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Robert Kennedy's Superstar Girlfriend 'Devastated' Over Mary Kennedy Suicide

Thu, May 17, 2012 7:33pm EDT by 72 Comments
Robert Kennedy Jr Cheryl Hines

An insider tells actress Cheryl Hines feels terribly for the Kennedy family after they loss Mary yesterday

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long moved on romantically from his estranged wife, Mary Kennedy, and his new girlfriend, Cheryl Hines, is trying her hardest to comfort the family after Mary’s suicide.

“Cheryl is devastated,” a source close to the actress tells exclusively. “She met Robert long after he filed for divorce from Mary. She was not friends with Mary, they didn’t know each other.”

Adds the source, “She met Robert in Deer Valley at one of his charity events and she has always admired his chartible causes for the environment. She has nothing but empathy for the family right now.”

Robert filed for divorce from Mary in May 2010 and only three days later she got a DUI. Since that time, she’s been on a downward spiral, her friends said.

Our hearts go out to the Kennedys, particularly Mary’s four children.

Reporting by Chloe Melas

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