Inside Marilyn Monroe and JFK’s affair, before the star struck up a romance with the president’s brother “to get back at him,” says Kumpel

A NEW claim suggests Marilyn Monroe may have started a romance with JFK’s brother to get back at the President.

Frank Sinatra’s longtime friend Tony Oppedisano discusses the relationships at length in his recently released memoir, Sinatra and Me: In The Wee Small Hours.

Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to JFK just months before her death

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Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to JFK just months before her deathPhoto Credit: AP:Associated Press
Robert Kennedy (left) and John F. Kennedy (right) are both said to have been involved with Monroe

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Robert Kennedy (left) and John F. Kennedy (right) are both said to have been involved with MonroePhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Marilyn Monroe famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy (left)

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Marilyn Monroe sang the famous song “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy (left)

Oppedisano credits years of conversations with Sinatra for the new insight into the trio’s dynamic.

Referring to Monroe and JFK, Oppesidano wrote, “It was obviously a sexual thing and I would expect feelings to be on her side.”

Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to JFK at a celebration of his 45th birthday in May 1962 – just months before her untimely death.

“It’s not that she was in love with ‘JFK’ but that she ‘looked up to him,'” he wrote. “She respected him; she admired him.”

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“She loved what he was doing to the land and then to have a physical relationship with him she found him attractive and vice versa.”

But Monroe wouldn’t break up JFK’s marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy, no matter how she felt about the president.

“Frank said she also had a sense of ethics and morality that she did her best to live up to,” Oppedisano wrote.

Accounts of Monroe’s relationship with JFK’s younger brother, Bobby, have varied [Robert] Kennedy began.

Oppedisano claims Monroe may have started dating Bobby to get back at the then-President.

“According to Frank, when it ended with JFK, she felt a little betrayed and once again taken advantage of,” says Oppedisano.

“And maybe to some extent it was that she was dating Bobby to get back at him, and it wasn’t so much about Bobby as maybe sticking her thumb in JFK’s eye – ‘You’re not dating me be, so maybe I’ll get involved with your brother.”

Oppedisano also notes that Bobby Kennedy “had a different mentality all together.”

He also mentions that Bobby “wanted to impress [Monroe] that he was just as important as his brother,” and claimed he would “tell her things he shouldn’t have told her, sensitive information.”

In Monroe’s final days, Oppedisano claims Bobby felt like she was “unraveling.”

Her death in August 1962 was ruled a “probable suicide”.

Oppedisano claims Sinatra believed Monroe was killed.

“And he never got over it,” Oppedisano wrote.

Sinatra and Monroe, while good friends and confidants, were never intimate, Oppedisano claims.

Oppedisano says she is “more than willing” but Sinatra felt there were too many men exploiting the bomb.

“He told me he really wanted it, that he was terribly attracted to her, but he always stopped,” Oppedisano wrote.

“Marilyn was more than ready, but Frank felt she was too worried and too fragile for him to sleep with her and go away.

“He just couldn’t shake the feeling that having sex with her would take advantage of a woman who was already being used by so many men.”

Oppedisano says Sinatra thought Monroe was “beautiful, funny and charismatic.”

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Monroe has been married three times in her life: to James Dougherty, baseball player Joe DiMaggio, and playwright Arthur Miller.

She and Miller divorced in 1961, just months before she died.

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