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Joe DiMaggio beat up Marilyn Monroe often


Joe DiMaggio beat up Marilyn Monroe often


If you’re interested in learning more about the tumultuous relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, you’re in the right place.

Although Monroe’s image was highly s^xualized in the 1950s and early 1960s, her relationships with some of the biggest names in Hollywood were equally as publicized.

Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ fictionalizes some of her more tumultuous relationships, including her second marriage to retired baseball centerfield star Joseph “Joe” Paul DiMaggio.

According to ‘Marilyn Monroe: The Biography,’ Marilyn and Joe began a cozy romance in 1952 after being introduced to one another by a mutual friend.

The couple didn’t know each other’s professions at first, but that allowed them to truly explore their personal connection.

The couple tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954, before traveling to coastal California and then Japan for their honeymoon.


However, Joe did not like Marilyn’s work at all, and he was genuinely unhappy when his wife was asked to perform a USO show for American troops in Korea during their honeymoon.

According to Donald Spoto’s 1993 biography of the actress, Joe “resented” Marilyn’s income, fame, and independence, and “wanted his wife at home, nicely subordinate.”

This attitude caused Joe’s behavior to become controlling, jealous, and sometimes even physically/mentally abusive in the worst of ways.

As depicted in the Netflix original movie, one of the worst assaults Joe ever inflicted on his wife came after the shooting of the infamous skirt-blowing scene for ‘The Seven Year Itch.’

According to ‘The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe‘ by J. Randy Taraborrelli, Joe “took out his rage…, slapping her around the room” to such an extent she had multiple bruises when she arrived on set the next day.

Marilyn filed for divorce around ten months into their marriage in October 1954, citing only “mental cruelty.”

“[Joe] didn’t like the women I played — he thought they were sluts,” the actress once told a friend, per ‘Marilyn Monroe: The Biography.’

“I don’t know what movies he was thinking about! He didn’t like the actors kissing me, and he didn’t like my costumes.

“He didn’t like anything about my movies, and he hated all my clothes.

“When I told him I had to dress the way I did, that it was part of my job, he said I should quit that job.

“But who did he think he was marrying when he was marrying me?”

Joe reportedly started therapy, stopped drinking, and expanded his interests once his marriage ended, which paved the way for the duo to reconnect in 1961.

Unfortunately, it was cut short when Marilyn died from a barbiturates overdose inside her home on August 4, 1962.

Joe never remarried and passed away at 84 on March 8, 1999.

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