President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan At The Inaugural Gala
was the love of Nancy Reagan’s
life, but she was also smitten with Frank Sinatra!
Incredibly, their intense friendship even led to an attempt by Ol’ Blue Eyes’ widow, Barbara, to ban Nancy from Frank’s funeral!
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Author Kitty Kelley made front-page news when she alleged that Nancy had an affair with Frank in the 1960s while Ronnie was California’s governor. Catty biographer Kitty also suggested the fling continued into the White House years. It's certainly true that Sinatra would visit the First Lady in the White House — entering through “the back way” for four-hour private “luncheons,” as Kelley claimed.
R. And N. Reagan And Sinatra At Waldorf
During the visits, Nancy “was not to be disturbed. For anything. And that included a call from the President himself,” said a staffer. But a political insider insists the relationship “was strictly platonic," despite their intense physical attraction to one another: “They gave each other a shoulder to cry on for many years.”
President-Elect And Mrs. Ronald Reagan
Charlton Heston called the Reagans’ marriage “probably the greatest love affair in the history of the American presidency.” Still, a source said that at one New Year’s Eve party, Frank danced with Nancy most of the night — making his fourth wife Barbara so angry she “stormed out!”
Reagan Birthday Party
“Every time Nancy and Barbara were in the same room, Barbara would shoot daggers at Nancy,” an insider said. Ronnie was also aware of the friendship. The Prez was famously photographed trying to cut in on Frank as he danced romantically with Nancy at Ronnie’s 70th birthday party at the White House on Feb. 6, 1981!
Queen Elizabeth II Shaking Hands with Frank Sinatra
But just months before Nancy's death,
an article in The National ENQUIRER
helped reveal the true secret that Frank Sinatra kept with Nancy Reagan — he was desperate for feminine companionship because of his impotency!
First Lady Nancy Reagan with Singer Frank Sinatra Examining Trophy
That bombshell revelation
comes from the upcoming blockbuster book, “Sinatra: The Chairman,” first exclusively obtained by The ENQUIRER. Two years after Frank performed at President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inaugural gala, he was “spending more and more time apart” from fourth wife Barbara, revealed author James Kaplan.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan with Frank Sinatra
Frank had enjoyed torrid affairs with beauties like Lana Turner
, Marilyn Monroe
and Angie Dickinson
, but his problems with Barbara had more to do with his “impotence” rather than infidelity, added the author. Despite the claims of Kitty Kelley, James revealed that Frank was pouring his heart out to Nancy about his extremely personal "marital problems.”
Singer Frank Sinatra Conversing with First Lady Nancy Reagan
And yet the bizarre rumors of an affair were fueled even further when Barbara banned Nancy from Frank’s funeral. Fortunately, the singer's daughter Tina finally resolved the longstanding conflict — inviting the former First Lady, and telling her: “He loved you so.”