During the filming of Sweethearts (1938), Jeanette was close to 6 months pregnant with Nelson Eddy’s child. You can see how happy, playful and glowing they were. They wanted to marry, move in together and raise their child, but Louis B. Mayer had other plans. Mayer was determined to keep them apart and had his hands full trying to convince Jeanette to stay with Gene. He made threats against Nelson’s life, which Jeanette ignored until Nelson’s car was shoved off the road as “warning.” Nelson wasn’t hurt but Jeanette got the message. Recently new data has surfaced to indicate that when Jeanette and Nelson took a trip to Northern California in September, Nelson’s intention was to take her to Reno to establish a 6-week residency, so she could then obtain a quickie divorce. Mayer went to nearby Sacramento shortly after on other business, but apparently dropped in on Jeanette and convinced her to return home to her marriage. Jeanette eventually miscarried.