The clan, headed by matriarch Ethel Kennedy, wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, is said to be in panic mode again, according to a source in New York who knows the family.
Cyrus and Schwarzenegger were rumored to be seeing each other last month. They were spotted together at the LA screening of “Still Alice” on Wednesday (Nov. 12) and paparazzi caught them kissing Thursday (Nov. 13) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, confirming the relationship.
Patrick, 21, is the son of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, whose mother is the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Eunice was a sister to President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy. She married R. Sergeant Shriver, an American blue blood who served in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
Family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy strictly forbade his sons from marrying entertainers. The taboo carried down through subsequent generations.
In the 1990s, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, successfully broke up a hot and heavy relationship between son John F. Kennedy Jr. and actress Darryl Hannah, which left Hannah devastated.
Maria Shriver and cousin Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg also teamed up in 2012 to nip a budding romance between Taylor Swift and Bobby Jr’s son, Conor Kennedy.
Swift reportedly made a play for Patrick before latching onto Conor.
But Robert F. Kennedy Jr finally broke the taboo on entertainers when he married third wife, actress Cheryl Hines, in August.
That may make it difficult, if not impossible, to break up Miley and Patrick. Plus, Schwarzenegger is following his father into show business.
His parents helped him found a company called Project360, a philanthropic clothing line, when he was 15. He also has signed with LA Models, which is trying to line him up with Ralph Lauren or Armani. Fashion conscious Miley can definitely help him on that front.
Despite her on-stage flamboyance, Miley, for her part, also has had a pretty stable dating history, unlike Swift. She spent more than two years with Liam Hemsworth before they broke up in 2013.
Whether the Kennedy wrecking ball can crack this relationship remains to be seen. For more updates, follow IM on Twitter.