Matchmaking Ethel Kennedy helped put grandson Conor and Taylor Swift in each other’s arms last week at the family compound on Cape Cod, reports NY Post. Kennedy, 83, is a big fan of Swift’s music, they met on July 4, and fireworks instantly went off. They’re now ‘infatuated’ with each other.
Robert F. Kennedy’s widow had been ‘fascinated’ with Swift’s musical talent and humanitarian reputation for about a year, an insider said. Ethel read a 2011 New Yorker piece in which Taylor said that when on tour, she uses her computer to watch TV documentaries about the famed family.
‘I’m just so obsessed with the whole history of JFK and RFK.’ She had completed a 900-page book called ‘The Kennedy Women.’ Ethel and Swift became friends and Taylor flew out to the Sundance Film Festival in January to walk Ethel down the red carpet at the premiere of ‘Ethel.’
Taylor and Conor were spotted reading books and magazines on Ethel’s lawn. ‘She looked very relaxed, very happy. It’s cute that Conor is going around calling her his girlfriend. I was a little surprised. It’s been two weeks and he’s in love.
He thinks of her as his girlfriend, not just friends or dating. He calls her his girlfriend. They think it’s great. Anything positive associated with an all-American girl like Taylor Swift can’t do any harm.’