In the small world of celebrities, it is hardly surprising that the future husband of Mrs. Kennedy, Aristotle Onassis, the Greek maritime magnate, was a close friend of the Radziwills. They had organized dinner parties in London for him and had come aboard his yacht, the Christina. Indeed, tabloids had long since romantically linked Ms. Radziwill and Mr. Onassis, a notorious womanizer.
In a brief telephone interview for this obituary, Ms. Radziwill scoffed at the notion that she had an affair with Mr. Onassis, insisting that she was "very exhausting" about her relationship with her sister, who, according to Ms. Heiden's Kennedy family, was supposedly very stressful. " No remorse, no "1
"The story of Jackie's influence on Ari during this cruise was narrated to many," wrote Diana DuBois in "In Their Sister Shadow: An Intimate Biography by Lee Radziwill" (1995). "Lee would tell her confidants later that she was just trying to do something nice for her sister when she brought her on the Christina, and that Jackie Onassis co-opted on this cruise."
The book added, "Jackie's expropriation of Onassis led to a deep wedge between the two women, which, coupled with a parallel development between Jackie and Robert Kennedy following the assassination, marked the beginning of a profound change in their relationship would take.
In the months following the assassination, Robert Kennedy said that in a time of psychological trauma for Jackie, historians and news reports of the day provided deep emotional support and the fact that the two were often seen together. In-depth conversations were inevitably rumors that her Relationship was a little closer than the kindness and well-being of a father-in-law. However, nothing more substantial was demonstrated.
Five years after the assassination of the President, Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Onassis were married in a tabloid case and had a marriage contract that guaranteed them millions. Mrs. Radziwill attended the wedding on Skorpios, the private island of Mr. Onassis.