Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship: What to know
A judge ordered the release of over 1,000 pages from Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2015 lawsuit. The document includes hundreds of names of alleged co-conspirators. It will be available to the public unless Maxwell’s attorneys can win an appeal.
The documents also reveal that Ghislaine Maxwell got married within the last five years. Who she married hasn’t been revealed. Yet, we have to wonder if it was Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire turned sex trafficker who died by suicide under mysterious circumstances last year.
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell had a romantic relationship, with many of their friends referring to them as boyfriend & girlfriend. Did they get married, though? While US marriage laws regarding testimony from spouses make it unlikely, let’s take a look at the relationship between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.
How Ghislaine Maxwell met Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell met in 1991 after Maxwell moved to New York. Her father, media mogul Robert Maxwell, just passed away and Ghislaine was left with a salary from her inheritance. She didn’t have many friends in New York, and Epstein helped introduce Maxwell to the New York social circle.
In return, Ghislaine Maxwell introduced Jeffrey Epstein to her social contacts across the pond. Notably, Maxwell was the one to introduce Epstein to Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
Ghislaine Maxwell as Jeffrey Epstein’s “chief madam”
Victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring claim that Ghislaine Maxwell was often the recruiter for Epstein and was a chief enforcer. In the Netflix documentary Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, many of Epstein’s victims reported being blackmailed and followed by Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ghislaine Maxwell was described as a manipulator. According to victims, she would pretend to be your best friend. If you didn’t comply with what Epstein wanted, she would be the one to come after you.
According to victim Virginia Roberts-Guiffre, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein asked her to be a surrogate mother for them so they could have a baby together. This action inspired Roberts to escape while she was in Thailand.
Did Ghislaine Maxwell have any other partners?
Before meeting Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell was in a relationship with a viscount. She was in the middle of breaking up with him when she met Epstein. According to other reports, she had an affair with former US President Bill Clinton in the early 2000s.
Who did Ghislaine Maxwell marry?
While the documents didn’t say, it’s doubtful she married Epstein. The reason is that even after death, spouses have confidentiality privileges in the US, meaning they don’t have to testify against their spouse. If Ghislaine Maxwell married Jeffrey Epstein, wouldn’t she have exercised her right to not testify in his case already?
It’s possible she married one of the John Does who are named in the deposition. According to reports, the documents will reveal personal information about Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex life as well as who her and Jeffrey Epstein’s contacts were. We will possibly find out who she married.