John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette: The Way They Were

He was the world’s most eligible bachelor, the only son of our 35th President, with a world of possibility ahead.

She was the impossibly chic Calvin Klein fashion publicist, so beautiful that her close friend Daniel Pfeffer says, “No photograph ever did her justice.”

In Carolyn Bessette, those closest to John F. Kennedy Jr. say, he finally met his match.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Remembered on 20th Anniversary of Death

Twenty years ago Monday, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at the age of 64. Still considered one of the most famous and fascinating women in the world, she was also a devoted mother to Caroline, now 56, and John Jr., who died in 1999 in a plane crash at age 38.

Caroline, now the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, has released a video honoring her mother and called her a “great role model.”

'Baywatch' Cad Talks Up Bessette Affair

Former “Baywatch” actor Michael Bergin is in full media-blitz mode this week with his new book, in which he details a long-term affair with John F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife, Carolyn Bessette.

World Reacts to Kennedy Tragedy

While America sat glued to TV and computer monitors this weekend, hoping against hope that John Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were still alive, the rest of the world, too, focused its attention on the search for the missing plane, lost off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.

JFK, Bessettes Buried at Sea

The ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr. were scattered at sea Thursday morning, along with those of the other two victims of last Friday night’s plane crash, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette. The burial at sea, the latest step in a tragedy that has gripped the nation for nearly a week, was handled in the waters off Cape Cod from aboard the USS Briscoe, a 563-foot Navy destroyer.

A Sad Farewell

A brass quintet played the Navy hymn “Eternal Father” on Thursday as the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were committed to the sea about two miles from where Kennedy’s plane crashed a week ago today. Six clergy-members took turns reading scriptures and prayers at a podium on the stern of the ship, while members of the destroyer crew stood silently behind the mourners. A flag was lowered to half-mast as about 15 darkly-clad mourners, flanked by the sailors in dress whites, gathered on the ship’s fantail.

Kennedy Crash Aftermath

The mother of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette left open the option Thursday to sue over the plane crash that killed her daughters and John F. Kennedy Jr. Ann M. Freeman of Old Greenwich, Conn., filed a petition in State Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan to distribute existing assets totaling less than $1 million and any money that might be produced from lawsuits. The court papers said there may be “personal injury and wrongful death claims against persons and parties as yet unknown” arising from the July 16, 1999, crash.