12 Things You Didn’t Know About JFK And Jackie Kennedy’s Relationship
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy are one of America’s golden couples. They were only married for ten years when he was assassinated, but their legend has continued to live on even after all of these years. Even though they are one of the world’s most famous couples, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about them, so here are 12 facts about their relationship:
12. How They Met
The couple met in May 1952 at a dinner party in Georgetown that was hosted by journalist Charles Bartlett and his wife, Martha. Only eight people attended the gathering, which was organized to introduce the future president with his bride. “I’ve never met anyone like her,” Jack reportedly told a friend after the party. At the time, she was working as the Washington Times-Herald’s Inquiring Camera Girl and he was a Congressman from Massachusetts.
11. She Had Been Engaged Before
Before meeting JFK, Jacqueline Bouvier had been engaged to John Husted, Jr., a New York stockbroker. Their engagement was announced in the society pages of the Washington Times-Herald after they had been dating for just one month. She called off the wedding three months after announcing the engagement. Not long after this, she began dating Kennedy.