To recap, Jackie had returned the engagement ring to John, reportedly at their engagement party. According to the book, it was because her mother found out that John Husted Jr. was not wealthy enough.
Soon after, Jackie met JFK while she was working at the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. Just a year after she broke off her engagement, JFK proposed to Jackie in London and they got married a few months later. The details of their courtship were never revealed, but the timeline does suggest that Jackie might have married for money and power instead of true love.
It does seem plausible that JFK would be a better choice for a husband in Jackie’s mother’s eyes. What do you think about this theory? Do you think it seems true or do you think Jackie and JFK were truly in love?
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