Place of Meeting: 20th Century Fox
Year Relationship began: 1946
Type of Relationship: Marriage/relationship
Of all Marilyn's relationships throughout her life, none proved more controversial than the one with Robert Slatzer.
Slatzer was a struggling fan-magazine reporter when he first met Marilyn in the summer of 1946 at 20th Century Fox at the reception room while she was waiting for an interview. Slatzer's version of events is that he and the then Norma Jeane went on a date that evening and that he dated Marilyn for the next six years even during her romance with Joe DiMaggio. He also claims that it was him, not DiMaggio who became Marilyn's second husband. According to Slatzer, they secretly wed on October 4th, 1952, in Tijuana, Mexico. The alleged marriage ended three days later through the coercion of Marilyn's boss at 20th Century Fox, Darryl F. Zanuck.
After Marilyn's death, Slatzer tried to disprove that Marilyn's death was suicide. He went on to write a book claiming that John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby were both involved in a cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Marilyn's death.