'Conor's just an 18-year-old kid and wasn't ready for anything super serious,' a pal told Radar 'But Taylor is looking for her soulmate and it kind of freaked him out with how strong she came on,' the insider went on.
The friend also said that Taylor was obsessed with the Kennedy family - and was living out a fairytale with Conor.'She was more obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating,' the pal added.
Friends close to the couple blamed the split on the singer getting too serious too fast.
Insiders says Taylor - who was four years older - freaked the then 18-year-old by coming on too strong - and because of her apparent obsession with his famous family.
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They are believed to have started dating early last year but split due to their busy schedules, reconciled late last year but ended it for good following a row during a New Year's holiday to the British Virgin Islands.
Taylor claimed Joe broke up with her in a 27-second phone call in the October of that year, telling Ellen De Generes: 'It's alright, I'm cool. Phone calls can only last as long as the person on the other end of the line is willing to talk.'And he added: 'Anytime you are in a relationship for any length of time there are going to be issues. But Camilla was not best pleased and tweeted: 'No need for revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves & if you're lucky, God will let you watch (sic).' Taylor enjoyed a four month romance with Taylor Lautner in 2009 and he was also lucky enough to get a song written about him, called Back To December.' In an interview following the song's release, Taylor said: 'Everyone will know, so I don't really have to send out emails on this one.' In a past interview with NPR, Taylor explained that her song The Last Time is about an experience with an unreliable guy, thought by some to be Jake Gyllenhaal.She said: 'You never know when he's going to leave, you never know when he's going to come back, but he always does come back.' Meanwhile, Taylor's relationship with Conor Kennedy, the great nephew of JFK, lasted barely three months in the summer of 2012.She has been staying out of the public's eye for three months and, according to the insider, is desperate to avoid the public scrutiny she faced while dating Tom, 36.Joe is the first person Taylor has been linked to since she split with the Brit and they have reportedly been dating for months.
Taylor and Joe - who still lives at home with his parents - are already very serious, The Sun newspaper has claimed.