Rose to shove the million that she was marrying Onassis.
All together now...”Who gives a shite...”
I believe JFK killed Marilyn...Google it.
So when is a bunch of Rats screwing each other surprising news? No one should expect different from the Kennedy family, or the Clinton family, or the Obama family. When we get a book about the sexual exploits of the Carter family, I’ll be surprised.
No. Her family wasn’t anywhere near as wealthy as the Kennedys. Remember, her father was a drunk.
Actually the more of this kind of stuff that comes out the more it actually it resembles Camelot. Remember Camelot looked great from the outside but was rotten in the core.
Funny you would call her a name but not her husband.
Makes perfect sense to me.