John Lennon met his first wife Cynthia Lennon at Liverpool College of Art back in 1957. Five years later, she fell pregnant with their son Julian Lennon and the couple were wed. The marriage came just as Beatlemania was taking off, The Beatles becoming a global phenomenon and heading into the height of their fame.
In the following years, the Lennons’ relationship began to break down and it was 1966 when The Beatles star John first came face to face with Yoko Ono.
The avant-garde artist was displaying her work at an exhibition in London, which he attended the day before it opened, later recalling how they connected on an intellectual and emotional level.
John and Yoko began to correspond and subsequently started a romance.
In a newly unearthed interview from 1985, seven years after her divorce from the Beatle and four years after his tragic death, Cynthia opened up on the moment she walked in to find John and Yoko together in the home she shared with her then-husband.
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John Lennon: The Beatles star married Cynthia Lennon in 1962 (Image: GETTY)
John Lennon: The Beatles star welcomed his son Julian with his first wife Cynthia Lennon in 1963 (Image: GETTY)
John had suggested she and their son Julian go on holiday together without him, but when she returned home slightly earlier than expected she found him sat on the floor in their house with Yoko.
“I met her actually when I came home from a holiday,” Cynthia told NPR’s Fresh Air. “But I had seen her before; I mean I met her physically, you could say.
“She had been staying with John that night, and I came home and they were there, which was sort of curtains for our marriage, as far as all of us were concerned, really.
“But I had met her once before at a meditation meeting,” she added.
John Lennon: The Beatles legend divorced Cynthia Lennon in 1968 and married Yoko Ono the following year (Image: GETTY)
Cynthia went on to say she had a “feminine intuition” about John’s relationship with Yoko during their marriage.
“You know that something's going