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    Love, Lust And Life: Which Famous Men Did Marilyn Monroe Have Relations With?

    Marilyn Monroe etched her legacy in Hollywood in a brief time. She died a very unfortunate and young death, but her work and fame are still very much alive. She was an emblem of the sexual revolution era of the 1950s-60s.

    The actress, model, and singer had three weddings. Apart from the marriages, she also had other affairs and flying rumors. She was even suspected to be dating the president, John. F. Kennedy, after her sensual ‘Happy Birthday‘ performance at the Democratic Rally for JFK in 1962. However, there has never been strong evidence to prove the affair between the two. We have the list of all the men that Monroe had dated, and a peek into how complicated her love life was.

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    Marilyn Monroe and James Dougherty Married in 1942

    Marilyn Monroe first married at the age of 16 before her rise to stardom
    Marilyn Monroe first married at the age of 16 before her rise to stardom

    Marilyn Monroe spent most of her childhood in and out of foster homes because her mother was hospitalized due to paranoid schizophrenia. By the early 1940s, Monroe was placed under the care of Grace Goddard, a friend of her mother. However, Grace and her husband were moving to West Virginia, so Monroe was to be placed in another foster home, or she could marry and stay there. Marilyn chose the latter. Goddard arranged Monroe’s marriage to the neighborhood man, James Dougherty. She was 16 at that time, while James was 21. World War II was ongoing, and Dougherty applied for the navy and was stationed overseas. Feeling abandonment and loneliness, Marilyn was spotted by a photographer at her factory job. Her modeling career took off with her new ‘bombshell‘ look. While signing the contract with 20th Century Fox, they asked her for one condition: she had to be unmarried. She divorced Dougherty in 1946.

    Joe DiMaggio (1952-1954)

    Joe DiMaggio kept sending roses to her Marilyn Monroe's grave three times a week for over two decades
    Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

    By the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was a big name in Hollywood. Joe DiMaggio, the American Baseball player, fell in deep and irrevocable love with Monroe. DiMaggio arranged for a date with her, and for the next two years, from 1952 to 1954, the couple dated. DiMaggio wanted to start a family with her and was ready to take the relationship to the next step. They married in January 1954, and the marriage lasted for 9 months. DiMaggio wanted a stay-at-home wife, but Monroe, who was at the height of her career, didn’t want to de-prioritize her work. Talking to People, Monroe shared that during the filming of her famous white blown skirt scene for ‘The Seven Year Itch,‘ DiMaggio said, “exposing my legs and thighs, even my crotch — that was the last straw.” That scene was apparently the breaking point between the pair. The couple, however, stayed friends till Monroe’s unfortunate death. It was reported by The New York Times that the baseball player kept sending roses to her grave three times a week for over two decades.

    Arthur Miller (1955-1961)

    Arthur Mill was Marilyn Monroe's last husband of the three
    Arthur Miller was Marilyn Monroe’s last husband 

    Monroe actually met the playwright, Arthur Miller, in 1950. He made a deep impression on her, and after her divorce, Monroe wanted to know him more. In 1955, they started an affair. During this time, Miller was married to Slattery, whom he divorced in 1956, and soon after, in June of the same year, married Monroe. By 1960, the pair started to experience some distance and tension between them. Monroe was also beset with depression and surrounded herself with alcohol and drugs. As the pair was drifting, Monroe wrote in her personal diary, “I still feel hopeless. I think I hate it here because there is no love here anymore…” They finally divorced in 1961.

    Tony Curtis Revealed He Was Expecting A Baby With Marilyn Monroe

    Tony Curtis revealed in his memoirs that he was expecting a baby with Marilyn Monroe when she was married to Arthur Miller
    Tony Curtis’ memoir published in 2009 claims that he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe

    Tony Curtis published his memoir in 2009, which revealed a shocking truth about his brief fling with Marilyn. They first dated during the early 1950s. Then on the set of ‘Some Like It Hot,‘ the pair united again and started an affair, away from the public eye. Curtis also revealed that Monroe was pregnant with his child while she was married to Arthur. However, she lost the child owing to her one of her many miscarriages.

    Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand (1960)

    Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montad had a jaw dropping on-screen chemistry
    Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand had a jaw-dropping on-screen chemistry

    Marilyn had a brief affair with her ‘Let’s Make Love‘ co-star, Yves Montand. Both of them were married, but still, that did not stop them from publicly showing off their chemistry. The two used to meet “in the private bungalows 20 and 21 of the famous Beverly Hills Hotel.” The affair came to an end with the wrap-up of the film.

    Frank Sinatra (1961)

    Frank Sinatra briefly lived with Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles
    Frank Sinatra briefly lived with Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles

    After her divorce from Miller, Monroe shared a brief period of romance with Frank Sinatra in 1962. The two even lived together in Los Angeles. However, by 1962, the relationship was already over and Frank Sinatra had proposed to Juliet Prowse that same year.

    Netflix is also releasing ‘Blonde‘ which stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. The film is set to be released on September 28, 2022. The film is based on the biographical fiction novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

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    Aliya Khan
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    Aliya Khan is currently an undergraduate English student. Growing up, she surrounded herself with all kinds of fiction she could possible get her hands on. Indeed, she loves all things literature and music! Writing is something that came out of all the reading, and today, she is looking to pursue it professionally. Oh, and she wouldn't miss a good zombie apocalyptic series to binge watch!
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