Kick Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr and half-sister to Taylor Swift’s summer beau Conor, covers the December issue of Town&Country, now on newsstands nationwide. In the issue, she opens up about Mary Kennedy’s death, the Taylor Swift – Conor Kennedy romance, and the pressure that comes with being born into America’s most famous family. Photographer Jonathan Becker shot Kick on her family’s compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
On returning home from LA this past summer to spend time with her family following Mary Kennedy’s death:
“It was a rough summer. Back in April, before Mary died, it seemed like things were slowing down in my life. L.A. has a lot going on for an actor. But if you’re not happy, you’re not going to be taking advantage of any of it.”
Kick ironically puts Taylor Swift on the jukebox during her interview and says of her brother’s ex: “Taylor’s sweet, and so catchy I can’t believe it. I can’t get her songs out of my head.”
On her grandmother Ethel’s obsession with Marc Anthony:
“She used to make us listen to his song ‘I Need to Know.’ She loved this song so much.”
On what it’s like being a Kennedy:
“People ask me, ‘What’s it like being a Kennedy?’ Maybe it’s the temperature of the water, but I’m just like, ‘I have no idea.’ When I see my face or name in the tabloids, I get a knot in my stomach. It’s just not me – it’s reading something that’s not real.”