Like Bruce Jenner’s face and the entire TLC line-up, this Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy romance continues to baffle me. While most families would be slightly concerned about their high school relative dating an older woman, the Kennedy family continues to embrace this bizarre relationship.
I understand she’s a global superstar, but they’re the Kennedy family. It’s not like they need Conor Kennedy to marry Taylor Swift for her money. Nor do they need the negative publicity that will result from the Taylor Swift songs that are sure to follow their inevitable break-up.
And I say inevitable, because it is inevitable. He’s in high school. She’s Taylor Swift. There can only be one inappropriately aged relationship in Hollywood that makes us feel uncomfortable. And sadly for these two, Courtney Stodden and her father-figure-husband Doug Hutchison stole that coveted position many awkward moons ago.
So why then did Senator Patrick Kennedy tell TMZ he’s totally jazzed about them being together forever?
TMZ was out in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday when we ran into Sen. Kennedy … and asked him how he felt about 18-year-old Conor Kennedy‘s blossoming relationship with the 22-year-old singer. ”We love Taylor Swift … she’s been a great friend and we’re happy for Conor.” Kennedy continued, “If she wants to be in the family, she’s already a part of it.”
Not only does he make it sound like they’d be open to Taylor Swift joining the family via marriage or adoption, but he’s acting like this relationship is more than a summer fling. Like, he’s starting to make it sound like a proposal’s right around the corner. As soon as Conor finishes making flashcards for his AP History test, he’ll pop the question.
So what’s the deal here? Could Taylor Swift be pulling a Virgin Mary and miraculously be pregnant with a Kennedy heir? Or is the entire Kennedy family such insanely huge fans of pop country music that they want to ensure that they’ll always have access to live performances?
This could be the greatest celebrity mystery of all time. Between Taylor’s coyness and the Kennedy’s vault of secrets, we may never know the truth. Then again the VMAs are tomorrow and we might get a lyrical on-stage confessional.
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