Entries in Ethel Kennedy (2)


Ethel Kennedy Plays Matchmaker to Taylor Swift

Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Turns out it was matchmaker Ethel Kennedy who was reportedly behind the pairing of her grandson Conor and singer/song-writer Taylor Swift.

Apparently the 83-year-old widow of Robert F. Kennedy is a big fan of Swift’s music and reached out to Taylor, and the two became friends.

In fact, this winter, Swift walked the Kennedy matriarch down the red carpet at the premiere of an HBO documentary about the widow’s life.

Kennedy set up her pal Swift with her grandson on July 4, and fireworks instantly went off.

The New York Post added that on Saturday, the couple went sailing and Swift was seen talking to Ethel Kennedy. On Sunday, Swift and Conor Kennedy reportedly attended church together.

According to the Post, the two have been seen together three times in the past month. A classic example of how, once again, grandmother always knows best.

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Taylor Swift Parties with the Kennedys

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) -- The premiere of HBO’s Ethel brought out a cast of Kennedys: Rory Kennedy, who made the biopic about her mom, Ethel Skakel Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Bobby Kennedy III, Matt Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy and … Taylor Swift.

There were more notable guests but the country-pop crossover singer stood out next to the members of the iconic American family. Why was she there? She said in a recent interview with Vogue that she met the 83-year-old Kennedy and felt “starstruck.”

“The only time in my life I have ever been starstruck was meeting Caroline and Ethel Kennedy,” she said. “I got to spend the afternoon with Ethel a couple of weeks ago. She is one of my favorites, because you look back at the pictures of her and Bobby, and they always look like they are having the most fun out of everybody. You know, 11 kids, all these exotic animals on their property. I’ve read a lot about them.”

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