Taylor Swift's ex Conor Kennedy was 'nervous' when she bought house near family

Taylor Swift needed to calm down. During the pop star’s short-lived romance with Conor Kennedy in 2012, she bought a house in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, mere weeks after meeting him — and the purchase made the then 18-year-old “nervous,” according to a new book.

The Kennedy Heirs by J. Randy Taraborrelli details the summer fling the songstress, now 29, had with the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., including how tragedy brought them closer together and the musician’s surprising real estate purchase.

“Taylor was saddened when she heard the details of how Mary Kennedy had died,” Taraborrelli wrote about Conor’s mother death by suicide two months prior. “She was close to her own mother and couldn’t imagine how Conor was able to go on after facing such tragedy. She admired his strength, his resolve.”

The intense intimacy may have led Swift to make a grand gesture.

After just six weeks together, she bought a $5 million house near the Kennedy compound, according to the book. “Conor liked Taylor, don’t get me wrong,” Conor’s friend told the author, “but this business of her buying the house on the Cape made him nervous. It seemed as if she was getting a little too attached, spending five million bucks on a house just to be near the guy.”

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Conor Kennedy attends the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Conor Kennedy attends the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Robert Kennedy Jr. (L), Jean Kennedy- Smith (4th left), Ethel Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Mark Bailey (2nd row, 3rd right), Conor Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family attend the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Conor Kennedy attends the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Mary Richardson Kennedy, Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel and Conor Kennedy attend the 2009 Annual Food Allergy Ball at The Waldorf Astoria on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Mary Richardson Kennedy and son Conor Kennedy attend the 2009 Annual Food Allergy Ball at The Waldorf-Astoria on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Conor Kennedy and Mary Richardson Kennedy attend the 2009 Annual Food Allergy Ball at The Waldorf=Astoria on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Conor Kennedy attends the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Rory Kennedy (L), Mark Bailey (2nd row, 2nd left), Conor Kennedy (2nd row, center) and members of the Kennedy family attend the 'Ethel' New York Premiere at the Time Warner Center on October 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)
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Us Weekly reported the romance back in 2012.

“Taylor is officially dating Conor Kennedy,” a source confirmed to Us in August 2012. Swift has “been a real shoulder to cry on,” the source explained about Conor’s mom’s death, adding at the time that the 1989 artist was “really smitten.”

A source confirmed the pair’s split to Us just two months later. “They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine.”

Swift sold her Hyannis Port house a year later.

The “You Need to Calm Down” singer is currently dating boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The pair have been linked for two years, and according to a source, plan to get engaged soon. “Taylor’s friends are all talking about a proposal and how she really wants to marry Joe,” the insider told Us in March. “He’s her dream guy.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Joe Alwyn attends the UK Premiere of 'The Favourite' & American Express Gala at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 18: Joe Alwyn attends the UK film premiere of 'The Favourite' at BFI Southbank during the 62nd London Film Festival American Express Gala. October 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn hold hands as they return home on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Joe Alwyn attends the 56th New York Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Of 'The Favourite' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
Brit actor Joe Alwyn attends The Favourite movie photocall during the at 75th Venice Film Festival. Venice, August 30th, 2018 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Joe Alwyn walks the red carpet ahead of the 'The Favourite' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: (From L) Actor Nicolas Hoult, actress Emma Stone, director Yorgos Lanthimos, actress Olivia Colman and actor Joe Alwyn walks the red carpet ahead of the 'The Favourite' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Joe Alwyn attend 'The Favourite' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Joe Alwyn at the 'Operation Finale' Press Conference at the Essex House on August 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Joe Alwyn attends the 'Operation Finale' New York Premiere at Walter Reade Theater on August 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Joe Alwyn attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actor Joe Alwyn attends the Chopard Trophy during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Martinez Hotel on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Joe Alwyn attends Dylan Jones and Marco Bizzarri host a cocktail party to launch new film series 'The Performers' at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery at The Serpentine Gallery on February 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Gucci)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Joe Alwyn (L), wearing dunhill, and guest attend the dunhill and Dylan Jones pre-BAFTA dinner and cocktail reception celebrating Gentlemen in Film at Bourdon House on February 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Alfred Dunhill)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Patrick Gibson and Joe Alwyn attend the Lanvin Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Joe Alwyn attends the Oliver Spencer AW17 Catwalk Show during London Fashion Week Men's January 2017 at the BFC Show Space on January 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Oliver Spencer)
HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Actress Tang Wei, director Ang Lee and British actor Joe Alwyn attend the premiere of Ang Lee's film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' on November 8, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Actor Joe Alwyn poses during a press conference to promote the film 'Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk' in Taipei on November 3, 2016. Taiwan-born Lee returned to the island to promote his war drama 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' starring newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin ahead of its November 11 release. / AFP / SAM YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 06: British actor Joe Alwyn attends the premiere of director Ang Lee's film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' on November 6, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Joe Alwyn at 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Press Conference at the Essex House on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Actor Joe Alwyn attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' premiere held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Actors Kristen Stewart, Joe Alwyn and director Ang Lee attend The Build Series Presents 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' at AOL HQ on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Director Ang Lee, actors Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin and Joe Alwyn attend The Build Series Presents 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' at AOL HQ on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Joe Alwyn attends the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honour of the BFI at Rosewood London on October 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for IWC Schaffhausen )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Joe Alwyn attends the private Burberry event during The London Collections Men SS17 at Burberry on June 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Joe Alwyn attends the Jameson Empire Film Awards at Grosvenor House, on March 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Joe Alwyn attends the Burberry show during The London Collections Men AW16 at Kensington Gardens on January 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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