Joe DiMaggio Couldn't Stand Being Married To Marilyn Monroe

By Jacob Shelton
June 2, 1955: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio appear in public, together though estranged. Source: Bettmann/Getty

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had the All-American romance that wasn't. It was a marriage between a handsome hero of the baseball diamond and a blonde bombshell who set hearts racing. On paper, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were the perfect pair but when they were together they were like oil and water. DiMaggio’s jealousy over Monroe’s fame and the way other men looked at her fed his insecurity which lead to nine months of horrible fighting and mental anguish. Cracks in their relationship were apparent from the onset, but even though DiMaggio couldn’t stand being married to Monroe he loved her until the day he died.

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