Taylor Swift wants to date Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver ain’t having it

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is on the hunt for a new guy to write songs about, y’all. Or rather, she’s looking for a new boyfriend, if you will. Have you ever noticed that it’s always about Swifty being the pursuer, not the other way around? Kaiser once framed the issue in terms of Taylor being quite “predatory” in nature, but maybe I’d be the same way if I were a rich, successful country singer who could have her (temporary) choice of any boy in the room. I mean, a girl needs artistic inspiration. Now two of this week’s tabloids have it on special authority that Taylor now has her sights set upon Patrick Schwarzenegger. Let’s start off with In Touch’s story:

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Taylor Swift is known for high-profile romances with the likes of Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer, but this time she seems to have her sights set on America’s royal family. Taylor, 23, spent the Fourth of July with 18-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger and his famous family at their compound in Cape Cod, Mass — the two were seen laughing and walking on the beach. Patrick is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, a Kennedy cousing. Taylor is a fan of the family — she says she once got “starstruck” meeting Ethel Kennedy, Patrick’s 84-year-old great-aunt.

[From In Touch, print edition, July 23, 2012]

Meanwhile, Maria Shriver will have none of this nonsense and fears that Taylor will break Patrick’s heart. LOL.

Maria Shriver doesn’t want Taylor Swift singing any love songs to her hunk son Patrick Schwarzenegger — and she’s told the country supersar to take a hike. Maria fears Taylor will chew him up, spit him out and then write a song about him as she’s done with previous famous boyfriends.

“Maria got word to Taylor and warned her not to get any ideas about dating Patrick,” revealed an insider. “She basically told Taylor to ‘back off.'”

The singer was photographed cozying up to recent high school grad Patrick at an Independence Day gathering at the Kennedys’ Hyannis Port, Mass., compound.

Taylor is a longtime Kennedy family friend, and an excited Patrick tweeted that the festivities were “the best 4th of July I could ask for.”

Said the insider: “Maria is worried that Taylor will lead Patrick on and then leave his heart shattered in a million pieces, like she’s done with other guys.”

While Maria thinks Taylor is a sweet girl, “she’s 100 percent opposed to Patrick dating her,” said the insider. “He’s entering the University of Southern California in the fall and she doesn’t want anything distracting him.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, July 23, 2012]

Obviously, the danger here isn’t that Patrick (who’s a good-looking kid, no doubt) will fall helplessly in love with Taylor, who will mercilessly kick him aside like yesterday’s brunch leftovers. Nope. Instead, what would happen is that they’d have a semi-passionate affair for a few weeks, and then Patrick would get tired of the cling factor and dump Taylor over the phone. Finally, Taylor would include the requisite humiliating song on her next album and move onto the next guy.

So Maria has the right idea about discouraging this romance. Will she be successful? Who knows. But no one messes with Maria; that is, except for Arnold.

Maria Shriver

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. cmc says:

    LOL @ the InTouch story listing Taylor Swift as 33.

    Patrick is a handsome kid. I hope this happens- I’m a fan of Taylor the man-eater, even if she likes trying to spin it/pretend she’s the victim.

    • Amelia says:

      I saw that too, I was like…. I know people fib about their age in Hollyweird but that’s a bit excessive.
      I think there’s still a lot of emotional growth in need for Taylor. Naming and shaming exes in song is reserved for teenagers, not twenty-something’s.

    • Bedhead says:

      Typo fixed!

    • Nicole says:

      God save us – another “Dear Patrick” break up song on the way. You know that she only dates all these well known guys for “inspiration”.

  2. Ari says:

    I think there is a typo, she is 33? :L He is FINE! Lets hope his personality is better than his fathers lol

  3. marie says:

    ha ha ha, so funny but probably true. I wouldn’t blame Maria though, Taylor seems way to clingy and there is no way she’s as sweet & innocent as she leads her fans to believe.

    • RocketMerry says:

      As soon as I read the title, I thought: arranged fake couple.
      There was a blind a couple of days ago that fits them, and even if I usually don’t care for blinds, I totally believe this one. I guess they’ll have tons and tons of “are they”/”aren’t they” stories and then some sort of very public relationship.

      That would serve both Taylor (new beau! new life! sad breakup! ponies and unicorns!) and Patrick (tabloid covers and spotlight). Nice move.

      • marie says:

        you are so right! I had completely forgotten about that, but it does seem to fit.. Pathetic if true

      • Erinn says:

        I expected that blind to be of Demi Lavoto and that kid from New Direction or One Direction, or whatever the kids are talking about these days.

        It all just makes me feel old when I’m only 22.

    • Sweettart says:

      I have to say, I think Taylor is a sweet person.

      But if I had an 18 year old boy, I wouldn’t want him going out with a 23 year old either, especially one that is constantly in the public eye.

      It is just too big of a difference in life experience at that point. When she’s 33 and he’s 28, then it would be a different story.

      But he is very handsome and I totally understand what Taylor is going for. 🙂 He is going to be another Kennedy heart breaker. Hopefully, he bucks the family tradition and has more character and more respect for women.

  4. Vera says:

    Ok,is that typo from InTouch, it says Taylor is 33!
    He is cute, but I read an interview somewhere that he is crushing on Kendall Jenner?

  5. carrie says:

    but she can’t…..he’s straight!!!

  6. kay says:

    good for her.

  7. Jaime says:

    He’s younger than Justin Bieber. Just sayin…

    • Amsterdamned says:

      when you make jokes like this, you have to laugh, not look serious! (read: REALLY??)
      you kidding right? And no im not google-ing anything.

  8. Amsterdamned says:

    (In my best Forest Gump voice)Run Patrick runnnn!

  9. Skinnybetch says:

    Maneater sounds better than ‘predatory’. . Didn’t she admit in an interview that one of her favorite things to do was to drive past her ex boyfriends houses?(stalker behavior much?)

    • grace says:

      When she was when she was 16 though…

      • Cathy says:

        Whether it be at 16 or 70, it is still stalking. She’s a beautiful girl but she needs to find a balance and date someone her own age. 18 isn’t a kid but the mentality of an 18 year old and a 22/23 year old are grossly different, or they should be.

  10. someone says:

    you know what’s funny? I heard on the radio yesterday morning that Taylor’s mom and Maria Shriver actually tried to hook their kids up together, because they apparently think they’d make a perfect match. lol love these completely different stories…

  11. Joe says:

    Give me a break. This whole story is such a media BS. Paps got them hugging (judging by the pic the hug was actually quite forced on her) and now they are ready to get married and have kids? lmao

    Patrick and Taylor have been following eachother on Twitter for ages and are apparently good friends.

    I wonder how Maria feels about this:


  12. INeedANap says:

    I know that as adults we don’t consider a 5-year age gap to be a big deal, but isn’t this one a little weird? If she was a normal girl, she would be a year out of university, and he just finished high school. Think about where you were at 18, then at 23 — totally different, yeah? And if girls really do mature faster than guys…

    I think most of the eligible Hollywood guys have either been with Swifty already or have grown wise to her machinations, so now she has to go younger. That, or she is immature enough to be on level with him. I say Swifty should just own up to her man-eating ways, and confidently ho it up with lots of gorgeous guys. I’d respect her more for that.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Swifty can’t afford to “ho it up”; her empire is based on her virginal image. If any of her exes decide to go into details about how Swifty is behind closed bedroom doors publicly, especially someone like John Mayer, she would be finished. God help her if her sexcapades are on tape. I don’t find running through lovers an attractive quality for either gender; but even in 2012 there’s a double standard. The guy will be congratulated and the girl will get slapped with a scarlet letter.

    • Raven says:

      That was my concern-the age gap. 5 years at that age is a big difference. Plus, Maria has this kid’s next four years, at least, planned out. He is expected to go to college. She may be concerned that he’d want to live in Swift’s adult world for awhile instead of pursuing his studies.

      As far as Swift, after that 60 minutes piece, I think she’s great.

  13. valleymiss says:

    Patrick’s 18. He can date who he wants. Having said that, I can’t *stand* America’s Unicorn Princess. It’s sh*tty how she uses her famous dates for song material. I mean, we’re at the point where it appears she’s intentionally seeking out specific guys *so that the public will be really interested in the future breakup song!*

    I also don’t like the way she twists stuff around to make her look like an Innocent Fairy Princess. Like the breakup phone call with Joe Jonas. She went around telling the story of how he dumped her in a “28 second phone call.” Later on Joe said, “Uh, yeah, it was 28 seconds because *she hung up on me!*” Let’s rename her Taylor Twist! Or Taylor Twit…cuz I can’t stand her. She needs to just date Bieber and their collective egos will make the teen pop universe implode. Lol

  14. Toni says:

    Patrick is way too hot for Taylor.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Nice combo of Kennedy and Schwarzenegger genes. Maria in her less pretty moments looks pretty weird, so I guess he got lucky!

  15. Minty says:

    Yup, Swifty is looking for new material.

    Showmancer meets famewhore. Patrick is definitely putting himself out there. He has a role in Grown Ups 2, alongside Taylor Lautner. Maybe Lautner can give him some pointers on how to win her affections. “Dating” Swift would be another kind of acting job.

  16. garvels says:

    Taylor a fan of the Kennedy family…her stock just went down. How any woman would want to get involved with that sick family is beyond my comprehension.

  17. natalina says:

    Taylor Swift gets around, huh

  18. Talie says:

    Patrick seems like a famewhore and wants to move up…no way would be dump Taylor. She’s his ticket.

  19. nolarice says:

    I wan them to hook up. I haven’t really been a Tswift fan since the incident. But this would convert me. The kennedy’s need to be brought back into pop culture medium.

    Taylor will do what Kate Middleton did for the royal family.
    Plus i really want to see all the disney kids chilling with the kennedy mansion. It will look like Lana del rey’s National anthem video.

    • Kevin says:

      What exactly did Kate do for the royal family? Will was eventually going to marry someone. It just happened to be that drab skank.

  20. Ed Zacharias says:

    Taylor is a “longtime Kennedy family friend?”

    How exactly does that happen?

    That’s just “bad idea jeans” from the get-go, anyway.

    Ladies who attach themselves to that family typically end up on the wrong side of sumpin sumpin.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      Yea I’m more interested in that side of the story. How the hell did Taylor Swift become a “close Kennedy family friend”? Talk about random. And close enough that she’s vacationing at the Kennedy compound?

  21. KJ says:

    What 23 year old is checking for highschool seniors? Seriously? I just turned 24 and I haven’t even looked at a boy who’s highschool aged since I left for college. That doesn’t even make sense to me. Im in a completely different place in my life than I was 5-6 years ago. I can hardly hold a conversation with my 16 year old cousin without wanting to kill myself. Dating someone near his age? Eh, nnnooooope.

    • A says:

      I like guys my own age (I’m 23) but Taylor acts like she’s 17….it’s kind of disturbing.
      I do however see a double standard….I don’t see what’s so wrong about dating someone 5 years younger ADULT person? If it was a guy who wanted to date an 18 year old and he was 23 I doubt people would say anything.
      And that’s what I can’t stand, the double standard.

      • Erinn says:

        Whoa now, I think a lot of people would say something. 5 years gap at their age is a lot. I’m 22 and I know a bunch of guys I went to school with are dating these girls in high school… it’s sketchy.

        It makes me wonder why they can’t get girls their own age, and it’s usually because they’re dicks and or immature. Younger girls will idolize them because they have an apartment, and a car, and can buy them booze.

        But it depends on the person though. Sometimes it works.

  22. flutters says:

    Question: How do you know Taylor Swift’s about to start album promo?

    Answer: She gets herself photographed and linked to a guy.

    It was Joe Jonas when she was getting ready to release her sophomore album, Taylor Lautner when she was getting ready to rerelease that album, Jake Gyllenhaal when she was about to release her 3rd album, and now, it’s Patrick S.

    It’s like clockwork for this girl.

  23. INeedANap says:

    I don’t like Swifty. But I love that lipstick. Anyone know what it is?

    • Minty says:

      Hmmm, don’t know the brand, but I bet it’s made of butterfly hearts, fairy glitter, and unicorn blood.

  24. Joe says:

    Bitches so hot and bothered in this post that Taylor Swift is more beautiful, more talented, and overall better person than they are.

    • Minty says:

      Umm, what’s the name of this website again?

      Talented? Her songwriting level is still in high school. Dishing about your exes all the time is petty and immature. She can’t carry a tune live, as clearly demonstrated when she tried to duet with Stevie Nicks at the Grammys. She milked the sympathy cow for all its worth when Kanye rudely interrupted her acceptance speech at the VMAs. Her success has been in marketing herself as an innocent fairy princess to a younger demographic, to an age group not especially known for having refined tastes. The same age group that worships Bieber and One Direction.

      See, females are better equipped to spot Swifty’s media manipulation because we aren’t thinking with our crotches.

      • Christina says:

        I don’t remember Taylor milking sympathy from the Kanye incident. She hardly said anything about it. It was more like the public wouldn’t forgive Kanye bc he always said & did stupid shit & that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

  25. hatsumomo says:

    I wouldn’t want my son dating her either! from what I read about this chick, she gets around. Alot.

  26. dread pirate cuervo says:

    He’s surprisingly good looking. That said, when I was 23, I wouldn’t have dated a 22 year old, much less an 18 year old, no matter how hot he was. My fiancé is almost 9 years older than me & that’s “just right” for me. No cougar here, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • A says:

      No offense, but you sound seriously brainwashed by a little thing called patriarchy.
      Are you seriously implying Taylor is a cougar for dating someone 4 or 5 years younger than her? Get a grip.
      Talk about double standards, you think it’s perfectly fine for the man to be 9 years older but god forbid a young woman dates a guy 1 year younger than her. How very progressive of you.

  27. grace says:

    So much vitriol directed at Taylor, and all because she *hugged* someone! Patrick and Taylor have followed each other on twitter for a couple years – this is not a new friendship. And she hasn’t dated anyone in almost two years, so it’s time to move on from the “showmance” jibes

  28. Miggs says:

    Does anyone else think he looks A LOT like Ricky Martin?!

  29. Kosmos says:

    I’m with Maria on this one, i.e., stay away from my kid ! I do like Taylor, but hey, she hasn’t shown the best track record so far, and she doesn’t seem to pick the men that really want her, hmmm. Right, do not want her to eventually become part of the Kennedy clan. I hope Patrick will avoid this and stay away.

  30. Kosmos says:

    I believe that because it’s generally the consensus that women mature earlier than men of the same age, having a man be slightly older than the woman will even out the maturity level. I have to agree on this one, too. When the woman is older, especially in a relationship between much younger partners, the woman would have a huge head start over the maturity of the young man, not so good. Of course, I’m sure there are exceptions to every rule.

    • A says:

      Women do not mature faster than men, GIRLS mature faster than BOYS but by the time they are teenagers girls AND boys mature at the same rate so there is no need to play “catch up” because mother nature arranges for that anyway.
      I hate when people write false information such as “women mature faster than men” it’s untrue, please check facts before you carry on with that myth.
      Also, it is a very harmful myth towards young girls who are not mentally mature at all for an older man but some people excuse it as “Well, young women are more mature” – No, we’re not. Again, stop spreading this false myth.

      • Trashaddict says:

        I take it you’re still young and haven’t been around that many men. Most (admittedly not all) of the women I know, think and behave more maturely than men of comparable age. If that’s changed for your generation, then the world’s got a problem.

  31. Anguishedcorn says:

    Those jeans he is wearing in that picture are tragic.