Taylor Swift is actually dating 18-year-old Conor Kennedy, son of RFK Jr.

*This is a Twitter photo of Swifty and Conor out and about over the weekend.

A few months ago, Taylor Swift was spotted on vacation with the Kennedy clan. The vacation spot was Hyannis Port, of course, where the Kennedy family maintains their extensive compound. The rumors – at the time – were all about Swifty trying to get on Maria Shriver’s son Patrick Schwarzenegger. The evidence seemed to be some photos (of a larger group) in which Patrick and Swifty looked somewhat attentive to each other. The tabloids picked up on it and tried to make it into a “Romeo & Juliet” situation, in which the Shriver-Schwarzenegger-Kennedy clan wanted nothing to do with Swifty and her low-class, musical ways.

But! As it turns out, Swifty wasn’t with Patrick. Or maybe she just wasn’t with him for very long. There are new photos – go here to see them – that indicate that Swifty is actually with Conor Kennedy, the son of RFK Jr and the late Mary Kennedy (who just hanged herself a few months ago, yikes). He’s 18 years old!!! She’s 22. I’m sorry, but that’s a big deal when you’re that age. What’s worse? Lainey’s sources say Swifty is already considering a real estate purchase close to the Kennedy compound!! Oh, Swifty.

Oops, wrong Kennedy! Over the Fourth of July, Taylor Swift was photographed hugging Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver’s son. But now it appears that Conor Kennedy, the son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, is actually Taylor’s love interest. He is pictured just to the right of Swift in the same photo – and the two have been spending lots of time together.

On July 25, Swift, 22, and Kennedy, 18, enjoyed slices at Kennedy family favorite Marcella’s Pizza in his hometown, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and “walked out hand-in-hand,” according to a source. Earlier that day, Kennedy was appointed as the administrator of his late mom’s $2.1 million-plus estate, according to the Boston Herald.

Days later, the pair grabbed pizza again and visited with his grandmother, Ethel Kennedy. And on July 29, they lunched with friends at Baxter’s on Cape Cod where she ate chicken fingers and sat next to Kennedy. Swift “was smiling a lot and she looked happy,” says an observer.

The New York Post also reports that the couple were seen kissing and holding hands over the weekend.

Swift has been open about her love for all things Kennedy. She said she was “starstruck” when she met Caroline and Ethel in January, and has called Jackie Kennedy a style inspiration.

And the Kennedy’s seem to admire the Grammy-winning country star as well. On Dec. 3, Swift will be honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights for her commitment to social change, especially her work against bullying and LGBT discrimination. Ethel Kennedy will present the award.

[From People]

I can understand how Swifty might want to get involved with the Kennedy clan, and how that legitimizes her in a different way, and makes her stand out from many of the other young music stars. What’s Rihanna up to, you know? But I feel like this is going to end in disaster. It’s going to end up with Swifty being dumped over the phone (again) and Swifty trying to figure out what rhymes with “Kennedy” and “Hyannis Port” and “Schwarzenegger” for one of her sparkle-pony songs.

Oh, here’s an ABC video with some of the photos. Did anyone else snicker with the “family trampoline” reference? HARSH. You know I like Swifty, but she’s acting like a boy-crazy teenager in the middle of one of the most powerful political families in America. I hope she watches her ass.

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Here are the only photos we have of Conor Kennedy at our agencies – at his mother’s funeral in May. I’m really sorry about that. Conor is the tall kid with his dad, Robert Kennedy.

Photos courtesy of WENN and Twitter.

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  1. lisa2 says:

    There are a few women that get labeled “a maneater” and the assumption is wrong. Its based past deeds that again are assumptions.

    Taylor is a maneater to me. I don’t find her sexy or alluring but the girl has something that men do find sexy and alluring, because she can pull pretty much any guy she wants. And when people go on about women that are 22 and naive and being manipulated.. well I think about Taylor. That girl is something else.

    And I’m not necessarily being positive. I think she is a smart cookie and very calculating.

    • Tapioca says:

      Gyllenhaal? Mayer?! A Kennedy Embryo?!!

      You don’t eat them, you throw them back!

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I disagree. First off, I do not think she can *get* any man she wants, I hardly call acting as a beard (IF the jake rumours are true) and/or dating one of the world’s most renowned douches (Mayer, IF the rumours are true ;) ) qualifies as getting the creme of the crop.

      Secondly, she is often discarded after a short term in the relationships. Maneater will signify that SHE does the dumping and discarding after let’s say she gets bored? finds another interest? She is more desperate to me, than Maneater

      I hate the term Maneater, but IMO Swift does not meet the criteria to qualify as one. I don’t know how I feel about her, I borderline can’t stand her because I think she is too goody goody and sometimes comes across as fake. :D

    • Koko says:

      @lisa2 Man eater?Are you serious? Taylor Swift is no man eater, an alleged beard yes, but man eater? LMAO.

      Man eaters don’t get dumped by several men publicly(some through a text message!) and write whinny heart break songs afterwards. Especially not for men like Gyllenhaal and Mayer.I agree with the poster above, man eaters do the dumping and they keep it moving. And she is not even sexy or sultry enough. I can see someone like Angelina being called a man eater but this chic? Nah. In fact she strikes me as clingy and desperate jumping from guy to guy. She gives me Jennifer Love Hewitt vibes.

      • Emily says:

        But (playing devil’s advocate here) she has made a very lucrative career off of songs about getting dumped by jerks, or guys who broke up with her over a text message/the phone. I don’t know if I’d agree that she’s a man-eater, but she does seem to be playing the men she dates to her advantage.

    • Dana says:

      Since shes always singing about a broken heart I doubt it. Shes hot and famous, its not like it hard to find a guy when youre those things. But i do agree that 22 isnt that young to be making very adult mistakes. Im 22 and i sure as hell know what im doing.

      • PrettyTarheel says:

        If we’re lucky, we grow and evolve to meet our challenges. The challenges SparklePony Sunshine faces aren’t exactly the same as, say, a military servicewoman who is away from her husband and child. Taylor hasn’t grown up yet because she hasn’t been forced to grow up.

        Some of us only think we know what we’re doing at 22. Not saying you do or don’t, as I’m not sure what challenges are in your life, but I’m a decade older, and I remember the absolute clarity and confidence I had when making decisions at 22 with a fond amusement. I’m sure when I’m 45, I’ll look back at the struggles of 31, and giggle at how I thought I had it all under control, when in reality there’s a toddler stuffing leftovers in the toilet or something similar. (this hasn’t ACTUALLY happened yet, but I live in fear of the day).

        I feel sympathy for Taylor-a bit spoiled, commercially successful without as much effort as a lot of singers, and trouble relating to men on equal footing…it’s not an enviable place to be.

    • Garish Utley says:

      With the exception of the late John John, the Kennedys are scum that she should avoid.

    • RHONYC says:

      #1. lmao @ ‘maneater’ (cue the Hall & Oates music)

      #2. didn’t she date a Jonas Bro, & if so why does this guy look like him?

      #3. praise JC that the fugly Kennedy-looks curse has been breeded out. this kid is actually not a wretch.

      i dunno how the hell JFK & RFK got branded the ‘handsome’ stick when a-l-l of those Kennedy’s look crazy!

      i saw JFK Jr. up close once & he was the spittin’ image of Jackie…poor Caroline…well, ya know. she was ‘daddy’s girl’.

      womp. :-(

  2. brin says:

    But but, it is the dawn of the new Camelot…so many songs to write!

    • Aussie girl says:

      This was my first thought. First with the love song & then with the you broke my heart song!! I would be super paranoid dating this girl! Just saying… 😝

  3. marie says:

    I get the impression that Swifty is really clingy, and is probably the type of girl to write her first name + whoever she’s with last name over and over in a notebook..

    • cmc says:

      I don’t know…I get the impression she WANTS us to think that. I think she’s a fabrication- a maneater who enjoys men (nothin’ wrong with that!) but has the good fortune to have been born with a sweet face and angelic golden ringlets. With her track record, we’d be calling her something else if she looked like Kristen Stewart.

      I don’t think she’s as “fragile” and “boy-crazy” as she’d have us believe. I think she’d fit right in with the Kennedy clan. In fact, I’d say watch out Connor.

      • INeedANap says:

        I never thought about it that way, but you make a great point — if she was trying to project a “tough, independent brunette” persona, we’d be calling her all sorts of harsh words. I think she is banking on that, actually.

      • T.C. says:

        That’s what I think. Swifty is a fake. She makes money pulling the ‘poor little me, every guy is dumping me those meannies’. She gets around but still pulls the innocent virgin thing. Kscrew would be called a slut. Now she is dating an 18 year. Continues to make her look relatable to her teen fans. The Kennedy name will get her lots of press. The girl is a smart business woman.

  4. Cel says:

    At 18 he is probably around her level of maturity – she seems to be stuck in a mid-to-late teen rut.

    I wouldn’t want to be involved with a Kennedy man, the majority of them turn out to be scumbags.

  5. gee says:

    She seems predatory.. like she has this poor, unsuspecting very very young guy who she will slander in a very thinly veiled in song when they break up.

    • megs283 says:

      Yah. I’m not a Kennedy fan by any means, but a teen who just lost his mom is not fair game for a song.

  6. Esmom says:

    Not to defend Swifty but the Kennedy’s aren’t anywhere near squeaky clean. Although I suppose an 18-year-old kid should be given the benefit of the doubt.

    So how old is Patrick Schwartzenegger? I’m thinking maybe she started by moving in on him, failed, and the zeroed in on the next available Kennedy somewhat in her age range. She bugs.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Esmom – She did. Maria shut that shit down with a fierce quickness, so she’s apparently moved on to another Kennedy kid.

      Tenacious, this stunted 14-year-old woman-girl.

      • Esmom says:

        I love Maria Shriver. Too bad Conor doesn’t have her looking out for him, too.

      • commenter says:

        omg, I am so glad I’m not the only one that thinks she”s incredibly immature lol.

        She’s just obnoxious and borderline pedo. Sure, he may be wise beyond his years but doesn’t change the fact he’s 18!!

        She needs to grow the hell up, better yet, go away lol.

    • grace says:

      She didn’t date Patrick. He just happened to be in photos of Taylor and Conor and the media jumped to the wrong conclusion.

  7. DD says:

    I can’t wait until he dumps her by text in two weeks. Nothing rhymes with ‘Kennedy.’ Maybe her head will explode.

    • anjessa says:

      Yes, but unfortunately, plenty of words rhyme with Conor. I can already see her next song: “Oh Conor, you stole my honour, I couldn’t take it any longer…”

      • Amelia says:

        0_o don’t give her any ideas.
        For the sake of everyone’s ears, I think we need to stage an intervention.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Yep! I was thinking Conor rhymes with a lot..she’ll figure something out pretty soon.

    • corny says:

      DD!…Kennedy…the powers that be?
      Why poor me? Can’t you see? Head explosions..LOL

    • Londnogirl says:

      You could rhyme Kennedy with Remedy (not quite perfect but it should work in a song)…

    • bluhare says:

      I fell in love with a Kennedy
      There wasn’t a remedy

      That’s all I’ve got.

  8. Birdie says:

    Kennedy rhymes with remedy. Don’t know what else to say.

  9. LP says:

    I find it incredibly sad to see pictures of those kids at their mother’s funeral. Why do photo agencies even have shots of that?

    But I agree with Kaiser – four years is a LOT when one of you is still in your teens.

  10. menlisa says:

    I’m 22 and I have nothing in common with an 18 year old (plus she is turning 23 this year)…
    But we are all different at the end of the day..
    I agree with the previous posters. I never bought her ‘sweet’ image.
    She reminds me of Glenn in Fatale..

    • Erinn says:

      Same here… I have a male friend who’s 19, and I’m 22 and honestly he drives me nuts. He’s immature. And obnoxious. Like many 19 year old boys.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Right, but Swift seems so emotionally immature. Honestly, 18, 19 year-olds kind of seem on the same wavelength as her.

      • fabgrrl says:

        True, but this is a Kennedy boy. He is probably a lot more cultured, well-traveled and experienced with the adult world, than your average 18 year old.

      • menlisa says:

        I had to become ‘friends’ with a 19 year old after my cousin started dating one.
        My gosh are they selfish and immature!
        My eyes couldn’t stand him after a day (permanent eye-rolling)..

        To TOK I agree she does seem immature. So it’s probably a perfect match.

        I hope she doesn’t write some payback song to him when they break up. He just lost his mom..

  11. tmbg says:

    Not a fan of her at all, but I hope she thinks twice before getting involved with a Kennedy. No thanks.

    ETA: Of course, she might be even more screwed up than them!

  12. puac says:

    never tired of putting herself in the center of media attention, how amazing the frequency she goes through men, all the way from 40 year olds to teenagers, gay to straight, all these affairs together with her fake sweet innocent girl act are nothing but to serve the purpose of promoting her otherwise very mediocre musical talent.

  13. mia girl says:

    You just know she’s doodling
    Taylor Kennedy
    Taylor Swift-Kennedy
    T + C tru luv 4eva
    all over her folders…

    • Esmom says:

      Folders, lol.

      Although I was thinking about Sam Taylor Wood and her young babydaddy (husband?)…this age gap is NOTHING compared to them.

      • gee says:

        Aaron Johnson doesn’t seem like he’s a 13 year old trapped in a 22 year old body though.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I thought the same thing. And a lot of people have no problem with the 22 year age difference in that case.

    • MJ says:

      …or her Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper.

  14. lili says:

    I thought she was dating (or trying to date) Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 18-year old Patrick just a few week ago, of course Maria was strongly against it …. wonder if Taylor is trying really hard to get into the Kennedys?

  15. Naomi says:

    This is the girl who was happily posing with a huge smile with guy with Swastika on his t-shirt. Yeah she can take a running jump

  16. DEB says:

    Does she have any more than two facial expressions? Seriously. Does she?

  17. Evie says:

    So that blind item was right?

    • MJ says:

      What BI? Do tell!

      • the original bellaluna says:

        MJ – I can’t find it (I’ve been looking for awhile now) but it was one about a youngish singer attempting to attach herself to an American legacy family and being shut down.

        TS pursuing Patrick Shriver/Schwarz and Maria shut her down; so she pursued another son.

      • Esmom says:

        Ick. I used to think she was mediocre. Now I think she’s mediocre and creepy.

  18. Lyssie89 says:

    You don’t have “love interests” in real life.

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:

    God, she really has a thing for white blue bloods huh?

  20. Talie says:

    This girl is a climber, but she is actually incredibly wealthy as well through her family.

  21. Skins says:

    I think this girl has some mental problems when it comes to men. A girl in her position with and 18 yr. old guy is just too weird

    • Garvels says:

      This girl is just bizarre and she has always bugged me. When I was 23,the thought of dating an 18 year old was nonexistent. Who would want to date a high school boy when you could date a hot college hunk and not worry about getting arrested.

  22. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Maybe she’s hoping to one day be able to retire from entertainment and gain a career in Elite Socialite, then First Lady with four kids, two dogs and a pony running around the white house..or Kennedy compound. Either/or.

  23. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    Someone needs to warn her about the “Kennedy curse”. Their men are famous for leaving broken women behind them.

    • Lushus L. says:

      No kidding! She needs to Google “Kennedy Curse” and see what comes up. It’s not just about heartbreaks and suicides. The Daily Mail had a picture of Swifty out on a boat with them. The tiny boat was overcrowded and not one single person was wearing a life vest. Typical Kennedy recklessness.IMO. What’s next? A helicopter ride of doom?

  24. serena says:

    She hanged herself?… Oh my god, that family is utterly unlucky.. I wish Conor all the best.

  25. grace says:

    They look great together, very All-American.

    As for Taylor being ‘easy’, she hasn’t dated anyone since Gyllenhaal in 2010. Conor was standing beside Taylor in the photos of her and Patrick Schwarzenegger – media outlets ran with the wrong story.

  26. tabby says:

    Taylor is so desperate she would date any Guy that gives her attention. She is annoying.

  27. The Original Denise says:

    God! This is just wrong on so many levels, I can’t even begin.

  28. Ranunculus says:

    Oh please, nobody gives a flying fig about her rats a** in 5 years. The kid is delusional!

  29. Jane1 says:

    Conor JUST turned 18 last week and shes almost 23….creepy

  30. Shelly says:

    I think this is going to end badly, but mostly because there is a Kennedy involved. Taylor needs to run before something dark happens to her. Bad things happen to the Kennedys and to the people in their lives.

  31. gee says:

    So I clicked on this post to read the rest of the comments and I realized why the front picture is so weird to me. That’s Mount Kisco, NY and they are coming out of Marcella’s Pizza. WTF Taylor Swift!!!!! On behalf of Westchester County, no thank you go awayyyyyyyy

  32. Raven says:

    I like her and think she’s accomplished a lot for her age. Maybe she’s just a friend of the family. They are competitive and like winners. Nothing like the tabs to connect her with one young Kennedy after another for sales.

  33. HoustonGrl says:

    Barely legal!!! hahaha. If they like each other, I don’t see a problem with this ;)

  34. midnightmoon says:

    Once upon a time I had a friend whose mom worked for the Kennedys. OMG. The abuse level (emotionally) for my friend was devastating. It was all about having the RIGHT to do or say whatever they wanted. Her mom was like that too. I got scared just listening to the stories. Mary Kennedy seemed to be in a boatload of emotional pain, for years, and I suspect she was on inappropriate psych meds. Robert’s behavior after her death was CLASSIC abuser-it wasn’t my fault & oh how I have suffered. I think the kids are probably very messed up from watching their mom’s despair, and Robert moving on in such a public way. For a 22 year old who has been an international star for over five years to get in the middle of that young man’s life is just inconceivable to me. So selfish, and indicates emotional insensitivity & possibly illness. How in the world does she think this could work???

    • Raven says:

      The sites I have read indicate that Ethel liked her work, met her and liked her. She invited Swift to the family compound. She apparently approves of her grandson spending time with Swift.

  35. aquarius64 says:

    Word to the wise, Swifty. The Kennedys are a brood that is bound by tradition, and one of the traditions is Kennedy men MESS with starlets and singers, they don’t MARRY them. That tradition goes all the way back to Joe Kennedy, when he openly had Gloria Swanson (silent film star) as a mistress. JFK & RFK (your bf’s grandpa)supposed to have shared Marilyn Monroe. (Well JFK definitely had her.) John-John dated Modonna, Daryl Hannah, Brooke Shields, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Janice Dickinson (“original supermodel”) (John John’s kill list comes from whodatedwho.com.) RFK Sr. was dating Cheryl Hines of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” while he was estranged from the wife who later committed suicide. Don’t delude yourself into thinking you will become a member of America’s “royal” family. As far as the Kennedys are concerned, you are just a rite of passage for Kennedy men until the right girl with the proper old-monied bloodlines comes along. Women in the entertainment business are that, for “entertainment”. They’re probably congratulating Conor for bagging a high profile female at so young an age. Watch your back Swifty.

    • rumbleseat says:

      Awwww damn, you are so right! Not that I will in any way feel sorry for this whining ADULT when the inevitable happens.
      She uses the opposite sex for personal gain, and she’s met a family whose men do the same. Ye reap what ye sow.

  36. Cancancan says:

    I though she was with Tim Tebow.

  37. iseepinkelefants@hotmail.com says:

    How the hell does she get an award for Justice and Human Rights? I’ve never even heard of her work in this field. It was my understanding that she was just a hick, apple pie version of Lily Allen.

    As for the age difference, considering this woman thinks she’s still 16 I am really not surprised. Seriously I thought she was 16, when I found out her real age I was shocked. She acts very immature for her age. No wonder she had to go hunting for high school boys, they’re the only ones dumb and young engh to deal with a girl who thinks she’s still mentally in high school.

  38. Fue McCormick says:

    …”It’s going to end up with Swifty being dumped over the phone (again) and Swifty trying to figure out what rhymes with “Kennedy” and “Hyannis Port” and “Schwarzenegger” …” That remark made me laugh so hard my coffee shot out of my nostrils … LOL

  39. Luffy says:

    I really wish Taylor would grow up. She’s a young woman that acts like a 16 year old girl. No more songs about how grand love is or how sad it is that some guy doesnt notice her or how sad her life without blah blah is. This has nothing to do with the article, but I wanted to vent my frustrations with her.

  40. mln89 says:

    she is annoying and childish. she’s around the same age as rihanna and lady gaga and acts years younger then both of them. she needs to grow the eff up. and when i was 22 i wouldn’t have been caught dead dating an 18 year old. it’s like she’s in a permanent stage of arrested development.

  41. Cecily says:

    I don’t have nearly as much of a problem with the age difference as I do with the fact that his Mum committed suicide a few months ago!!!! He must be going through a CRAZY rough time and my bet is that Swifty thought she would swoop in to heal his broken-heart, which is distressing to me, because when was the last time a Swifty relationship lasted longer than 3 months? The last thing this poor boy needs is to go through a break up right now. Lay off, Taylor!! This kid needs space and family time right now, NOT a new famous girlfriend.

  42. Aubra says:

    I don’t get “maneater” from Taylor…thirsty and somehow fortunate, yes.