Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s estranged wife was struggling in the years leading up to her death, sources say. What a tragic situation.
Three days after Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed for divorce from his wife, Mary Kennedy, in May 2010, she was charged with a DUI after drinking too much alcohol. From then, until her sudden death today, May 16, life had been a struggle for the 52-year-old mom of four.
“Mary was in a very dark place recently,” a source told RadarOnline. “Robert tried to help her all he could but it was difficult or him to be around her. Robert is committed to his sobriety but Mary had chosen a whole different path to take.”
Another thing that proved difficult for Mary was Robert’s new relationship with actress Cheryl Hines.
“Robert still supported Mary and was there for her whenever he could be, but he had pretty much moved on,” the insider explained. “He has been dating Cheryl Hines for a while now and they are very happy together.”
Mary’s body was found in her New York home today, but the cause of death — including whether or not it was a suicide — is still unknown.
“No one knows anything right now,” Mary’s attorney Patricia Hennessey said. “The family knows she died sometime today and we are waiting on fuller information as soon as we can. The family is making arrangements.”
Our hearts go out to Mary’s family, especially her children, during this tragic time.