Jackie and Caroline “Lee” Bouvier have been born right into a household that was already accustomed to the limelight that extravagant wealth gives. Their father, stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III, inspired his daughters to “be the most effective,” one thing each women strived for all through their lives. However in Lee’s eyes, it wasn’t straightforward to compete along with her extremely achieved, modern, and well-liked older sister.
Including to the stress of competing with Jackie was a really actual sense that their father most well-liked the older daughter over Lee, partially because of Jackie boasting her father’s namesake and bodily attributes like her distinct, wideset eyes and excessive cheekbones, per Vainness Honest. “[Jackie] was not solely named after him … however she truly appeared virtually precisely like him, which was a supply of nice delight to my father,” Lee wrote in her memoir Blissful Occasions (through Vainness Honest).
Nevertheless, in keeping with “Jackie, Janet, & Lee,” Lee held the upper esteem of the sisters’ mom. Jonathon Tapper, the previous butler of Janet and Lee’s mom, then generally known as Janet Lee Bouvier, revealed to Taraborrelli that though Jackie felt extra concerned in caring for her mom in her previous age, “If that telephone would ring and it might be Lee — possibly as soon as a month if that a lot — oh my, Madam would gentle up! She would say it outright, ‘Lee is my favourite'” (per Web page Six).