Jackie O's Lovers: Brando, Bobby Kennedy?

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That Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' story should evolve to include deeper, more sensual notes should come as no surprise. After all, she was the woman who introduced Chubby Checker's the twist to the White House.

That said, recent revelations unearthed by author David Heymann do shock, at least a little bit.

According to Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story, America's favorite First Lady had a passionate affair with her brother-in-law Bobby in the months after her husband's assassination. Romantic involvements of political figures, does it really matter?

What's more, according to a review by the UK's The Telegraph:

The book details [Marlon] Brando's account of how he met Mrs Kennedy in 1964 for a three-hour meal, during which they drank and danced and she, "deeply attracted to Brando, 'pressed her thighs' suggestively into his."

Mr Heymann writes: "In Brando's words, 'From all I'd read and heard about her, Jacqueline Kennedy seemed coquettish and sensual but not particularly sexual. If anything, I pictured her as more voyeur than player. But that wasn't the case. She kept waiting for me to try to get her into bed. When I failed to make a move, she took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question. 'Would you like to spend the night?' And I said, 'I thought you'd never ask.'

Mr. Heymann is said to have obtained passages from the first draft of the Oscar winner's 1994 memoir, Songs My Mother Taught Me, which were later cut by the publishers. [Telegraph]

Whether you believe it or not, this Love Buzzer has nothing more to say than, "You Go, Girl!" After all, as Mad Men's Betty has shown us, there's no better marriage score-settler than a little romantic tit for tat. How an Affair Saved My Marriage

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