8 Things to Know About Jack Schlossberg, JFK's Only—and Equally Dreamy—Grandson

Meet late President John F. Kennedy's last surviving male descendant, Jack Schlossberg. The son of Caroline Kennedy is celebrating his graduation from Harvard.

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Meet Jack Schlossberg, JFK's only grandson.

The 29-year-old descendent of John F. Kennedy has taken after the late 35th president in a number of ways, even enrolling at his alma mater, Harvard University, which John, Bobby and Ted Kennedy all attended. 

This week, Schlossberg celebrated his graduation from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School by sharing a photo of himself holding up cupcakes with the school's crest. A second shot showed him in a library, while a third displayed a banner marking his recent graduation.

Though Schlossberg often avoids posting personal photos on Instagram, he again popped up in public life two years ago, thanks to his brief speech alongside mom Caroline Kennedy during the Democratic National Convention.

Schlossberg told viewers in August 2020, "Times have changed, but the themes of my grandfather's speech—courage, unity and patriotism—are as important today as they were in 1960," referencing JFK's remarks as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president 60 years ago.

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His remote appearance at the Democratic National Convention had some people eagerly Googling his name—and photo. One viewer questioned in a tweet, "Why has no one told me how insanely hot Jack Schlossberg is? Is he single? Asking for me."


Needless to say, the Schlossberg sighting sparked curiosity online over the Kennedy descendent, considering he does not often make public appearances. He has stepped out in the limelight occasionally over the years to help give out the Profile in Courage Award as a member of the committee. 

The annual honor, which is given in the former president's memory, is not only a celebration of the honoree's dedication to public service and leading with their conscience but has also given Schlossberg the opportunity to help carry on his grandfather's legacy. 

"I'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service," he said in his first live interview on Today in 2017. "It's something that I'm very proud of."

As John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg—nicknamed Jack—ventures into the limelight of his iconic American family, here are a few things to know about the last living male descendant of JFK. 

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1. He's an Ivy League graduate. 

He got his diploma from Yale University in 2015 with a degree in history and a concentration on Japanese history. In 2017, he started at Harvard Law School.

2. He carries his uncle and grandfather's name, but that's not the only similarity. 

His famous grandfather and uncle John F. Kennedy Jr. shared his name, but there's also no denying that the 29-year-old bears a physical resemblance to the two men, particularly the latter.

Schlossberg told NBC's Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer in 2017 that he's inspired by his grandfather's speeches but also reminded fans of JFK Jr. with his interest in media. Like his late uncle, who founded the monthly magazine, George, Schlossberg wrote for the Yale Daily News and The Yale Herald while he was an undergraduate and has also penned pieces for Politico, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

3. His career is a work in progress. 

While many would suspect he'd head straight into politics after obtaining his law degree, he wasn't always ready to make that declaration. "I'm still trying to make my own way, figure things out, so stay tuned. I don't know what I'm going to do," he said on Today.

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4. He's close to his mom, Caroline Kennedy. 

Jack has appeared in Japan to visit and help his mother, the former ambassador to the country. In 2017, he suited up as her date to the Met Gala. He is also the youngest sibling and only brother to his older sisters, Tatiana and Rose

5. He's a major fan of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 

According to his social media, he is quite enthralled by the wrestler. When the Fast & Furious star taped a message for him on his birthday, Jack called it "the greatest day of my life."

"Thank you @therock for all that you do for your fans," he wrote online. However, Schlossberg is not only interested in The Rock on social media. He has dedicated much of his Instagram feed to clarifying the differences between similar words and phrases, such as piano and grand piano or signature and autograph. The answers you always needed! 

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6. And his musical taste includes Rihanna. 

In 2020, he shared infographics about meteoroids and comets, using Rihanna's lyrics as a caption for the spacey post. Revealing that he's a fan of "We Found Love," he wrote, "Yellow diamonds in the liiiiiiiight and we're standing siiiide by siiiide!!!!!!"

7. He's got an Italian appetite.

It seems one of his favorite dishes is pasta! While sharing the difference between the words "noodles" and "pasta" in 2020, Schlossberg revealed how he likes them prepared: "Just with butter, thanks!" 

8. One of his fave presidents seems to be George Washington.

In addition to his grandfather, Schlossberg has expressed his admiration for the first U.S. president.

Last year, he tweeted, "Today is George Washington's ORIGINAL BDAY! Born on 2/11, GW changed his bday to 2/22 in SOLIDARITY with his countrymen as they adopted the Gregorian Calendar, requiring an 11 day adjustment. Could've been king !! Relinquished power, changed his bday. Total beast of a patriot!"

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(Originally published May 5, 2017 at 9:51 a.m. PST.)