Did Nureyev Sleep With Jackie & Bobby?

Did Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev have affairs with Jackie Kennedy and her brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy? That’s one of the claims of a newbook called “The Pink Triangle,” by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, to be published next month. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know upon what evidence the writers make their claims. They write: ‘Jackie first fell for Rudi the day she invited him and his legendary dance partner Margot Fonteyn to perform at the White House during Jack’s administration. The First Lady arranged a private jet for Nureyev and the dancer reportedly sat in JFK’s rocking chair and informed the president’s wife: “Unlike your husband, I have a powerful back.”’ The book goes on to claim that Nureyev was also spotted with Jackie’s brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy “kissing each other passionately in a phone box.” Here’s what my expert friends say about all this gossip: Nureyev almost never had seriously successful sex with anyone. Lee Radziwill was one of the three women with whom he did indeed have sex, and it is like him that in his later years he, ever the megalomaniac, built that up into sex with Jackie and every Kennedy. It was also rumored that Rudy had sex with Princess Margaret. As she fucked around with the occasional dancer, that is a possibility.

And that’s all I know about the sex life of Rudolf Nureyev.

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