The Truth About Bonnie and Clyde that Historians Kept Quiet

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Bonnie and Roy

In high school, Bonnie was popular among the men, but there was one boy, in particular. She and classmate Roy Thornton had something special, or at least they were convinced they did. The couple was married on September 25, 1926, six days before Bonnie turned sixteen. They dropped out of school together and were excited for long and happy lives spent side by side. Things didn't go according to plan...

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Roy's Downfall

Roy and Bonnie had some trouble in paradise. Roy wasn't a great husband. He often got in tough spots with the law and wound up in jail on more than one occasion. He also disappeared for weeks at a time, with no trace of where he had gone or what he had been doing. Bonnie became irate with this blatant disrespect. Eventually, Roy disappeared for good. The couple never officially divorced, but soon, Bonnie lived alone...

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