John Lennon And Yoko Ono's Unconventional And True Love Story
The love story between Beatles member John Lennon and Yoko Ono is a very sensational one. If we could only be so lucky to experience a love such as theirs.
The Beatles’ breakup
The musician and artist had one of the most flamboyant relationships of all time. Although there are two known accounts of this event, they reportedly met at one of Yoko’s art exhibitions in London and became inseparable.
Their relationship and marriage is often blamed for the breakup of the Beatles. The band members went their separate ways a year after the couple got married.
Yoko and John did not bother much about the speculations though. The trendsetting couple went ahead to make music together.
John ‘Offended’ Yoko when they first met
Since their relationship traces its beginning to Yoko’s conceptual art exhibition in London, it is only fair that they would work on art together.
Yoko has told the story of how John bit into an apple she was exhibiting. She says this action offended her at their first meeting. But they overcame this small itch.
They worked on a lot of performance art together mostly to call attention to social issues.
In 2017, Yoko Ono revealed that she would produce a full-length movie based on her relationship with John.
Their unusual love
Their relationship was more than unconventional. John’s affair with Yoko ended his marriage to his wife of 6 years, Cynthia Powell. They began to see each other after John asked Yoko to join him at his home while his wife was away in Greece.
Yoko is also known to have permitted John to have an affair with another woman while they were married. The affair was discontinued after Yoko succeeded in convincing John to come and see her.
What is intriguing about this is the fact that John was already considering buying a home with his mistress May Peng.
Yoko became pregnant with their only child, Sean Lennon after they got back together.
John and Yoko were photographed together by the iconic Annie Leibovitz on the day John was assassinated in 1980. At the time of his death, he had added ‘Ono’ to his name. He became known as John Winston Ono Lennon.