Thursday, May 15, 2014
CHERYL Hines isn’t popular with her fiance’s kids!
The actress recently announced her engagement to her boyfriend Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
But sources say Kennedy’s four children with tragic second wife Mary are considering boycotting the wedding, while his 86-year-old mom Ethel Kennedy is desperately trying to make peace, according to the National Enquirer.
“Bobby’s kids can’t stand Cheryl,” a source said. “Whenever she’s at a family function, they call her ‘Buzzkill’ behind her back.
“Even though their parents were estranged when Cheryl entered the picture, the children feel that her presence may have contributed to pushing their mom to take her life.”
Kennedy, 60, is the son of slain former U.S. attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of late President John F. Kennedy. He began dating Cheryl, 48, best known for her role in Curb Your Enthusiasm, in late 2010.
In May 2012, his estranged wife Mary, then 52, hanged herself on the grounds of the family’s home in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
The couple’s children — Conor, 19, Kyra, 18, Finn, 17, and Aidan, 12 — were “shattered” by their mother’s death and wanted nothing to do with Cheryl, despite her repeated attempts to woo them.
Meanwhile, Kennedy has enlisted his elderly mother to help turn the tide of ill will.
“Ethel has tried to convince her grandchildren that this marriage will be good for them and their dad,” said the pal.
“She pointed out that even though Cheryl can never replace Mary in their hearts, they should be willing to at least give her a chance. After all, she’s going to be their stepmother whether they like it or not.
“Ethel realizes that the three oldest children can’t be expected to take much parenting advice from Cheryl. But she told the kids that it would be nice to have Cheryl’s support in other ways, such as attending milestones like their graduations, marriages and the like.
“Besides that, Ethel reminded the kids that Cheryl appears to make their father happy, and they should want him to have a relationship based on mutual love and respect.
“If the children boycott the wedding, it would be an absolute disaster. But right now, Cheryl and Bobby can only hope that the kids will show up for their big day.”