Guests Asked to Be Vaccinated for RFK Jr. Holiday Party

A tipster tells us his wife, Cheryl Hines, got the jab

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 16: Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at As Long As I'm Famou...
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Is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — son of the former presidential candidate and one of the most high-profile anti-vaxx advocates in the country — vaccinated? He wouldn’t say when he spoke to Gawker late last month, but guests invited to a holiday party at his home were asked to have gotten the jab or a recent Covid test, according to an item in Politico Playbook this morning:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the most prominent anti-vaxxers in the country. So it came as a surprise when an invitation to a holiday party at his home in California last week urged attendees to be tested or vaccinated beforehand, two people familiar with the matter told Daniel Lippman.

When reached for comment by Lippman, Kennedy blamed the request on his wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines. Kennedy claimed ignorance of the invite until the day of the party, which reportedly was held for Hines’ “entertainment industry friends.” He assured Playbook that, at the very least, they hadn’t verified their guests’ vaccination or testing status upon arrival.

“I guess I’m not always the boss at my own house,” Kennedy said. A tipster told Gawker recently that the boss in question is, in fact, vaccinated. So has Kennedy joined his wife in getting the jab? Let us know at