Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe  


Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married for 8 months. They dated for 7 months after getting together in Jan 1953. After a 5 months engagement they married on 14th Jan 1954. 8 months later they separated in Oct 1954 and divorced on 31st Oct 1954.


American Actress Marilyn Monroe passed away on 5th Aug 1962 Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States aged 36. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on 1st June, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, United States and educated at Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA (attended one year, 1941), Marilyn Monroe is most remembered for Niagara, Some Like It Hot, Something's Got To Give in a career that spanned 1945–62 and 1945–1962. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

American Baseballer Joe DiMaggio was born Joseph Paul DiMaggio on 25th November, 1914 in Martinez, California USA and passed away on 8th Mar 1999 Hollywood, Florida, USA aged 84. He is most remembered for Former New York Yankee. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingJan 1953 - Aug 1953 7 months, 2 days
EngagedAug 1953 - 14th Jan 1954 5 months, 16 days
Married14th Jan 1954 - Oct 1954 8 months, 20 days
Total Jan 1953 - Oct 1954 1 year, 9 months

(14 January 1954 - 31 October 1954) (divorced)
In 1951, Joe DiMaggio saw a picture of Monroe with Chicago White Sox players Joe Dobson and Gus Zernial, but did not ask the man who arranged the stunt to set up a date until 1952. Monroe wrote in My Story that she did not want to meet him, fearing a stereotypical jock. They eloped at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954. During their honeymoon in Japan, she was asked to visit Korea as part of the USO. She performed ten shows in four days for over 100,000 servicemen.
Maury Allen quoted New York Yankees PR man Arthur Richman that Joe told him that the marriage went wrong from then. On September 14, 1954, Monroe filmed the famed skirt-blowing scene for The Seven Year Itch in front of New York's Trans-Lux Theater. Bill Kobrin, then Fox's east coast correspondent, told the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 1956 that it was Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus, and that the couple had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby. She filed for divorce on grounds of mental cruelty 274 days after the wedding.
In February 1961, Monroe was admitted to the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. She contacted DiMaggio, who secured her release. She later joined him in Florida, where he was serving as a batting coach at the New York Yankees' training camp. Bob Hope jokingly dedicated Best Song nominee The Second Time Around to them at the 1961 Academy Awards.
According to Allen, on August 1, 1962, DiMaggio – alarmed by how Monroe had fallen in with people he considered detrimental to her well-being – quit his job with a PX supplier to ask her to remarry him.
After Monroe's death, DiMaggio claimed her body and arranged her funeral. For 20 years, he had a half-dozen red roses delivered to her crypt three times a week.
In 2006, DiMaggio's adopted granddaughters auctioned the bulk of his estate, which featured two letters Monroe penned to him and a photograph signed "I love you, Joe, Marilyn."

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Relationship Timeline

31st October, 1954 - Divorce

October, 1954 - Breakup

14th January, 1954 - Marriage

August, 1953 - Engagement

January, 1953 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Marilyn Monroe
Joe DiMaggio
Marilyn Monroe
Joe DiMaggio
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 5" (165 cm)
6' 2" (188 cm)
Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Roman Catholic



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