All fairy tales, sadly, do not have a happy ending. One such example is the love story of New York’s famous basketball player and the American icon Joe DiMaggio and the heartthrob of her times, Marilyn Monroe. On an evening in 1952 these two people met, to create a love story which will be forever etched in the pages of history.
The two enigmatic personalities collided with each other, for the first time, on a double-date in Los Angeles. They spent their first night together, and DiMaggio fell head over heels in love with this young beauty.
Carefree Days Of Love
Monroe found in DiMaggio a protective father figure, which she had craved for all her life. Both of them were magnetically drawn towards each other. They shared an intense courtship period where DiMaggio worked very hard to win over this beautiful lady’s heart while also fighting to control his possessive instinct.
In January 1954, DiMaggio and Monroe eloped to San Francisco and got married. True to his possessive self, DiMaggio had some rules in their marriage. He declared that his wife would only work in movies that he would approve of and became critical about her dressing style. At first, Monroe had agreed to the rules and was ready to abide by them, but sadly after the end of their honeymoon period, things began to go out of hand. The control freak in DiMaggio felt that he was losing control of his wife. Physical abuse suffocated Monroe to such an extent that she at last filed for a divorce. Their married life was short-lived, but they were never really separated from each other even after their divorce. They went on belonging to each other.
DiMaggio’s Obsession For His Lady Love
Through out the rest of his life, Joe DiMaggio’s only obsession continued to be Marilyn. He dated girls who looked like her, and rumors circulated that he made a life-size sex doll of her. DiMaggio’s love for Marilyn was like an incomprehensible infatuation, which made him hope that one day, he will be able to win back the love of his life.
DiMaggio, Marilyn’s Hero
Marilyn got involved with many other men later in her life, but nobody could take the place of DiMaggio. She trusted him, and he was like the only family she ever had. DiMaggio tried a lot to revive their relationship. He started therapy for anger management and also gave a lot of money to his beloved. He was the only one who rushed to help Marilyn when she was forcefully put behind the bars in New York. DiMaggio forced the authorities to hand Marilyn to his care. He took her to the Columbia-Presbyterian hospital, where she introduced her sweetheart DiMaggio as –“my hero.”
Heaven Would Gift Them Their Forever
When Marilyn died on August 5, 1962, DiMaggio rushed from New York to LA. This man was extremely heartbroken and he single-handedly organised a small private funeral and designed an elegant headstone for the love of his life. DiMaggio never returned to her grave, but made sure that every week fresh roses were delivered to his beloved’s grave. Until his death he led a lonely life, crowded only by the memories of that young girl he met on the memorable evening of 1952. Before his death DiMaggio’s last words were-“I’ll finally get to see Marilyn again.”Their love story was too true to be true, something that couldn’t be attained within the realms of planet Earth.
Heaven would surely gift them their forever.