Happiness and Fame: What Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s Life Reveals
The moment you finish this article, you can find out how you can find out if the years are good or bad for you and how long this season will last so you can act accordingly: if there is a storm on the horizon, you will be hiding on time, sunny days will come to the fore, you will take advantage before this opportunity passes so that you can succeed in life.
Before this, however, we first see what is happening from the ex-U.S. The first life of Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as the alternation of her life seasons from good to bad and vice versa radically shaped her stormy life. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was born in 1929 as Jacqueline Bouvier, on Long Island, New York. The stock market crash this year has seriously hurt the fate of her father John Bouvier, who gives her a “sense of insecurity and fear of poverty,” as her biographer Sarah Bradford says.
When she was seven or eight, her family began to crumble. Her parents often quarreled with the persecution of her father for other women, then they broke up. Other children asked Jackie, and she was "like a stray kitten." In 1940, the humiliation became public: news of the separation of her parents became known in the local press with details about her father’s female attitude. This fact has caused Jackie deep insecurity and shyness towards the world.
But since 1941, everything changed: a good season had to start for her. In 1941, at the age of 12, she had her first great success, winning the prize for horse riding at the horse show. And in 1942, everything became even better: her mother married a rich man, the heir to an oil company and two luxury houses. Jackie embraced her new family with love, experiencing stability that she had never known before.
In 1944 she entered the school for wealthy girls, where she soon became an outstanding student. In 1946, she received a first prize in literature, and when she left school in 1947, she was a “bright, confident, imaginative 17-year-old girl”, looking forward to unlimited possibilities. That same year, she entered the prestigious college for women, Vassar. And in 1948, Jackie was called "Queen Debutante of the Year", which immediately "put her almost at the level of a Hollywood star."
In 1952, the highest moment came. Jackie met a man who was supposed to have the most profound impact on her life: Congressman John F. Kennedy, "America's most suitable bachelor" and one of the richest members of Congress. Soon Kennedy offered her, and in September 1953 they were married; he was 36 years old, she was 24. For the next three years (1954-1956), Jackie lived a life of greatness and satisfaction. The parties provided by Kennedy's fabulously wealthy friends were endless.
But 1957 was the last year in this good life season of Jackie Kennedy. The first clouds began to appear immediately. Shortly after the birth of Caroline, her daughter in 1957, Jackie began to decorate and repair her house, the White House. But her husband objected. He was furious. “What is the point of spending all this money?” He asked. This was her first encounter with him.
Began a turn in Jackie's own life. So, when John Kennedy performed for re-election to the Senate in 1958, she accompanied him with a “phony show of enthusiasm,” Sarah Bradford, biographer Jackie, notes. The following year, Kennedy announced his candidacy for president. But Jackie was unhappy. Last year, her husband was so tired when he campaigned that they barely spoke. What happens if he is elected president? So, while Kennedy and his friends celebrated their victory in the early 1960s in West Virginia, Jackie was so unhappy that she disappeared from the stage and went to the car and sat alone.
The same situation persisted when Kennedy gave his word, accepting a democratic candidature for the presidency. While all members of the Kennedy family were present, Jackie was gone. She watched a speech on television at home, feeling that she "was alone in the country," as she said later. And when Kennedy was elected president in November 1960, Jackie was not happy again. When she heard this news, she “put on a raincoat and a scarf and headed to the beach for a solitary walk, as other members of the family were dressing for a victory photo.”
Jackie became the first lady after the inauguration of John Kennedy in January 1961. But soon she was "buried behind a phase of suspicion, mistrust and feelings of imprisonment." The most destructive was the fact that she found out about many of the “other women” of her husband — the Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe about them — a fact that intimidated her. As if all this was not enough, she became increasingly aware that the health of her husband was not good at that time. He had Addison's disease, and the back pain was so severe that he needed cortisone for relief and had to lean on crutches to walk. As she said later, she and her husband were “emotionally, double icebergs” at that time.
So the next year (1962), Jackie decided to leave. She went to India and Pakistan, then to Rome and London. The press increasingly criticized Jackie’s Italian vacation and her nightly activities: “Doesn't she have enough respect for her husband to be a good wife?” They asked. (The news about “other women” Kennedy was not publicly known at the time).
The following year was even more devastating for Jackie, the year of the tragedy. First, she was pregnant, but the baby arrived almost a month earlier and was stillborn. Withdrawal and depression followed. Then, in November of the same year, the end came. On November 22, 1963, during a campaign in Dallas, Texas, along with Jackie, the president was killed. At 34, Jackie was a widow.
The first year of mourning (1964) was a year of emotional turmoil. Now the former first lady was worried and could not sleep at night, and she felt that her life was over. At the same time, she began to worry about money: the annual allocation of $ 50,000 she received from the government was not enough, especially after the life she was used to in the White House. She drank too much and sometimes wanted to commit suicide. She lived in an atmosphere of deep anxiety and grief, describing herself as a "living wound."
Another cause for concern at that time was her desire to find another husband, a desire that really began to appear in 1965. This goal was not fulfilled soon. A year after the death of her husband, Jackie worked with successful architect Jack Varneke on the Kennedy grave design. In 1966, they considered marriage. But he was not rich and did not have a private plane, yacht, etc. So brother Kennedy Robert objected. Jackie “had to return to the super face of the stratosphere,” he said.
Such a super-rigid man appeared in 1967: Greek magnate Aristotle Onassis, the owner of the ship, one of the richest people in the world. Jackie first met Onassis in 1955 aboard her yacht Christina, where she and her husband were invited to cocktails. The second time was in 1963, when Jackie was depressed about the loss of her child: Onassis invited her on a cruise on Christine. Jackie was impressed with his charm, so on the day of her husband's funeral in 1963, Onassis, invited by Jackie, was a guest at the White House.
Since then, Jackie and Onassis kept in touch by telephone. And in the summer of 1967, Onassis invited her to rest on Skorpios, his private island in Greece. There, she agreed to marry him, and they married the following year. She was 39 years old, and he was 62 years old. But Jackie's marriage immediately gave her a new reason for concern: she was greeted by worldwide animosity — everyone felt that Jackie was betraying John Kennedy. The Vatican also accused her as “a sinner who was forbidden to accept the sacraments,” because Onassis was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, and Jackie was a Catholic.
The marriage was also not happy for Jackie. Shortly after the wedding, Onassis returned to his beloved woman, the famous Greek opera singer Maria Callas, and they continued their love story. Jackie found out about it and was furious. And the next year (1969) was boring and anxious for her: she was left alone and sad on the island of Scorpios, when Okasis flew out on business, and she began to cry, saying that she feels that she will never be happy again
In 1970, the situation worsened: Onassis and Maria Callas were photographed in Paris, dining together at the famous Maxim restaurant and the nightclub Régine. Jackie could not pretend that she did not know that her husband met Callas every time Jackie was not present. Brother Jackie began to degenerate. Although she did everything she could to please him, Onassis “constantly complained, screamed and screamed at her,” and publicly insulted her, calling her “stupid”, etc. Before her friends.
In 1972, Onassis presented Jackie with a legal document stating that she had renounced any rights to her estate. Jackie signed it. Two months later, Onassi began collecting evidence against Jackie to ask for a divorce. Soon she found out about it and was upset.
But since 1974, this bad season for Jackie has ended, and a good season has begun for her. This year, the health of Onassi began to deteriorate. He was diagnosed as suffering from an incurable myasthenia gravis. But Jackie no longer worried about what would happen with her marriage or with husband Onassis. When he died in Paris in March 1975, Jackie was not there at the time of his death; she was in New York at the party that her daughter gave. And at the funeral, "she seemed furious, icy, distant, carefree," and she did not cry at all.
In addition, the death of Oassis gave her the means to finally become financially and personally independent. After his death, negotiations began between the daughter of Jackie and Onissis Cristina for the financial settlement of the status of the Onassis estate. Despite the fact that Jackie signed a document stating that she had waived any rights to the property of Onissis, Christina’s lawyers told her that the document was invalid under the laws of Greece. So, in May 1975, a settlement was reached, at which Jackie received a huge amount of $ 20 million. In addition, in the second settlement in 1977, it was decided that Jackie would receive an additional lifetime income of $ 150,000 per year. Jackie's life has completely changed.
With all this money, Jackie returned to New York. It was here that she could come to life as a person. She revived her old dream of becoming a writer, taking a job in 1977 as a journalist. And in 1978, she bought a gorgeous home in the port of Hyannis, Massachusetts. She then became the editor of one of the most prestigious publishers in New York.
Meanwhile, a new, satisfying element was added to her life: the presence of Maurice Tempelsman, a partner of one of the largest diamond firms in the United States. At almost the same age as Jackie, Tempelman left his wife in 1982 and moved to Jackie’s apartment. He loved her very much and protected her very much. Over the next ten years, Jackie led an independent life, she traveled and returned to her beloved horsemanship.
But around here this good season will end for Jackie. In 1993, she began to experience bouts of ill health, soon diagnosed as cancer. First, a painful swelling in her groin was diagnosed, and then it turned out that her brain was affected. She began to experience mental confusion, so in March 1994 she prepared a will. In April 1994, she collapsed and was taken to hospital: cancer invaded her liver. The following month, she died at the age of 64. A woman who was the wife of two of the most famous people of the 20th century, left this world.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis alternates the seasons of his life from good to bad and vice versa shows that even famous people whom we consider successful and happy throughout their lives also had bad times of the year, sometimes incredibly difficult. Therefore, we do not have to worry when we notice that we have gone through a bad season in our life. The same can happen to the most famous and successful people.
In addition, it follows from the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis that the bad season she experienced before 1941 ended this year and a good season began (her mother married a rich man and therefore Jackie experienced stability that she never knew earlier, and soon after she met John F. Kennedy, they were married and lived a life full of greatness and satisfaction.But in 1957 a bad season began (her marriage to Kennedy was not satisfied, later she became a widow at 34, and soon the second marriage with Onassis also turned out to be unsatisfied ny) In 1974, however, a change in the seasons occurred in her life: an unsuccessful season ended, and a good start began (oncis died, and Jackie inherited a very large part of his vast property).
However, similar to the alternation of seasons, also comes from the biographies of many other famous people I have studied. Among them are the biographies of Napoleon, Beethoven, Verdi, Churchill, Picasso, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Thatcher, Columbus, Mandela and many others, more than 20 biographies.
— Beethoven's good and bad times alternated in 1776, 1792, 1809 and 1825
— Napoleon alternated in 1776, 1792 and 1809
— Churchill alternated in 1875, 1892, 1908, 1924 and 1941
— Verdi alternated in 1825, 1842, 1859, 1875 and 1892
— Picasso alternated in 1892, 1908, 1925, 1941 and 1957
— Elizabeth Taylor alternated in 1941, 1958, 1975 and 1990
— Margaret Thatcher alternated in 1941, 1957, 1975 and 1990
— Mandela alternated in 1941, 1957, 1974 and 1990
— Queen of England Queen Elizabeth alternated in 1545, 1562, 1578 and 1595
— Columbus alternated in 1479 and 1496.
Comparing these biographies, I came to an amazing discovery: the seasons of the year all the above-mentioned people alternated in a specific pattern. In addition, after extensive research, I discovered that the seasons of our own lives alternate according to the same definition. This means, therefore, we can foresee how our good and bad seasons of life will alternate in the future with amazing accuracy.
So we can act accordingly. If there is a storm on the horizon, we can take shelter on time. If sunny days are coming forward, we can take advantage before this opportunity passes. In this way, we can succeed in life by making important decisions regarding our career, marriage, family, relationships, and all other problems of life.