Jacqueline Kennedy is one of the most popular and scrutinized First Ladies of all time. As well as being seen as a fashion icon, she has also frequently ranked highly in various lists of most influential U.S. First Ladies and most admired people. Her husband President John F. Kennedy even credited part of his campaign success to her appearances during his campaign trails.
Jacqueline’s life was full of professional highs and lows as well as several personal tragedies, but through it all she remained a strong and loving role model for her children.
Now, her eldest granddaughter is all grown up and is a living tribute to her beloved grandmother. The Havard graduate not only shares her grandmother’s love for the arts, she looks so much like her I had to do a double take!
You have to see these photos for yourself – the resemblance is incredible
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born July 28th, 1929 in Southampton, New York.
She would go on to marry the future 35th president of the United States, however, she was a much loved and admired figure in her own right both before and after her marriage.
As well as being remembered as one of the most influential First Ladies of the United States, she carved out a successful career as a book editor and has been praised for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture.
Jacqueline married John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953, and their daughter Caroline was born in 1957. The couple had four children together, but sadly only Caroline and her brother John Jr. survived infancy.
Unlike many of her famous, 34-year-old Rose Kennedy Schlossberg hasn’t pursued a career in politics – even though she’s been involved in some campaigns.
However, she has a lot in common with her grandma.
Rose doesn’t just take after her grandmother in terms of looks – they also have some shared passions. During her college years, Jacqueline Kennedy wrote for her school’s newspaper and was offered a junior editorship at Vogue after graduation.
Rose is also a talented writer. After attending a private all-girls high school, she graduated from Harvard with a BA in English in 2010 and has gone on to write her own comedy series called End Times Girls Club.
The series was supposed to be a “guide to female-focused apocalypse survival,” Mashable writes.
“It came up as a response to seeing the way that New York responded to Hurricane Sandy, and how people were grossly underprepared — specifically, girls in damsel in distress mode,” Rose told the site.
During the 2010 special election in Massachusetts, Rose volunteered for Democrat Alan Khazei’s campaign. She also donated to Barack Obama’s campaign during the 2008 presidential election. She has definitely inherited her family’s political genes!
Rose is named after her maternal great-grandmother, Rose Kennedy, but has often been described as the spitting image of her maternal grandmother, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Sadly, Jaqueline passed away in 1994 when Rose was just 6 years old. The pair were close during Rose’s childhood, and Rose called her ”Grand Jackie.”
Luckily, Jacqueline lives on thanks to her look-a-like granddaughter!
Besides being close to her grandmother, Jackie had also a strong bond with her uncle and JFK’s oldest son John F. Kennedy Jr. When JFK Jr died in a tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999, it was a huge blow for Rose.
“He’d been like a father to her. She went into a six-month depression during which she barely spoke to anyone. She stopped eating — she must have lost 30 pounds,” Kennedy’s biographer, C. David Heymann said in an interview with The Post.
In May 2022, Rose married restauranteur Rory McAuliffe, according to Wikipedia and The National Enquirer. The couple have been together for many years and met when Rory worked as a caterer near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.
”For the past eight years, Rose has quietly been in a relationship with Rory. Rose’s mom, Caroline, loves Rory. She’s already like a part of the family and has been for years,” a source told The Enquirer in 2021.
According to the tabloid and sources close to the family, Jackie Kennedy would have approved the gay marriage.
Looking at these photos, I’m sure that the late first lady would be proud of all of her grandchildren. What an amazing legacy!
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