Actress Cheryl Hines is reportedly devastated over Mary Kennedy's sudden death. She and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are dating and some say it was their relationship that may have helped push Mary over the edge.
According to a report from Hollywood Life, Cheryl is trying to help comfort the Kennedy family following this horrible tragedy.
"Cheryl is devastated," a source close to Hines says. "She met Robert long after he filed for divorce from Mary. She was not friends with Mary, they didn't know each other."
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was spotted on Mary Kennedy's New York estate earlier on Thursday. It is expected he will take custody of the couple's four children. It's unknown what kind of contact--if any--the children have had with Cheryl Hines.
"She met Robert in Deer Valley at one of his charity events and she has always admired his charitable causes for the environment. She has nothing but empathy for the family right now," the source says of Hines.
Clearly Mary Kennedy had a variety of demons she'd been fighting for years--problems with drugs and alcohol among them. If she was distraught enough to take her own life, she most definitely was in the darkest of places at the time of her death.
Earlier reports questioned whether or not Cheryl Hines' presence in Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life had any bearing on Mary Kennedy's suicide. That obviously will never be known for sure. Do you think she will stay away from the Kennedy family and allow them this much needed time to bond and grieve or will she take what she may perceive as her rightful place at Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s side?
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