Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Split

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And thus begins the writing of Taylor Swift's next album...

The 22-year-old music superstar and Conor Kennedy, 18, have split after three months of dating, according to Us Weekly.

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"They quietly parted ways a while ago," a "close friend" of Taylor's reportedly told the mag.

The breakup wasn't contentious, according to the friend, and was mostly due to location challenges -- despite reports that Taylor had purchased a nearly $5 million Cape Cod estate near the Kennedy compound.

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"It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine," the friend explained.

Though Ethel Kennedy (Conor's grandmother) spoke very highly of Taylor just last week - saying she was "thrilled" she would soon be neighbors with the singer -- the friend said Taylor and Conor haven't seen each other in "over a month."

"With her promotion for 'Red,' she has no time off until the end of the year," said the friend.

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Taylor and Conor were first spotted together in July, when the pair spent time together at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, Maine.

A rep for the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" crooner was not immediately available for comment on the reported breakup when contacted by Access Hollywood on Thursday.

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