hey, your blog is wonderful! anyway whats your thoughts on Marilyn's affair with Kennedy? is it true that she wanted to become the first lady? I personally feel like it's not true - i mean there are lots of untrue scandals about her.
Thank you so much!
This rumor will never die despite all the real evidence against it. There is evidence that Marilyn and JFK were in the same place only a handful of times…four if I remember correctly. With only one of them being in private and behind closed doors. It’s of my personal opinion that something happened between them that one time mainly because of what Ralph Roberts has said (he is someone I consider to be a reliable source - he was Marilyn’s good friend and masseuse). The following is from an Immortal Marilyn article that I will post at the end of this question:
“Marilyn’s masseuse and close friend Ralph Roberts told biographer Donald Spoto that Marilyn had called him from Crosby’s home to ask him specific questions about muscles of the back, and he said he heard a distinctive Boston accent in the background before being placed on the phone with Kennedy. “Marilyn told me that this night in March was the only time of her “affair” with JFK…. A great many people thought, after that weekend, that there was more to it. But Marilyn gave me the impression that it was not a major event for either of them: it happened once, that weekend, and that was that.” Ralph Roberts is considered to be a reliable source.”
I don’t think one time really makes it an affair. I don’t think it was right considering he was a married man…but apparently this was something JFK regularly did.
As for wanting to be the first lady, I don’t think that was on Marilyn’s mind at all. Marilyn was a smart woman and cared a lot about her public image. I really think it was just a one-time thing and I think that is what most of the reliable evidence points to as well.
That article I mentioned above is a really good one and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about this topic. Here’s the link: https://www.immortalmarilyn.com/the-scandalous-true-story-of-marilyn-monroe-jfk/