Joan Kennedy
Joan Kennedy
Real Name/Full Name Virginia Joan Bennett
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Joan Bennett Kennedy
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 September 1936
Age/How Old: 87 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Henry Wiggin Bennett, Jr.
Mother –Virginia Joan Stead
Siblings: Candace Bennett
School: Unknown
College: Manhattanville College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: None
Husband/Spouse Name: None
Kids/Children Name: Kara Kennedy, Patrick J. Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Jr.
Profession: American socialite, musician, author, and former model
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

If you are interested in politics, then you must be familiar with the Kennedy family, and if you are aware of the Kennedy family, then you must be familiar with Joan Kennedy. She was the first wife of US Senator Ted Kennedy, and this is the major reason she is famous. Joan Kennedy is a musician and author and also a former model.

So if you want to know more about her, then you need to read below.

Well, how well do you know about Joan Kennedy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Joan Kennedy’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Joan Kennedy to date.

Biography and Early Life

Joan was born in Manhattan, New York, and she was born into a Roman Catholic family. Her father was a graduate of Cornell University, and he then worked as an advertising executive. She grew up with her younger sister, Candace, and she attended Manhattanville College. Her future mother-in-law Rose Kennedy was the Alma matter of this university too. Then got her MA degree from Lesley College, and when she was young, she also worked as a model in advertising companies.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Joan Kennedy in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Joan Kennedy’s age is 87 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 2 September 1936. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.


Joan Kennedy went to Manhattanville College, and later she got her MA degree from Lesley College.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Joan was introduced to Ted by his sister. The couple then became involved and engaged quickly, and they fell in love. Joan didn’t want to marry anyone other than Ted. So they both got married on November 29 in 1958. It was relatively a small family wedding, and they both had three children together, Kara Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy Jr, and Patrick Kennedy Jr.

Joan’s two children were cancer victims, and Ted Jr developed bone cancer at a very young age of 12. His sister Kara was then diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2003, and she died of a heart attack in 2011. She died at the age of 51.

Joan also had three miscarriages. But the couple got separated in the year 1978, and they separated after twenty years of marriage. The magazine reported that she was an alcoholic and she had to work hard to stay sober. After the divorce, Ted and Joan remained together for some time due to the 1980 US Presidential campaign. The final divorce was declared in 1983. Later she had a small relationship with someone, but she didn’t marry anyone, and currently, she resides in Boston.

Is Joan Kennedy Lesbian?

No, Joan Kennedy is not lesbian as she was married to Ted Kennedy and also had three children with him. Her other boyfriends haven’t been reported yet. But it is a known fact that she has been in a relationship with some guys but didn’t marry anyone.

Professional Career

Joan used to work as a professional model, and she was also a musician. In the year 1992, she also published the book “The Joy of Classical Music”, and she has also worked with many children’s charities.

Her years after the marriage was shaped by alcohol as she was an alcoholic and had a problem staying awake. Due to this, she had kidney damage, and in the year 2005, she was also hospitalised with a concussion. She requested her second cousin to be her financial planner in the year 2015 as she wanted to establish a trust to control her assets. Later in October, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then she also underwent surgery.


Although Joan has published a book, she hasn’t won any awards as she didn’t do any work due to her alcoholism and raging problems. Her children were given guardianship of her due to her alcohol problems.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joan Kennedy in 2024

Joan Kennedy Net Worth
Joan Kennedy Net Worth

As of 2024, the total estimated net worth of Joan Kennedy is $4 million, and she gets most of her money from the Kennedy family. She also gets money from her different assets and stocks. She has shares in many companies, and she was married to Joan Kennedy, so she also had some shares in Kennedy owned companies.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Joan Kennedy and Ted fell in love at a very young age, and it is reported that she didn’t have much of the relationships earlier.
  • She is a raging alcoholic, and she has been to a rehabilitation centre many times.
  • She also suffered from breast cancer and concussion.
  • She suffered from miscarriages three times.
  • She was even arrested for drunk driving in the year 1974 while she was married to Ted Kennedy.

This was all about one of the most controversial Kennedy family members that have ever lived. Joan has been married to Ted for 20 years, and she has been in the family for this much longer. She has been a raging alcoholic, and this has affected her marriage and life too. Keeping all this aside, she is one of the notable members of the Kennedy family that is one of the world’s richest families.


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