Frank Sinatra Refused to Marry Marilyn Monroe Over Her ‘Suicide’ Plan, Podcast Reveals
Her dark despair and suicidal thoughts are what ultimately put a halt to Marilyn Monroe‘s sizzling hot romance with singer Frank Sinatra, the new episode of “The Killing Of Marilyn Monroe” podcast revealed.
In episode 5, featured above and released on Monday, September 16, experts revealed that Sinatra was once so enamored by Monroe in the early 1960s that he wished to marry the young starlet.
“Like many men, Frank Sinatra fell under her spell. He treated her like he had never treated any other woman. He was very protective of her,” entertainment journalist Charles Casillo revealed in the episode.
But Sinatra’s plan to wed Monroe crumbled shortly after he communicated this wish to his own attorney.
“He actually went to his lawyer and said, ‘I think I am going to marry Marilyn,’ and his lawyer talked him out of it,” Casillo continued.
The entertainment expert claimed Sinatra’s attorney convinced him that marrying America’s most-beloved actress would destroy his career.
“The lawyer said, ‘Don’t marry her. She’s going to commit suicide, and if she kills herself during the time that she is Frank Sinatra’s wife, you will go down in history as the man responsible for Marilyn Monroe’s death,'” Casillo claimed.
If her romance to Sinatra was doomed due to her crippling depression, Monroe’s former marriages to Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio would prove to be just as self-sabotaging.
Celebrity biographer Mark Bego revealed that the fallen actress’ five-year union to Miller was doomed from the start. Monroe’s sex-symbol status in the industry was the cause, the expert claimed.
“Arthur Miller ran with a very intellectual crowd,” Bego said. “And then Marilyn was looked at by people in power as just being that movie star, that blonde bombshell, that sex goddess.”
“I think that Arthur Miller’s circle really didn’t take Marilyn as seriously as she thought she should be taken,” Bego continued.
Prior to her marriage to Miller, Monroe wed DiMaggio, whom biographer Jerome Charyn claimed was madly in love with the actress.
But as the two departed for their honeymoon, Monroe’s fame stripped the baseball icon of his confidence as crowds gathered overseas to see Monroe and not him.
“What Joe DiMaggio wanted was for Marilyn to leave show business — and she was a big star — and stay at home and be his wife only and make no other publicity,” Charyn claimed. “That’s why they got divorced.”
The 12-part series of “The Killing of Marilyn Monroe” investigates the secret life Marilyn hid from the world before her controversial death on August 5, 1962. While many believe Monroe’s deep depression led her to take her own life, others still believe she was murdered 57 years ago.
But to Hollywood historian Bill Birnes, Monroe’s tumultuous sex scandals were foreseeable from the time she was a little girl. In her early career, the late actress, born Norma Jeane, was vocal about her sad childhood spent as an orphan. She also made shocking claims of sexual abuse.
“Before she even reached puberty — before she was a teenager — she was sexually molested by one of the foster parents that she had,” Birnes claimed in episode 5.
“Any sense of her innocence was completely destroyed. She was turned into a sexual creature before she was a teenager,” said the historian.
Upcoming episodes of “The Killing of Marilyn Monroe” investigate the actress’ secret life in never-before-heard detail. The series documents her career, marriages, affairs and so much more. From the creators of the Natalie Wood podcast “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie,” the Monroe podcast drops a new episode every Monday. Download and stream everywhere podcasts are available.