They came from a wealthy family and grew up in the lap of luxury. But eventually, Jackie Kennedy’s aunt and cousin had a spectacular fall from grace. And the First Lady’s relatives would go on to become a subject of fascination because of their unusual lifestyles.
Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28, 1929, Jackie Kennedy originally came from Southhampton, New York. Her mother worked with horses and her father was a successful share broker. She went to Vassar College before transferring to George Washington University, from which she graduated with a degree in French literature in 1951.
After completing her studies, Jackie had obtained a job interviewing and photographing inhabitants of Washington. And it was one year following her graduation that she went to a dinner that changed everything. There, Jackie met John F. Kennedy, then a congressman who had grown up in Massachusetts.