Taylor Swift‘s boyfriend’s grandma being 84-year-old Ethel Kennedy. You know, natch.
We’ve documented the mutual admiration that Taylor and Ethel have for each other – that kind of admiration that is bordering on a full-fledged girl crush – but this time it’s a little different. This time, Conor Kennedy’s cousin, Ted Kennedy, Jr., is documenting the friendship. And it’s just hilarious to me.
From Us Weekly:
“[Taylor and Ethel] love spending time with one another,” Kennedy Jr., a 51-year-old lawyer and financial adviser, revealed to Us Weekly at Monday’s New York premiere of the HBO documentary Ethel. “They are fascinated by each other.”
The Kennedy clan’s relationship with Swift — whom Kennedy Jr. describes as “a very genuine, down-to-earth person” — has at times seemed less than perfect, thanks to reports that the star “kidnapped” her 18-year-old boyfriend and crashed Kyle Kennedy’s Boston wedding in August. But Conor’s cousin says the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer gets along beautifully with the family, and especially with Ethel.
“[Ethel] is a very open person to people of all generations. She’s a very welcoming person. She and Taylor have a genuine friendship,” he told Us.
“I think Ethel makes [Taylor] feel very at ease,” he added. “Taylor lives in a world — she’s obviously achieved incredible success, and for people who live in that world, some people just like to hang out and relax and let their hair down. I think Ethel makes that possible.”
Look, I realize that I’m developing a pretty intense thing for Taylor Swift, but this is interesting, right? How she worked her way into this family, how she’s dating a junior in high school, how she bought a house right next to the Kennedy estate and how she has a backup Kennedy just in case things don’t work out with this one. Like, they’ll probably make this whole saga into a miniseries a few years down the line. That’s how epic this whole thing is.