It's over between TAYLOR SWIFT and 18-year-old CONOR KENNEDY. "Us Weekly" claims it was "a distance thing" that broke them up . . . while Radar Online says it's because Conor is too young and Taylor tried to smother him. Meanwhile, Hollywood Life says they're both wrong . . . because Taylor and Conor are just "taking a break."
Looks like another TAYLOR SWIFT fairytale romance has bit the dust. According to "Us Weekly", Taylor and CONOR KENNEDY broke up about a month ago . . . although it may not be nasty enough for her to trash him in a song.
--A source said, quote, "They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine. It's been over a month since they've seen each other. With her promoting her album 'Red', she has no time off [at all]."
(--So . . . maybe there IS a limit on how many times a girl can ferry her boyfriend back and forth on her private jet.)
--Of course, a Taylor Swift breakup is always big news . . . so a couple of other sources jumped on the bandwagon with their take on the breakup.
--Radar Online claims it's because Conor's too young. An insider said, quote, "Conor's just an 18-year-old kid and wasn't ready for anything super serious, but Taylor's looking for her soul mate and it kind of freaked him out with how strong she came on."
--They added that Taylor was, quote, "More obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating."
--Meanwhile, HollywoodLife.com claims the relationship is NOT officially over. They have a "source" close to Conor who said, quote, "It's more of a break than a breakup. I would not be surprised at all if they get back together.
--"They are just very busy with what they are doing in their own lives. The distance really got to Taylor, and she wanted to slow things down before ruining any potential future they have together. She is still good with the family and Conor.
--"Chances are good they'll be back as an item maybe as soon as the holidays when Conor has more free time."
--One last bit of Taylor Swift news: JUSTIN BIEBER called Taylor on Monday to say his next lip sync video is going to be her song "I Knew You Were Trouble", which is on her album "Red".
--Here's why that matters: Justin's last lip sync video was CARLY RAE JEPSEN'S song "Call Me Maybe", which was unknown at the time . . . and is now arguably one of the biggest pop hits of the year.
(--DELICIOUS AUDIO ALERT: You can listen to Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" here.)