RED ALERT: Taylor Swift has broken up with her latest boyfriend. Add Conor Kennedy to the pile of man-boys who have been fodder for Swift’s romantic angst-driven songs. (Romangstic? Let’s make that happen.) Luckily, he’s in good company — Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Cory Monteith, and some guy named Drew are are all on Swifty’s heartbreak list.
Swift and Kennedy got together this summer, and their relationship was quite the whirlwind. Never mind the fact that he just started his senior year of high school at Deerfield Academy — 22-year-old Swift was fully invested in the relationship. She not-so-subtly dedicated a couple of songs on her new album, Red, to him as well as buying a house near the famed Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.
Moving down the street didn’t help these two crazy kids overcome the inevitable distance created by her demanding work schedule (and, we assume, his run for the student council). “They quietly parted ways a while ago,” a friend of Swift’s told Us Weekly. “It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine. It’s been over a month since they’ve even seen each other. With her promotion for Red, she has no time off until the end of the year.”
She is going to need a full wardrobe overhaul.