When John Lennon met Yoko Ono in 1966, he fell head over heels in love.

John Lennon had been married to Cynthia Lennon for six years before she found him with another woman.  John Lennon first met Yoko Ono in 1966 at a gallery in London, England. Over the next two years, the Beatles star spent more and more time with the Japanese artist and became secretly infatuated with her. Their relationship eventually turned romantic, culminating in Lennon inviting Ono to his house while his wife, Cynthia Lennon, was on holiday.

Cynthia married John in 1962, having been together since their teenage years. She stood by his side as The Beatles skyrocketed to fame and became the biggest band in the world. They also had a son together, Julian Lennon, born on April 8, 1963. He was named in honor of John’s mother, Julia, who had been killed in a hit-and-run accident five years earlier in 1958.

John and Cynthia divorced  in 1968 and a year later (1969), he married Yoko. They remained together until he was murdered in 1980.

He gave his ex only a stipend as a divorce settlement, although he knew Cynthia was going to have to support and raise their son, Julian, who was then just five years old. After a few years, Cynthia was soon almost flat broke, she knew she would have to get some money together in order for she and Julian to survive.
She made a necessary decision, she would sell the love letters and drawings John had given her when they were a young couple, in love, in their teens. The letters were very passionate, filled with “I love you, Cyn” quotes. You can imagine how much it must have hurt Cynthia to have to part with these priceless keepsakes. Cynthia sold them for a large amount.
The buyer was Paul McCartney. Paul had paid a small fortune for the mementoes. A few days later, Cynthia received all the letters and drawings in the mail, now all neatly framed. They came with a note. The note read: “Never sell your memories. Love, Paul McCartney”. That gesture Cynthia never forgot.

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