Washington D.C. Secrets: Jackie Kennedy’s Intimate Relationship with Brother-in-Law Bobby Kennedy Exposed in New Book

A recent biography has brought to light a previously hidden chapter of American history, revealing a clandestine affair between Jackie Kennedy and her brother-in-law, Bobby Kennedy. Written by Maureen Callahan and published exclusively by the Daily Mail, “Ask Not: The Kennedys and the Women They Destroyed” explores the intimate relationship that blossomed between the two after the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Shared Trauma and Emotional Bond

Following JFK’s assassination, Jackie Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy found solace in each other’s company, forming a profound emotional connection. According to Callahan, their shared trauma and mutual grief created a “terrible bond” that soon evolved into a sexual relationship.

Jackie, devastated by her husband’s death, reportedly found in Bobby the only person capable of preventing her from succumbing to despair.

In return, Bobby relied heavily on Jackie, often spending more time with her and her children than with his own family.

A Scandalous Secret

Despite the scandalous nature of their relationship, the affair remained largely undisclosed to the public. The Kennedys’ significant influence and the collective grief over JFK’s assassination contributed to keeping their secret under wraps.

The press, which might have otherwise exposed such a story, maintained silence out of respect or fear of retribution. However, within their social circles, whispers and rumors about their relationship persisted.

Public Displays of Affection

The book describes how Jackie and Bobby were not always discreet, often dining together in New York City and engaging in public displays of affection.

Their closeness became evident to those around them, yet the full extent of their relationship remained hidden from the general public.

The End of the Affair

The affair between Jackie and Bobby seemingly ended when Bobby decided to run for president in 1968. Around the same time, Jackie began a relationship with Aristotle Onassis, a wealthy Greek shipping magnate.

Their relationship culminated in marriage in October 1968, a union that Bobby reportedly despised.

Callahan notes that Bobby suspected Jackie had been involved with Onassis while JFK was still alive, adding another layer of complexity to their relationship.

Ethel Kennedy’s Role

Ethel Kennedy, Bobby’s wife, had a tumultuous position in this narrative. It remains unclear if she was aware of the full extent of her husband’s relationship with Jackie.

However, after Bobby’s assassination in June 1968, Jackie immediately flew to Los Angeles to support Ethel, helping her make the heart-wrenching decision to turn off Bobby’s life-support machines.


Maureen Callahan’s biography sheds new light on the Kennedy family, painting a portrait of a complicated, intertwined relationship marked by love, loss, and secrecy.

Jackie Kennedy’s affair with Bobby Kennedy reveals the depth of human emotion and the lengths to which individuals go to find comfort in the wake of tragedy.

The book promises to add a fresh perspective to the well-known story of the Kennedys, offering readers a glimpse into the private lives of one of America’s most iconic families.

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