Kim Kardashian's ties to the legacy of Marilyn Monroe run deep. Recently, the reality star, who finalized her divorce from Kanye West last year, opened up about her celebrity crushes during an interview with CR Fashion Book, published on September 25.
While discussing her personal preferences, Kardashian hinted to fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, "We've chatted about them, but some secrets are best kept." Intriguingly, she did spill the beans on her "ultimate celebrity crush" – John F.
Kennedy Jr., the tragic and iconic figure who died too young in a 1999 plane crash. He was the beloved son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Kardashian's Kennedy-Monroe Connection
Interestingly, this isn't the first time the mogul has expressed her admiration for the Kennedy lineage and those closely associated.
Flashback to the previous year, when Kardashian graced the Met Gala alongside then-beau Pete Davidson, she made headlines by donning the same dress Marilyn Monroe famously wore in 1962 to serenade President Kennedy with "Happy Birthday." This performance by Monroe is even more notorious given the rumors of her alleged brief affair with JFK, as highlighted in Jackie's 2023 biography by J.
Randy Taraborrelli. Reflecting on her Met Gala fashion choice, Kardashian told Vogue, "Post-gala, I pondered about the quintessential American symbolism, and what struck me was Marilyn Monroe." The entrepreneur, who celebrated her 40th birthday recently, borrowed this iconic dress from the renowned Ripley's Believe it Or Not!
Museum. In a delightful twist, the museum presented her with an extraordinary memento – a genuine lock of Marilyn's signature platinum hair. In an expressive video, an ecstatic Kardashian gushed about the gift, exclaiming, "This is so surreal!
This prized possession is going to accompany me to bed each night." While Kim candidly shared her admiration for JFK Jr., she remains discreet about her other romantic attractions. Why such secrecy? She playfully hinted to Hailey Bieber in a June YouTube session, "I'm keeping it under wraps in the hope that it turns into reality," now that she's back on the singles scene.
With her recent ventures and revelations, Kardashian continues to fascinate and keeps the public guessing about her next moves.