After writing her music about Ethel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, Taylor Swift met certainly one of their daughters, Rory Kennedy. In accordance with “The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline and the New Era” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, Rory reached out when she heard that Swift was a fan of the Kennedy household — and particularly her mom Ethel — and requested for live performance tickets for her and her daughters (by way of Toronto Star). In her interview with the Wall Avenue Journal, Swift stated she instructed Rory in regards to the music “Starlight” backstage. Rory received Swift and Ethel related, and after changing into acquainted, Ethel invited Swift to the Kennedys’ 2012 Fourth of July festivities.
Swift participated in all the same old summer season actions the Kennedys did and even carried out an acoustic model of “Starlight” for the household, and Ethel liked it. “She is simply sensational, inside and outside,” Ethel stated to the Cape Cod Instances later that 12 months. “She’s very variety and … have you learnt what she actually is? She’s recreation. She had by no means sailed earlier than. She sailed. She had by no means gone dragging earlier than, she dragged. She performed all the pieces that everybody else was doing and she or he was good at it” (by way of Vainness Honest).
Swift’s time with the Kennedys sparked a romance between her and Conor Kennedy, certainly one of Ethel’s grandsons.