Ow ow! The world finally has real photographic evidence of Taylor Swift‘s romance with Conor Kennedy. The record breaking singer and her barely legal boyfriend were spotted swapping spit on the beach in Massachusetts — and TMZ cameras caught it all.

Swift, 22, sporting red high-waisted shorts and a navy blue and white polka dot top, red gingham headband, sunglasses, tan flats and red lipstick (on the beach, sweetie? Really?) was photographed locking lips with 18-year-old Kennedy, who wore pale blue board shorts and a white tee. You know, like normal 18-year-old guys do at the beach.

Paparazzi also caught the pair holding hands as they frolicked about in the water. Swift wore a cute red and white polka dot bikini and red lipstick (again: to the beach?!) and seemed to be pretty aware of the cameras around her.

The couple are said to have been dating a few months, but they only recently began being somewhat affectionate in public following Kennedy’s 18th birthday about three weeks ago. Spies said that the couple were “kissing, holding hands and getting extremely ‘touchy-feely’” at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. Kennedy’s family is said to adore Swift, and the feeling is mutual.

Also happy for the couple? Swift’s fans, who have followed her dating life from the Joe Jonas days to now. One fan ran into Swift and Kennedy and gushed,“This day is the best day of my life. I met Taylor Swift with my absolute best friends like we said we would do one day. We saw her with her new boyfriend. We told her how happy we were for here and she had the biggest smile on her face.” Cute!

Swift is also pretty clever to get photographed smooching her new beau right when her single dropped and just ahead of her new fragrance launch. We’re not saying the romance isn’t genuine, but it is genuinely well-timed. And good for them!

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