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    JFK To Swedish Siren: 'I'll Dump Jackie For You!'

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    Published on: December 10, 2015
    by National ENQUIRER Staff
    Photography by: Corbis



    John F. Kennedy carried on a shocking affair with a sexy Swedish blonde behind Jackie’s back — and his never-before-seen love letters exposed the steamy romance that nearly ended his marriage and presidential dreams!

    The secret fling between the future President and beautiful Swedish aristocrat Gunilla von Post began when the two first met on the French Riviera in August 1953 — just three weeks before JFK wed Jackie!

    JFK, then a 36-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts, and the 21-year-old Swedish siren dined, danced and finally shared a passionate kiss beneath the stars.
    After their encounter, Gunilla, who died at age 79 in 2011, never expected to see her dashing American beau again — until his handwritten letters started to arrive.
    The young JFK professed his intimate feelings in phrases that ranged from precious to witty to ardent.
    He gave her pet names like “Gorilla” and “Flicka,” the Swedish word for "beautiful girl."
    Amazingly, JFK was still smitten after his wedding — and the affair came to a head in August 1955, when the illicit couple spent “a magical week” together in Sweden, Gunilla claimed in her 1997 memoir, “Love, Jack.”
    Blockbuster love letters from the lusty future President to his Swedish sweetheart — some recently discovered notes sold for $15,000 at auction — provided new details of their passion.
    A 1954 letter revealed JFK’s attempt to secretly rendezvous with Gunilla in Stockholm.
    “Is there any chance you shall be there as I would like to say hello,” he wrote.
    He later was forced to cancel the trip to get surgery on his spine, which was injured in a World War II naval battle in the Pacific.
    In December 1954, while recuperating in Palm Beach, Fla., a lovelorn JFK wrote he was “haunted” by Gunilla’s “beautiful, controlled face.”
    He desperately tried to see her once more, in 1955.
    “I am anxious to see you — is it not strange after all these months? Perhaps at first it shall be a little difficult as we shall be strangers — but not strangers  ... It is a long way to Gunilla — it is worth it.”
    In a 1956 letter he addresses her upcoming marriage to a Swedish landowner.
    “If you don’t marry, come over as I should like to see you,” it read.
    “I had a wonderful time last summer with you. It is a bright memory of my life — you are wonderful and I miss you.”
    JFK told his domineering dad, Joe, that he wanted to divorce Jackie so he could marry his Swedish lover, Gunilla wrote in her book.
    But Joe hit the roof, yelling that JFK would “be President someday” and that divorce would “ruin everything,” she wrote.
    The shocking romance ended as a result of Joe’s bullying and Jackie’s miscarriage in late 1955.
    “Joe Kennedy desperately wanted Jack to be President,” said an insider.
    “Joe was not going to let anything stand in his way!”

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    Gunilla von Post

    Gunilla von Post, who has died aged 79, was a Swedish socialite who had an affair with John F Kennedy and later told all in a memoir, Love, Jack, published in 1997.

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    She was not the first — or indeed the last — to fall for the charms of a man notorious for his sketchy grasp of the obligations of matrimony. What was notable about Kennedy’s relationship with Miss von Post, however, was that it began a few weeks before his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier and continued when his wedding vows were still fresh upon his lips.

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    In her memoir, written in the breathless style of a Mills and Boon romance, Gunilla von Post recalled that Kennedy met her by chance while visiting the French Riviera in August 1953. He was a charming, boyish-looking 36-year-old senator from Massachusetts. She was 21, the beautiful blonde daughter of a Swedish aristocrat, who had been sent to the Cote d’Azur for a month to improve her French language skills.

    They spent an evening together — dinner, dancing and a moonlit walk to the shore of the Mediterranean: “He turned and kissed me tenderly and my breath was taken away. The brightness of the moon and stars made his eyes appear bluer than the ocean beneath us. He broke the silence by saying softly: 'I fell in love with you tonight.’” But, Kennedy admitted, there was a problem: he was about to get married. “If I had met you one week before,” he told her, “I would have cancelled the whole thing.”

    Kennedy returned to America where, three weeks later, on September 1 1953, he married Jacqueline Bouvier. But Gunilla remained smitten and, by her own account, was thrilled when she received the first of a series of love letters (with trans-Atlantic phone calls in between), in which Kennedy spoke of his hopes of organising a clandestine reunion.

    Their relationship was finally consummated when he contrived to visit Sweden with a friend in August 1955: “I was relatively inexperienced, and Jack’s tenderness was a revelation,” she wrote. “He said, 'Gunilla, we’ve waited two years for this. It seems almost too good to be true, and I want to make you happy.’” He made love, she recalled “with a surprising innocence” — swooning, sighing, weeping. At one point he lifted his eyes to the heavens and proclaimed, “The stars, Gunilla. The stars!”

    The pair spent a week together during which Gunilla introduced her beau to family and friends. Despite his infamous claim that “If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get terrible headaches”, Gunilla felt that Kennedy was not a man who “simply needed a woman to satisfy his cravings and would then go on to something else”.
    The week ended with painful farewells at the airport. The night before, Kennedy told her repeatedly: “I love you, Gunilla. I adore you. I’m crazy about you and I’ll do everything I can to be with you.”
    Subsequently, by her account, he called his father Joe to tell him he wanted to divorce Jackie and marry Gunilla. But the Kennedy patriarch was having none of it: divorce was out of the question because it would ruin Jack’s hopes of making it to the White House.
    Kennedy’s subsequent attempts to persuade Gunilla to move to New York and work as a model foundered on her refusal to accept anything short of marriage. A few months later the affair was over, with Kennedy sending a last, handwritten, note saying: “I just got word today — that my wife and sister are coming here” and describing his emotions as “complicated”.
    But Gunilla’s memories remained sweet: “I borrowed him for a week, a beautiful week that no one can take away from me” she wrote.
    Karin Adele Gunilla von Post was born on July 10 1932 in Stockholm. She trained in hotel management and cookery and attended a finishing school in Lausanne.
    Shortly after her affair with Kennedy ended, she married Anders Ekman, a wealthy Swedish landowner, and Kennedy sent his best wishes. Three years later, she and her husband were guests at a charity ball at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, where Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, were on the dais. From her table, Gunilla scribbled a note on her napkin and asked a waiter to give it to the senator. Shortly afterwards Kennedy signalled to her to meet him in a corridor: “He just gave me a huge hug. And then he said 'It’s wonderful to see you. I love you’,” she recalled. “ It was lovely.” It was the last time they would meet.
    Despite the former president’s reputation as a world-class womaniser, some found Gunilla von Post’s account too overwrought to be entirely convincing. Its veracity, however, was borne out last year when she decided to sell 11 of Kennedy’s handwritten letters and three telegrams on a Chicago online auction site.
    In the letters, all written after his marriage, Kennedy expressed his urgent longing to see his “Swedish Gorilla” (a reference, no doubt, to her first name rather than her physique): “Do you remember our dinner and evening together this summer at Antibes and Cagnes,” he asked in the first missive, sent in March 1954, five months after his marriage. “How are you? — and what are you now doing in Paris, you said you were going to work for an airline. Do you — and do you fly to the United States. I expect to return to France in September. Will you be there?”
    A few weeks later he returned to the charge: “I thought I might get a boat and sail around the Mediterranean for two weeks with you as crew. What do you think?” But before the assignation could take place Kennedy sent a telegram cancelling it after suffering a back injury that required extensive surgery.
    As the auction website explained: “He pursued [Gunilla] despite the daily demands of public service and newly-wed nesting, and even despite a near-death experience on the operating table. No obstacle was too great to bar the soon-to-be King Arthur from courting his beguiling Lady of the Lake.”
    The sale of the letters raised $115,537.50, well over the original estimate of $40,000 to $50,000.
    Anders Ekman died in an accident, and Gunilla later married Weisner Miller, an American IBM executive, and moved to the United States. The marriage ended in divorce, but Gunilla continued to enjoy life on the international social circuit, supporting animal and children’s charities and flitting between homes in Palm Beach, Switzerland, Sweden and the south of France. “I feel as if home is mid-Atlantic,” she once said.
    Gunilla von Post is survived by two daughters of her first marriage and a son of her second. Another son died in infancy.
    Gunilla von Post, born July 10 1932, died October 14 2011



    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...-von-Post.html

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    New flash: JFK was a womanizer.
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    Well she certainly looked like Jackie.
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    There is no OCEAN in Cote D Azur..only the Mediterranean SEA..and yes,he did a lot of playing around..

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    Absolutely shocked her lined up more ass.
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