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A Guide to the gorgeous Kennedy Family

The end of the Camelot? Not so soon. Meet the new generation of the Kennedys...

By Culture Editor

The Kennedys are perhaps one of the world's most iconic families, beginning even before John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy captured the nation’s hearts and minds in 1960s. Every year between 1947 to 2020, at least one Kennedy family member has held federal elective office. The legend is that no Kennedy has lost an election in Massachusetts in 130 years.

While most have gone into politics and public service, they’ve also entered the popular cultural imagination as well. The millenials Kennedy, for example are taking the social scene by storm, including Patrick Schwarzenegger dated Miley Cyrus, Conor Kennedy dated Taylor Swift, and Kyra Kennedy parties with  Princess Olympia of Greece.  

Despite America's "Royal" family experienced numerous tragedies, they’ve also made more significant contributions to society than the celebrities; namely Kardashians, Jenners, Hiltons—name any name—combined.  Many of the Kennedy families have kept low profiles as they attended prestigious colleges like Harvard, Yale and London School of Economics. But even as they kept their heads down, the family name remained majestic. 

Here, we take a deeper look at one of America’s most iconic families. 


1/20 President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy

U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy are seen leaving church after Easter services at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida on April 2, 1961. Photo: Getty Images  


2/20 Portrait Of The Kennedy Family

A portrait of the Kennedy family in their living room, Bronxville, New York, 1938. From left are: Joseph P Kennedy Sr (1888 - 1969), Patricia Kennedy (1926 - 2006), John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963), Jean Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), Kathleen Kennedy (1920 - 1948), Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy (1918 - 2005), Joseph P. Kennedy Jr (1915 - 1944), and Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1995). Photo: Bachrach/Getty Images


3/20 Churchill and Kennedy

American Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy (1888 - 1969) with the English statesman Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) outside Downing Street, London. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images


4/20 Edward “Ted” Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Jr., and Kara Kennedy

Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the brother of John F. Kennedy, had three children with his first wife, Virginia Joan Bennett: Kara, Edward Jr., and Patrick, all of whom went into politics and public service. Photo: Getty Images


5/20  President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jackie and their children John Jr. and Caroline

President John Kennedy and his wife Jackie and their children John Jr. and Caroline in Palm Beach, Florida in 1963. Ms. Kennedy lost two other children early in life, Arabella and Patrick. Photo: Getty Images


6/20 The Three Generations of JFK

JFK, JFK's only grandson, Jack Schlossberg, and JFK's only son John F. Kennedy Jr. 


7/20 Jack Schlossberg

JFK's only grandson, Jack Schlossberg, the 26-year-old son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg.  Keeping with the Kennedy tradition, he said he would like to become more involved in politics, according to an essay he penned for Politico. Photo: Cj Gunther/EPA, via Shutterstock 


8/20  John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy at an event in 1998. The couple wed two years earlier in 1996. Photo: George De Sota/Liaison/Getty Images 


9/20 Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Shriver Family

Bobby Shriver, Christopher Shriver, Eunice Shriver, Anthony Shriver, Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sargent Shriver pose for a family photo. Photo: Getty Images


10/20 Maria Shriver and her children

Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger pose for a family photo. Patrick dated Miley Cyrus and Christina and Katherine are aspiring models. Photo: Getty Images


11/20 Joseph P. Kennedy II

Joseph P. Kennedy II, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th congressional district of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1999.  Photo: CQ Archive/Getty Images 


12/20 Joseph P. Kennedy III

Robert F. Kennedy’s grandson, Joseph P. Kennedy III has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 2013. Photo: Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald


13/20 Michaela Kennedy Cuomo and Mariah Kennedy Cuomo

Michaela Kennedy Cuomo and Mariah Kennedy Cuomo are the daughters of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, the third daughter of Robert F.  Kennedy.  Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images


14/20 Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines

Robert Kennedy Jr., the other son of Bobby Kennedy, is an environmental activist and attorney, who also went on to marry the actress Cheryl Hines. She is his third wife. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images


15/20  Kyra Kennedy

Kyra Kennedy,  is an American socialite and model. She is the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. She worked as an intern at Diorbefore going on to study fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Photo: Getty Images


16/20 Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy is also the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He briefly dated Taylor Swift in 2012. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America


17/2020 Bobby Kennedy III

Bobby Kennedy III is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his first wife, Emily Ruth Black. He is an aspiring actor and director. Photo: Ernesto Ruscio


18/2020 Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his first wife Emily Ruth Black. She’s made acting appearances on Gossip Girl, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Newsroom. Photo: Taylor Hill.


19/2020  Patrick Schwarzenegger

Patrick Schwarzenegger is the oldest son of Maria Shriver, a journalist who is a member of the Kennedy family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo: Jim Spellman Getty Images.


20/2020 Katherine Schwarzenegger

Katherine Schwarzenegger is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, and the grand niece of John F. Kennedy. Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com

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