JFK’s Secret Love Letters Up For Auction Today
Bidding will start at $25,000 for letters the former president sent to Swedish woman, Gunilla von Post.
Today, Gunilla von Post is auctioning off old love letters and telegrams that former President John F. Kennedy sent her back when he was a U.S. Senator, and even after he was married.
JFK met Post in 1953 on the French Riviera. They shared a passionate night of dancing, and ended the evening with a kiss. Since then, JFK would write to Post confessing his romantic feelings for her and trying to figure out if they could meet again.
“I might get a boat and sail around the Mediterranean for two weeks – with you as crew,” he wrote on June 28, 1954. He was already married to Jacqueline by then.
The two finally got together in 1955, spending a week together in a castle in Sweden. Von Post, who released a book about the affair in 1997, told 20/20, “I borrowed him for a week, a beautiful week that no one can take away from me, from that.”
A few months later, JFK wrote his last letter to Von Post, explaining that it was too complicated to continue. He wrote: “I just got word today – that my wife and sister are coming here. It will all be complicated the way I feel now – my Swedish Flicka. All I have done is sit in the sun and look and the Ocean and think of Gunilla … All Love, Jack.”
The bidding starts at $25,000 on legendaryauctions.com for this collection of letters and telegrams, but everyone is sure that this secret piece of history will go for a lot more. (ABC News)