Did Marilyn Monroe have children?

Glamorous actress Marilyn Monroe is known as one of the biggest film stars and cultural icons of the 20th century. But while she gained popularity and made money, she struggled with a difficult personal life. She was plagued by substance abuse, depression, failed marriages, and babies lost through miscarriage. Unfortunately, the star died an early death in 1962.

Marilyn Monroe married her first husband, James Dougherty, when she was just 16 and Dougherty was 21. She was staying with her mother’s friend and her husband (Grace and Doc Goddard) at the time. But when the Goddards decided to move to West Virginia, Monroe had to return to the orphanage. Grace gave Monroe an ultimatum: she could either marry Dougherty or go back to the orphanage. Monroe decided to marry Doughtery. Their marriage lasted four years before ending in 1946.

Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio in 1954, making this her second marriage. However, the marriage was short-lived, ending after just nine months. When Monroe publicly announced that she wanted to divorce DiMaggio, her rationale was mental cruelty. However, Monroe had previously described DiMaggio as controlling, jealous and physically abusive.

Her last marriage was to playwright Arthur Miller. They began dating in 1955 after being introduced to each other by director Elia Kazan, even though he was married. They later married in 1956 and divorced five years later. Since Monroe has been married three times, one might wonder if any of the marriages produced any children. Luckily we have the answer and have shared it below.

Did Marilyn Monroe have children?

No, Marilyn Monroe had no children before her death. Despite this, she wanted to start a family of her own. Monroe was pregnant at least three times with her last husband, but suffered miscarriages.

According to the Netflix documentation The Marilyn Monroe Mystery: The Unheard Tapes, Monroe had her first miscarriage in 1956. She became pregnant again in 1957, but had an ectopic pregnancy. The third and last time she became pregnant was in 1958, but she again lost the baby to miscarriage.

Monroe is believed to have suffered from endometriosis, which may be the reason she was unable to carry a baby to full term. Endometriosis is described by the Mayo Clinic as a “disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of a uterus grows outside of a uterus.” This disorder can cause fertility problems. After the miscarriages, Monroe never tried to have more children.

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