The Kennedys are without a doubt one of the most famous American families ever. When John Kennedy became the president of the country, people felt a pleasant change. He was loved by millions and appreciated by even more. His presidency was referred to as the “Camelot Presidency,” because it brought hope to many young politicians.
His wife, Jackie Kennedy became a national treasure. She was a supremely stylish and eloquent young woman who spread optimism when she took the role of FLOTUS.
Since they had toddlers, Jackie went on a mission to restore and preserve the White House as well as turn it into more children-friendly place with a tree-house and swings.
Once her work on the White House was done, she gave a tour of the place broadcast by CBS and watched by over 80 million people. For her work, Jackie won herself an honorary Emmy Award.
When John became a president, his daughter Caroline was just four years old. The Kennedys had three children together, with their son Patrick Bouvier passing at just two days old.
Speaking of the time her father was the President, Caroline recalled how she would go to his office every morning where she was “making construction paper necklaces, eating candy, and running around his desk.”
This girl’s world turned upside down one tragic November day of 1963 when her father was shot and killed.
The entire country mourned the loss of their beloved president and Jackie was left to raise her children all by herself while her family remained the center of attention.
In order to provide some privacy for Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr., Jackie moved to Georgetown and later to New York City.
“She was absolutely protective of us,” Caroline told The Boston Globe when speaking of her mother, adding that Jackie’s kids were “the most important thing to her.”
Caroline started school and then attended Radcliffe College, which is now part of Harvard, for her undergraduate studies. She got interested in photography and went on to intern at the New York Daily News. At the same time, she worked as apolitical intern for her uncle, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, during the summers.
When she started her internship at the magazine, no one saw her as Caroline but as the daughter of the late president and people were in a way intimidated by her.
Sadly, no matter how much she enjoyed being a photographer, she was forced to quit because “she could never make her living observing other people because they were too busy watching her.”
Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in 1988 and started working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the same time, she was appointed president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support, creative resources, and staffing to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
She served as a member of the national board of directors for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and as chief executive for the New York City Department of Education Office of Strategic Partnerships, among the rest.
Her role in politics became bigger and bigger. Allegedly, when Hillary Clinton ran for President, Caroline was in the race for her spot in the Senate, but later withdrew because of reasons unknown.
In 2013, Caroline was appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan, a position she held until 2017. She was appointed the United States Ambassador to Australia in May 2022.
Speaking of her father and the role he played in the American history, Caroline told CNN, “He is a historical figure.
“I miss him every day of my life. But, growing up without him was made easier thanks to all of the people who kept him in their hearts.”
When it comes to her personal life, Caroline tends to keep it private, if that’s even possible.
She has been married to husband Edwin Schlossberg since 1963. Schlossberg has served as part of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, after being appointed by former President Barack Obama. He has written 11 books and has a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University. One thing we know about him is that he doesn’t want to be under the spotlight.
“Publicity doesn’t interest me,” he told Chicago Tribune. “The thing that interests me is work. We’re living in a culture that if you spend a lot of time thinking about what other people think about you, it distracts you from what you care about. I like what I do, and that’s what interests me.”
The couple raised three children together, Rose, and actress, Tatiana, an environmental journalist, and Jack, who is a lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law and Harvard Business School.
Recently, Caroline and Edwin became grandparents.
Caroline Kennedy does all in her power to keep her father’s legacy alive. His loss had a huge impact on her life and forced her to go through grief and drama throughout the years, but she is very successful at what she does and leads a beautiful life.
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