You might be familiar with the famous author Joan Didion. She is widely known as a novelist and her literary journals. Most of her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos. The overriding theme in her books is individual and social fragmentation.
As her professional career is very much open to the world, we don't need to explain it much but her personal life might be a query for many. Well, today, it's the personal life, affairs and all the private details about the 82-year-old lady that we are going to discuss today.
So, let's not waste much time and get started. Just stay with us.
Let's start from the beginning. Joan Didion first met her future husband John Gregory Dunne while she was working at Vouge in New York. Late John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter, and a literary critic. At the time the couple met, John was writing for Time.
Regarding their first meeting, Joan once said;
We amused each other and I thought he was smart. He knew a lot of stuff that I didn't know, like politics and history - I had managed to go through school without learning much except a lot of poems.
Author Joan Didion with her late husband John Gregory Dunne
After several meeting, in 1963, John invited Joan to travel with him to Connecticut one weekend to visit his family. Regarding those moments, Joan said to a source;
liked the set-up, liked being there, and liked him.
During that tour, John proposed Joan for marrying him with a beautiful engagement ring popping out the question "Will you marry me?" Joan didn't take more than a second and accepted his proposal saying "Yes".
Soon they made their relationship official. The couple tied the knot on 30 January 1964 at Mission San Juan Bautista in California. At the time they got married, John was 31 while Joan was 29 years old. After the marriage, the couple moved to a remote house on the California coast.
Author Joan Didion with her late husband John Gregory
Joan had infertility issues so that the couple was unable to have children. Thus, they adopted a newly born baby girl in 1966 and named her Quintana Roo. Unfortunately, Quintana died of severe illness in 2005. Deep sympathy!
Joan, John and their daughter Quintana Roo
This was not the only shocking thing that happened in her life. Two years before the death of her daughter, she already had lost her husband in 2003. What would be worst than this?
It was just after a month that John and Joan moved to Manhattan and John died of heart attack. Nothing Lost was his final Novel which was published in 2004.
John, Joan and their late daughter Quintana Roo
Since the death of John, Joan is all alone and never got engaged with any other men. We wish all the very best and wish she gets succeed in every phase of her life. For more updates, keep in touch with Frostsnow.