Twisted love dating violence exposed
And when she did, the barrage began: Whom did she talk to? Did she stop anywhere on the way home, and with whom?“When she didn’t respond the way he wanted her to, he became physical,” Heymann writes.” Yet during their courtship, Di Maggio worked to squelch his possessiveness, and Monroe, who spent her life in search of a father figure, a man who’d never, ever abandon her, found that in Di Maggio.“She’d grown accustomed to his paternalistic guidance and the protective side of his personality,” said Monroe’s close friend Lotte Goslar.In the fall of 1954, weeks after Marilyn Monroe filed for divorce, a devastated Joe Di Maggio turned to the one man who understood: Frank Sinatra.Both were American icons, both were of Italian descent and had friends in the mob, and both had been publicly left, in spectacular fashion, by their sex-bomb wives.True to her witty, self-aware form, Monroe told a friend that “except for Joe, I’ve sucked my last c–k.” The marriage had ground rules: Di Maggio had to approve all of her future films. She had to break out of her “dumb blonde” typecasting — a point she agreed with. When she did, he’d sleep in another bedroom and go days without speaking to her.All of this began on their honeymoon, and in weeks, when Di Maggio felt he was losing control of her, he beat her more than once. recalled being woken up one night by their fighting. After a few minutes, I heard Marilyn race down the stairs and out the front door, and my father running after her. In her memoir, she wrote that she and Di Maggio had known “it wouldn’t be an easy marriage,” but that she had no idea of the abuse to come.
One night, after a bout of drinking, Sinatra and Di Maggio, along with five henchmen, went over to an apartment complex in West Hollywood.
But during that first dinner, he barely spoke, and she was intrigued. “From the beginning,” said close family friend Robert Solotaire, “he wanted to marry her.” Di Maggio was obsessed with Monroe, but he saw her through his narcissistic lens.