- Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are dating
- The singer showed up at his game
- THIS is what we know
Taylor Swift showing up for Travis Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs game Sunday shocked and thrilled the world, but some people may also be confused how this budding romance began. Rumours about the two potentially dating have been circling the internet since the summer, and many of Swift's fans were rooting for the relationship.
News broke in April that Swift, 33, ended her six-year relationship with actor Joe Alwyn just as her world tour was picking up steam in the United States. Kelce, 33, appears to have remained single after breaking up with his long time girlfriend and sports journalist Kayla Nicole in 2022.
While Swift has already done a lot in life greater than just dating the boy on the football team, there might still be room for Kelce in the pop superstar's world.
Travis wanted her from the start
Kelce, 33, publicly declared his interest in her to the world. The Chief's tight end attended the Eras Tour in July when Swift was performing at Arrowhead Stadium, his team's home turf. Her fans, who call themselves "Swifties," posted about his appearance on social media. Kelce and his brother, Jason Kelce, later discussed his appearance at the concert on their podcast 'New Heights' and a clip of it was posted to their TikTok account July 26. He said he attended the show and was hurt that Swift wasn't able to speak to him.
"If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets," Kelce said. "And I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it." "Your number as in 87, or your phone number?" his brother asked. "You know which one," Kelce joked back.
All was quiet on the Kelce and Swift front for the next few weeks, as she was still completing the first U.S. leg of her tour and released her "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" re-recording. A playful moment dropped Aug. 5, when Chiefs social media did a TikTok video questioning players about their celebrity crushes.
"Mine was..." "Taylor Swift?" his teammate interrupted, causing Kelce to chuckle before moving on. The cheeky clip was brushed aside by many as mischievous teasing between teammates at the time.
Finally, Kelce was asked in an interview on 'The Pat McAfee Show' whether the headlines about his personal life bothered him. The Chiefs tight end said he found all the speculation "hilarious," likening the the entire situation to a childhood game of "telephone."
"I threw the ball in her court," Kelce said. "I told her, I’ve seen you rock a stage in Arrowhead and you might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead. We’ll see what happens in the near future."
It turns out, Taylor Swift watched the Kansas City Chiefs game with Donna Kelce, his mother, on Sunday. Swift obviously took him up on the offer and showed up to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to watch Kelce play against the Chicago Bears. She was seen in a private suite with Kelce's mother, Donna, cheering him on while decked out in Chiefs colors.
The pop superstar was later seen leaving the stadium with Kelce, telling him in a video clip posted to the X that "it was the best."
And with that, another chapter in Taylor's love life is underway.