Taylor Swift crashes Kennedy wedding

Leave it to Kathie Lee Gifford to dish on national TV about the dirt that flew at a Kennedy wedding last weekend at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

Gifford, whose step-granddaughter Kyle Kennedy, the daughter of the late Michael Kennedy and Victoria Gifford Kennedy (got that?), married Liam Kerr, said that a spat ensued at the wedding. It happened when 18-year-old Conor Kennedy showed up with his new girlfriend, some country singer named Taylor Swift.

Kathie Lee said Conor had been invited but never RSVP’d. Teenagers! Then, she said, an hour before the wedding, he e-mailed or texted the mother of the bride, asking if he could come up from Hyannis Port, and bring Swift as his “plus one.”


“A beautiful sit-down dinner that had been planned for months,” Gifford said to her “Today” show cohost, Hoda Kotb. “[Vicki] said, very nicely, please do not come. But guess what? Well, then they came.”

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She said Swift was asked to leave twice until Conor came and took her by the hand and they left. It’s not clear, Gifford said, whether Swift even knew they were not supposed to be there.

But as Kotb said, “When Taylor Swift walks into your wedding, and she gets all the attention, you’re chopped liver.”

And no Kennedy will stand for that, as Kathie Lee answered. “It’s the bride’s day.”

Maybe Swift should stick to bathing suits instead of formal wear.


The folks with Unique Vintage, the clothing company that makes the red polka-dot bikini worn by Swift being photographed on the Cape, told us this week the suit is on back order thanks to the 22-year-old trendsetter. “Since those pics came out on Monday, we’ve sold what we had in stock and have taken a bunch of orders for back-ordered suits that we will receive to ship out in a couple weeks,” a rep told us. For the curious, the suit is $75.