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Mommy Not Impressed: Jackie Kennedy Was Horrified When Her Son John F. Kennedy Jr. Was Dating Madonna, Her Friend Says

Date October 10, 2019 18:07

John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Onassis, had relationships with a few celebrities including Madonna. Now, a friend of the former American first lady is sharing some details about the relationship.

Madonna and Kennedy Jr’s romance

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Madonna dated for a period of six months during the '80s. They reportedly began seeing each other while she was separated from her ex-husband, actor Sean Penn.

Randy Taraborrelli author of The Kennedy Heirs revealed that the pop star complained about John’s temper to her friends often. The biographer wrote that Madonna found Kennedy to be “slightly more frightening” than Penn.

Momma not impressed

Carly Simon, who was friends with Jackie Kennedy in her memoir Touched by the Sun: My Friendship With Jackie claimed the former first lady was horrified when her son John F. Kennedy Jr. was dating Madonna.

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Speaking to PEOPLE in an interview she said:

Jackie was very consumed with getting him on the right path. She didn’t approve of some of [the women] — she was horrified by Madonna.

Kennedy’s mother was reportedly not keen on her son’s relationship with the singer particularly because she posed as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Life magazine.

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Christopher Andersen in the book, The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved explained that what upset Jackie the most was Marilyn was one of several women her husband had cheated on her with.

The author wrote:

One unwelcome reminder of JFK’s torrid affair with Marilyn — the affair that most troubled Jackie — arrived on her doorstep in the form of another blond bombshell by the name of Madonna.'

Magazine cover

Kennedy Jr. once tried to get Madonna to pose as his mother on the cover of his magazine for a story about Jackie, but she refused. According to Michael J. Berman, the co-founder of the magazine, John reached out to the singer.

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But Rosemarie Terenzio, the executive assistant said Madonna replied his fax not saying:

Thanks for asking me to be your mother, but I'm afraid I could never do her justice. My eyebrows aren't thick enough, for one. When you want me to portray Eva Braun, I might say yes.

Kennedy Jr’s romance with Madonna was perhaps the least documented and most controversial of all his relationships. Sadly, she was not a big hit with John’s mom.