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Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Ethel Kennedy insists she did not set up her grandson, Conor Kennedy, with Taylor Swift

Rory Kennedy (L) and her mother Ethel Kennedy speak about their film "Ethel.” (FRED PROUSER - REUTERS)

Ethel Kennedy says she didn’t play matchmaker between one of her grandsons and Taylor Swift, but that the Kennedys would be “lucky” to have the singer in the family.

Kennedy, the subject of the new HBO documentary “Ethel,” was asked Wednesday about reports that she set up the 22-year-old Swift and Conor Kennedy, 18, grandson of Ethel Kennedy’s husband, the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

“Certainly not,” Ethel Kennedy responded to TV critics. She added: “We should be so lucky.”

The movie’s director and producer, Rory Kennedy — Ethel’s youngest daughter — said that Swift is a “great friend” of the Kennedy clan. And, Rory said, Swift is “awesome.”

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