All the Tragedy That Has Led to Belief in a Kennedy Family “Curse”


These days, the Kennedys are all over, including California, where Maria Shriver, Bobby Kennedy Jr. and Rory Kennedy all live in the Los Angeles area.

RFK Jr. and Rory do game nights, sometimes with a group of pals that includes Laura DernChad Lowe and his wife, Kim, and Lucifer actress Rachael Harris and her musician husband Christian Hebel. Bobby and Cheryl were spotted on a double date with Woody Harrelson and his wife, Laura Louie, at the always-trendy vegan restaurant Café Gratitude in Venice.

“There’s this special, symbiotic relationship Americans have with my family, going all the way back to my grandparents, to President Kennedy and my aunt Jackie, to my father, my mom…Uncle Teddy, Aunt Joan…my late brother David…”Kerry Kennedy, who in 2014 was found not guilty of driving while impaired stemming from a 2012 accident, also told J. Randy Taraborrelli, “and while I think a lot of it has to do with basic empathy, I also think it has to do with a collective human experience.

“All people have troubles in their lives,” she continued. “If understanding how we have dealt with our own problems can in some way help people cope with their own, well, then I think that’s good. In fact, I think that’s very good, and I know my family members would agree.”

Or, as JFK Jr. told Taraborrelli when he launched his magazine George back in 1995,  “Family is family. You can pick the Kennedys apart, and I’m sure you will. But at the end of the day, we’re just people trying to understand each other as we share this incredible life we’ve all been blessed with. It’s nothing more than just that, if you really want to know the truth.”

(Original story published June 6, 2019, at 3 a.m. PT; updated on Aug. 2, 2019, at 12:40 p.m.; Nov. 1, 2019, at 12:55 p.m. PT)


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