Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. is a prominent American environmental lawyer, author, and activist known for promoting anti-vaccine propaganda and conspiracy theories. Recently, he has filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president as a Democrat in 2024. The filing was confirmed by John E. Sullivan, who is the manager of his campaign, on Wednesday. The 69-year-old is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who was a senator from New York, US attorney general, and a candidate for president in 1968. His uncle, President John F. Kennedy, also died in 1968.
Looking into his personal life, Kennedy is married to actress-director Cheryl Hines, and their relationship has been a subject of interest to the public. In this article, we will take a look into Kennedy’s past relationships, including his two previous marriages, and explore his current marriage with Hines.
Kennedy Is Currently Married To Cheryl Hines
Kennedy married his current wife, actress-director Cheryl Hines, in 2014. The couple was introduced by Hines’ Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Larry David in 2012, and they began dating shortly after. Kennedy and Hines exchanged vows at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, where the wedding took place under a tent at a home that was once owned by former President John F. Kennedy and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kennedy Jr.’s aunt and uncle. The guest list included David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sen. Ed Markey, Kevin Nealon, and Ed Begley Jr.
Kennedy’s relationship with Hines has been a topic of interest to the public, especially given their starkly different backgrounds. While Kennedy comes from a prominent political family, Hines is an actress and director best known for her role in the television show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Despite this, the couple’s relationship has been strong and enduring, and they often express their love for each other on social media.
Inside Kennedy And Hines’ Relationship
The couple resides in both Los Angeles, California, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Despite their busy schedules, they make sure to prioritize their relationship and spend quality time together.
On their sixth wedding anniversary in August 2020, Kennedy took to Instagram to post a sweet message to his wife. He thanked her for her “wise and compassionate counsel” and “generous spirit,” and for providing him with “endless laughter.” He also praised her for being a faithful companion in both joy and grief and for the love, she had given their children. Hines also posted her own sweet message on Instagram, where she shared photos of her and Kennedy’s travels together and praised him for understanding her and what’s important to her.
Know About Kennedy’s Previous Marriages And Children
Kennedy has been married three times in his life. His first marriage was to Emily Ruth Black, whom he met at the University of Virginia School of Law. They tied the knot on April 3, 1982, and had two children together: Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy III and Kathleen Alexandra “Kick” Kennedy. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced two years later in 1994. Black spoke publicly about Kennedy’s adultery during their marriage, but despite the split, they remain on friendly terms.
Kennedy’s second marriage was to Mary Kathleen Richardson in 1994, and the couple had four children together: Conor Richardson Kennedy, Kyra LeMoyne Kennedy, William Finbar “Finn” Kennedy, and Aidan Caohman Vieques Kennedy. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2010 after Kennedy filed for it. Tragically, Mary Richardson was found dead in her home in Mount Kisco, New York, in 2012, and her death was ruled a suicide.