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Quotes About the Marriage of Jackie and John Kennedy


Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

President Kennedy and family in Hyannis Port on August 4, 1962.

Photo: Cecil Stoughton, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
As years have passed since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, much has been written about the marriage of John and Jackie Kennedy. Here are a few quotes about their marriage relationship.

Oleg Cassini: "When they go to the White House, they fell in love all over again."
Source: Christopher Andersen. Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage pg. 259.

Christine Celli: "We can't be sure wedded bliss always existed between Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and her presidential husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Suspicions about what went on behind the shroud of their private home life continues to be fodder for countless tabloids and tell-all books. But all the tales of extra-marital affairs seem to do nothing to tarnish the glimmer of romance that surrounds America's iconic first couple ... Reports may tell us that the reality of the relationship between President and Mrs. Kennedy-like any modern-day romance-wasn't always ideal. But what emerges from the Kennedy Library's exhibit is what still feels like a very real romance between the couple-evidenced by the eloquent poems Jacqueline wrote for her husband and the pure joy apparent on their faces in the wedding photos."
Source: Christine Celli. "The Dawn of Camelot." BostonGuide.com. 5/26/2003.

Corinne Claiborne (Lindy) Boggs: "Jackie was a woman full of love and full of hurt. They were two private people, two cocoons married to each other, trying to reach into each other. I think she felt that since he was so much older than she was, that it was up to him to reach more than he did. But he couldn't."
Source: Christopher Andersen. Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage pg. 183.

Jackie: "I don't think there are any men who are faithful to their wives. The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship."
Source: Jone Johnson Lewis. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes

John: "I love her [Jackie] deeply and have done everything for her. I've no feeing of letting her down because I've put her foremost in everything."
Source: Sally Bedell Smith. Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House. pg. 178.

Hugh Auchincloss: "Jack Kennedy realized how much he needed Jackie, both in campaigning, and she could speak a lot of languages, but he needed her advice and her sort of comfort, especially after the Bay of Pigs. And that brought them together."
Source: CNN Larry King Live. "Jack, Jackie Kennedy's Wedding 50 Years Ago Remembered by Friends, Family." 9/23/2003.

Jackie: "I like to share what I've learned with all young women I meet, because I wished I'd have known it at your age -- never marry, never mix your money."
Source: Karen Karbo. Chesley McLaren. The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman. pg. 151.

Carl Anthony: "What is true is that, at the start of 1962, after eight years of marriage, he [Jack] wouldn't give up his womanizing (even Jackie told him he "met his love too late"), and material objects effectively soother her [Jackie's] resulting insecurities. It is also true that this dynamic was beginning to change after a year in the White House and that there was a more consistent and growing pattern of their expression of muual love and devotion."
Source: Carl Sferrazza Anthony. The Kennedy White House: Family Life and Pictures, 1961-1963. pg. 147.

Doranne Jacobson: "Every Valentine's Day, he [Jack] amused her [Jackie] by wearing his "lovebug" undershorts."
Source: Doranne Jacobson. Presidents & First Ladies of the United States. pg. 105.

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