All you need to know about JFK's grandkids

Where are JFK’s grandkids today? As Caroline Kennedy’s youngest child graduates from Harvard with a double degree, FEMAIL lifts the lid on the lives of all three Schlossberg siblings – from Ivy League educations to careers in Hollywood

  • JFK and Jackie O’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, has three children with her husband, Edwin Schlossberg
  • She is the only one of JFK’s children to have had kids of her own 
  • Caroline’s brother Patrick died just two days after his birth in 1963 and her brother JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in July 1999
  • Her oldest daughter Rose, 33, attended Harvard and got master’s degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University
  • She works in Hollywood, having starred in a webs series with her friend and produced a limited series with Jay Z
  • Middle child Tatiana, 31, went to Yale for undergrad and got her master’s from University of Oxford before marrying her Yale sweetheart in 2017
  • She’s a successful journalist with bylines in the New York Times and Vanity Fair and wrote a book, about the environment
  • Youngest child Jack, 29, also attended Yale and worked for a few years before doing a joint JD-MBA program at Harvard
  • He has written political op-eds and joined his mother for a speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention 

As members of the Kennedy family — known to many as America’s royals — it is no surprise that JFK’s only three grandchildren have already gone far in life, despite the long-running claims of a ‘curse’ that has hung like a dark cloud over the family for many decades.

But while Caroline Kennedy’s three children are no doubt aware of the unlucky series of events that have plagued their relatives for years, from premature deaths to terrifying accidents, the trio is showing no sign of allowing the infamous Kennedy curse to affect them. 

This weekend, the late president’s youngest grandchild, Jack, 29, announced that he had graduated from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School after completing a challenging joint program at the Ivy League institution.

His mother, Caroline, and father, Edwin Schlossberg, certainly have a lot to be proud of — including the successes of their daughters, Rose, 33, and Tatiana, 31. 

All three of the Schlossberg children have attended Ivy League schools, earned graduate degrees, and balanced careers with family obligations. 

It’s hardly a surprise that JFK’s grandchildren would be going far in life

Rose, Jack, and Tatiana Schlossberg (pictured left to right) are the three children of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg

They are the only grandchildren of JFK and Jackie O (Caroline is pictured with her parents as a child)

Caroline (pictured with Tatiana and Jack) stressed the importance that her children, who all have trust funds,  also throw themselves into worthwhile work

Mom Caroline stressed the importance that her children — who all have trust funds — also throw themselves into worthwhile work. 

‘I hope that they’ll find people that they love, and work that they find compelling, and that they’re able to make the world around them better for everyone living in it,’ she told Parade in 2011.

Caroline, who is estimated to be worth anywhere up to $250 million, also noted their similarities to their grandparents, saying they ‘look a little bit like them’.

‘My son in particular is very interested in his grandfather, and he loved Teddy,’ she said, referring to her godfather Ted Kennedy, who passed away in 2009.

‘Teddy made a huge effort over them, and I think it gave them a wonderful sense of connection with their grandparents. I can’t wait to see who my children will become. That’s what’s really exciting.’ 

The oldest granddaughter, 33-year-old Rose, was born in New York City on June 25, 1988, and named after her great-grandmother (pictured with her mother in 2013)

Rose Schlossberg

The oldest granddaughter, 33-year-old Rose, was born in New York City on June 25, 1988, and named after her great-grandmother, JFK’s mother, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

According to the New York Post, it was grandma Jackie O — whom Rose called ‘Grand Jackie’ — who picked the name. 

Rose was quite close to her grandmother before her death in 1994, when she was five.

‘Jackie, who lived just a few blocks away from the Schlossbergs on the Upper East Side, saw Rose basically every day and doted on her,’ Kennedy biographer Christopher Andersen said. 

‘Jackie knew it was important to sow the seeds of good behavior early on, and she tried to do that in the final years of her life. It was a mission for her.’

As Rose grew older, she attended the pricey Brearley School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Other notable alumnae of the private institution include Téa Leoni, Kyra Sedgwick, Alexandra Daddario, Eva Chen, and her mother.

Rose was quite close to her grandmother before her death in 1994, when she was five (pictured: Jackie, Caroline, Rose, and Tatiana in stroller)

As Rose grew older, she attended the pricey Brearley School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (pictured as a teen with her dad, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy

Rose (pictured center with her siblings) earned an English degree from Harvard University in 2010

Though she hasn’t been involved in politics in the same way as some of her family, Rose has supported Democrats over the years (pictured at the 2008 Democratic National Convention)

Before his 2007 death, historian and family friend Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, who had been a speechwriter for JFK, shared a glowing description of the then-teenager.

‘Rose was and is the leader of the pack — her opinion counts,’ he said. ‘She is highly regarded within the ever-expanding [Kennedy] circle. In many respects, she is the face and future of the clan. 

After Brearlely, Rose earned an English degree from Harvard University in 2010. During her time at the Ivy League school, she was reportedly involved in the Harvard’s Project East Fashion Show, which spotlights Asian designers.

She served as a member of the executive board and also walked the runway.  

Though she kept a low profile, she did get up to some college-kid antics, spending a night on the town with Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson after giving them a campus tour. 

She was also rumored to be dating Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, a fellow Harvard student, at the time. 

In 2006, Wonkette obtained photos of then-18-year-old Rose smoking hookah, and two years later, Gawker published other shots of her partying.

Rose (pictured left with her sister Tatiana) went on to her a master’s degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University

She (left) and Tatiana (right) are pictured at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. That year, then-President Obama appointed her the board at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Though she hasn’t been involved in politics in the same way as other members of her family, Rose has supported Democrats over the years, donating $350 to Obama’s 2008 campaign and volunteering for Democrat Alan Khazei’s failed 2010 campaign for US Senate in Massachusetts.

After Harvard, Rose — who has been said to resemble her grandmother — went on to her a master’s degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University.

In 2014, then-President Obama appointed her the board at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In a speech that year about the center, she said: ‘My grandparents believed that American civilization had come of age, and they transformed the White House into a stage for our nation’s greatest performing artists.

‘They recognized that in order to demonstrate our full commitment to freedom, democracy, and the human spirit, our nation’s capital needed a world-class performing arts center. After my grandfather’s death, my grandmother, and my great aunts and uncles worked tirelessly to build and sustain this Center, and my generation is proud to continue their commitment to excellence.’ 

In 2016, she and her friend Mara Nelson-Greenberg started a web series called End Times Girls Club, which she co-starred in

‘I thought it would be interesting to create this world where girls have to be survivalists without compromising their cute factor,’ she said

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Though politics may not be in the cards for Rose, she hasn’t completely turned away from the public eye. In 2016, she and her friend Mara Nelson-Greenberg started a web series called End Times Girls Club, which she co-starred in.

It came up as a response to seeing the way that New York responded to Hurricane Sandy, and how people were grossly underprepared — specifically, girls in damsel in distress mode,’ she told Mashable. 

‘I thought it would be interesting to create this world where girls have to be survivalists without compromising their cute factor.’

In 2017, Rose, who reportedly lives in LA, co-wrote and produced ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ for Spike TV. Jay Z” and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers on the project.

Her other credits include production assistant on 2015’s Brick City, production associate on 2011’s Triangle: Remembering the Fire, and production associate on 2012’s Hard Times: Lost on Long Island.  

However, Rose has kept a fairly low profile since then, appearing occasionally at events but not granting interviews.

Middle child Tatiana, 31, was born in New York City on May 5, 1990

Tatiana Schlossberg

Middle child Tatiana, 31, was born in New York City on May 5, 1990 and followed in her mother and sister’s footsteps to Brearley. However, she transferred and graduated from The Trinity School 2008.

From there she attended Yale University, where she wrote for the Yale Herald and received the Charles A. Ryskamp Travel Grant award for her research project, which ‘explored the communities that grew out of the relationship between runaway slaves and coastal New England Native American tribes, particularly on Martha’s Vineyard in the nineteenth century.’

She graduated in 2012, and also received a master’s in American history from the University of Oxford in 2014.

Tatiana has perused journalism with great success, starting with an internship at The Vineyard Gazette in Edgartown, Massachusetts and moving on to become a  municipal reporter at The Bergen Record in New Jersey.

She parlayed another internship at the New York Times into a reporter position, where she has written for Metro as well as Science and Climate. 

Tatiana is pictured at almost two years old with her grandmother, Jackie, in Central Park

She followed in her mother and sister’s footsteps to Brearley. However, she transferred and graduated from The Trinity School 2008

She graduated from Yale in 2012, and also received a master’s in American history from the University of Oxford in 2014

She’s a successful journalist with bylines in the New York Times and Vanity Fair and wrote a book, about the environment

On the romance front, Tatiana began dating fellow Yale classmate George Moran, a doctor, in college

The two tied the knot in Martha’s Vineyard on September 9, 2017

In 2019, Tatiana published a book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, which has won the 2020 Rachel Carson Environment Book award

Over the years, she has also written pieces for The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and The Boston Globe. 

In 2019, Tatiana published a book, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, which has won the 2020 Rachel Carson Environment Book award.

She has spoken out about climate change and the environmental dangers of fast fashion.

‘It is almost impossible to make sustainable choices given the system that we live in,” she said in 2019, according to the Harvard Crimson. ‘And that’s a problem, but we can’t solve that problem unless we understand it.

‘I think the most important individual action is to vote and to get involved in the political process and to put pressure on companies or not support companies that aren’t at the very least transparent,’ she added. 

On the romance front, Tatiana began dating fellow Yale classmate George Moran, a doctor, in college, and the two tied the knot in Martha’s Vineyard on September 9, 2017. 

Baby of the family Jack, 29, was born in New York City on January 19, 1993 and attended the Collegiate School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Jack Schlossberg 

Baby of the family Jack, 29, was born in New York City on January 19, 1993 and attended the Collegiate School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

He went onto Yale University, where he majored in history with a concentration in Japanese history. 

At Yale, he wrote for the Yale Daily News and The Yale Herald and spent a summer removing toxic waste in Massachusetts before graduating in 2015. 

Between undergrad and grad school, he spent time working for the U.S. Department of State. He also worked for a Japanese brewing, distilling, and beverage company called Suntory Holdings Limited, and a Japanese internet and e-commerce company called Rakuten, Inc.

He also had a one-episode role in the season eight finale of Blue Bloods in 2018, when he was 25.

A jack-of-all trades, Jack has been involved with other work over the years, including his helping with his family’s Profile in Courage Awards, working as a Senate page and intern, and working for former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Jack is pictured in his mother’s arms while his grandmother Jackie walks behind them

He went onto Yale University, where he majored in history with a concentration in Japanese history

Jack has been involved with other work over the years, including his helping with his family’s Profile in Courage Awards, working as a Senate page and intern, and working for former Secretary of State John Kerry

Kerry once said of him: ‘A sense of humor is not genetic, but apparently in the Kennedy family it can be inherited. In President Kennedy’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, this quality seems to abide.’ 

He has also written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and New York magazine’s The Cut. 

In the fall of 2017, Jack matriculated at Harvard in the school’s joint JD-MBA program. In his first months there, Jack admitted to Boston.com that he was quite busy.

‘I don’t have a life, but that’s what I signed up for,’ he said. ‘It’s cool, you just get to learn all day. Sometimes it’s tough, but it’s been a fun experience.

‘Harvard Law School is great. I’m lucky to be here. It’s a really difficult, intense experience. But I know so much more than I did the day before I got to law school, so that’s a cool feeling,’ he added. 

Jack also admitted at the time that his favorite restaurants happened to be on JFK Street, which was ‘humbling.’ 

‘There’s no pretending that it’s not here when I’m at Harvard. The first few days it felt a little weird, but now I don’t think about it so much,’ he said. 

Jack, pictured with Tatiana in 2013, has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and New York magazine’s The Cut

Jack, pictured with his mother at the 2017 Met Gala, has said he is inspired by his family’s legacy of public service

He graduated from both Harvard Law and Harvard Business School and celebrated this weekend

‘I’m kind of hedging my bets,’ he said. ‘I’m not sure what I want to do — business, law, something else’

At the time, Jack admitted he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his career.  

‘I’m kind of hedging my bets,’ he said. ‘I’m not sure what I want to do — business, law, something else.

‘I came into law school thinking I really wanted to practice environmental law, and so far my favorite class is in property, which is something I never would have expected. Come three years from now, my interests could be completely different. I’ll always be interested in climate issues, but my idea of what I want to do will probably change.’

Years later, he told the Today show: ‘I’m inspired by my family’s legacy of public service. It’s something that I’m very proud of. But I’m still trying to make my own way and figure things out. So stay tuned — I don’t know what I’m going to do.’

This weekend, he revealed that he graduated, sharing a photo of himself with Harvard-themed cupcakes and a T-shirt with the letters ‘Jdmbalfg,’ which he also wrote in the caption.

Jdmbalfg appears to reference his two degrees — a JD for law and an MBA for business — plus ‘lfg,’ a slang acronym for ‘let’s f***ing go.’


Jack has been involved in politics, and introduced then-President Obama during a dinner honoring the Medal of Freedom recipients on November 20, 2013

He is pictured with former President Bill Clinton in 2015

He spoke with his mother at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of President Biden

Jack has been involved in politics, and in 2016 wrote for Politico about remarks that Senator Ted Cruz made about his grandfather under the title ‘Ted Cruz Is No Jack Kennedy.’

‘As Kennedy’s grandson, and as a student of his life, legacy and administration, I find this notion — and the suggestion that Ted Cruz is somehow taking up his mantle — absurd,’ he wrote.

‘Were my grandfather alive today, he’d be excited about how far we have come as a nation since 1963, he would feel a sense of urgency about the challenges that lie ahead and he most certainly would not be a Republican.’

In 2020, he even spoke at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of President Biden.

‘Times have changed, but the themes of my grandfather’s speech — courage, unity, and patriotism — are as important today as they were in 1960,’ he said. ‘Once again, we need a leader who believes America’s best days are yet to come. We need Joe Biden.’

The Kennedy siblings: Tragic history of America’s royal family 

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

The oldest of nine Kennedy siblings was killed in action during World War II when he was 29.

Joseph, who was a Navy pilot at the time, was killed in a mid-flight explosion in 1944. He was awarded the Navy Cross following his death.

Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy Cavendish

Kathleen Kennedy was born on February 20, 1920. She was the second daughter and fourth Kennedy child.

She died in a plane crash in France in 1948 when she was 28 years old. She was living in England at the time after marrying a British nobleman.


Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. died fighting in WWII aged 29. His sister Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy Cavendish died in a plane crash in France in 1948 when she was 28

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the second child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. He and his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, had daughter Caroline and son John, Jr.

He became the youngest president after being sworn in on January 20, 1961.

President John F. Kennedy’s presidency ended tragically with his assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy, the seventh Kennedy child, was born on November 20, 1925. He married Ethel Skakel in 1950 and they had 11 children together.

He successfully ran for Senate in New York in 1964 following his brother’s assassination. RFK announced his candidacy for president in 1968.

He was fatally shot two months later at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He was 42.


President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in 1968 aged 42

Rosemary Kennedy

Born in September 13, 1918, Rosemary was the eldest daughter and third Kennedy sibling.

She had intellectual disabilities as a young child and teenager. Rosemary underwent a new procedure, authorized by her father, when she was 22 that was supposed to help calm her and stop her violent mood swings.

The procedure, however, left her permanently incapacitated.

She eventually went to live at the St. Coletta’s School for Exceptional Children in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Rosemary remained there until she died in 2005.

Patricia Kennedy

Patricia was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy.

She married English actor Peter Lawford in 1954 and they went on to have four children: Christopher, Sydney, Victoria, and Robin.

They divorced in 1965.

She moved to New York City with her children in 1966 where she founded the National Committee for the Literary Arts.

She died in September 2007 at the age of 82.


Rosemary Kennedy, who was permanently incapacitated after a surgical procedure when she was 22, died at a Wisconsin facility in 2005.  Patricia Kennedy died in September 2007 at the age of 82

Edward Kennedy

Edward M. Kennedy, who was the youngest of the Kennedy children, died of brain cancer in August 2009 when he was 77.

He served as a Massachusetts Senator for almost 47 years, making him the third longest-serving member of the US Senate in American history.

He died just two weeks after his older sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who was born July 10, 1921, was the fifth of the nine Kennedy children.

In 1953, she married Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. and the pair had five children: Robert III, Maria, Timothy, Mark, and Anthony.

She emerged from a powerful male-dominated political family to found the Special Olympics in 1968 and become a leading advocate of the mentally disabled.

She died in hospital in August 2009.


Ted Kennedy died of brain cancer in 2009 just two weeks before his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver died in hospital

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