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RFK Jr. & Mary Kennedy

911 Calls Show History of

Domestic Strife

5/27/2012 4:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr
. and wife Mary Kennedy had a turbulent relationship long before she committed suicide, and  just-revealed 911 records show that cops had to repeatedly calm things down.

Police reports obtained by the NY Daily News show the estranged couple called 911 over a dozen times in the last few years ... most notably in May of 2011, around the time RFK went public with his new love interest -- actress Cheryl Hines.

In one incident Bedford cops found the couple outside in the midst of a "domestic disturbance" with "books and papers strewn about the area." Three hours later police returned again to find RFK locked out of his house.

Just a few months prior police were summoned to the home while Mary Kennedy was having an "emotional breakdown" ... the officer on scene said he found RFK in his bedroom trying to calm Mary down. 

There are at least a dozen other 911 calls cited in the reports which required police presence at the couple's Westchester home.


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I agree with Suzy. It is a tragedy and this family or any other going grief deserves sympathy. Some of you people are plain foul. Compassion will not mean much until you or your family needs it.

887 days ago

Silverado Mom    

So terrible what Mary must've endured. So awful what Kennedy Jr. put her through. And to be public about it on top of it is utterly humiliating, embarassing and extremely hurtful. The poor kids are now left for ridicule and further distress because the guilty parties will never own up to their part. So sad. So very sad.

887 days ago


What wife wouldn't be upset? They were still cohabiting. Ms. Hines apparently didn't care that Kennedy was still married, no matter their current marital situation. She couldn't wait until their divorce was final to go public?

887 days ago


Wonder if RFK regrets dumping his first wife for Mary?

886 days ago


I don't get why people are ****tin on him here. He was living with someone with mental illness and concurrent substance abuse issues. Sounds like he was living in hell, but wanted to try to stay together. She was clearly unwell and mental illness is nobody's fault. Unfortunately, it also took her life. A mother's life - which is tragic. I lived with a mother with borderline personality disorder and rage issues. It is no picnic. Doesn't matter what your last name is.

886 days ago

Mrs T    

A friend of mine was in a similar marriage. She has 4 children also. Her husband had the ba!!s to tell her he needed to divorce her for awhile, just as long as it would take for him to marry his pregnant girlfriend. He didn't want to lose his wife, he just needed to do what was right by the mistress???!!!

886 days ago
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