Jackie Kennedy allegedly engaged in an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev during her time in the White House, according to the new book “The Pink Triangle”.
Despite playing the picture-perfect housewife in public, the book claims that Jackie was not satisfied idly sitting by while her husband had multiple affairs.
“Jackie first fell for Rudi the day she invited him and his legendary dance partner Margot Fonteyn to perform at the White House,” author and celebrity biographer Darwin Porter wrote.
Only a few close friends were reportedly aware of the affair, and the couple remained close even after JFK’s assassination.
In 1968, Paris Match magazine claimed that the ballet star had drunkenly boasted about his relations with Jackie.
“I am the sexiest man alive,” Nureyev told a Danish newspaper before his death from Aids in 1993. “Nobody can resist me. Everyone who has gone to bed with me has fallen in love with me.”
Nureyev also listed the members of the Kennedy family he had allegedly had an affair with, including Jackie, Lee Radziwill and John-John Kennedy.
Jackie allegedly ended the relationship when Nureyev began showing her son too much attention.