PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, is engaged to be married.

Former aide Sean Richardson said Monday that the 43-year-old bachelor is engaged to sixth-grade schoolteacher Amy Petitgout. No wedding date has been set.

Kennedy told The Associated Press last month that he was living in New Jersey with his girlfriend. In a written statement, he recalled the title of his father’s book, “True Compass.” He said Amy is his own compass.

She has a 3-year-old daughter named Harper from a previous marriage. She says in a statement that Kennedy loves her daughter as his own. Kennedy decided last year not to run for a ninth term representing Rhode Island in Congress.

His father died in 2009 after many years representing Massachusetts in the Senate.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. Ellen says:

    Really now, does anyone care if Patrick Kennedy is engaged.

  2. blackbear1 says:

    O boy, this oughta be good!! Contrats Patches, try to be nice.
    Good luck Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. karen says:

    best wishes to the couple. if we have to be barraged with a royal wedding in england, might as well be happy for some people on our side of the pond.

  4. karen says:

    pay no attention when the catholic church comes shaking their fist to try and condemn you for marrying someone who is divorced. like they have nothink better to be outraged about.

  5. Matt says:

    Open bar. Because that’s what Teddy would have wanted.

  6. macmum says:

    Sorry…but I really don’t care. Isnt’ there some real news out there to report?

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