A new memoir published by former White House intern Mimi Alford, then known as Marion Beardsley, claims President John F. Kennedy had an affair with her for 18 months while she was a teenager. The book, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath, alleges the JFK affair began with a personal, private tour of wife Jackie Kennedy‘s bedroom.
Mimi Alford, who is now a 69-year-old grandmother, claims in the book that the JFK affair began when she was a 19-year-old White House intern. In Once Upon a Secret, Alford says that she met was invited by the president’s “first friend” Dave Powers to an after-work party at the White House. After consuming several drinks, Alford was invited on a personal tour by President John. F. Kennedy. The tour ended up in First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s bedroom.