Swift reportedly caused an uproar when she was twice asked by mother of the bride, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, not to show up at the wedding.
“They came anyway,” the mother of the bride told The Boston Herald. “I personally went up to Ms Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave.
“It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me,” she said.
A rep for the 22-year-old country queen heatedly denied the story. The rep said Swift was invited and bride Kyle, daughter of Victoria Kennedy, graciously welcomed her. Conor is Kyle’s first cousin. Their grandfather is the late Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 while running for president.
Gifford was at the wedding because she is married to former football great Frank Gifford who is Victoria’s father. “I was just a guest at that wedding. [Kyle] is actually my granddaughter by marriage,” Gifford said on Thursday’s show.
“The truth is, because I was there, Vicki’s account is accurate.” Taylor and Conor were asked to leave “twice,” she confirmed.
Gifford said Victoria told her, “I’m really not happy about this.”
“It’s the bride’s day, and that was Vicki’s other concern. ‘This is my daughter’s day and I would appreciate it if you would not come,'” Gifford said.
Among other things, Gifford’s comments highlight the fallacy of Web sites like GossipCop. It can’t seem to figure out that it’s often a tool for reps who frequently lie for their clients to kill or dispute embarrassing reports.
The site claimed that the Swift story was nothing more than rumor.
Victoria said Conor was invited but never RSVP’d. As such, the wedding wasn’t prepared to handle the commotion that Swift’s appearance caused because she wasn’t expected. Fans filled the lobby of the wedding hotel when they learned Swift was there.
Swift, however, is apparently still on good terms with family Matriarch Ethyl Kennedy. Chalk it up to a case of Kennedy entitlement clashing with celebrity entitlement.
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