She married actor Gene Raymond on June 17th 1937, one day before her 34th birthday. They stayed married until her death in 1965. There have been rumors for years that MGM boss, Lois B. Mayer, arranged the marriage of MacDonald and Raymond to keep MacDonald from marrying singing partner, Nelson Eddy. Information has come to light in the last few years, that Eddy and MacDonald may have carried on an affair that lasted from the middle 1930s, until her death in 1965.
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