Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Most Magical Couple

Flashback a few years ago during my move downstairs...I had to stealthily move a stack of newspapers and magazines I refer to as the JFK/CBK files before my Dad tossed it out "by accident". I was completely obsessed with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy before she and her hubby died in their horrible plane crash, and my fascination only heightened after her death. I bought every magazine and "special edition" there was and poured over the pictures for days. Any child of Jackie Kennedy and JFK would be immensely targeted by the media, but for their son to have blossomed into one of the most handsome men around always struck me as just an incredible coincidence. He would have been ultra popular even if he wasn't good looking, much less a modern day Adonis.  

Add to that the sound bites of practically every person who had contact with him stating that he was nice, generous, humble, smart, etc... and it seemed a little bit too good to be true. So when the time came for him to find a wife..who would fit the bill? Enter Carolyn Bessette...

This is the first public picture of them together

The famous Central Park fight and make up pic

This might be the picture that had hearts breaking all over the world..they looked so happy..

The wedding photo..amazing

On their honeymoon in Turkey...

And when they returned...JFK Jr. begging the media to please leave her alone..not likely.

She was out and about in the city alone....

and with him...
during the day

and at night..

with Maria Shriver

the Vanity Fair photo shoot...

On Uncle Teddy's yacht...

at Hyannisport

On the beach...

and then...

the funeral in New York

and then scattering the ashes at sea..

their fairytale ended before anyone would have dreamed it possible.

John's assistant Rosemarie Terenzio wrote a book that had such amazing insight into his personal life and relationship with Carolyn called Fairy Tale Interrupted.  It is a great read.

And Carole Radziwill wrote a memoir about her marriage to John's cousin Anthony and it weaves her story with their story.  She became best friends with Carolyn and gives the most heart wrenching description of their friendship.  It is unbelievable that weeks after losing John and Carolyn, her husband succumbed to cancer and passed away as well.  This book is the best mixture of happy and sad with some Kennedy magic woven in.  If you haven't read What Remains, click here and order now.

Forever obsessed,
xoxo, kp

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