It's very hard to read the name "Jackie Kennedy" without a million things coming to mind all at once. Even if you think you don't know all that much about Jackie Kennedy, you probably know that she was so much more than President John F. Kennedy's wife. One of the most memorable (and stylish) First Ladies, Jackie Kennedy became a force to be reckoned with whether or not she was standing next to her husband. And she was determined to use that force for good and helping others. Understandably, many Jackie Kennedy aficionados are still desperately searching for some Jackie Kennedy facts that they haven't heard before.
It doesn't take a super-fan to know that Jackie Kennedy was styled to perfection. And it doesn't take eagle eyes to see that Jackie Kennedy made motherhood look easy, with her tireless devotion to her beloved children even when everything seemed to be crashing down all around her. But on the other hand, we had no idea that Jackie Kennedy was engaged to someone else before she married John F. Kennedy. And when she decided not to go through with wedding her former suitor, she actually gave the best reason for not walking down the aisle yet.
But after she did get hitched to the man who would be the leader of the free world, she took it upon herself to make the White House truly a home—and not just for herself. When you learn the incredibly selfless renovation she made on a whole floor of the White House just for her kids, your heart just may melt like ice on a sunny day.
Find out some startling Jackie Kennedy facts you never knew in the jaw-dropping video below.
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