In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She was the Skakels' third daughter and sixth child, having five older siblings, Georgeann (1918–1983), James (1921–1998), George Jr.
Ethel was educated at Greenwich Academy, and Convent of the Sacred Heart.
In September 1945, Ethel began her education at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart.
She and Kennedy married in 1950 and had seven sons and four daughters. Watson, a historian who has researched the sexual indiscretions of U. Presidents, at least seven of them—ranging from Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton—have had affairs both before and during their terms of office. Kennedy, whose dalliances with scores of women, including movie goddess Marilyn Monroe, have become the stuff of legend. According to Kennedy biographers Michael Meagher and Larry D.Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek describes JFK as a "compulsive womanizer" whose insatiable urge for sexual conquests was fueled by a complex array of personal traumas—his own father's conspicuous adultery, a difficult relationship with his mother, anxiety about his own health problems and his brush with death during World War II, and the deaths at a young age of his siblings Joe Jr. "Kennedy himself, who could not explain his need for sex with so many women, probably rationalized his behavior as a diversion comparable with what British aristocrats did, or with the golf, sailing and fishing presidents traditionally used to ease tensions," Dallek wrote. Gragg, the future president was sexually promiscuous dating back to his high school days at Choate, and during World War II, had an affair with Inga Arvad, a woman that the FBI had under surveillance because they believed she might be a German spy.Related Story: Jackie Kennedy Onassis: See 10 of Her Most Iconic Fashion Moments from the 'Jackie O' Years But Miley already has an in with the Kennedys!“I was on Hannah Montana years ago, so I met her back in the day,” Cheryl tells 'Closer.' For more from Cheryl, pick up the new issue of 'Closer Weekly,' on newsstands now!