Did Conor Kennedy dump Taylor Swift because she “freaked him out”?

It was the breakup that launched a million wonderful song ideas and cheesy/perfection song lyrics. I want to thank everyone for joining in on the fun of Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy’s breakup yesterday. Even though I’ve wanted them to breakup for a long time (ever since they got together), I was still kind of surprised that it was so sudden. Incidentally, I’m pretty sure that Taylor Swift was the one to leak the information to Us Weekly about the breakup. That was her M.O. during the Jake Gyllenhaal thing – she and her team/friends were always leaking interesting tidbits to Us Weekly, and when Jake dumped her, Swifty pushed her side of the story to Us Weekly too.

Anyway, now that we’re more than 15 hours past The Breakup That Shook A Nation, now comes time for the post-relationship analysis. And Radar has a funny story about exactly what went down:

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have called it quits, and a source close to the couple exclusively tells RadarOnline.com it’s because the country star came on way too serious, way too fast.

“Conor’s just an 18-year-old kid and wasn’t ready for anything super serious, but Taylor is looking for her soulmate and it kind of freaked him out with how strong she came on,” the insider revealed. “Taylor is obsessed with the Kennedys and was living out a fairytale with Conor. But she was more obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating.”

According to the source, Taylor is love crazy but lacks appropriate social and dating skills.

“Taylor is love crazy and loves living vicariously through other people’s love stories. She sincerely wants to find the person that she is supposed to spend the rest of her life with,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “But unfortunately, she thinks every man that gives her butterflies is that person.”

Taylor, 22, and Conor, 18, started dating in July and it was RadarOnline.com who snagged the first exclusive photos of the couple, but less than three months later it’s over. The silver lining? More heartbreaking inspiration for Taylor write a song about!

[From Radar]

So, they don’t spell it out but the subtext is that Swifty’s “OMG I LOVE YOU LET’S GET MARRIED I’LL CALL MYSELF TAYLOR KENNEDY!!” thing kind of freaked Conor out and when he got some physical and emotional distance from her (while he was away at his boarding school), he realized how truly creepy and clingy she is. And so he dumped her over the phone. That’s my version of events.

And yes, I do wonder if some of Conor’s extended family had anything to do with it. Maybe not Granny Ethel, but perhaps Auntie Maria Shriver and Auntie Caroline Kennedy? Perhaps. Oh, and Taylor is still dealing with that real estate purchase in Hyannis Port. She’s long been rumored to be closing on neighboring property, supposedly adjacent to the Kennedy compound. TMZ reports that Swifty has NOT pulled the plug on the real estate deal, with a source confirming “the deal for the $4.5 million Hyannis Port home is still going full steam ahead … and is currently scheduled to close in two weeks.” Which definitely adds a layer to my theory that they’ll be back together for Conor’s Christmas break from school. Are prep schools like colleges? Do they basically get a month off for the winter break? That’s a lot of teenage holiday boning! Yes, they’ll be back together for the holidays and then he’ll dump her again. And then the songwriting will begin in earnest. My theory (that they’ll get back together) has legs – because the Kennedys think that too, at least according to Page Six:

Reports of a split between Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy may have embarrassed the Kennedy family just hours before they announced plans to honor the superstar singer at their high-profile December family gala.

Kerry Kennedy sent out an e-mail yesterday announcing that Swift will be honored — along with Wall Street bigwig and human-rights activist Vincent A. Mai — at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights’ Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner, Page Six has exclusively learned. The event’s scheduled for Dec. 3 at New York’s Marriott Marquis.

The gala, to be hosted by Ethel Kennedy with Kerry and Roger Altman, will be emceed by Alec Baldwin and attended by many in the Kennedy clan, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and such celebs as Dianna Agron, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, Matthew Broderick, Harry Belafonte, Mia Farrow and Jerry Springer.

But while Us Weekly yesterday breathlessly blasted out the news that Swift and Conor have split, sources tell us the Kennedy family believes it’s not completely over for Conor and the “You Belong With Me” singer. Instead, sources say the family’s under the impression the couple’s apart because Swift is busy promoting her new album, “Red,” while Conor’s at school at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.

A source tells us, “Conor has gone back to school, and the deans at Deerfield are not happy about him jetting around with Taylor. He was due to attend an awards ceremony with her at the end of the summer, but the school chiefs put the kibosh on it. He can’t just leave school to be with her at every point.”

Meanwhile, Conor’s grandmother Ethel was last week happily talking about Swift as a welcome addition to the family. We’re told that the singer’s still bidding on a house near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port but hasn’t yet sealed the deal because there is a wealthy rival bidder. Swift’s rep didn’t get back to us last night.

[From Page Six]

Hm. It sounds like the Kennedys are not done with Swifty, and Swifty is not done with the Kennedys. During the Thanksgiving school break, Swifty will be invited to the Kennedy compound and she and Conor will work it out. Then they’ll spend his Christmas holiday with her. Then a breakup by Valentine’s Day 2013. That’s my prediction.

Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. yellowshaba says:

    I think he will be very handsome when he’s older…you heard that Taylor? The word of the day is OLDER.

  2. Eve says:

    Did Conor Kennedy dump Taylor Swift because she “freaked him out”?

    Makes sense.

    • Lauren says:

      Taylor did this Kennedy pursuit all wrong. Carolyn Bessette (RIP) did it best. Low-key, played hard to get. I think Taylor is talented, but very controlling. Strong men do not want to feel controlled…especially a Kennedy man. They are notorious cheaters, usually cause their wives humiliation, shame & nervous breakdowns.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        They did NOT have a good marriage and over in all but name when they died. That trip was pretty much a last stop before the lawyer’s office and I definitely remember hearing frequent reports about how much they hated each other and some update on public shouting matches. And they had been married for about three years before the crash.

  3. dorothy says:

    Take a hint from this “young” man. Not every man you date is going to marry you. Not every man likes you clingy to the point your carrying them in a baby snuggie. You’ve officially embarrassed yourself, grow up.

  4. Amelia says:

    I never though I’d say this, but Swifty McVeneers needs to have a chat with Blake Lively.
    I’m thinking The Game trumps Uber-crazy-love every time.

    • Emily says:

      Yes! Somebody needs to make that friendship happen. Blake would totally be into antiquing!

    • Charlotte says:

      I was thinking about this a few nights ago – and I have no idea why; maybe baby brain is to blame. Anyway… – and I came to thinking that Blake Lively maybe doesn’t have that much game after all. Yes, she supposedly reduced Leo to tantrum-level by dumping him, but that may be an inflated rumour and wasn’t widely reported (and he gives me the whiny impression anyway) but withe Ryan, well, he was basically desperate to be married. A few months of doing his laundry and baking his buns to secure the deal is hardly that impressive and says much more about his mommy issues than her skills, IMO.
      She was, what, the 7th girl he proposed to? Meh. Not hard.
      The fact that she manages to get big names raving about her with all of her incredible averageness is way more impressive to me.

  5. Ranunculus says:

    I can understand why she wanted to famewhore this “relationship”, she has an album out and this was just a great promotion for her, but what I don’t get from the whole arrangement is – why would a young Kennedy heir go along with this. He doesn’t need this kind of cheap publicity, more damaging than doing anything good for his image.

    • melangie says:

      The poor kid lost his mother in the worst possible way just months ago. His father is all kinds of busy with Cheryl Hines besides being a tremendous jerk. He’s away at prep school & pretty much alone. I doubt he’s motivated by fame or publicity. The problem is that no one is guiding him- except maybe his hormones. If it is true they’ve broken up, good on him for being able to discern that this relationship was all kinds of wrong.

      • Ranunculus says:

        The Kennedy’s are smart enough to see through her PR game. Why didn’t they stop this stupid game earlier. I don’t get that part.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I’ve never, never, NEVER cared for Swift but she just doesn’t come out as the hugest offender in that whole wedding debacle.

        1. The public and extended bitch-fit of the mother of the bride revealed that she really doesn’t give a crap about this kid if her contact with him is so limited that the extended amount of time that passes between the RSVP request and day of the wedding wasn’t enough time to investigate further.

        2. He has a father (somewhat), why not ask him if has any idea as to what his teenaged son does with his years.

        3. ‘I’m a Kennedy, we don’t know how to handle celebrities!’

        4. What if, for about a half second, you get your head out of your uptight ass and think, ‘Wow, this kid has two addict parents who were going through a beyond-acrimonious divorce, his mother committed suicide, his Loving father had her illegally exhumed and pitched under some unnamed rock whilst he now cavorts with some random actress before the body has cooled, but some tow-headed
        twit who crashed the reception is committing the war crime? What is a wedding crasher? How will they pay for the extra costs, are they going going to have to claim her a a mistress dependent, too? No, it’s a silly faux pas coming a silly (desperate) girl who for all her cringe-inducing opportunism and inept manipulations hasn’t abandoned a family member in crisis who was still a child when all of this was happening. Yeah, your little party was the most important thing in the world and no one suffers like you and you are so concerned with nothing stealing focus from your daughter’s special day that I don’t even know what her name is for all of your grousing. Suck it up you selfish…’Seaward’, it’s not the end of the world. Yours at least, since that’s clearly the only one that matters.

        5. Really, Cheryl Hines? Gross.

        6. At least we don’t have to hear people whine about she’s perfection in crimson lips and a perfect little role cipher, even we’ve hit that conclusion in a kind of roundabout way.

        7. This poor kid is too young to have psycho ex-girlfriend.

        8. This girl is too young to have so much album fodder, it’s time a hobby, repeat: HOBBY. I don’t think she’s a bad person, but YE GODS! Ladies, you HAVE to grow an identity outside of whatever traits will best serve to you glom on to your Sweetie Du Jour. Don’t do it for yourself, do it for me because I’m tired of hearing it, alright?

        9. Why are women so desperate to marry into this family? NO ONE swims that well!

        10. Well, what did you THINK would happen, little girl? What about this situation said ‘forever’ to you?

  6. Christine says:

    Well, of course. The kids a Kennedy. It’s not like girls are hard to find. Why Taylor? She’s not prettier. She’s richer and has the ability to send planes for him and buy houses next to his. That’s creepy. Also, he’s an 18 year old junior in high school. Also creepy. Also, why is he only a junior? He’ll be 19 at least when he graduates.

    • Bluedog says:

      He probably didn’t fail a grade if that’s what you’re thinking. My guess is he either was held back from beginning school until the next year to make him larger for his grade group in sports (it’s a new thing) or he had a late birthday and couldn’t begin school. Or perhaps his birthday was close to the cut-off and his parents held him back.

      We did that for one of our sons who had a July birthday. He wasn’t ready for kindergarten when he was 5, so we waited til he was 6.

      • Esmom says:

        We held my oldest son back (July b-day also), too. And ironically he is super tall for his age, which makes him gigantic compared to his classmates. He’s on the autism spectrum so he needed more time to be ready for school, academically and socially. Yet people still have remarked that we must have held him back for sports and it pisses me off. If only life were so simple! And he’s not even athletic.

      • Christine says:

        Oh I know. My sis did that for her sons. Since he’s a Kennedy though, I was imagining much more salacious reasons: drugs, drink, lack of parental controls, other schools letting him get away with murder, etc.

      • Jayna says:

        My niece was held back and repeated the first grade. She passed but had a difficult time compared to her little friends. The teacher suggested to move her on but said it could go either way if my sister wanted to hold her back. My niece has an auditory learning disorder, but my sister really thought it over and felt her struggling would affect her self-esteem, as it already was in just the first grade, and held her back. She gained more confidence from repeating the first grade and not feeling like the struggling one. In middle school and high school she had to study longer than her brother did at the same age, but she is excelling in school. She will turn 19 a month after she graduates.

  7. Quinn says:

    I just desperately want to GROOM that boy…TWEEZERS, SCISSORS, SOAP!!!

    • Esmom says:

      I have sons in/nearing the teen years so I know that feeling. But believe me they want no part of grooming beyond the very basics. At this point the only thing they care about is minimizing zits. Everything else is not worth spending time or energy on to them!

      • RuddyZooKeeper says:

        Yep, my son as well. I have backed off a lot since he let me know straight up that all the high end facial cleansers and acne products I buy really aren’t a priority for him right now. They really don’t see themselves or each other that way. I guess I was the one making him feel ugly, not his peers. The Kennedy kid is pretty much what every other teen outside of Hollywood looks like. And it’s ok.

      • mln89 says:

        i have a 19 year old brother like that. he AND all his jock friends constantly smell like combination of body odor and axe. i try to explain to him that cheap cologne ON TOP of b.o. smells worse then b.o. alone, and it wouldn’t kill him to just take a freaking shower after being outside playing basketball or football for hours. i do try to extract some of his zits though. he acts irritated when i come at him with the extractor, but he lets me do it anyway, so i know on some level he must appreciate it.

    • Lem says:

      Those ridiculous Kennedy eyebrows are like giant fuzzy caterpillars you pick out of the garden and drown in the slug beer

  8. T.C. says:

    She started dating Jake Gyllenhaal a few months before the release of her new album. There dating gave her much media coverage for her album. Right after the album was released to make crazy money, the couple broke up. Total length of the relationship was 3 months. Same thing with Connor. Swifty is playing you’ll with these “relationships” to make money. Next album will have songs whinnying about Connor. Rinse and Repeat.

  9. Anna says:

    “She lacks appropriate social and dating skills”
    LOL, what a dead on zing

  10. Eleonor says:

    I bet she has started exercizing her Kennedy signature, when he discovered that,and dumped her.

  11. Skins says:

    She was probably mad because he wouldn’t skip algebra class to see her

  12. GoodCapon says:

    At least the deans at his school care about him and wouldn’t let him go everywhere with her just because he could.

  13. LeeLoo says:

    Taylor wanted to be with A Kennedy, not Connor Kennedy. She’s crazy obsessed with the Kennedys and my best bet is she will make her rounds amongst the members of the family until she can successfully get one of them in her snares.

  14. OhDear says:

    Interesting timing on this relationship and announcement. I’ve said before that I think T.Swift is much smarter and shrewed than we give her credit for – which is not a bad thing at all. However, the whole C.Kennedy relationship/publicity seems so opportunist and vile on her end – he’s barely an adult whose mother just died!

  15. Michele says:

    I always thought it was strange for a 22 year old to be dating a high school senior regardless of the fame and wealth involved.

  16. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Probably had more to do with getting grief from his school friends about the latest news on his insane girlfriend. No 18-year-old guy wants to be ragged about antiquing with his love-song-writing girl friend, so even if he never got past first base, what kind of icky stories would he have felt pressured to tell to save his fragile, testosterone-fueled teenage pride from the damage done by “Swift relationship overkill” and the inevitable break-up single?

    The humiliation of the locker room talk should have been enough for Swift to keep her distance from a high school kid. I’m mortified just thinking about it.

  17. Talie says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure this breakup was just to ge the heat off of them. She’ll be back with him at every break he gets. I don’t think he was freaked out at all…that was the problem. His mother just died, he’s looking to be distracted.

  18. Roxy says:

    They both have other priorties right at this moment. I said y’day she will either keep the house, to stay close to the Kennedy’s or sell it because now it’s just weird. She won’t be there much anyways. But I too bet she wiggles her way around this break-up and gets back in. Guys always break up around romantic holidays…so he has some time and I bet he never has to spend a dime on her. He probably thought it was perfect! Till she became obsessed. Being apart right now will help both. If they get back t’gthr. It won’t last. He will want to sow those wild Kennedy oats! *Is anybody else creeped out by that bullseye right next to Taylors eyes? & the red microphone has GOT TO GO! Its phalic and suggestive. Or is that the point?

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Oh please, now youre just trolling w the whole red microphone thing…Her whole theme right now is RED. Album title, clothes, lipstick…it’s certainly not chosen to be suggestive. People need to get their mind out of the gutter.

    • Aubra says:

      C’mon!!! Red is the color of the illumanati! She’s doing her usual duties…don’t you know this?? Seriously though, google “Taylor Swift illumanati”…LMAO

    • Erinn says:

      “Guys always break up around romantic holidays”

      Wow. You must know some real douches. Because I have never seen even one of my male friends do that, and my boyfriend has never pulled any of that crap.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I think Roxy has a point. I wish I didn’t agree with that comment, but I’ve seen some of this. Haven’t you noticed how many relationships break up around “emotional events” like Thanksgiving, Christmas, & especially birthdays? (The woman’s birthday.) I have 2 friends whose husbands told them they didn’t want to be married anymore on Thanksgiving! And I’ve seen a few Christmas holidays followed by break-ups. There are studies on this—emotions are intensified by “events” that society perceives as “special times to show affection & be closer with your loved ones.” Guys who are ambivalent about a relationship, or just straight-up “douches” will quite often make themselves unavailable. They don’t want that kind of pressure. Or they “need some space” (my favorite).

        And yes, I have known some real douches. One of my exes would disappear around every “sentimental” day–obviously this is screwed up & speaks to his lack of maturity & relationship skills. Yet, he always had at least 2 girlfriends at a time!

  19. Kate says:

    Does anyone know what the Dianna Argon connection is with the Kennedys? I know she’s buddies with Taylor Swift, but why is she included in this dinner, and wasn’t she on the first publicly disclosed “sailing” trip with Taylor and all the rest this summer? I’m just curious as to whether she is the link between Taylor and the Kennedys, and if so, how?

  20. Lem says:

    I want to thank everyone for joining in on the fun of Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy’s breakup yesterday.
    ^
    Yes. Yes. Yes.
    That was a post, like an early tomcat divorce post. Where the comments deserve a spot in the CB year end countdown. If not the CB hall of fame. Well done ladies (and gents)

  21. Dibba says:

    Hope she doesn’t get “accidentally” pregnant. Her teeth + Kennedy teeth would not be pretty.

  22. I'm going to Guam! says:

    I always thought she looked creepy with her little eyes and huge veneers, but the age thing never crossed my mind. She’s 22 and he’s 18 – Still do not get the big deal.
    “OH he’s still in high school” – And? He was held back so he’d have an advantage in sports. He’s still 18 and just as mature as any other 18 year old, he’s not mentally challenged, sheesh.

  23. Aubra says:

    I was kind of surprised that Ethel Kennedy had as much as she did to say about the relationship. I think it was the “Today” show, and they were talking to her about her daughter making a documentary about her and they asked her about the relationship, and she had quite a bit to say…

  24. Annie says:

    He’s a child!! At 18 you’re legally an adult, but come on, you’re still a kid. And you have a right to be that kid and date normal girls, and have fun and explore those first butterflies and kisses and feelings before life gets too serious and complicated and people start disappointing you. A full on affair with sex, jetting away to other cities, talks of the future, actual real love – that’s for when you’re older. I don’t think she’s even ready for that, look at her. She’s a freaking Disney princess: innocent, deluded, dreamy, romantic to the point where is bad for her. Btw, I never get high school kids acting all adult, having serious relationships, having sex. If they knew what was at stake if they messed up. I thankfully was so careful but soooo many of my HS friends were not, ended up knocked up really young and their lives suck so much right now. Too young and too many financial pressures and children and they’re not even in love anymore with the men they HAD to marry.

    My cousin is 20. His gf is 25 and already has a freaking kid. He’s head over heels, it’s his first relationship and she lives in another city so he works to pay for his travels every freaking week. My aunt (who’s going blind and could use some help from his son after she gave him everything) is terrified because the gf is clearly looking for a father figure for her abandoned kid and my cousin is too young. He deserves to enjoy these years. But she has a firm grasp on him now.

    It’s too creepy. Run!!! Be free!! You have so little time.

    • Erinn says:

      Wow… really? I know there’s a good percentage of kids that have their first kisses and such later in life. But you’re exaggerating this a little bit. Kids are having relationships, and having sex YOUNG. You have to be realistic. You can’t expect a hormone charged kid to put off sexual relationships until later in life because it’s ‘right’. They don’t care if it’s right or wrong. It’s what they want at that stage. Some can do it, but most don’t even try.

      And as far as the 20 year old with the 25 year old with the kid: maybe he wants that. She shouldn’t be crucified and unable to date who makes her happy just because she has a kid. If they’re both happy, then let it be. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Just like it’s not his job to be the kids ‘new dad’ it’s not his job to change his life just because his mother wants him to. I get that you’re worried about him, but not everything goes the way it’s planned.

  25. Jocelyn says:

    They’re both very young. Taylor needs to slow down and take a deep breath between relationships. She does seem to fall head over heels in love a lot.

    But again, she is young. I don’t think he had any intention of settling down with her or anything.

    It is what is is I guess.

  26. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Agree bones – I really would like to reach out and slap that cheesy smug adolescent grin right off her face – she dropped conor because she no longer needs him for pr to promote her latest piece of fairy dust crap – I would respect her if she just came out and said she’s in it strictly for the cash and dropped this cutesy wootsey bs.

  27. MyCatLovesTV says:

    To me the creepiest part of this is that she is buying the mansion across the street from his parents. Can you say “stalker”????

  28. Anon73 says:

    they were a complete mis-match. she’s not only older, but obviously more accomplished / mature. IE, she has a successful career, makes her own millions. and considering she’s only in her early 20s… that means she is pretty precious / savvy. in addition to the music, she’s also got a few other biz ventures she’s managing.

    vs some high school kid whose biggest “accomplishment” is being born into a famous family. IE, he’s done nothing to distinguish or establish himself. YET… if you think about it, he COULD given with that Kennedy name, he has more doors open to him and financial resources than your average Joe Teenager. IE, this kid has no exceptional drive or talent.

    Taylor – i am not even a fan – but can tell you, this breakup is no big loss :-)

  29. Jayna says:

    I used to like Taylor. She was kind of refreshing and she’s country/crossover pop. Something different from the bump and grind pop songs for teens. But I find her so — there are no words now for me. She’s on Katie right now and I want to slap her. She is acting so phony in her responses all about boys, such too cutesy calculated responses, trying to be too precious. Ughhhh. Honestly, Conor might be too mature for her. LOL

    The interview is painful.

  30. BeccaZ says:

    I’m just waiting for Swift to pull this crap with the wrong person and get smacked down for it. Could still be the Kennedys. I don’t believe this relationship is finished.

    I just finished reading her Rolling Stone interview last night, and she really does believe that she’s blameless in these relationships and if the guys basically deserve songs created in their (dis)honor. But we’re onto her game now. She can’t swipe the victim card indefinitely, and if this relationship ends badly, she’s the one going out with a high school student whose mother killed herself recently.

  31. laura says:

    Much like with announcing a pregnancy you probably shouldn’t announce to the world that you are in LOVE when you’ve known someone less than three months. Wait until the second trimester of love kids… :) Just saying.

  32. Amy says:

    I don’t know if anyone has made the comparison but she is essentially a younger Jennifer Love Hewitt. They even both dated John Mayer!

  33. jilly says:

    A song off Taylor’s 2013 album, entitled “He Said”…

    I’m not done with you boy

    You promised me Camelot, that’s what you said
    You said that you’re mine cause your mom is dead
    How come you decided to change your mind?

    Granny Ethel said we were perfect for each other
    We both know that you needed a new mother
    And that in me that was what you’d find

    And now you say we’re done, but I can’t believe
    Maybe you’ve got a plan, something up your sleeve

    Up your sleeve, oh oh
    Now I’m peeved, no no

    Dreaming bout the day when you change your mind
    Cause I’m not done with you boy, in you I find
    The precious me, the sweet me I was meant to be
    I’m your sister, your mother, your whole family…

    You belong with me
    Make me a Kennedee…
    You belong with me
    I am your Kennedee…..

  34. FendiInc says:

    The Kennedy thing is not a plus anymore.

    I moved to Boston the same week poor wife of Ted was found intoxicated in an actual gutter in front of a regular street bar and all the Boston media even were reporting it. Of course Ted went on to bother bar maids and do other bad behavior even in front of the press up until his death.

    RFK Jr.’s wife committed suicide pretty recently.

    The family has 100 members in elected office and nobody knows how they “earn money.”

    You give my company over 1 billion so called stimulus dollars like RFK Jr. got and I’d be set for life too.

    They’re scandalous and scandalous is no longer hidden.

    Now that the Boomers who JFK traumatized by engaging in one risky behavior after another until getting himself killed are aging out of media, the fantasy is really on its way out of most American’s minds for good.

    This generation has grown up knowing the truth. Being a Kennedy woman is a known nightmare now.

    Regardless where your politics are, they’re a known entity.

    Taylor Swift, while lovely in many ways, must be “clue free” to get surprised.

  35. bettyrose says:

    He looks like such a little boy to me. The only difference between this relationship and the statutory rape thread above is that the power structure is different because she’s not his teacher. If Swifty is serious about wanting romance/marriage/family – as opposed to high profile breakups – she needs to date an older man outside the industry. A banker or something. But there’s not much material for bubble gum country-pop-crap in a mature relationship.

  36. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Oh wait, to answer your headline question: yes.

  37. Melanie says:

    I am so sick of hearing (songs) and/or reading about this girl’s love life…it’s like a revolving door. And the kissing and telling really bothers me.

  38. Ravensdaughter says:

    Gee, I wonder why? Can you say almost “Fatal Attraction”?
    Good for him. She is a vapid social climber. I wonder if there will be a song about this?