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John Lennon Bike Collection To Be Auctioned, 18 Years After Death: His Married Life & Dating History

Updated On 11 Jan, 2018 Published On

Everyone surely has heard of the Beatles and the legendary name attached to it, John Lennon. Lennon, born as John Winston Lennon, was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist. He co-founded the famous band The Beatles along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. But, after giving his 23 years to music, Lennon died on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40.

Everyone's familiar with his professional life, but his personal life is barely known. John Lennon experienced a huge success in the 1960s, but unfortunately, his married life was not as successful. Well, Lennon was married twice in his life and welcomed two sons from each of his wives. 

The Legendary John Lennon

John Lennon

Source: Famous Biographies

Well, once again, Lennon's name has come in the spotlight all because of his vintage bike collection. As reported, all of his collections are to be auctioned. Well, today, apart from his collections, we are also going to talk in detail about John Lennon's relationship, married life, and children.

John Lennon Was Married Twice: His Relationships

Talking about Lennon's relationship, he met his first wife Cynthia Lennon in 1957, when both were fellow students in the Liverpool College of Arts. Then, Lennon was of aggressive attitude as he got violent when Cynthia denied his dating proposal. She had said,

"I didn't ask you to fuckin' marry me, did I?

However, Cynthia later got romantically involved with Lennon and often traveled to Hamburg with McCartney's girlfriend to see him.

John Lennon and Cynthia Powell during their college days

John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon

Source: Daily Mail

In July 1962, Lennon learned that she was pregnant, and they eventually got married on August 23, 1962, at the Mount Pleasant Register Office in Liverpool with Brian Epstein serving as the best man. However, due to fear of massive fan following, their marriage was kept a secret.

John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia Powell

John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia Powell

Source: SFAE

But, the couple's marital relationship soon ended because of Lennon's addiction to LSD. They divorced on November 8, 1968. The court ordered to pay the alimony of $240,000 granting the custody of their son to Cynthia.

Curious about their son, right? We will discuss it below, but let's know about Lennon's second marriage before that.

John Lennon's second marriage

After less than a year of divorce with his first wife, John Lennon found his second wife, Yoko Ono.

The couple got married on March 20, 1969, in Gibraltar. Besides these, no other affairs or relationships of Lennon has been reported. John Lennon died after being shot by a gun.

Even though John is not among us, John does have a fanmade Instagram profile.