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Robert Kennedy Sr.'s relationship with Ethel Kennedy ended when Robert Kennedy Sr. died on June 6, 1968. They had been married for 18 years.

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Robert Kennedy Sr.

Politics - Attorney General

Why Famous: Brother of John F. Kennedy

Age: 42 (11/20/1925 - 6/6/1968)


Robert Kennedy Sr.'s Relationships (2)

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Ethel Kennedy

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Widow of Robert F. Kennedy Sr.

Age: 90 (b. 4/11/1928)

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Ethel Kennedy's Relationships (1)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1945 5.2 years
Engaged 02/1950 4.5 months
Married 6/17/1950 18 years
Deceased 6/6/1968 --
 Total23.5 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Kathleen Hartington07/04/195166 yrs.FemaleBiological
Joseph Patrick09/24/195265 yrs.MaleBiological
Robert Francis Jr.01/17/195464 yrs.MaleBiological
David Anthony06/15/195528 yrs.*MaleBiological
Mary Courtney09/08/195661 yrs.FemaleBiological
Michael LeMoyne02/27/195839 yrs.*MaleBiological
Mary Kerry09/08/195958 yrs.FemaleBiological
Christopher George07/04/196354 yrs.MaleBiological
Matthew Maxwell Taylor01/11/196553 yrs.MaleBiological
Douglas Harriman03/24/196751 yrs.MaleBiological
Rory Elizabeth Katherine12/12/196849 yrs.FemaleBiological

* Age at time of death

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Marilyn MonroeRobert Kennedy Sr.5/1962View

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Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia

Where and/or how did Robert Kennedy Sr. and Ethel Kennedy meet?

Ethel met Robert during a skiing trip to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada during the winter of 1945. At the time, Robert was dating Ethel's sister, Patricia. Eventually that relationship ended and Ethel and Bobby started seeing each other.

Why did Robert Kennedy Sr. and Ethel Kennedy break up?

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Classic Quotes by Robert Kennedy Sr. and Ethel Kennedy about their relationship:

We had a happy, blessed life. Ethel Kennedy
We both wanted a lot of children, but there wasn't a huge discussion about it. It wasn't a big deal. We were both from big families. Ethel Kennedy

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