November 28, 2014
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 got engaged Saturday in Rhode Island to sixth-grade
schoolteacher Amy Petitgout (PET'-ah-goo). 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 Sena
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.