Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
Carolyn Bessette.jpg
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1966
Date of Death: 1999
Cause of Death: Plane crash
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Publicist
Spouse: John F. Kennedy Jr.
Relatives: Lauren (sister, deceased)
Fictional Appearances:
"Election Day"
POD: July 16, 1999
Type of Appearance: Direct
Children: Unnamed son (b. 2004)
Political Office(s): First Lady of the United States

Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999) was a publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subjects of media scrutiny, drawing comparisons to her mother-in-law. The couple and Bessette-Kennedy's older sister, Lauren, died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in July 1999.

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy in "Election Day"[]

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy supported her husband's political career, beginning with his election as Senator from New York in the early 21st century. The couple had a son in 2004. John Kennedy Jr.'s political career proved meteoric; he was elected President in 2016, and Carolyn became the future First Lady.

During his victory speech, John Jr. thanked Carolyn for convincing him not to fly them out to Martha's Vineyard one night in 1999; he realized years later just how inexperienced he was, and that his victory was probably because of her.[1]

See also[]


  1. Alternate Peace, loc. 697-719.
Political offices
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States
"Election Day"

Succeeded by
Pending at story's end