The news that Taylor Swift is dating a Kennedy is prettynewsworthy by itself, but how about the fact that they could have started theircouple-status when Conor Kennedy was only 18-year-old? Let us explain…

Pictures surfaced of 22-year-old Taylor getting pretty cozyto 18-year-old Conor last month, but sources are saying that these two had datingwhen he was only 17. A 22-year-old dating a 17-year-old? Can you say scandalous?

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Here’s what we’re hearing: “Sources tell us the countrysinging star, 22, kicked off her friendship with Conor Kennedy months ago, whenhe was still a minor. We’re told Conor’s cousins would accompany them on dates,but the family insisted they wait until after he turned 18 to come out as acouple,” Page Six reports.  

Fast forward to July 25th – one day after Conor’s18th birthday – and we’ve got pictures of Taylor and her beau on thestreets of Mount Kisco, NY. Hm, coincidence? I think not! Looks like Taylorcould be a cougar in training.

Regardless if the situation was reversed and it was a20-something man going after a girl that was a minor, this would still bestraight-up creepy.

What do you think? Is Taylor Swift a cougar in training? Letus know what you think in the comments section below!

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