The two met in 1911 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Egypt.
Their love for one another was not received well by the general public, especially in the United States, where racism was still very much the norm.
Because of the Rhinelanders’ high position in society, their marriage was listed in the Headlines immediately blared the news of the marriage.
Kip’s family quickly followed this with a demand that he divorce his wife, and he eventually succumbed to their will.
In 1921, the two met in Stamford, Connecticut at a clinic where Kip was working through his issues of anxiety and stuttering.