Kennedy Jr and wife had a stormy relationship
By the time they died in a 1999 plane crash, John F Kennedy Jr, and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, were living a life of drugs, separate beds and violence, according to a new book by Kennedy family biographer Edward Klein excerpted in Vanity Fair on Monday.
In “The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy Has Haunted America’s First Family for 150 Years,” Klein said that two days before he died, Kennedy, the only son of assassinated US President John F Kennedy, told a friend his marriage was deteriorating.
“It’s got to stop. Otherwise we’re headed for divorce,” Kennedy told the friend in a call from the Stanhope Hotel, where Klein said he took refuge from his wife’s cocaine habit and violent temper.
“I want to have kids but whenever I raise the subject with Carolyn, she turns away and refuses to have sex with me,” Kennedy told the friend. He had picked out a name, Flynn, for the son he dreamed of having, Klein reported.
Klein quoted Bessette’s fashion industry friends as saying it was known she was a heavy user of drugs, and that Kennedy caught her snorting lines of cocaine with friends at the couple’s New York apartment. “You’re a cokehead,” Kennedy screamed at his wife. —Reuters