Vintage scandal: Jacqueline Kennedy banged pretty much everybody

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There’s a new trashy biography of Jacqueline Kennedy out right now called Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams. It sounds super-smutty, and I’m saying that as someone who enjoys vintage gossip. I’ve also read several biographies about Jackie Kennedy, so some of the dirty details don’t surprise me. Like, I believe that Jackie had an affair with Bobby Kennedy after Jack was assassinated. But I’m not sure that I believe that she was also carrying on an affair with Ted Kennedy at the same time. I also believe that Jackie had a healthier sex life than her prim-and-proper image would indicate. But still… do you believe that she slept with half of Hollywood while her first husband slept with the other half? Some highlights:

The book, which frequently quotes late Jackie O confidantes Gore Vidal and Truman Capote, drew obvious parallels between Jackie and her legendary ladies man husband, late Pres. John F. Kennedy.

“She and Jack both loved gossip and could go on talking endlessly about other people’s sex lives,” Vidal wrote, “but I always got the distinct impression that she was very interested in sex the same way that Jack was very interested in sex. It was a game for them, and they both played it.”

The book, written by authors Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, delves into many never-heard-before claims about the late fashion icon’s sex life, with detailed accounts of her flings with both of her late husband’s brothers, Ted and Bobby Kennedy; actors William Holden, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, Gregory Peck; the chairman of the board himself, Frank Sinatra; and a number of other prominent men.

“Call it Brotherly Love,” Porter and Prince wrote. Three handsome Irish-American brothers were destined to fall in love with Jackie. “In very different ways, she would love all three of them.”

According to the book, Jackie carried on concurrent flings with Bobby and Ted, the latter of whom had deep feelings for his sister-in-law. Jackie’s confidante Nancy Dickerson said that “Jackie and Bobby were definitely having an affair.” Porter and Prince wrote that Ted once told JFK’s assistant David Powers that he’d “always been in love with Jackie, right from the beginning,” and that he wasn’t dissuaded by her link to both of his brothers.

“When Jack died, I knew she was seeing Bobby, too, but that didn’t stop me,” Ted told Powers, acceding to the tome. “Bobby couldn’t always be with her.”

Capote said that Jackie once told him, “I’m in love with two men at the same time, both Bobby and Teddy.”

Artist Bill Walton, according to the book, said that Jackie’s affair with Holden (who was married) was fueled “by Jackie’s desire to seek revenge on Jack” for his numerous affairs. Holden, according to the book, boasted to mutual acquaintance, producer Charlie Feldman that he helped Jackie O perfect the art of performing oral sex on a man.

“I had to teach Jackie how … 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.”

In another salacious tidbit, Capote is quoted recalling Jackie comparing Newman and JFK in a rather below-the-belt fashion.

“It was the most amazing thing: Paul and Jack have an identical penis,” she told the writer, according to the book. “It was like getting seduced by my husband all over again. It was eerie.”

[From Radar]

I’m surprised that Vanity Fair has devoted yet another dead-celebrity cover to excerpts from this book. Maybe it’s too dirty even for VF. As for the sourcing… well, Truman Capote loved to gossip and I’m sure Jackie did tell him some stuff, but I doubt she was telling Truman everything. Gore Vidal was related to her by marriage, and he was reportedly very close to be Jackie and Jack. So maybe his quotes could be believed.

So, do you believe Jackie slept with all of these dudes?

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  1. Soulange says:

    No surprise here..

  2. Lou says:

    Easy to say this about people once they’re dead…

    It’s possible, I guess, but it seems over the top.

    • redsox says:

      totally agree!

    • Samtha says:

      Agree.

    • samnnssuuws says:

      So I guess being a wh ore for a Grick billionaire doesn’t sway your opinion.

      • Lou says:

        How did you know I was a wh ore for a billionaire?

        *rolls eyes*
        Apparently, sleeping with someone automatically means you’ll sleep with anyone…

    • Actually, kinda true. I just recently read Americas Queen: a The Life of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis by Sarah Bradford. Not the most seamless of biographies from a writing standpoint (felt like a string of anecdotes at times…but from legitimate sources) albeit the book wasn’t well-sourced and researched. Both she and her sister are described as the last of the American Geishas. The public persona that we all have in our minds was a construct, as it so often is with the very famous. Seriously, check it out. You would be surprised.

  3. A.Key says:

    Damn none of them are good looking, what in hell

  4. Chris says:

    Too soon.

  5. Zennie says:

    My Grammy knew Jackie during the Camelot years. Jackie was on many medications (uppers) during those years and became dependent on alcohol and drugs after her husband’s death. Yes, the rumors about RFK and JKO were known then and have persisted.

    If the rumors are true than the Kennedy brothers took advantage of a woman in deep despair and addiction.

    • Jegede says:

      I doubt any if this is true.
      The author Dawn Porter is notorious for peddling National Enquirer salaciousness as facts and inserting quotes were parties are dead and can’t deny

      On the other hand Jackie was not a victim.
      She very much held the power in the family after JFKs assassination

      Love wise, she and her sister were considered sharks and always on the lookout for men with money/influence/power which is why both slept with Onassis.
      No one took advantage of anyone

      • Zennie says:

        “No one took advantage of anyone” Oh yes they did.

        “Jackie was no victim” The stories I could tell would curl your toes. Jackie’s endless bouts of gonorrhea would be a start. I could go on but its really really bad stuff.

        “She…. held power in the family…” Only in so far as the public image of JFK and her marriage. She spent many years drugged up after the assassination.

        Agree tho that the Bouvier sisters were certainly on the prowl for rich men. As women of their social status weren’t going to be CEO’s of a great company, they had to marry money. They weren’t going to get rich on their own. Different times back then.

      • HH says:

        @Zennie – Please go on. Nothing could be too bad. Well, not as bad as sitting through the curiosity.

      • someone says:

        Zennie, with the way Jack slept around you know he had to have brought home some nasty stuff to Jackie. I always wondered if that had anything to do with her miscarriages/stillbirths.

      • Jegede says:

        @someone

        Jackie was also a chronic smoker through all her pregnancies. May have had something to do with it. Especially Baby Patrick’s respiratory problems at birth

      • HH says:

        @Zennie – I do hope you come back and share the story. Please don’t be one of those people that dangle juicy gossip bits in people’s faces just to stay mum! :)

      • HH says:

        @Zennie – I do hope you come back and share the story. Please don’t be one of those people that dangle juicy gossip bits in people’s faces just to stay mum! :)

      • LadySlippers says:

        •Jegede•

        Patrick was born 6 weeks premature and respiratory issues and preemies go hand in hand. I know from personal experience as both my kids were preemies. My son was also born 6 weeks early and if it wasn’t for modern medicine (like steroids for lung growth) my son wouldn’t have made it either if he’d been born back then. A few decades of advancements in modern medicine really changed the fate of infant mortality.

        (My daughter was only 4 weeks early and because she was a girl with an extra two weeks in the oven it made all the difference in the world)

    • LadySlippers says:

      •Zennie•

      I’d love to know more. Wow…

      • Lizzy1013 says:

        Agreed! Would love to know more Zennie!

      • Lucinda says:

        Me too. I was going to get on here and say how nice it was to see an excerpt at least that portrays a woman taking control of her own sexuality and presenting her as someone in control instead of the victim. If what Zennie says is true, then it was a very different story indeed. Unfortunately, Zennie’s account doesn’t shock me. It takes a certain type of man to go for the presidency. One is is looking for power and believes they deserve that kind of power. That kind of man is capable of both greatness and great cruelty.

    • K.B. says:

      It wouldn’t be the first time the Kennedy brothers did that.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      That’s some really great reporting. Was the “author” watching “legends of the fall” when he came up with this storyline.

      and P.S. – who wouldn’t have taken a crack at Paul Newman back in the day? Hello!

    • Mean Hannah says:

      I was always told by people in the know that Jackie O was “sold” to Onassis to further fuel the Kennedy coffers. That she was a victim but also made most of her situation…that she was a product of the times and her upbringing.

    • Tswise says:

      ” on many medications (uppers) during those years and became dependent on alcohol and drugs”

      Oh, please. First of all, this is the Kennedy family you are talking about. Except RFK, they were ALL dependent on drugs and/or booze (and even RFK was being injected with speed/vitamin B by the time he was killed because doctors told rich people back then that it was a healthy energy boost). If it’s “taking advantage” when they do it to her, then the same ought to apply in reverse: she was taking advantage of them. Second, a lot of housewives took prescription drugs back then too. They were tranquilizers called “Mother’s Little Helper”. Nobody would have (or should) consider it “taking advantage”. It was just the way things were.

    • Petee says:

      Zennie I believe you.My father use to bodyguard Bobby around that time.I think they were having a affair.Just anyone read how screwed up that family was.The father was a womanizer and J.F.K. was before he was even president.Everyone just looked the other way and excepted it.It was wrong but that was the way things were.I think she had some substance abuse problems and eating issues also.I think she was a kind woman but she was a woman of that era.You are wearing the wedding ring and put up with the rest.

  6. Serenity now says:

    Good for her if that was her choice.

    • mayamae says:

      I don’t know. Adultery is adultery. I’m sure it hurt those wives when Jackie slept with their husbands just as much as it did Jackie when she found out her husband was unfaithful. I don’t think I can say good for anyone who choses to cheat on their spouse. I’m no fan of Ethel’s, but she was pregnant with Bobby’s children almost constantly. He could have tried a little harder to keep it in his pants. To chose a sexual partner that Ethel was forced to be around and who was family is a little disgusting.

      It would seem that Jackie liked sticking it to her sisters-in-law. She also landed Onassis – who her sister Lee had first. No sisterhood in the Bouvier family.

  7. Jegede says:

    Gore Vidal and Jackie Kennedy were related by marriage.
    But they HATED each other post JFK.

    Vidal proceeded to bitch and bad mouth her, Bobby Kennedy and the rest of them in interviews most of the rest of his life.
    I won’t take anything he has to say as gospel.

    There was an interview in the Sunday Times many years back, about how Jackie entered an elevator Vidal was already in, at the New Yok Mercer and they snubbed each other.
    Jackie did not even acknowledge him.
    Hardly close friends

    What mad it funny is that apparently at Vidal’s Italian villa pictures of JFK and Jackie populated his living room, clearly trying to make it obvious he knew them.

    Truman Capote had a vicious falling out with Jackie’ sister Lee Radziwill and most of NY society and was later known to cash in on all his friendships with mean quotes about his former swans.

    All I’m saying is both these men had ‘axes to grind.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      True. And both of them are dead so they can neither confirm or deny what is being attributed to them.

    • Zennie says:

      @ Jegede

      I’m glad you posted this. I was just about to make the points you did.

      TC and GV are not reliable sources as they were both loathed by JKO later in life. And both men were known as inveterate liars.

      • Jegede says:

        @Zennie.
        Please feel free to elaborate if you have more stories.
        I love it!

        And yep to your points.
        It kills me that because both men are/were considered the darlings of literary intelligentsia and cafe society, people don’t acknowledged the fact that they were deeply troubled (especially Capote) and capable of malice and lies.

        William Buckley, who no one could call a liberal sympathiser, called them out on their chronic agenda driven narratives quoted in books or society pieces as gospel truth

      • Zennie says:

        @ Jegede

        TC and GV were vile but they were the celebs of their day and, as such, got away with murder (so to speak). They gave themselves the “genius” title, especial GV. They believed their own mythology.

        Of course the most disturbing thing was GV pedophilian leanings.

        PS. Jackie once took my Gram that she could only handle the press coverage of her by believing it wasn’t she who they were writing about. “That’s not me on the cover (of whatever), it’s someone else.” True story

        Jackie learned to cope.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Some of this is in ‘America’s Queen’ in nearly identical detail. That bio, however, said nothing about the Teddy Kennedy/Paul Newman angles. That was because the author didn’t believe it or because both men were alive at the time of publication. It also omitted any references to William Holden. and since I liked that book I only believe the RFK stuff.

      • RedWeatherTiger says:

        Truman was also friends with Jackie’s sister, so it is possible that she disclosed some of these juicy tidbits (rather than Jackie telling Truman herself). Of course, they too had a falling out. Truman was not an easy person to love, apparently, with addictions of his own.

      • Yep. The Sarah Bradford Bio “Americas Queen” tells a similar story. It’s an interesting read.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Interesting info – I’ve read a lot about the Kennedys, but I’ve never heard this stuff. The image of the demure wife who took her humiliation in silence never sat well with me. She was a very smart and savvy First Lady, and to navigate those waters so successfully takes a personality that is more tigress than kitten.
      Have to wonder how Caroline deals with these books though. That’s the only part that makes me uncomfortable. With almost all of the people involved being deceased, all of it is wild conjecture.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Thanks to everyone poking holes into these allegations. I honestly didn’t know how much was true and how much was just crap.

      If you all had to pick one book to recommend to me to read about Jackie — which would you recommend?

      Thank you! 😊

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        America’s Queen

      • LadySlippers says:

        •Snark•

        Thank you! Hopefully we’ll hear from a few other peeps too.

        Any reason why you recommend this book?

      • Bella bella says:

        I don’t think there are any good books about Jackie. I knew her and she is (was – hard to think about her in the past tense even now) nothing like she is described in books. The people that are most quoted in books about Jackie are people she either disliked, never knew, or barely knew. Letitia Baldrige, often quoted as a Jackie “expert” because of a year of working in the White House, has made a career out of lies and distortions about Jackie. It’s rather repulsive. Jackie wouldn’t speak to her when their paths crossed, just like the story above on how she ignored Vidal in the elevator.

        I was approached by someone who was writing a book about Jackie, and I never responded to the query. Anyone who was close to her does the same thing. Why? Because we choose to honor her wish for privacy and we love her. I find the list of her conquests in this post amusing — I rather doubt most if any of it is true. During those years, she was devoted to her kids, had a miscarriage and preferred to stay as much out of the public eye as possible. Also, she would have had a great laugh about the gossip! She was funny as hell.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Bellabella
        I think you are a good friend by honoring Jackie’s obsession with privacy, but if you and others who are capable of setting the record straight and choose not to then you shouldn’t be surprised that more salacious books are being written.

        LS
        I liked the book because it is possible to remain a Jackie fan even after you read it even though it’s not a Camelot fairy tale. There are broad sweeping brush strokes of her humanity, wickedly sharp humor and wit, her resilient spirit and her demons. I learned that Jackie had *relatively* fewer character flaws than I would have guessed and that she had good old fashioned common sense in spades. But she was manipulative, a poor communicator and very self-centered. All in all I didn’t feel slimy after finishing the book – I was a lot more informed about this elusive woman but as with all things Jackie, the mystery remains.

      • LadySlippers says:

        •Bella Bella•

        I’m with Snark on this one, while I understand the need to respect Jackie’s privacy and memory by staying quiet, it also allows people to print lies with no one willing to champion the truth.

  8. Sarah says:

    i hate books like that. making money with lies about dead people, how low can you get?

  9. mia girl says:

    The whole three brothers, one woman rings of Legends of the Fall. Not buying the Ted thing.

    I’m more interested in the real salacious story behind the Kennedys. You know, the fact that JFK was a mutant? That’s what I heard at the cinema last weekend.

    • mimif says:

      Lol, love it.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I had the same thought!

      “I LOVED HER! I lover her still!”
      and
      “Because you love her, I will forgive that, ONCE! Say that again, and you are no longer my brother.”

      Mmmmmm

  10. khaveman says:

    Paul Newman? Long, slow clap for that one. He was gorgeous and sexy.

    • Helvetica says:

      I know, right? In fact, that entire list of men is HOT. Good for her! I mean, if you are at that level of celebrity/fame/in that position, WHY NOT? Lol.

      • Ag says:

        good for her indeed – paul newman was amazingly good looking back then. however, i am more than a bit grossed out by someone banging three brothers. that’s too much. haha

    • Trashaddict says:

      Sorry but I like to think that Paul Newman had better taste than that.

  11. Dana m says:

    . I’ve read many Jackie O books. Perhaps she did have an affair with bobby . And maybe she did have a lover but not many. There was def bad blood between capote And Jackie & Lee (her sister). No way will I believe capote’s crazy stories.

  12. Christin says:

    I do think there may have been a relationship with Bobby, but the rest of this is questionable to me. This isn’t the first salacious stuff I have read about her, though. There are even wild clams that a wealthy Italian was her son’s father (not JFK).

    • Jegede says:

      The Agnelli rumors were started by Italian society to ramp up their claims of being the “Italian Kennedys”

      Its funny because Agnellis two sons – John and Lapo are – rather unattractive

      Jackie was pregnant with JFK Jr while still a campaigning senator’s wife.
      (She was pregnant quite a few times pre White House but had miscarriages and a still birth)

      But because JFK Jr was darkly good looking everyone tries to lay claim to him – Agnelli, Onassis, Harlech, Brando e.t.c

      John John looked exactly like Black Jack Bouvier – Jackie’s father
      The eyes, hawk like nose and colouring
      His hair and build were from JFK .
      (Bouvier men tend to be stocky)

      As he grew older he started to look like him more
      In fact look at pictures of a younger JFK before the Addison medication got to him and you see a resemblance

      And the Bouvier genes carry over which is why Caroline’s Kennedy’s oldest daughter Rose looks EXACTLY like Jackie

      • Christin says:

        Thanks for the rumor background. I don’t believe it, either. John Jr was a charming, handsome man. Hard to believe next month marks 15 years since the plane accident.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        John John looked every inch like Black Jack Bouvier with the slightest JFK downturn of the outer eye.

      • Italiangirl says:

        John and Lapo Elkann are Gianni Agnelli grandsons.

      • mayamae says:

        Ugh, Black Jack Bouvier seems to have been a major loser. He raised his daughters to accept husbands who cheat, and couldn’t show up sober to walk Jackie down the aisle.

        I also despise the picture at the fence, in which (behind his wife’s back), he’s holding his mistress’ hand. So very dysfunctional.

      • taxi says:

        JFK Jr wasn’t “dark” unless he had the constant attention of the world’s best hair colorist! I met him a few times, once with Carolyn (who without makeup was as blah as stale bread) and his coloring was lighter than his mother’s. The only way I’d call him “dark” is in comparison to Icelanders.

  13. BendyWindy says:

    Do I believe it? Eh. Probably. Do I care? No. I just love Jackie. I just love her.

    • bella says:

      i love her, too.
      there will never be another Jackie O.
      on a side note…
      i’m obsessed with her son, John.
      has there EVER existed a more beautiful man?
      ahhhh…just beautiful.

      • Michi says:

        Completely agree. John jr was really, really ridiculously good looking *very deep and lustful sigh*

  14. Janet says:

    If I remember correctly, after Capote wrote some tell-all book disguised as fiction, most of New York society cut him dead.

  15. Kate2 says:

    I can’t believe she’s been dead for, what, 20 years now? Doesn’t seem like that long at all. Same with John John.

    • Nicolette says:

      I know, amazing how fast time goes. And John John, at times I still can’t believe what happened.

  16. eliza says:

    That whole family was a mess so do I believe this stuff, maybe, but honestly don’t care. Just because people have powerful last names and glossy public images does not mean they are perfect people.

    Politicians and their wives are not above reproach and without their dirty little secrets. That is why I believe NOTHING from their mouths.

  17. Amy Tennant says:

    On the one hand, I usually adore vintage scandal, but I can’t go along with this. Not third-party gossip when everyone is dead and can’t defend herself or himself. It’s just unseemly and a little creepy to speculate about. Having said that, William Holden, Marlon Brando and RFK were all insanely hot! I don’t believe all of this in any case.

  18. GIRLFACE says:

    Yuck. Sounds trashy. My suspicion is that some of it is true but most of it is fabricated. Still, definitely has a National Enquirer vibe. What unfortunate accusations about a truly lovely woman. She met a lot of tragedy in her life, and while she wasn’t a victim, this book sounds like cheap trash.

  19. oline says:

    so i’m actually at work on a biography of jackie that covers the period of 1964-1975 and have spent many, many months trying to untangle all the rumors around her love life at the time. was she totally chaste during her widowhood? i doubt it. david ormsby-gore told biographer sarah bradford that jackie had slept with him. and she was going out with a few people through the mid-60s, three or four of them quite seriously. and she was, by all accounts, an amazing flirt. so she probably had a healthy sex life. it’s sad that that should be so shocking, and how quickly it gets turned into- especially in books of this sort- “jackie banged everyone who was anyone in the 1960s.” in january, porter and prince released a book on “the entourages” of vidal, capote and tennessee williams, wherein they suggested rudolph nureyev slept with jackie, rfk, and jfk jr. most all of the rumors of this variety, particularly as relates to rfk and jackie, come back to vidal (who refused to stand by his own memoir when it was quoted in c. david heymann’s “bobby and jackie”) and capote (whose word really cannot be considered reliable, especially after the publication of “La Côte Basque 1965”). when the stories come from a different source, if you look at the direct quote, it’s usually along the lines of “oh it totally made sense that they would wind up together” or “there was a feeling in the air” or a friend of a friend who saw something. there’s never, in what i’ve come across and the people i’ve spoken to, certainty and i’ve never found anything in the contemporary news reports. mostly, the quotes are from people sitting around reflecting and saying, “oh yeah, this would make the story make sense. if jackie and bobby were passionately in love.” it’s an interesting story, to be sure, but i don’t think there’s any way- at this point- that it can be proven one way or the other. as for jackie, i think she was smart and independent and feisty and absolutely devastated for the rest of her life by her husband’s death. and it’s so much more interesting to look at that life she made for herself in the aftermath of the assassination, the life she built over the next 30 years, than to try guessing who she banged.

  20. Tiffany says:

    Not only do I believe that she slept with Bobby I believe it went on well into her relationship with Aristotle and his death. I also believe Bobby slept with Monroe. All the Kennedy men were cads.

  21. MeganDraper says:

    I’m not surprised to hear some of this but Truman and Vidal were liars themselves. I do think Jackie had an affair with Bobby. If Jackie was drinking and taking pills after JFK died, not surprised, that’s what women did back then in secret. Being on anti-depressants wasn’t acceptable as it is now.

    Jackie was a good PR person when it came to JFK’s legacy. I still like her but I know she wasn’t the pilar of society her image portrays her to be. She was living with a married man when she died. Her and Onassis, ewww! That was a marriage for money. At least she did make sure Caroline and John Jr grew up not being in the press.

    • Nicolette says:

      I believe the affair with Bobby happened. I could see her being a vulnerable emotional wreck, and a Kennedy brother taking advantage of that.

      • mayamae says:

        I’m sorry, I just don’t buy the fragile and delicate Jackie. She affected a lot of the breathy baby doll voice and fragility. She carefully crafted her image until the day she died. Please don’t infantilize her.

        Whether she slept with Teddy or not, she knew she was pulling both of the brothers away from their wives and families when they were “comforting” her. She was a wealthy and intelligent woman. She made her own decisions. She lived on the legend of the poor betrayed Jackie, when she seemingly had no problem sleeping with other women’s husbands.

        I don’t hate her, and I don’t hate the Kennedys. I just can’t stand the victim mentality when used by a strong woman.

    • Lizzy1013 says:

      Apparently it was more than just antidepressants. Both Jackie and JFK were said to be treated by their own Dr. Feelgood ( Max Jacobsen). He had his own personal mixture, given via injection of amphetamines, vitamins, enzymes, painkillers, tranquilizers, and whatever else he felt like adding. JFK suffered horrific back pain. Dr. Feegood set them up with amphetamines for day, benzos at night (Xanax). No wonder she was super mom… She was on the equivalent of adderall every day. Or whenever she was feeling “a little tired”.

    • someone says:

      I believe the Bobby rumors but there is no way she slept with Teddy. Jackie wouldn’t stoop that low.

  22. imsupposedtobeworking says:

    I hope she did! That’s one hell of a list! Paul Newman alone would be enough fun for a lifetime, but throw in hot Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra and that’s one hell of a good time!

  23. GardenGal says:

    I suspect a certain amount of this is true, maybe just not all of it. she was definitely a fascinating woman. LOVE vintage gossip! And thanks for the insider edge, Zennie.

  24. Mrs. Darcy says:

    The Jackie and Bobby rumours go way back, though I’d take the sources with a grain of salt as many are saying. I think that really awful Kennedy movie/miniseries(?) with Katie Holmes as Jackie even alluded to the pills and to Bobby, not outright but there was a vibe there. Not sure what the source was there (it’s kind of a good camp watch, Katie is actually a halfway decent Jackie). It’s plausible she could have had affairs too, she was well within her rights after all and both Holden and Newman were known cheats, Holden more so. I find the Teddy thing weird because well…two brothers, Jerry Springer..three brothers…I don’t even know what to call that. God bless Camelot!

  25. HoustonGrl says:

    Those were different times, and I think marriage wasn’t unlike what’s demonstrated on Mad Men. However, for a woman of her time and upbringing, I simply don’t believe she would have used that kind of language to describe whatever sexual experiences she may have had.

  26. K says:

    It’s tacky and unpleasant, and in the final analysis even if (unlikely as it is) it’s all true it is none of anyone else’s business… but at the same time, I hope that she wasn’t as badly hurt by Jack’s shenanigans as a traditional, monogamous spouse would be. I hope she had some fun of her own to insulate her from the humiliation and hurt someone wanting an exclusive marriage, or even one accepting “boys will be boys”, would often feel.

    The reality is, though, that if a fraction of this were true, I’m pretty sure it would have leaked aeons ago.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      It has, some of this has been in print for years. This particular book just adds some lies to the truth so everyone becomes confused and its easier to pass it all off as fact.

  27. Cupcake says:

    Why would you want to bang 3 guys that all had different versions of the same face?? Creeeepy!!!

  28. adahkh says:

    I read somewhere she also slept with Marlon Brando it was in his memoir

    • Mel says:

      I think it was in Darwin Porter’s book about Brando.
      Again, Porter is a notorious fabricator. Or to put it less politely, a liar.

  29. Lydia says:

    The Kennedy men were disgusting in all ways, so them sharing their women would hardly surprise me. They were raised to exceed all limits and to believe that the rules did not apply to them, so of course they were lying, philandering douchebags.

    As for Jackie, she was probably raised in the art of snagging a wealthy man. Not sure how to do that without sex.

  30. Mel says:

    I couldn’t care less one way or another, but Darwin Porter is notorious for his utter and complete fabrications.

  31. Caz says:

    Don’t understand the fascination with this terribly flawed family. The myth of Camelot has to be put to rest. US political PR at its finest. Haven’t we all moved on by now?