The yr earlier than her accident, when Frida was nonetheless in class, she met muralist Diego Rivera for the primary time, whereas he was portray a mural on the varsity’s campus. The 2 reconnected in 1928 when she requested him to judge her portray, and shortly turned romantically concerned. They married in 1929 and over the following three years, the couple traveled extensively round America for Diego’s work.
Frida and Diego’s marriage was an unconventional one, with the 2 maintaining separate houses and studios for a lot of their relationship. Whereas they definitely liked one another passionately, Diego and Frida additionally had explosive fights, a string of extramarital affairs (on either side) and even received divorced in 1939, solely to be remarried a yr later.
“There have been two nice accidents in my life,” Frida famously stated, referring to the horrible bus accident that left her bodily damaged, and assembly Diego.
Over the course of her 47 years, Frida was rumored to have had an extended checklist of well-known lovers, each women and men. Her romantic companions allegedly included many luminaries of her time, together with Russian revolutionary and political thinker Leon Trotsky, Hungarian photographer Nickolas Muray, Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi, Mexican film star Dolores del Rio, American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, and singer Chavela Vargas, to call just some.