09:11 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Originally posted 02/14/2013 10:40AM
Conor Kennedy may be best known for having dated Taylor Swift last summer. But the teenager has now made headlines for upholding a Kennedy family tradition – taking a political stance.
Kennedy, 18, was arrested along with 47 others for civil disobedience Wednesday outside the White House at a protest opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Conor's father, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was also arrested, as was the actress Daryl Hannah and Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune.
Originally posted 08/12/2012 09:15AM
The day before Mary Richardson Kennedy committed suicide, she called her estranged husband Bobby Kennedy, he later told police.
"She was sorry for everything," Kennedy told the Bedford Police Department, giving his version of the events. "She told me she needed me to take care of her."
The police report, first published in the Westchester Journal News, reveals new details about her final days before Mary's body was found in a barn behind her Bedford property.
Originally posted 07/31/2012 01:55PM
Oops, wrong Kennedy!
Over the Fourth of July, Taylor Swift was photographed hugging Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver's son. But now it appears that Conor Kennedy, the son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, is actually Taylor's love interest. He is pictured just to the right of Swift in the same photo – and the two have been spending lots of time together.
On July 25, Swift, 22, and Kennedy, 18, enjoyed slices at Kennedy family favorite Marcella's Pizza in his hometown, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and "walked out hand-in-hand," according to a source. Earlier that day, Kennedy was appointed as the administrator of his late mom's $2.1 million-plus estate, according to the Boston Herald.
Days later, the pair grabbed pizza again and visited with his grandmother, Ethel Kennedy. And on July 29, they lunched with friends at Baxter's on Cape Cod where she ate chicken fingers and sat next to Kennedy. Swift "was smiling a lot and she looked happy," says an observer.
Originally posted 07/14/2012 11:30AM
Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of former U.S. attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was charged with driving under the influence after an incident on a Westchester Country highway Friday morning, according to reports.
Police said Kennedy, 52, was impaired by prescription drugs when she hit a big rig with her Lexus SUV and then fled the scene, according to the New York Post.
She was later found parked on the side of I-684 in North Castle, N.Y., and taken in for sobriety tests.
Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:00AM
In the week since Mary Kennedy's shocking suicide on May 16, dueling versions have emerged about what caused Robert F. Kennedy's wife to hang herself in a barn on her Bedford, N.Y., estate at age 52.
On May 18, two days after his estranged wife died, RFK Jr. told funeral mourners that Mary suffered from "demons." "There's nobody who bore what she bore," said Kennedy, 58. "She was in agony for five years."
It was a point also made by his sister, Kerry Kennedy, who spoke about her friend's lifelong struggle with depression.
Originally posted 05/21/2012 12:40PM
A bitter feud has erupted in the wake of Mary Kennedy's suicide last week, with her family and her estranged husband Robert F. Kennedy battling over funeral and memorial arrangements.
Mary's relatives did not invite Robert to a private memorial held Monday in New York City.
This follows acrimony over Mary's funeral on Saturday, which only one of her siblings reportedly attended. Both sides had wanted to take custody of her body, but they let the couple's four children decide.
They chose to have her buried her on Cape Cod, near the Kennedy family's Hyannis Port compound.
Originally posted 05/19/2012 04:00PM
It has been another day of mourning for the tragedy-plagued Kennedy family.
The funeral for Mary Kennedy, the wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., was held Saturday in Bedford, N.Y. Kennedy died at age 52 on Wednesday of asphyxiation from hanging at her home in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
In addition to the couple's children, others in attendance included Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John McEnroe and actress Glenn Close.
Originally posted 05/17/2012 09:30AM
Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy, committed suicide by hanging herself, the Westchester County Medical Examiner confirms to PEOPLE.
The body of Kennedy, 52, was discovered Wednesday in the garage of her home in Mount Kisco, N.Y., by a housekeeper, sources told ABC News.
Bedford, N.Y., police were called to the home at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a "possible unattended death." Police confirmed they found a "deceased individual" on the property, owned by Mary and Robert Kennedy.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 05:15PM
Mary Kennedy, the estranged second wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has died. She was 52.
"We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her," Mary Kennedy's family said in a statement released through her lawyer Kerry Lawrence. "Our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation.
According to reports, Mary was found dead at her Bedford, N.Y., home on Wednesday. Police issued a statement confirming they were investigating a "possible unattended death" at her home on Wednesday afternoon. Police reports also confirm that officers found "a deceased individual … inside an out building on that property." But the report withheld the individual's name.
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