Брак и семейная жизнь
В 1905 году вышла замуж за Ф. Д. Ру́звельта, своего шестиюродного брата. К алтарю её вместо покойного отца вёл дядя Теодор Рузвельт. У четы Рузвельтов родилось шестеро детей, один из них умер в младенчестве.
А́нна Элеоно́ра (Э́ленор) Ру́звельт (англ. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, МФА [ˈænə ˈɛlənɔr ˈroʊzəˌvɛlt]; 11 октября 1884, Нью-Йорк — 7 ноября 1962, там же)
In September 1918, Roosevelt was unpacking one of Franklin's suitcases when she discovered a bundle of love letters to him from her social secretary, Lucy Mercer.
He had been contemplating leaving his wife for Mercer. However, following pressure from his political advisor, Louis Howe, and from his mother, who threatened to disinherit Franklin if he followed through with a divorce, the couple remained married. Their union from that point on was more of a political partnership. Disillusioned, Roosevelt again became active in public life, and focused increasingly on her social work rather than her role as a wife.
In the 1930s, Roosevelt had a very close relationship with legendary aviator Amelia Earhart. One time, the two sneaked out from the White House and went to a party dressed up for the occasion. After flying with Earhart, Roosevelt obtained a student permit but did not further pursue her plans to learn to fly. Franklin was not in favor of his wife becoming a pilot. Nevertheless, the two women communicated frequently throughout their lives.
Roosevelt also had a close relationship with Associated Press (AP) reporter Lorena Hickok, who covered her during the last months of the presidential campaign and "fell madly in love with her". During this period, Roosevelt wrote daily 10- to 15-page letters to "Hick", who was planning to write a biography of the First Lady.
The letters included such endearments as, "I want to put my arms around you & kiss you at the corner of your mouth,"
There is considerable debate about whether or not Roosevelt had a sexual relationship with Hickok. It was known in the White House press corps at the time that Hickok was a lesbian.
Roosevelt also had a close relationship with New York State Police sergeant Earl Miller, who was assigned by the president to be her bodyguard.
Miller was married three times, two of which he later stated were to help put an end to rumors about himself and Eleanor, in 1932 and 1941, respectively: "That's why I got married in 1932 with plenty of publicity. I got married with someone I wasn't in love with. Same with the second marriage. But I was never successful in killing the gossip." He had two children with his third wife, Simone. When Simone filed for divorce in 1947, she threatened to name Eleanor as a co-respondent, presenting the court with copies of Earl and Eleanor's letters; the judge ordered the letters sealed, and the suit received little publicity.