Marilyn Monroe may have dated some pretty powerful guys, but no man showed her more love than Joe Dimaggio, the famous baseball player. After a whirlwind romance, the couple tied the knot, but separated just nine months later. After Monroe’s death in 1962, DiMaggio placed a 20 year standing order with a local flower shop to have long-stemmed roses placed on her grave three times a week, showing the world that nothing is more romantic than flowers. He never re-married and died in 1999.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. Joe had decided to ask Marilyn to remarry him 4 days before she died. He had a half-dozen red roses delivered three times a week to her crypt for 20 years. He never married again. When he died in 1999, his last words were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn."
Marilyn Monroe - walked to the spot in NYC where this iconic photo was reputedly shot. It was taken in the wee small hours yet was still attended by throngs of people who managed to get wind of the occasion. It marked the end of her marriage to Joe DiMaggio as it was all he could do but witness and get truly pissed off with the circus of male attention and encouragement from the crowds throughout the many takes and retakes. Quite risqué for the time.