Gossip Nostalgia: JFK Jr and Carolyn Bessette

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 6, 2014 20:01:13 August 6, 2014 20:01:13

It’s been 15 years.

15 years!

PEOPLE Magazine is remembering JFK Jr and Carolyn Bessette in this week’s issue. Not much is new in the article, really, and besides…really…will it change what you think/thought? I was obsessed. Still am, actually. For both the gossip and the visual indulgence. He was the playboy. He was the perfect son of Camelot. He was American royalty fraternising with Hollywood and, eventually, capitulating to his mother’s objections. He looked the part. He even sounded the part. What a great voice he had, non? And, of course, he married the part. Together, JFK Jr and Carolyn Bessette were a f-cking DREAM. How? How could you not look at them? How could you not study every single pap photo released of them? I did.

This one?

It’s my favourite. Because I’d like to believe that this moment, no matter what, was real:

And what about these almost perfect wedding photos because there was no Try at all, because there never needed to be?

Now compare the Cambridges, William and Catherine. It’s not even a conversation, is it? Not next to this:

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Click here for more on JFK Jr and Carolyn Bessette in PEOPLE.

 
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Tyler Mallory/Liaison, ©1996 Denis Reggie, George De Sota /Getty Images