Marilyn Monroe Told Jackie Kennedy About JFK Affair

JFK affair

Marilyn Monroe allegedly called Jackie Kennedy, the wife of John F Kennedy and the first lady during his tenure as President of the United States, to confess that she’d had an affair with JFK.

Monroe also apparently set her sights on becoming the President’s second wife, and even called Mrs Kennedy at the White House to make her brazen declaration.

When Jackie heard what Monroe had to say, she simply responded, “Marilyn, you’ll marry Jack, that’s great. And you’ll move into the White House and you’ll assume the responsibilities of first lady, and I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.”

This revelation is made in Christopher Andersen’s new book, These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. The piece claims that Jackie “knew everything” about her husband’s philandering, however she simply decided to ignore his numerous indiscretions.

However, Marilyn’s relationship with JFK bothered Jackie the most, which was made even worse because of Monroe’s obvious ambitions to replace her as Kennedy’s wife.

Jeanne Carmen, a friend of Marilyn’s, admitted that Monroe was convinced that JFK was set to leave Jackie for her. However, she admits that these thoughts were probably exacerbated by her emotional and psychiatric problems, which became worse and worse because of her constant drinking and drug taking.

Carmen added that Marilyn used to envision herself as the first lady. Peter Lawford, a member of the infamous Rat Pack, claimed that Marilyn made the phone call to Jackie, and he also added that she’d stated he’d leave his entire family for her too.

The book also stated that despite the fact that Jackie Kennedy was furious with her husband’s adultery, she was willing to look the other way as long as he didn’t embarrass her in public.

However, she complained about JFK’s love-making to Dr Frank Finnerty, noting, “he just goes too fast and falls asleep,” as well as confessing that she believed it was her own sexual inadequacies that pushed JFK into bed with other women.

[Image via JFK and Marilyn Monroe 1962/Wikimedia]