On a ski trip that Jackie and her children took with Bobby Kennedy and his family, John had fallen on the slopes and started crying, when his uncle Bobby approached him saying, “Kennedy’s don’t cry.” John looked him straight in the eye and responded, “This Kennedy cries.”
Years after Onassis's death, Jackie built a 19-room house on ocean-front land on Martha's Vineyard, and spent time in Bernardsville, N.J., riding horses. Jackie never re-married. In her last six years, Maurice Tempelsman, a Belgian born industrialist and diamond merchant, had been her frequent companion, offering understanding, stability and serenity. During Jackie's final days, Tempelsman rarely left her side - absolutely devastated, as they had planned on growing old together.
“My mother had never had an agenda for me or my sister. That’s probably why we’re all so close and have had a relatively normal life… She had not made us look to our father’s life to worship it at the expense of our own.” --John F. Kennedy, Jr.