Is Taylor Swift dating a Kennedy?! Pictures speak a thousand words, and she’s been photographed getting mighty cozy with a member of Camelot–but not the one we all thought.
There were rumors for a while of Patrick Schwarzenegger and Hollywood rich girl Taylor Swift dating, which both of their camps denied, and with good reason. It turns out, Taylor Swift is actually dating Conor Kennedy! Reports say that the 22-year-old “Eyes Open” singer and 18-year-old Conor were “kissing, holding hands and getting extremely ‘touchy-feely’” last weekend at the Kennedy family’s exclusive compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Taylor Swift has been pretty fascinated with the entire Kennedy clan for a while. She’s said she’s written songs about the family, and she’s always been especially taken with Ethel Kennedy, Conor’s grandmother. She took a trip with the Kennedys to the Sundance Film Festival to see a documentary about the famous widow of Robert Kennedy. Rumor has it, Ethel actually played matchmaker to spark Taylor Swift dating Conor–but maybe since Conor only just turned 18, Taylor may not have wanted to be as open about their relationship until he was legal.
And, in the typical Taylor Swift dating fashion, the starlet and her boytoy are falling fast and quickly getting serious. A source dished, “I was a little surprised. It’s been two weeks and he’s in love. He thinks of her as his girlfriend–not just friends or dating. He calls her his girlfriend.” Sounds a lot like the “Dear John” singer herself, who reportedly gets attached–and heartbroken–very quickly (see John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner . . . ). Perhaps Conor Kennedy and Taylor Swift dating is what prompted the country-popster to start looking at properties close to the Kennedys: She’s eyeing a $4.9 million mansion next door to her new beau–and his granny, Ethel.
Of course, there are also PR reasons why the pair are a good match. The Kennedy family has been plagued by tragedy and scandals, with Conor’s own mom, Mary, committing suicide in May. The same source admitted, “They think it’s great. Anything positive associated with an all-American girl like Taylor Swift can’t do any harm.” Taylor Swift is clearly benefiting from the match up, too: She’s getting the prestigious Kennedy Award this year, something previously bestowed upon the likes of Al Gore and Bono. It’s good to kiss in Camelot!
Two more reasons why we like Conor Kennedy and Taylor Swift dating. For one, he’s cute (look at him here!) and taller than she is (something she’s had difficulty with in the past), and two, their combined name is cute: TaCo! We LOVE tacos!
We just wonder what the family may think if and when Taylor Swift writes a song about Conor later on. Our advice? Don’t break this girl’s heart!
Would you date a younger guy? Would you let your grandparents set you up with a guy? Who would you set Taylor Swift up with? Do you think Conor Kennedy and Taylor Swift dating is a good match? Tell us in the comments!