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Jacqueline Kennedy

( The U.S. first lady, wife of President John F. Kennedy)

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Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929. The girl was born in a family that could rightly be proud of their ancestors - the French and claim to be the oldest representatives of the American aristocracy. Such as Vaderbildy, the Rockefellers or the Du Ponts. Life flowed comfortably, even luxuriously.

Here are just a family home Dzheynet and Jack Bouvier poorly kept warm. In the end, and completely extinguished. The couple filed for divorce Bouvier. Cheerful, loving female beauty and all the joys of the world, Jack, who was a dark-colored hair and generous nature called "the Black Sheik", not too suffered from the fact that left his wife. Among the most oppressed by the separation from her daughters, Lee and Jackie. He paid for their schooling Chapin, an institution dear to Mrs. Porter (Farmington) and in Paris hostel, bought them for horse riding, clothes, perfume and trinkets.

The girls adored her father, and the secret could not forgive her mother's stubborn unwillingness to save marriage. They barely tolerate her constant desire to interfere in their lives and to teach. Even after marriage and the birth of their daughters, children, Dzheynet did not take their grievances seriously. She considered herself a true lady.

Soon she remarried to Hugh Ochinklossa provide and her daughters, and quite a comfortable life without the constant threat of bankruptcy and with a full guarantee compliance with all the respectability. Gore Vidal, a relative Ochinklossov, recalled: "No Jackie, neither Lee nor I had no money, although people did not." He was seconded by John Khasted, a friend of Jacqueline Bouvier, with whom she had affiance before meeting with Kennedy.

. In those days, Jackie went to a tiny compact car and an old quite like a Rich Girl
. Then it was just superb - distinguished by free-thinking, sharp mind and a sense of humor. Working in the newspaper, after graduation, Jacqueline received a $ 56 27 cents a week, sometimes any amount tossed mother, $ 50 a month, gave the father. It was all her income. Therefore, . when she met John F. Kennedy - Novice Policy, . already balotirovavshegosya senator - and began their beautiful, . dizzyingly fast novel, . Many see it only a desire to Jacqueline to marry a man, richer than her stepfather and father, . that no one could depend on the material. "Yes, . some element of calculation, . maybe, . and present here, . in this, . eventually, . There is nothing wrong, . but the riddle of emotional attachment to Jacqueline Kennedy, John, . riddle its permanent forgiveness of all her husband's weaknesses - weaknesses, . injuring her soul so deep, . that she herself sometimes this did not represent, . was in, . that John Fitzgerald Kennedy strongly resembled Jackie madly she loves her father.,

. Katherine Kelly in his famous book "Jacqueline", . devoted to the life of the first lady of the U.S., . wrote about it this way: "Although the Black Sheik was a conservative and a Republican, . Kennedy was a democrat, . Both men got along well and had a lot in common, starting with the flippant attitude towards women, . they often changed,
. They never become loyal husbands. Both of them had a sharp mind and did not tolerate stupidity. Having great experience in dealing with women, they are reputed to socialites. They loved sports, suffer from back pain and were able to live well! "This similarity is confirmed later, and Jacqueline herself:" They were very similar to each other. We ate three of them and they talked about sports, politics and girls - that is, everything that love to talk about than all the cheerful man in the world! "- With a gentle smile concluded the first lady, remembering her husband and father.

For Jacqueline Kennedy, broke off her engagement with John Khasted, but it would be naive to expect a reward from Senator bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates. Offer hands and hearts Jacqueline came by telegraph.

June 25, 1953 it was announced the engagement between Senator Ph.D.. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. 12 September the same year the estate Ochinklossov-Bouvier, . "Hammersmitt", . event held, . which all the newspapers later called "the most significant event of the year": Jack and Jackie, . - As they were termed friends, . and after them, and half of America, . became husband and wife.,

. Mr. Bouvier was unable to accompany his daughter down the aisle because of the abundant wine drinking, which ended in unconsciousness and broken ceremonial dress coats
. Saved the honor of the young bride's father in law who gave the day daughter not only their attention, as a father, but a pair of diamond earrings - hitherto have not had a fair Jackie jewelry. She left him my heartfelt appreciation for it until the end of his days. Honeymoon youth spent in Mexico, the fashionable resort of Acapulco. Returning from a trip energetic young senator plunged into the election campaign, and Jackie got used to a large family of Kennedy, and settled in their first house in Dzhordzhstaune

. Energetically-noisy, . constantly compete with each other the company of brothers and sisters for a long time, Kennedy could not get used to the quiet, . refined, . depth a Jacqueline, . spend most of your evenings reading or oversees the dining room so as to lay the table for dinner at twelve or more persons,
. She said later that it was very difficult to get used to the fact that her husband could come home with unexpected guests - people who helped him in the campaign, and all they had to take, and treat everyone to say something pertinent.

Its always frighten gatherings and crowds. Jackie shy at first, but gradually the fears held. Fridge in the house of Kennedy's Hickory Hill has always been full of cold beer and fish of different varieties of snacks and sweets for the unexpected feast in haste. When would not come home a young politician, the senator, he was always expecting a burning fire in the fireplace, cozy dining room, a table laid for dinner or tea. She played soft music from the plate. If the husband returned alone, Jacqueline tried not to bother him tedious conversations and questions about politics. Simply cooked cocktail - his favorite "daiquiris" - and entertained the merry chatter about trifles.

Friends kindly remembered that they both "loved to gossip and knew a lot of rumors and all sorts of amusing anecdotes about celebrities and politicians, as Kennedy was always very well informed". However, the gossip never went beyond the threshold of the house. Jacqueline was very scrupulous in this matter. She herself confessed in an interview: "In the first year of our life together I was very difficult. He came home at seven or eight o'clock at night, often after. Almost every weekend he went off somewhere to give speeches. I did not go with him. I stayed home. Usually he was so tired that we went to visit only once a week ". Journalist Martin Child recalled Jacqueline that period: "Since it was not easy to communicate. Close friends regarded it as too shy and secretive, mostly she talked about hunting, . ballet, . Baudelaire, . and people, . which, . well known. "John Kennedy is, . if you start talking about something complex and high, . smiling, . yawn, . climbed up and go to sleep.,

. In the intervals between the reception and the habit of "grieve in solitude with bestsselerom in the hands (Jacqueline closely monitor all emerging innovations), the young wife of Senator decorated nursery in Hickory Hill
. She was expecting a baby in the autumn of 1954, but was very afraid, as if the second pregnancy did not end tragically, like the first. "Soon after the wedding at Jackie suffered a miscarriage and she had not even had time to understand that she is pregnant." She has carefully guarded his delicate mystery, but her hopes were then realized.

. In the Democratic party convention in Chicago, where Kennedy, as expected, was to be nominated by the leader of the movement and the Party's representative in Congress, Jacqueline was with him
. It was exhausting heat. Jacqueline almost all the time was in the apartment of John's sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, which was organized by the kind of propaganda headquarters and was counting the election results. Husband she hardly saw. He was in the Sheraton hotel, and there, without leaving the room, lying on a bed in shorts and a shirt, a TV, analyzed the course of the campaign. In the end, he lacked a few votes and the party leader instead of him was declared Kefover. Kennedy was suppressed the results of the campaign. She robbed him of too much force! He decided to go relax on the southern coast of France, where at that time were his parents. Jackie, tired of all that surrounded their lives within a few weeks, Congress, begged her husband to leave her in New Port. He did not agree. Not wanting to be alone, she went to Hammersmitt to his mother and stepfather.

A week after her arrival she began cramping and bleeding, it immediately hospitalized and made a caesarean. Child (a girl) was dead. His brother Senator Robert Kennedy, once arrived in Hammersmitt to call relatives, and John and the rest on a yacht with friends, not knowing what had happened. He knew just about everything on the second day of her sister Eunice, which with great difficulty managed to contact him by radio. Immediately hurried to New-port, he did not depart from Jacqueline all the time while she was in the hospital. And then hurriedly went to the agitational puteschestvie, traveled for several weeks more than a hundred cities in the U.S.. But the image of Kennedy, a Democrat was thoroughly spoiled newspaper hype about that, "Senator Don Juan" partying on the yacht with the girls and friends, while his wife lost a child.

Jacqueline did not refute the rumors, not suggested the contrary. She seemed resigned to the fact that her husband had a reputation and was a lover of women. Recognized it as such. Knowing about all his hobbies, she has never served on such "knowledge" mean, absolutely did not discuss with anyone the problems of their intimate life, even with her sister Lee, extremely close to her. She was happy only with children - born in 1957, Caroline and little John. Son was born already during his stay, John Kennedy Sr., as president of the United States, in 1961, right at Thanksgiving.

Over the years, dazzling, capricious Jackie learned even subtly teasing the ladies, who "went dry" by her husband. But such "loyalty" to пЁя-п¦яTп¦п¦п+ John gave her is not easy. It was too big a burden for her psyche. Sometimes, she began to get angry over trifles, frustrated at the maid, however, immediately asked for forgiveness. Her imbalance expressed frequently and more bizarre way: it can mimic, rather evil, biting, any of the guests or even the D.F.K. (as it was called relatives and aides). Could reject an invitation to a formal dinner, reception, if she knew that there would be many ladies that have excessive attention to her husband. She felt very lonely there. Debauchery, Kennedy general proverbial. But was it so in reality, or more invented and exaggerated press and spiteful critics - Unknown. Ironic is that all of his beloved, even transient, were subtly than that, and sometimes explicitly, like Jacqueline. Not excluding the famous Marilyn Monroe. Just look at the photos.

Jacqueline was intelligent, elegant, perfectly brought up. But was it something that President Charles de Gaulle praised odnoyu only words during the famous couple's official visit to France Kennedy in 1962: "Mrs. Kennedy is too big even for the jewel of the U.S. President!". What can be heard in a slim, elegant compliment to the French admire its ladies? The word - "jewel" is associated with a cold gleam of diamond or emerald, only reflects the light, but not heating your warmth. Kennedy felt it inside, and emotional closeness of his wife always significantly injured him, though, as any man, let alone a politician large scale, it is often very shy and avoided feelings. Tears in his eyes saw only the President of America in the days of the death of his infant son - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.

However, Paris groaned with delight and admiration, seeing the first lady of America on its streets. Everywhere the crowds of people, just to see her, throw flowers at her feet.

She never advertise their grief, frustration, anger, and weaknesses. Was impenetrable. All the emotions flitted through her, over her like ice on the surface of. Incredibly, she never attended a charity parties and dinners, too, if only out of extreme necessity, in particular the insistence of the President. Believed that it is enough for home she and the children. Of course, this style of behavior over, but that is really a Jackie

. Jacqueline is not very fond of the press, believing that she is always inappropriate for invading her privacy
. Often, the First Lady said that it protects only one weapon - that goes deeply into itself. Preferred to all the pleasures and secular ballyhoo communication with children, reading, attending a classical concert, tour the antique shops, a cigarette and a glass of fine French wine. However, sometimes "frustrated and could dance all night with all the men invited to the reception at the White House.

I D.F.K. jealous? Of course, yes. Sometimes it looked pathetic, sometimes absurd, sometimes - funny. But Jacqueline, with all its uneven brightness and a shy, fragile charm, never stepping that, quite slippery, invisible face, she could file a cause for gossip. Yes, and gentlemen always had to remember that after all they are dancing with anyone else, but his wife the senator, congressman, and then with the First Lady of the USA. Did her lover? It is safe to say - no. She was too loyal to the family, adored children, she knew that her every move is controlled by ubiquitous reporters. And, despite all the irregularities and roughness of the "star of marriage, she continued to love her, John.

. This feeling was more evenly over the years, acquired a tinge of wisdom and forbearance, especially after the fall of 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected President of the USA
. Jacqueline was then the eighth month of pregnancy second child. After the birth of John's head, she went to the trouble of kids, though duties of the First Lady gave her a lot of unpleasant moments. It is a long time to get used to his new role. Were there fights with her husband, who insisted it must be present on a given evening or dinner, and in the case of the vagaries and failures began to get angry, shout and call it "Imperatorshey!". She grew accustomed to say what he thinks, often random, expressed its views in the newspapers, or they are garbled her words as they were comfortably. She did not understand what a flat, neutral relations in politics, when one of his friends may be tomorrow's enemy and vice versa. For it has always been clear visible trait: "I love you" and "hate"!

John also felt in politics as "fish in water" and tried to instill the skills "of political etiquette" wife. Not always succeeding in this, he was irritated, fuming and shouting secretaries, that they "prohibit the woman to give interviews to newspapers!". Jacqueline was glad of it, because it allowed her to shun the press. "I do not like to talk about her husband," - usually when she waved please comment on what a political issue from a position of "president's wife"

. John Fitzgerald Kennedy believed his Jackie too "refined" for the Americans and said with a grin, . they have long become accustomed to the image of 31-year-old First Lady with refined habits and impeccable hairdo, . fluent in several European languages, and bears clothes from Parisian couturier,
. Yes, America, represented by housewives and the unemployed, took her did not immediately. But - and had fallen in love. It equaled. She imitated. Newspapers noted then again broken out in American society interest in art, antiques, concerts and ballets, and simply - the values of hearth.

By the way, addicted to the fashionable dress and hairstyles in society caused the most complaints addressed to Jacqueline. As it has instigated a complete restoration of the White House, and festive evening at Mount Vernon (the residence of U.S. presidents), who later called the "American Versailles. I will not comment on the last, . I will only, . that the costs of Jacqueline Kennedy for the restoration of the official residence of the Presidents of the USA, . was supported by numerous national, . public and private funds, . entrepreneurs and artists,
. Send donations and gifts in the form of carpets, crockery, paintings, and even wallpapers. Several lower floors of the White House of the gifts and donations, was organized by the National Museum of Modern Art.

. All costs were under the official control of Congress and the Senate, a lot of personal funds invested in the restoration of the Kennedy family itself
. A demonstrative "presidential" grumbling about the, . that Jackie "horrible tranzhirka and ever let the family around the world - nothing, . as an ordinary man's clueless, . simply elementary prudence Rights, . whose ancestors had their hands amassing state,
.

Now, by the way, White House staff on guided tours, taking place in its halls every week, not pereminut draw attention of tourists to the invaluable contribution "Mrs. Kennedy" in the restoration and preservation of the President's residence. Time, as you know, puts everything on duty.

Nor did Jackie and this too many glittering jewels. Most of the jewelry she took the rent, under a contract with "Tiffany" or "map" one to three days. For "Tiffany" and "Maps" was flattered that their jewelry is the First Lady and sometimes it anything presented as a gift, with a substantial discount. So it was with precious things: furniture, clothing. For example, the carpet in the dining room the President personally, worth 35 thousand dollars, was donated by the First Lady of the representatives of textile companies, as the dealer thought it an excellent advertising products. Exceptions were gifts to foreign heads of states. Jackie, for example, simply do not know what to do with a huge knife - a gift to the Shah of Iran with twelve diamonds in the hilt. She wanted to pull out the stones, crushed them and transform into jewelry, but the jeweler told her that it is impossible. In desperation, Jacqueline waved. The same problem was with Arabian horses - a gift of Moroccan Prince. Congress facilitated the "torment" Jacqueline, by adopting in 1962 a law that the President's family can not accept gifts worth more than 12 000 dollars. He is still in effect.

It is interesting that Jackie is not very welcomed continuous development in the newspapers of images of children, and the president was on this score another point of view. Once, . during the absence of Jackie in the city (she traveled to Italy with my sister), . Kennedy allowed the journalists to make photo essay on children of the President, . and photographs Carolina, . riding on a tricycle, . and little John, . sitting on his knees with his father in the Oval Office at the desk, . went around the world,
. Jackie, on his return, to thunder, but it was too late. Carolina became the most popular "Little Miss" across America and Europe. Asked by a reporter that is doing what her father, she authoritatively stated: "Yes, he does not do anything!" Just sitting all day without socks and shoes at the table! " The reporter could not help laughing.

. Couple became very close emotionally baby son's death - Patrick Bouvier-Kennedy - the third child, . also born preterm, . and lived, . despite the best efforts of medical intensive care at Boston hospital, . only two days: 7 to 9th August 1963.,

. The President was shocked
. Well, . and Jackie, and does in a state of profound grief and depression and would not be able to move all the moral weight loss baby, . which has already given the name, . christened, . which was expected and loved beforehand, . and which was similar to John, . as two drops of water, . if not for family support, . children and husband,
. Writing out of the hospital, Jacqueline heartily thanked the nuns for the care of her and told them that they were ready, when she was a year to come here again to bear another child. She knew that John had never objected to the large family and always dreamed of having a son. President smiled discreetly, carefully keeping his wife's elbow and seating in the car. Robin Douglas-Home, who knew the couple presidency, later recalled: "The birth and death of a child brought together Jacqueline Kennedy with her husband. They began to understand each other better, respect and appreciate. That's when Jackie told her husband: "Oh, Jack, I could not bear, and even if I lose you!". The words were strangely prophetic.

. In the autumn of 1963, grew strong and slightly recovering himself after a family tragedy, the president arranged for Jacqueline and her sister, Lee Radziwill, cruise the Mediterranean on a yacht of Aristotle Onasissa, who was in every way ready to serve the First Lady of America
. Then Jackie went along with her husband on a trip to Texas cities. They were supposed to visit several cities, and Dallas in the last turn. Jacqueline was tired of flights, but has not filed the form, believing that a husband should support. Apparently, years of losses and added the wisdom of its heart and soul. If she could foresee what awaits her!

November 21, 1963 they arrived in Dallas. Spent a relatively quiet evening, preparing for tomorrow's meeting with the governor and the rest after a tiring flight. The next day, November 22 in the morning, go shallow and tedious rain. Then the sun came out and it was stifling, as always happens after the rain. The President had already gone out into the street to talk to the people gathered beneath the windows, Jacqueline still just getting ready to leave. Finally, it appeared, carefully combed, in a pink hat and a suit from Chanel delicate pink color with a dark blue frill on collar. Presidential couple sat in an open car: a dark blue Lincoln. They were accompanied by Texas governor John Connally, with his wife and Senator Yarborough - irreconcilable opponents, which the president considered it his duty to reconcile. The cortege slowly walked to the area of Trade-Market, where as expected, the president will deliver a speech. On the road the car stopped twice: the president out of his car to greet a group of children greet him and a large group of nuns, as always with great respect for the Church.

Crowds of people stood on troturah, welcoming the President and first lady, was heard only the noise range of voices and cries of the individual, it is not surprising that the three shots in the din and roar resembled a sharp crackling sound. Nobody understood. "My God, I got a bullet! - John F. Kennedy exclaimed in surprise, her hands and throat, and almost immediately began to fall on his knees wife. Frantic with terror, she saw his blood-stained head. "My God, what they do! They killed the president!" They killed my husband! "Oh, God, Jack, Jack, I love you" - these were the last words which he heard John F. Kennedy. He fell into a coma and, while life still flickered in him when he was taken (almost instantly, thanks to the efforts of the driver) in the Military Hospital of Dallas, the doctors were unable to help.

. Was also fatally wounded Texas Governor John Connelly
. Horror-stricken, panic, compassion, and shame, people wept in the streets or stood on his knees in the street dust, to pray. America was plunged into shock. Condition Jacqueline in those moments is difficult to describe. She did not want to leave her husband for a second. All her clothes had bloodstains on her husband. But she, his head covered Kennedy's coat guard, walked beside the stretcher, holding his still-warm hand. When visiting doctors directly into the operating priest was required to perform the funeral rites, she knelt and prayed, not noticing that stands in the blood.

Later they brought a bronze coffin, and wanted to take the widow to another room, so as not to injure the sad and tragic spectacle, but she refused: "They killed him in my eyes. I'm all in his blood. Is there anything else worse than that? I will not go away. "She put her hand in her husband's wedding ring, which then someone from the guard politely returned it.

The oath is the country's new president, Lyndon Johnson took Jacqueline, standing next to him, all in the same bloody suit. Its hard forced to dress only on the second day. She could not sleep. Cry - too. The rest was unrecognizable: restrained, compiled, strong-willed, without the vagaries and hysteria

. During the funeral ceremony, . which are thought very, . to the smallest detail, . up to the eternal flame lighting ceremony near the grave of President, . She leaned standing next to her little boy and said quietly: "I want to, . so you said goodbye to his father, . John. "Biennial child gently nodded and gave a military salute to the hearse, . on which stood the coffin of his father,
. Personnel film, captured the moment, still intact. They are sometimes shown on TV. And always attracts the eye restrained pale marbling to face Jacqueline. After the death of her husband Jacqueline Kennedy a few months, along with the secretaries and assistants dedicated to, . to put in order the letters of condolence, . sacks that came to the White House at its address, . and make the first steps for the foundation of the vast National Foundation and the Kennedy Memorial Library at the fund.,

. I must say that after the funeral, the same day, on his return to Arlington Cemetery, Jacqueline gave a big dinner for all the Heads of State, who came to the funeral
. Many of them, despite their "public" self-control could not contain the excitement, expressing condolences Jacqueline. Not excluding the Charles de Gaulle. She also stayed remarkably stoically: scant few tears in public. Cried in solitude. Several months later, barely holding back tears, admitted to one of the secretaries, who helped to pack her belongings for the move: "You know, sometimes in the morning I wake up and want to tell Jack anything. Reach out, but it is not next to me. "Rassteryannogo Secretary shocked this artless expression of grief and love. "I - a bleeding wound, she said. - I am completely exhausted. My life is over. Sometimes I do not have enough strength to get out of bed! ".

After the tragic death of John F. Kennedy, his widow and children became a national symbol, the shrine. They sent gifts and invited to visit, lay out gardens in their honor and called the children. Moroccan prince, very tsenivshy friendship with the family of the late president, gave Jackie Palace in Marokeshe to it at any time coming back together with children. Congress and the Senate, the U.S. has identified as the widow of the late Jackie presidential guard and public content in 25 thousand dollars a year. However, income from funds and trust companies, she received about 75 thousand.

. All the love and respect, which is fed to the deceased's brother, Robert Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General, Senator and candidate for the leaders of the Democratic Party, he moved now to Jacqueline and her children are constantly being nearby, consoling and pobadrivaya
. He talked more with their children Jacqueline, than their own. But Ethel Kennedy, his wife, a former close friend Jackie, did not object. At one time, Jacqueline even wanted Robert Kennedy fathered her children, but he categorically rejected the idea, as crazy.

Jacqueline and Ethel actively helped Robert in beginning of the campaign, accompanied on trips, attended the big meeting. The people even rumored affair between the Attorney General and the legendary widow-svoyachennitsey. Robert, not holding back, snorted and laughed when they heard about it, Jacqueline indignantly refuted all the rumors, but belonged to Robert with some sort of tremulous Sincerely, catching his every gesture, every phrase. Maybe he simply reminded her of John? The brothers were very similar. Perhaps between them and there was a spark of mutual attraction, who now make out? Yes, and whether - apart?

. But the big political soaring energetic, determined and very charming in a human second Kennedy brother was not to be held
. June 5, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy was fatally wounded in the Ambassador Hotel, . Los Angeles, . a few minutes after, . he won the primary elections, the leader of the Democratic Party in California, . in the presence of a pregnant wife and a crowd of people.,

. Doctors more than six hours fighting for his life, but again found themselves powerless
. Ethel and flying to an urgent flight from New York, Jackie kept watch at the bedside bezotluchno. When the doctors announced the death of Robert, Jackie is not holding back, burst into tears as she did not cry at the funeral of her husband. Ethel frantically vslipyvala close, and in between sobs, the two young widows have tried to comfort each other. The horror experienced by them, was just indescribable. All members of the Kennedy family have experienced the most profound moral and psychological shock, . young children of Robert and Ethel cried, . incessantly, . afraid to go to school or just on the street; Carolina wept inconsolably at the top, . in my room, . and John begged Uncle Theodore Kennedy to call him every day on the phone, . "just to know, . whether he is alive! ",
. To help children and whole family had to resort to the help of psychologists and physicians.

After the death of brother-Jacqueline nothing could comfort. She lost her footing, balance. Like felt behind her abyss, the abyss, the darkness of endless. An awful sense of loneliness and helplessness cramp her mind. Not helped not puteschestviya, not tranquilizers or an in-depth study of the archive Kennedy, or compilation of memoranda, or reading the Bible.

. Sometimes, sobbing uncontrollably, she told Nancy Takkerman - loyal secretary - and his sister Lee treated her that he hated "that damn America, kills his best men that ever this country and kill herself and her children!"

. To forget, Jacqueline get drunk, sometimes senseless
. Several times it had seen a very drunk in the chic restaurants. Journalists and prominent politicians looking away to the side, not collecting sensation for scandal. Jackie adored sorry, transferring to her respect for the slain president and a sense of shame for having failed to save the life of the now two political leaders of the country.

Onassis, with whom Jacqueline had met in France for not being the First Lady, more and more frequently visited her in New York. They met regularly in her apartment and sometimes dined at restaurants, they are very few people paid attention then.

Jackie felt safe with this man, who in many respects resembled her father in law. It was pleasant to be in his company, it is recharged from the man, who possessed enormous vitality. She liked that he was attentive to her, it struck his unusual generosity. She began to trust him with their innermost thoughts, to tell him about his marriage, about life in the White House, about what she had to be first lady. Jacqueline told him that it is very difficult, because financially it is entirely dependent on the Kennedys. They recalled the days when they first met in the south of France, where then were the parents of Jack Kennedy, not yet president, and senator.

. Convinced that only Onassis could give her happiness and peace that were needed and her children, Jacqueline decided to marry him as soon as possible
. She began inviting him to Hyannis Port, so that he could spend more time with Caroline and John, hoping that they podruzhatsya with him.

. But it remained the most popular and beloved woman in America and around the world, so its convergence and engagement with Onassissom, and then the ambulance wedding, did not go unnoticed
. Instead, stir in the whole world. Americans were shocked and in spite of all their democracy, could not accept such a blatant misalliance. Onasissa long and openly called "international pirate, . nazhivshim state of dirty arms deals, . drug and oil ", . and whether it was conceivable to provide the world next to the name Onassis, . more, . almost sacred to the American name? Jacqueline did not understand, . accused of all sins, . despised, . called "the most expensive in the world of a courtesan!" And it simply and naively sought protection,
. Hoped to find. Clung like a drowning man a straw.

Family members, Kennedy bypassed this wedding silence. Rose Kennedy, mother of the slain president, found the strength to congratulate the former has now a daughter to marry, to wish happiness, but setting up, crying. Ethel sent a congratulatory telegram, but the wedding has not arrived. Like other members of the family.

October 7, 1968 was officially announced in the newspapers of the imminent wedding of Jacqueline Lee Kennedy and Aristotle Socrates Onassis. With this baffle the public statement was made by Nancy Takkerman, but any personal comments, refused to give. Newspapers cried out: "John Kennedy died again!" And they were not far from the truth. Onassis press characterized as a vain man, obsessed by the idea of buying the most famous women of the world, which he introduced in his collection of celebrities. However, with this secondary assumption of marriage disappeared, dissolved into nothingness and the very old Jacqueline - Jackie, capricious, elusive, charming till you drop, exquisite, mysterious, attractive, despite its complexity.

. It was not too happy in this strange marriage to a Greek billionaire who completed only six grades of school and the former over its twenty-plus years, but the wave of the little finger could buy a "happiness"
. Happiness, . A dream of thousands of women: prevention slightest desire, . vagaries, . hints, . sable fur coats valued at 60 thousand dollars, . unique jewelry, . made by jewelers in a single copy, . Yachts, . breakfasts and dinners, . Villas Paris, . Morocco, . Italy and the Greek island of Scorpions schooled staff and silent, . storing any secret, . Secretaries,
. But whether she was happy, full, that's it, "bought" happiness? Is it too expensive to pay it for him? In marriage, with Aristotle Socrates Onassis was not enough for truly cloudless moments. Despite his invariable readiness to please the incomparable Jackie in the slightest whim: "She suffered much, let him now he wants to buy!" - Complacently he said.

. Onassis like a shadow, everywhere haunted the image of his first lover - Maria Callas - the world of opera diva whose voice, even in the records of concern up to now, many years after her death - is his captivatingly magical power
. Divnaya Maria loved Aristotle so selflessly, that for him decided to leave her lawful husband, to despise secular conventions: Onassis and he was married. For the sake of a whim lover she refused to have a child, abortions in late term (seven months)? barely survived. At the request of Aristotle's midnight, she could sing for his guests, but refused lucrative contract or the performance if he did not want. And he fell asleep under her singing! When Mary learned that Aristotle's tempestuous affair with "Lady Kennedy," as called sometimes charming American prison in Europe, it is not begged the man she loved to stay. Too was proud of.

But the shock of the gap was so strong that she lost her voice. What could be worse for the actress and singer from God, by what was Maria Callas? She spoke with bitterness about the connection, and Jacqueline Onassis: "He collects famous women. He followed me, because I'm famous. Now he has found an object, more than matched his vanity - the widow of U.S. President! I lost everything, like Medea - the heroine of my favorite operas, believing in his love! "

. Jacqueline same, . diamond as a cold or brittle jewel, . received, . Finally, . his last facet: it could lead a luxurious, quiet life of the world's richest women, . not flinch from the camera flashes per second (on the Scorpions reporters almost not allowed), . travel, and even year round, . wish, . not get out of bed,
. It could all. But it was not in its frozen, . diamond-fragile soul of the feelings of happiness, . that it was too once, . when, . depending on the TV interview of President John Kennedy, one of the major television, . she heard as a reporter's question, Mr. President, . could you one word to describe your wife? ", . This crafty politician, . an avid golfer, . incorrigible ladies' man, and Don Juan, . she loved this man, . moderate and severe, even in private with close, . suddenly turned crimson, . lit smile and sighed: "Fairy." There was never,
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Maybe so, she gradually lost everything they wanted, when she married Onassis - calm and a sense of security. She experienced the tragedy of the tragedy: the scandals and the death of her close family Kennedy, . death of eldest and favorite son of Onassis, . Alexander, . rejection, . even open hostility Christine, . Aristotle's daughter from his first marriage with Tina Neakros, . and then the death of Tina, . so mysterious, . that Onassis was accused of murdering his ex-wife hidden to gain freedom,
. Liberty moral, because the couple were divorced and Tina successfully managed to marry another

. Jacqueline Onassis wore a name, but increasingly felt like a stranger in the presence of this man, whose habit irritated her, oppressed, seemed a mockery of her exquisite taste, low-key demeanor, impermeability, hiding a vulnerability
. Onassis was a simple, easy cutting, like high jinks, broad gestures, emotions empulsivnost ... He and Jacqueline were so different, that he prefers to spend time apart. She - in Paris and New York, he is in Greece. Or vice versa. But Onassis Jacqueline genuinely fond of children, in particular, Carolina. Jacqueline, whose affection for children is legendary, could not help but feel gratitude to him for that.

In 1970, the American public shaken by yet another scandal associated with the name of the former First Lady. Under the guise of a gardener, a Mexican, wearing a sombrero and mustache and hid the camera in a wheelbarrow with turf, paparazzo Ron Galella his way to a guarded island (private property Onassis) and made a picture Jacqueline topless. For cheesecake Jacqueline Onassis famous photographer received $ 1.2 million. In the same year, naked photos of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were published in the American pornographic magazine Hustler (Hustler), which brought the magazine a real success.

. In 1974, after a trip to Acapulco Onassis's health has deteriorated
. At this time he was engaged in the construction pyatidesyatidvuhetazhnogo skyscraper in New York with two hundred and fiftieth apartments and nineteen floors dedicated to offices. Olympic Towers "- was the name of this skyscraper - overlooking the Cathedral of St. Patrick.

He no longer pretend that their marital relations with Jackie shaping normally. Now he rarely appeared with her in public places and always accompanied by other persons. Jackie lived his life in an apartment on Fifth Avenue, he lived in a Paris hotel "Pierre". Eventually, under pressure from her daughter Christina Onassis began to prepare for divorce.

March 15, 1974, Saturday, Onassis died. Christina at the time of death was at his bedside, and his wife - over 3000 miles away. That same evening all the newspapers of the world wrote: "Jacqueline Kennedy once again become a widow!".

Onassis, even after death has taken care of Jackie, gave her an annual pension of 155 000 dollars before the end of days. The same amount received both her child. Assuming that she wants to challenge this decision, he instructed his lawyers so that they let her all legitimate means.

"Aristotle Onassis rescued me at the moment when my life was full of ghosts, - she said. - It meant a lot to me. Along with him, I gained the love and happiness. We have experienced many wonderful moments that I will never forget and for which I will be eternally grateful to him. "

. The last years of life Jacqueline held in Paris, gathering an extensive collection of antiques, visiting museums, exhibitions and various charity events in support of cancer patients
.

All twenty long years after Onassis next to her was Maurice Templeman, financier, broker sales of diamonds and diamonds. They met back in 1950, when Maurice was a freelance consultant to one of the politicians. Templeman came from a patriarchal orthodox family (born in 1929 in the Belgian city of Anvar; in 1940 left Europe with his parents, escaping from the Nazis). Interestingly, outwardly he barely resembled a Greek billionaire Onassis, short and plump, looked much older than his years. He had two exquisite heritage: a collection of Egyptian antiquities and 12-meter boat is "Relemar" ( "free wanderer of the sea"), on which he performed with Jackie sea walks.

. The most amazing things in their relationship was not that Morris four years he lived in the apartment of Jacqueline, but the fact that he was still legally married to the former
. He had three adult children and a legal wife Lily, who asked Maurice to get away from her after learning about his intimate relationship with Jackie Kennedy.

Maurice Templeman was for Jackie not only a charming companion, companion life. He was also her financial adviser. Investments recommended them, gave the ex-Madame Onassis to have a fortune estimated at approximately $ 120 million.

. According to a cousin Maurice Rose Schreiber, "Jackie for the first time she married for the sake of gaining a higher social status, the second time married to guaranteeing that
. A third intimate relationship based on a large friendly affection and mutual. On the basis of depth and essence of these relations - the most pure and sound of all the above.

After the death of Jacqueline Onassis 18 years lived in New York, forging a life as if anew, creating a new career. In 1988, she became a grandmother when her daughter Caroline was born Rose Kennedy Schlossberg. Double-grandmother Jackie began in May 1990, when the light appeared a tiny little sister Rosa - Tatiana Schlossberg.

But Jackie was not a "home grandmother". She herself earned (in terms of the French currency) for an average of 600 thousand francs a year at the company, Doubleday and Company, which had the reputation - quite deservedly - a connoisseur of confession "stars" in all categories and the marketing of their autobiographies. Incidentally, with a record of "hunting" was, and Michael Jackson.

. Most weekends and holidays, she preferred to the castle (like the castle, . fort) $ 4, . 5 million, . by Jacqueline built on the territory of 200 hectares of his tenure on the coast a hundred miles north of New York.,

. "Update Jackie" (as it became known) was replaced hairdresser, fashion designer, couturier (leaving the Italian Valentino for Carolina Herrera) and allowed itself to the 60-year anniversary of the second decade of plastic surgery.

. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis always fascinated by the beautiful voice, big eyes, wide, open smile, thick, carefully combed hair (who is sometimes reddish tint)
. In old age she maintained luster with cosmetics and dyes. "In public, she usually looks happy and relaxed, . but in dealing with face to face, . - Said one of her former classmates at college, . - It is rather timid and shy, . almost fearful, . with elusive glance, . turned his eyes away from the interlocutor,
. But in a secular society, it is truly brilliant and seemed to shine its light all around. "

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, died May 19, 1994 from cancer of lymph glands. Her death became an occasion to begin to dig up the past. Journalists sought sensation spared Jackie, 'rewarding' her numerous love affairs and the title spender. But for people who did not want to speculate on her image, she remained calm, impeccably elegant, intelligent and mature woman. The real first lady.


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