During a party at Lady Astor’s stately home Cliveden in Buckinghamshire she disappeared into a bedroom with Hollywood legend Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Jacqueline’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. His nickname was "Black Jack", referring to his omnipresent dark tan and his flamboyant lifestyle. Despite having entered into a marriage of convenience with divorcee Linda Thomas from 1919 until her death in 1954, he was gay. “They wanted it to appear that they had breeding, power and money for centuries but their genealogy was invented,” says Porter. His songs, with titles such as My Heart Belongs to Daddy, occasionally gave him away: "But if, baby, I'm the bottom, you're the top!". John’s grandfather John Bouvier III was born in New York, and was a stockbroker and socialite. Jack’s father Joe Kennedy offered her $1million to stay knowing that a divorce would destroy Jack’s political future.”, Virginity was something Jackie wanted to get rid of as soon as possible. The Cole Porter biographies do not reveal actual evidence for his gay sex life until after college, so some of this may be based on conjecture based on his more well documented liaisons soon after college. He was particularly attracted to African-Americans. Black Jack’s many lovers included songwriter Cole Porter who claimed that “one night Black Jack and JFK got really drunk and arranged for a showgirl hooker to visit. Expressing her honour at meeting Winston Churchill he flirtatiously replied: “If only I were 40 years younger I might honour you in another way.”. Contemporaries described him as ‘tawny,’ ‘half-Moroccan,’ ‘a former black slave’ and ‘mulatto.’. Jackie’s father, John Vernou Bouvier, had such a swarthy complexion that people called him ‘Black Jack.’. She studied in France, romancing students, ski instructors, intellectuals and Parisian high society. It might be worth noting that it was during the Yale years when Cole's homosexuality became a force in his life. The marriage went downhill from there. The musical You're the top tells the story of his life. “Jack was a skirt chaser and I knew that if he wanted to become president he’d have to find the perfect wife,” said JFK’s friend Charles Bartlett, who played Cupid. When he finally came to bed Kennedy complained of his bad back, made brief love, rolled over and fell asleep. Jackie was born in 1929 to Wall Street broker John Bouvier III, known to his friends and foes as “Black Jack” because of his dark complexion, destructive gambling addiction and his black heart. President Kennedy supported (though somewhat tepidly) anti-discrimination laws. John Vernou Bouvier III (May 19, 1891, Easthampton, Massachusetts – August 3, 1957, New York City, New York) was an American socialite and Wall Street stockbroker. (Perhaps a genealogist can help us out.). After dinner with Husted one night Jackie gave him a tame kiss on the cheek and slipped her engagement ring into his coat pocket. “She wasn’t happy in her marriage to Jack Kennedy and before he became president she wanted a divorce. At his funeral Jackie’s cousin Edie Beale recalled: “She didn’t shed a tear.” Black Jack had been ostracised by Jackie when she came out as debutante of the year in 1947 at 18 and she set about finding a suitable husband, racing through America’s most eligible wealthy young men. It’s a compulsion.”. Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. (the son of John Vernou/Vernon Bouvier and Caroline Maslin Ewing). Porter possessed a rapacious sexual appetite satisfied by an endless succession of paid sex with "rough trade", preferably sailors, truck drivers and male prostitutes. She charmed her way into European high society and family connections got her invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. He was the father of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, socialite Lee Radziwill, and the father-in-law of President John F. Kennedy.