Well, that didn’t last long. Taylor Swift has reportedly already split from her high-profile boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, and we can probably expect a song about it in the coming weeks. In fact, I’m starting to think she dates purely as a cure for writer’s block.
Taylor started dating the 18-year-old earlier this summer. Let me repeat that: He’s eighteen. He’s still in high school. I mean, I get it. He’s a Kennedy. He’s got nice eyebrows. But going to “senior prom” isn’t quite as cool when you’re nearing your mid-twenties.
“Taylor is enthralled with Ethel [Kennedy] and has been for a long time,” a Kennedy family source told the Daily News a while back. “When she and Conor first got together over, Taylor couldn’t have been more respectful.”
Ethel is, of course, the grandmother of Conor, and the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Taylor has a fascination with her, like many people do. But for most of us, that fascination doesn’t lead to robbing the cradle.
Okay, so she nabbed a Kennedy, and a ripe one, at that. Good for her, I suppose. But the dream is over. Just this week, a friend of Swift’s told Us Weekly:
“They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine.”
Apparently, Taylor’s been so busy promoting her new album, Red, that she has no time to continue the relationship, despite having a major hard on for all things Kennedy.
“It’s been over a month since they’ve even seen each other,” the source continued. “With her promotion for ‘Red,’ she has no time off until the end of the year.”
If you haven’t been subjected to any of the massive promotion for this album, its basically a giant ode to Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Johan Mayer, and whoever else has hit it in the past couple of years.
“I don’t know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal and love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lens, on everything that happens between me and anybody else,” Swift told Katie Couric in an interview that aired Friday.
“I don’t really know that much about love, it turns out,” she added.
Perhaps try dating someone who doesn’t still qualify for detention? Or at least someone who went through puberty more than just a year ago? Maybe? I don’t know.
But then I suppose that wouldn’t make for catchy music about never ever ever getting back together, would it?
Speculation of the relationship began when Taylor and Conor were spotted hanging out at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, Mass. Interestingly enough, Taylor even recently purchased property near the home.
In August, People reported that Swift dropped $5 million on a mansion on the beach, near the home of Ethel.