So so sad.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife Mary Richardson Kennedy took her own life Tuesday by hanging herself in the barn of her Mount Kisco, NY home.
"I spoke to Mary on Monday and she sounded extremely down. She was very depressed and despondent and worried about the future. Mary said she was facing financial ruin, with American Express coming after her hard for an outstanding debt, along with several other creditors. In addition, she was concerned that Robert was about to substantially reduce the amount of financial support he gave her and she was terrified she would have to file for bankruptcy and lose her home."
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had filed for divorce from Mary in 2010 after 16 years of marriage and four children, and has recently been dating actress Cheryl Hines.
Mary’s friend also revealed:
"It was very tough for Mary to deal with Robert dating someone else, and it really didn't help that the new woman is a celebrity. She would see photos of the two of them together and it would drive her nuts. I think, deep down, she had still harbored a belief they would get back together but it had recently become blindingly clear that wasn't to be."
Apparently, Mary had been battling with alcoholism and depression for quite some time, but to many she was considered an amazing woman who adored her children.
Our hearts go out to Mary’s family and friends.
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