We already basically knew that Taylor Swift’s romance with Conor Kennedy was an elaborately stage-managed cosplay routine borne out of her obsession with his family’s history. Now a new report confirms it: According to the New York Daily News, Swift has been stanning for Conor’s grandmother Ethel Kennedy (widow of Robert Kennedy) for more than a year now.
A brief timeline of Swift’s hopefully-not-fatal attraction to America’s most famous family:
Late 2011: Swift gushes to the New Yorker, seemingly unprompted, about her fascination with the Kennedys:
When she’s on tour, she watches TV on her computer: “Teen Mom,” “C.S.I.” (on which she has guest-starred), and, recently, History Channel documentaries. “I’m just so obsessed with the whole history of J.F.K. and R.F.K.,” she said. She recently announced that she had completed a nine-hundred-page book called “The Kennedy Women.”
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