John Wayne, the legendary name of the Hollywood, had a different life from many would think about him. He was not looking like a playboy he was, and he had alway had his name in the cotnrobersies with women and alcohol.

Wayne had married three times, but he was never content with the women in his life. He was first married with Josephine Saenz. She had enough with the company of Wayne he had in his sets, and as he was constantly cheating on Saenz, their marriage ended at one point.

Film actor John John Wayne on his wedding day with his wife Josephine Saenz and Loretta Young. | Source: Getty Images

He was in a three year long affair with Marlene Dietrich, which they never accepter their relationship. Wayne later stated that their sexual relationship was the most exciting one for him.

As they had four children, later Saenz and Wayne got divorced, after twelve years of marriage. Wayne later got married with Esperanza Baur Diaz Ceballos.

As their relationship got deteriorated, she started to have problems with alcohol, and her husband’s affair with Gail Russel led them to have major problems in their marriage. She even threatened Wayne with shooting him.

After a short time from their divorce, Wayne started his relationship with Pilar Pallete. As before, Wayne’s unfaithfulness had caused the smilar problems, where he was having an affair with Maureen O’Hara.

After having three children, they got separated in 1973, few years before Wayne passed away.

John Wayne sets sail with his wife, Pilar Palette, for Tripoli, Lebanon, to star in director Henry Hathaway’s film, ‘Legend of the Lost’. | Source: Getty Images

As he was a terrible husband in his relationships, he was a great actor, and he was the best father to his children. He had seven children, and each of them had a great relationship with him.

John Wayne sitting on a chair and reading a Prince Valiant comic with his four children, Patrick, Melinda, Toni, and Michael in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

His firstborn, Michael, arrived in 1934, and he was the spitting image of his father. Later, as he produced some of his father’s movies, he also titled as the “John Wayne Foundation president.”

Mary Antonia was born two years later, and lived a private life with her husband, and her eight children.

His third child was Patrick, and he followed his father’s footsteps and became an actor. He appeared in “Mister Roberts,” “The Searchers,” “The People That Time Forgot,” and “Sinbad.”

Melinda was his last child from Saenz, as she had appeared in some of her father’s movies.

His first child with Pallete was Aissa, and she became a lawyer after appeared in some movies.

Marisa was his second daughter from Pallete, and as her siblings, she tried the movie industry too, and later she had married, and had two children.

Ethan was the youngest son of Wayne, as he had a more special bond with him. He was 56, when he had his youngest son. They were in a normal life, except the mail they were receiving. Wayne would cook with the neighbors, and would answer the door himself. As Ethan said, they had no bodyguards too.

American actor John Wayne holding his son’s hand, John Ethan, while on a visit to the Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park, Buena Park, California. | Source: Getty Images

“He took with me on location. I’d be home schooled down on location in Mexico because he knew he wasn’t going to be around for me when I was older,[…]or if he went on his boat, The Wild Goose.”

“I loved everything I did with my dad. He carried these autograph cards, and as a little kid, it was my job to have them ready if we were out in public and he was trying to get through a crowd….I came along when he was 56.”

“I recently read that someone asked my father why he took me out of school to travel with him. He answered, ‘Boys go away when they get to be 16 or 17, and they don’t come back until they’re in their 30s. I won’t be there for Ethan when he’s in his 30s, so I’m gonna love him now.’”

Patrick Wayne, Ethan Wayne and Jennifer Wayne at the 24th Annual Odyssey Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Aissa, Ethan’s sister said, “When he was dying, he turned to my late brother, Michael, and said, ‘Whatever you do, use my name for the benefit of the public. If it weren’t for the public, I wouldn’t be here, you wouldn’t be here. We wouldn’t have had the life we had.’”

When it was 1979, Wayne passed away at the age of 72, after his long lasting battle with cancer.

He excluded his wife from his will, and divided his $6.85 million worth of wealth between his children.

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