The little-known life of The Beatles legend John Lennon’s ex-wife, Cynthia Lennon, whom he met during the art school years and before his renowned spouse, Yoko Ono, got in his life, was revealed by the Express.
Daily and Sunday Express of the UK has recently come up with quite an unexpected article about the people in John Lennon’s life. Mostly disregarded after his marriage with the famous artist and activist, Yoko Ono, the story of Lennon’s former wife, Cynthia Lennon, was foregrounded with all of its shocking details.
According to the source, Cynthia, who met Lennon in 1957, when they were attending Liverpool College of Art, became pregnant with Julian, the first child of John Lennon. Three years after Julian’s birth, in 1966, the couple faced with the fact of divorce as Yoko Ono stepped into Lennon’s life.
On returning from holiday, Cynthia found Ono and Lennon together in the home she shared with John. During an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air in 1985, the entrepreneur and musician, Cynthia Lennon, said that she actually had met Yoko Ono once before at a meditation meeting.
After John Lennon’s death in 1980, she and their son, Julian, got pretty devastated, Cynthia admitted. Yet, soon after, Julian has come out of a lot of tragedy and a lot of upheaval in his life by giving his heart and soul to music like his father.
Cynthia Lennon had several interests after losing John Lennon such as opening restaurants, writing books, and making music. She also wed three more times. In 2015, she passed away after a short battle with cancer.
Here’s what Cynthia Lennon said about Yoko Ono:
“I had seen her before; I mean I met her physically, you could say. She had been staying with John that night, and I came home and they were there, which was sort of curtains for our marriage, as far as all of us were concerned, really.
But I had met her once before at a meditation meeting.”
She also opened up about the period after John Lennon’s death and said about their son, Julian:
“Following John’s death, I had an experience of coming downstairs in the house I lived in North Wales, and [Julian] was sitting at a piano with his back to me, and he was singing a very soulful song.
And I had to do a bit of a double-take; it was a very strange feeling, really spooky. But from that moment on, no. No, because Julian is his own man now.
It was such a happy event and a joyous event that that boy has come out of a lot of tragedy and a lot of upheaval in his life and giving his heart and soul to something that I think is wonderful, which is music and its communication.”
You can see the source here.