All the president’s women: Virgin interns. Prostitutes. White House pool sex sessions. 50 years after the murder of JFK, the jaw-dropping truth of the betrayal of Jackie

LOL! Powerful men and their sexual escapades. Everytime I see a “first lady” I wonder what quiet agonies she is going through. Who has forgotten the story of a certain Nigerian governor who supposedly got his sister in law in the family way? I heard his wife temporarily lost her mind. The story is also told of another Nigerian Governor who made his wife kneel down and beg forgiveness from the dude she had accused of pimping for her husband. Apparently its not a predicament only Nigerian women are put through.

Kennedy was famous for his philandering but the article below is still a bit of an eye opener.


  • British author Sarah Bradford updates her  biography of Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Reveals JFK‘s affairs including swimming  pool frolics with two secretaries
  • He ‘said’: ‘I get a migraine headache if  I don’t get a strange piece of a** daily’
  • People thought wife Jackie didn’t mind  infidelities as she showed no signs

By  Sarah Bradford

It is half a  century since Lee Harvey Oswald aimed his rifle through a sixth-floor  window  of the Texas School Book Depository and fired a shot which would  echo round the world. In the days following John Kennedy’s assassination in  Dallas, his widow Jackie’s grace and dignity defined her  in the eyes of  millions around the world. At JFK’s funeral, where she held the hands of their  two small children, she became an icon, burdened until the day she died with the  dreams and expectations  of millions of strangers.

To mark the  50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, British author Sarah Bradford has  updated her acclaimed biography of Jacqueline Kennedy and sheds new light on her  complex relationship with the sexually voracious JFK and her sometimes waspish  views of the major world figures she rubbed shoulders with…

Rare time off together: JFK and Jackie sailing off Rhode Island in 1962Rare time off together: JFK and Jackie sailing off Rhode  Island in 1962

It was Jackie’s state visit to Paris in 1961  that made her an international superstar. She was, as one reporter put it, ‘news  24 hours a day’. The fashion journal Women’s Wear Daily could have been  re-christened What Jackie Wears Daily.

The ‘Jackie look’ was a regular selling point  on Seventh Avenue. Even behind the Iron Curtain a Leningrad fashion magazine  carried advertisements for ‘Jackie look’ clothes, and the Polish magazine Swait  wrote that she had ‘entered the group of a few women in the world who set the  style and tone of their epoch’.

It was at this point that Kennedy’s Chief of  Protocol, the worldly Angier Biddle Duke, told his future wife, Robin, ‘The deck  has shifted’. Indeed, the balance of power had tilted subtly towards Jackie,  both in the eyes of her husband (which was all important to her) and the Kennedy  entourage. If Jack was the Sun King, Jackie was by now most definitely America’s  Queen.

Gore Vidal recalls that Jackie had said: ‘I  never saw Jack until we got to the White House. He was always away and gone.’

Vidal added: ‘I don’t even think he thought  anything about her until he began to see pictures of her in the paper, this  glamorous woman who happened to be married to him.

Beach boy: JFK in 1962, surrounded by admirers after a swim at Santa MonicaBeach boy: JFK in 1962, surrounded by admirers after a  swim at Santa Monica


‘And he started calling her “the sex symbol”  – as in “Will you tell the sex symbol lunch is ready?”.

He found that pretty funny and I think it  awakened his interest.’

However, their relationship remained complex.

Jack was becoming like Jackie’s idealised  father ‘Black’ Jack Bouvier – the dashing womaniser who still came home to  envelop his family with love. The birth of JFK’s children had awakened a strong  paternal streak in him, But he would not, and could not, give up his sexual  habits; nor did he feel the least bit guilty about them.

As Jackie’s sister Lee Radziwill was to tell  Cecil Beaton in June 1968: ‘Jack used to play around and I knew exactly what he  was up to and would tell him so. And he’d have absolutely no guilty conscience.  He said, “I love her deeply and have done everything for her. I’ve no feeling of  letting her down because I’ve put her foremost in everything”.’

Jackie's sister Lee Radziwill was to tell Cecil Beaton in June 1968: 'Jack used to play around and I knew exactly what he was up to and would tell him so. And he'd have absolutely no guilty conscience'
Photographer Sir Cecil Beaton

Jackie’s sister Lee Radziwill (left) was to tell Cecil  Beaton (right) in June 1968: ‘Jack used to play around and I knew exactly what  he was up to and would tell him so. And he’d have absolutely no guilty  conscience’

Jack had anticipated that the Presidency would limit his sexual adventures but, instead, high office meant that  he  could have virtually any woman he wanted and Jackie’s frequent  absences gave  him plenty of opportunity.

Secret Service logs show that Jackie spent a  great deal more time away from the White House than at the White House. She  spent almost all the steamy summer months out of Washington and, even when she  was there, regularly left on Friday afternoon for their rented Virginia horse  farm Glen Ora, or to go to the Kennedy family seat at Hyannis Port in Cape Cod,  and did not return until Monday or later.

‘The girls were led  over to the President. I’ll have that one, he said’

Jack never left the White House until  Saturday.

Jackie was a rebel and a free spirit at  heart, and the White House seemed claustrophobic.

Furthermore, she could close her eyes to what  Jack was up to when she was not with him.

‘It’s amazing – he used to do it in front of  her,’ said a well-known New York debutante several years younger than  Jackie.

‘In New York a great friend, one  of his  ex-girls, organised an after-theatre party. He had obviously said to her, “Can  you get me a bunch of young nice girls?”‘

Jackie, wife of US President Kennedy prepares for an interviewJackie, wife of US President Kennedy


‘I was invited and another great friend of  mine was asked. The two of us were riveted so we both went. There were about  four or five other friends, single girls we knew also. One by one, each of us  was told, “The President would like to speak to you”, and we were led over for  about ten minutes.

‘I wasn’t as enamoured of him as other people  were. I didn’t think he was this great sex symbol. But what fascinated us all  was that Jackie was sitting there and he actually said, ”I’ll take that one.”‘

‘I know exactly who won. She shall be nameless. This was a very shy, divine girl, Very pretty, very tall. The next  time I saw Jackie was when they asked me to a party at the White  House. It was  the last party before he was killed.

‘She was waltzing around, and he would dance  with a girl for five  minutes  and then they would disappear up in the lift  and then they’d be back in  20 minutes. We just sat there watching, my friend  and I.

‘I was astounded. And Jackie paid no  attention.

‘Life with Kennedy must have been  total hell  because he never stopped, none of those [Kennedy] boys do.  And they have to  have every woman in the room.

‘I remember when Kennedy was assassinated – I  had this tiny flat just off  Fifth Avenue and 80th Street. And the day after he  was killed and  everybody was watching the funeral I had four what you’d call  ”widows” in my tiny sitting room – all married – because they couldn’t cry  their eyes out in front of their husbands, all of whom thought they had been  the only one.

‘I swear to  you, and this is absolutely  true, at this point it was more chic not to  have slept with the  President  than to have slept with him. Every time  Jackie walked into a room she must have  known that half the women there  had slept with him.

‘One of the ”widows” who was in my  apartment talked about it the whole time to anyone who would  listen.  She  was snuck into the White House in the boot of a car, and  she was  taken  down to the swimming pool and he would join her for a swim.

Black Jack Bouvier
Jack was becoming a dashing womaniser who still came home to envelop his family with love

Around the time Jackie visited Paris in 1961 and gained  fame, Jack was starting to resemble her idealised father ‘Black’ Jack Bouvier  (left) – the dashing womaniser who came home to envelop his family with  love


‘Then there was the famous Angie Dickinson  who used to go up and down in the lift at the Carlyle Hotel, you know, at the  back, the service lift. And there was Marilyn Monroe. What I couldn’t understand  about all these women was that they must have known that they were the lollipop  for the day and who wants to be used as a lollipop?’

People thought that Jackie did not mind  Jack’s infidelities because she showed no signs of doing so.

Indeed, the President’s notorious  swimming-pool frolics with the two secretaries known as ‘Fiddle’ and ‘Faddle’  did not worry her, but his sleeping with her friends and women in her circle,  did.

As Robin Biddle Duke, who married Angie in  May 1962, said: ‘She had a lot of reasons to be fragile and to feel fragile  because it hurts.

‘She marries Jack and he is the love  of her  life and he really does like, you know, fiddling around with  other girls. I  felt very sorry for her because public humiliation is  devastating. Everybody  knew that Jack was naughty. I mean, it was  something that wasn’t talked about  but I think this woman was put  through a very great deal.

‘I think she loved JFK and she always thought  he loved her. In his way he  did, but his love had certain reservations and hers  was total.

Marilyn Monroe at a party in 1962
Angie Dickinson

Famous Angie Dickinson (r) ‘went up and down in the lift  at the Carlyle Hotel’. And there was Marilyn Monroe



‘Deep down Jack Kennedy would probably have  liked to have been as good a husband to Jackie as he was a father to Caroline  and John and in his own way he tried. When asked by a friend why he played  around, he replied seriously: I can’t help it.’

He shocked the eminently respectable,  self-controlled British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, by  confessing to  him that if he didn’t have sex at least once a day, he had a headache.

To the far less respectable Bobby  Baker,  secretary to the Senate Democrats and provider of favours for  senators, he  said, according to Baker, ‘I get a migraine headache if I  don’t get a strange  piece of a** every day.’

To Jack, easily bored in this as in  everything else, variety was the spice of life: he not only liked different  women but three-in-a-bed sessions, sometimes with hookers. According to the  Secret Service logs,  appointments with women were made through Jack’s old  friend and closest  personal aide, Dave Powers, whose name appeared in the  official record.  When Teddy Kennedy was being publicly unfaithful, Jackie told  his  disconsolate wife Joan, ‘All Kennedy men are like that.’

‘He said that he suffered a migraine if he didn’t have  a girl every day’

‘He just couldn’t resist a girl with a little  bit of Social Register in her background,’ recalled one of JFK’s young lovers,  Marion ‘Mimi’ Beardsley. She was a tall, slender and beautiful 19-year-old at  Jackie’s old  school, Miss Porter’s, Farmington, when she wrote to the  White House requesting an interview with Jackie for her college newspaper.

A year later, Mimi was invited to join the  White House staff as an intern. Within days she was introduced to the President  over cocktails. ‘Would you like a tour of the residence, Mimi?’ he asked and  proceeded to the bedroom he shared with Jackie where, without apparent  compunction, he took the 20-year-old’s virginity on Jackie’s bed.

‘The midday swim in the overheated pool was  an inviolable part of his routine, and so it became part  of my routine as  well,’ Mimi wrote.

‘I would swim with the President at noon or  near the end of the work  day, race back to my desk, and  then wait  for a call to come upstairs in the evening.

‘The governing factor behind these  calls… was the presence – or, more accurately, the absence, of Mrs Kennedy in  the White House.’

Marion 'Mimi' Beardsley, the White House intern who lost her virginity to JFK on Jackie's bedMarion ‘Mimi’ Beardsley, the White House intern who lost  her virginity to JFK on Jackie’s bed


Like other people who knew JFK, Mimi  talked  of his ‘genius at compartmentalising’ his life, placing Jackie on a pedestal to  keep her  apart from all the other women in  his life.

Jackie, however, kept hoping he would calm  down, as she confessed to her friend Adlai Stevenson. ‘I don’t care how many  girls [Jack sleeps with] as  long as I know he knows  it’s wrong and I  think he does now,’ she said.

The death (at two days old) of his youngest  son, Patrick, in August 1963 was an unbearable blow for Jack.

Mimi wrote: ‘I had never seen real grief  until I saw the President  when he  returned to the White House while Mrs  Kennedy recovered for a few more  days in hospital. He invited me upstairs and  we sat outside on  the  balcony in the soft summer evening air.

‘There was a stack of condolence letters on  the floor next to his chair, and he picked each one up and read it aloud to me.

‘Some were from friends, others from  strangers, but they were all heartfelt  and deeply moving. Occasionally, tears  rolling down his cheeks, he would write something on one of the letters . . .  but mostly he just read  them and cried.’

America’s Queen: The Life Of   Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, by Sarah Bradford, is  published on  October 31  by Penguin, priced £14.99.

To order your copy  at  £11.99 with  free p&p call the  Mail Book Shop on 0844 472 4157   or go to

How  the Queen took ‘revenge’

The plan for the Kennedys’ London visit in  June 1961 had been cooked up  when Prime Minister Harold Macmillan visited the  White House two months  earlier.

In order not to  offend French President  Charles de Gaulle –  who was suspicious of the  Anglo-American relationship  – the official reason for the visit was the  christening of Jackie’s niece Anna  Christina Radziwill. Macmillan was to give an informal luncheon and the Queen a  dinner at the Palace.

Jack and Jackie had been asked beforehand by  the Palace whom they would like to be invited. Jackie proposed the child’s  parents – her sister Lee and her husband Stanislaw Radziwill, a London-based  Polish prince.

She also proposed Princess Margaret, whom she  wanted to meet, and Princess  Marina,  whom Jack remembered from his  father’s days in the US Embassy  in London.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with President John F Kennedy and his wife JacquelineThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with President John  F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline


Initially  the Palace wanted to veto the  Radziwills because they were both  divorcees. After an intervention – presumably  by Macmillan – they  relented.

But Jackie  joked: ‘The Queen had her  revenge. No Margaret, no Marina, no one except every Commonwealth minister of  agriculture they could find. The Queen  was pretty heavy going.’

Jackie thought the Queen ‘resented’ her –  in  all probability she was intimidated by Mrs Kennedy’s famous  sophistication –  and that Prince Philip was  ‘nice but nervous’.

‘The Queen was human only once,’ Jackie said.  She had been telling Her  Majesty about the Kennedy state visit to Canada and  the rigours of being on view at all hours. Jackie recalled: ‘The Queen looked  rather  conspiratorial and said, ”One gets crafty after a while and learns how  to save oneself.”

Then the Queen said: ‘You like pictures?’

And she marched Jackie down a  long gallery, stopping at a Van Dyck to say: ‘That’s a good  horse.’

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One thought on “All the president’s women: Virgin interns. Prostitutes. White House pool sex sessions. 50 years after the murder of JFK, the jaw-dropping truth of the betrayal of Jackie

  1. JFK *HATED* to dance – mostly due to his bad back – so the rest of the credibility for this goes right out the window. Yes, Kennedy was definitely unfaithful to his loyal & devoted wife, had affairs, and was a lousy husband – but these “accounts” are punctuated with lies that can be debunked by simple, widely known facts. Speaking of facts, Sarah Bradford’s bio on Jackie, which first came out over 10 years ago, is full of steaming shit – shit that can, once again, be debunked by simple facts. The end. Don’t plan on reading her “updated” version – it’ll be more of the same shit, as evidenced by this article.

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