Did Princess Diana Have an Affair With JFK Jr.?

Princess Diana

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The short and turbulent life of the late Princess Diana has fascinated people around the globe for years.

She married Princess Charles in 1981 but the two separated in 1992. A few years later, the Princess of Wales gave an explosive Panorama interview about their marriage and infidelity. She and Charles officially divorced in 1996 but the tabloid gossip about her never stopped and the press continued to hound her on a daily basis. Several years after her death, rumors still swirl about the men in her life. One rumor that continues to pop up frequently online is the one about a supposed affair she had with President John Kennedy’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr.

We’ll explain the story behind that and what Diana’s former butler has said about it. But first, let’ get into the rumor that she had a fling with another famous face, singer Bryan Adams.

Princess Diana was romantically linked to Bryan Adams

 Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams | Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

This story came from Adams’ ex-girlfriend and former Bond girl Cecilie Thomsen, who dated the rocker for several years and claimed that she knew about his romance with Diana.

It was widely believed that Adams’ song “Diana” was about the princess and in 2014, Thomsen fueled those rumors again when she stated that the two had an affair.

“I knew Diana had an affair with Bryan,” the Danish actress told the Daily Mail. “Bryan knew Paul Burrell [Diana’s former Butler] very well and Paul was part of the inner circle around Bryan, and he also introduced him to Diana. The first time Bryan met Diana I wasn’t invited. Ours was a stormy relationship and Bryan’s affair with Diana didn’t make it easier.”

In 2018, Adams appeared on Watch What Happens Live and was asked by the show’s host, Andy Cohen, if he was in fact romantically involved with the royal and would sneak into Kensington Palace.

“She didn’t sneak me in, I would just roll up,” the “Summer of 69” artist revealed, adding that they were just “great friends.” When Cohen pushed further suggesting that they were friends with benefits, Adams reiterated that they were “good friends.”

Did Diana have an affair with JFK Jr.?

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John F. Kennedy Jr. | File Photo by Diane Freed

Diana was also rumored to have had a “passionate fling” with JFK Jr. This claim was first made by the princess’ former “energy healer” Simone Simmons.

Simmons alleged that Diana met the former president’s son in 1995 and told her about their “passionate fling.”

“We started talking, one thing led to another — and we ended up in bed together. It was pure chemistry,” Simmons says Diana told her.

However, after the Princess of Wales’ butler, Burrell, heard about Simmons’ claims he labeled them as “nonsense.”

“Simone has thrown the eye of a newt and bats’ wings into a pot and concocted a fantastical story of nonsense in pretty much the same vein as the mystical rubbish she used to feed the princess,” Burrell wrote in The Daily Mirror. “What none of us should believe is the untruthful, unsupported, non-evidenced invention from Simone that the princess had an affair with JFK Jr. This is simply untrue.”

Princess Diana died following a car accident in Paris in 1997. Kennedy Jr. was killed when a plane he was piloting crashed off the coast of Massachusetts in 1999.

Read more: Why Princess Diana’s Mother Was Forced to Give Up Her Children

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