Robert F Kennedy Jr's daughter devastated after billionaire boyfriend passes away in rehab retreat

The news of Matthew's death comes as a shock to many close to him. The billionaire banking heir was set to enter a rehabilitation facility to treat his substance abuse


                            Robert F Kennedy Jr's daughter devastated after billionaire boyfriend passes away in rehab retreat
Matthew Mellon (Source: Getty Images)

Robert Kennedy Jr's daughter Kick Kennedy has been left devastated after hearing the news of her boyfriend's death. The 30-year-old model was dating 53-year-old billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon, who had gone to a rehab retreat in Mexico to recover from substance abuse. 

Matthew Mellon had gone to a rehab retreat in Mexico to recover from substance abuse. (Source: Getty Images) 

A friend of the couple's, Christine Schott, told People Magazine that the news has left Kick wrecked. "She is heartbroken, shocked, she didn’t see this coming," said Christine "She is devastated and will not be making comment."

Kick and Matthew had been dating for about four months. The couple spent their time traveling the world together, visiting places like London, New York, and Switzerland. 

Kick Kennedy was dating the billionaire for about four months. (Source: Getty Images)

The news of Matthew's death comes as a certain shock to many. The billionaire banking heir was set to enter a rehabilitation facility to treat his substance abuse. "He was sober and they were enjoying life,” says Christine, "Then all of a sudden he apparently fell off the wagon."

Matthew is survived by his daughter, Araminta, who he had with Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, as well as his other two children, Force and Olympia who he had with his first wife, designer Nicole Hanley. 

An alumnus of Wharton School, Matthew worked in the fashion field, as well as for telecommunications and finance. He was recently listed as an adviser for Ripple Labs, a digital currency company. 

The specifics of the substances are still unknown. A Page Six article alleges that Matthew was in Cancun to try a controversial opioid-addiction treatment called ibogaine that is illegal in the US Ibogaine is a psychoactive root found in Africa that is supposed to treat drug addiction.

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family during these difficult times.