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RFK Jr will be deposed in bitter divorce battle by the husband of his ‘mistress’ - in the same week he plans to wed Cheryl Hines

Robert F Kennedy Junior is set to be deposed by the estranged husband of his alleged mistress Chelsea Kirwan - just days before he marries actress Cheryl Hines.

The twice-married, father-of-two, will marry the Curbed Your Enthusiasm star over the weekend of July 25, sources say.

However, just days before, he may be called to court in Connecticut on July 22 by plastic surgeon Laurence Kirwan, who is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with his wife - and is trying to negotiate more time to see his three children with her.

At the very least, the exact nature of Chelsea’s relationship with Bobby will come out in court when Prof Kirwan will appeal to try and modify the protection order currently in place over his visitation rights with his three children with Chelsea.

MailOnline last week revealed that Cheryl, 48, plans to marry Bobby, 60, despite allegations that he cheated on her for two years with mom-of-four Chelsea, 42.

Sources confirm the wedding is ‘imminent’ and that the ceremony will be held at the Kennedys compound on Hyannis Port, Mass.

Close friends and family, including Bobby’s mother Ethel Kennedy, 86, will be in attendance.

Cheryl stood by Bobby last week as the allegations surfaced, accompanying the environmental lawyer to Cuba, tweeting: ‘Just met w Fidel Castro re importance of protecting Cuba’s reef system.’

Breaking her silence, Chelsea - who is believed to have met Bobby at a gym in Armonk, New York - has tried to warn Cheryl of going ahead with the wedding, calling it a ‘recipe for disaster’.

As MailOnline told Chelsea and Bobby were pictured together at an event in Seattle in April 2013, where Bobby feted mountaineer Jim Whittaker. And she is believed to have accompanied him around the country.

A source close to Prof Kirwan, 62, told MailOnline last week that the high-profile surgeon knew of her close friendship with Bobby, saying: ‘He was well aware that his wife and Bobby had a friendship before their split and that they have had ongoing telephone calls.’

It is believed a friendship started well before the Kirwans separated on July 4, 2012 - and a source reveals how Chelsea’s cell phone records show she was speaking to RFK Jr five times a day in August 2012.

RFK Jr began dating Cheryl in 2012, months before his estranged wife, Mary Richardson, tragically committed suicide in May 2012 at their Mount Kisco, New York home aged just 52.

And asked about their relationship, Cheryl said recently: ‘We share the same values. Family first. We like to have a good time and work hard. It’s fun to have a partner…It’s a good match-up.’

(Source: Daily Mail)

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Robert F Kennedy Jr and actress Cheryl Hines engaged


Robert F Kennedy Jr. and actress Cheryl Hines are engaged.  According to a report from Us Weekly, the couple announced the news at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Arizona on April 29. 

This will be the second marriage for Hines, 48, and the third for her Kennedy, 60, who have been dating for two years.

It seems Hines and Kennedy enjoy an active lifestyle together. “I do feel like I’m more of a survivalist now,” the actress told US Magazine of dating Bobby Jr., the son Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy.  ”I appreciate socks like I never have before. Apparently when you’re out in the wild, your socks can really be helpful. You can strain water,” she said.

When they’re not traveling together, the couple enjoys volunteering and promoting their respective causes. “It’s fun to have a partner,” she explained to US Magazine in April. “He’s so dedicated to the environment and clean water, so we take turns. He’ll come to my United Cerebral Palsy event and walk the red carpet with me. It’s a good match up.”

RFK Jr. has six children from his two earlier marriages, Cheryl has one daughter, 9-year old Catherine.

His oldest two children, Bobby III, 29, and Kathleen, 26, are with first wife Emily Ruth Black. 

He shared his other four kids, Conor, 19, Kyra, 18, Finn, 16, and Aiden, 13, with second wife, the late Mary Kathleen Richardson, who committed suicide in the wake of her split from the lawyer. 

Cheryl, who played Larry David’s wife on Curb Your Enthusiasm for a decade, currently plays Dallas Royce on ABC’s Suburgatory - a play of words between suburban and purgatory.

The actress happily received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on January 29.

Cheryl and Kennedy’s relationship was marred when his estranged wife Mary - and the mother of their four children - committed suicide just days after being served divorce papers in May 2012.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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Biography of ‘reckless’ Bobby Jr

Best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer is writing the first biography of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. following the tragic death of his wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, last month. Oppenheimer — who’s written tell-alls on Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour and Barbara Walters, and who released a biography of RFK Jr.’s mother, Ethel Kennedy, in 1994 — has signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press. He tells us of Bobby: “He had none of the movie-star looks of his glamorous cousin [John Kennedy Jr.], but he had a far more dramatic, far more successful, far more controversial and far more scandalous life.” He added: “I want to make it clear I am not out to do a hit job on this guy. Bobby was in his teens when he lost his father. He was so wild, his mother basically kicked him out of the house … he’s had a difficult life. This is a man who is driven by a lot of passion and also driven by demons, it is really a cautionary tale. He is a sympathetic guy, but he is also driven and ambitious and — what we know now about his relationships with women — rather reckless.”

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