John Lennon insists Yoko Ono wasn't marriage wrecker in unearthed letter9th Aug 17 | Entertainment News
A recently unearthed letter from John Lennon to his first wife Cynthia disputes claims Yoko Ono was a marriage wrecker.
Fans and the media alike have always believed Yoko was the cause of Lennon's acrimonious split from Cynthia in 1968, but according to a letter the late Beatles star wrote in 1976, that's simply not the case.
The Imagine singer wrote to his ex-wife in November, 1976, asking her to "avoid talking to and posing for magazines and newspapers".
In the letter, which is currently being sold as part of an RR Auction online event, Lennon writes: "As you and I well know, our marriage was over long before the advent of L.S.D. or Yoko Ono... and that's reality!"
He then recalls his LSD trips with his first wife and her request to remarry him and have another child during a split from Yoko. And he ends the letter by stating that he and Cynthia had "some good years" and urges his ex to "dwell on them for a change".
The couple was married for six years and became parents to singer Julian Lennon.
A second open letter, written to the editor of an unidentified magazine on the same day, urges him or her to print Lennon's side of the story following the publication of excerpts of Cynthia's book in the News of the World.
Both letters are up for sale, with the current bidding at just under $8,000 (GBP6,100).
The deadline for initial bids is 6pm U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday (09Aug17).
Cynthia Lennon died in April, 2015 following a battle with cancer.
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