Jacqueline Lee Bouvier 1947 Dear John Letter To Her ‘Siberian’ Lover


IN 1947, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (later after marriages to US President John F. Kennedy and reek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis) wrote this letter to her then lover.

Dear John,

“I’ve always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the other person—starve to buy them bread and not mind living in Siberia with them—and I’ve always thought that every minute away from them would be hell—so looking at it that [way] I guess I’m not in love with you.”

Guess not…