Travis Kelce Reveals It Was His Idea to Join Taylor Swift Onstage at Her Show (2024)

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June 30, 2024: Taylor reacts to seeing Travis at her Dublin show. June 24, 2024: Travis reveals the moment he fell for Taylor. June 23, 2024: Travis joins Taylor onstage at a London Eras Tour show. June 22, 2024: Taylor goes Instagram official with Travis. June 4, 2024: They land 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards nominations. May 19, 2024: Travis reveals his favorite Taylor songs. May 17, 2024: They go on a private boat cruise in Lake Como. May 16, 2024: They go on a romantic holiday to Lake Como. May 12, 2024: Travis attends Taylor’s final Paris show, where she winks to the Chiefs with her costumes. April 28, 2024: Taylor accompanies Travis to Patrick Mahomes’s gala. April 19, 2024: Taylor releases her first love songs about Travis. April 13, 2024: They enjoy a sweet Coachella date. April 12, 2024: They hold hands on a date night in L.A. April 10, 2024: Travis jokes about the start of their relationship. April 2, 2024: Travis says he’s never been happier. April 1, 2024: Kylie Kelce comments on Travis and Taylor’s relationship. March 28, 2024: Travis sings along to Taylor's song while golfing. March 24, 2024: They hold hands in Malibu. March 18, 2024: They vacation in the Bahamas. March 10, 2024: Taylor and Travis party with Madonna after the Oscars. March 8, 2024: Taylor gives Travis a shout-out at a Singapore show. March 6, 2024: Travis talks about his trip to Australia with Taylor. March 4, 2024: Travis is seen wearing a Taylor Swift bracelet. February 24, 2024: Travis sings a Taylor Swift song in Las Vegas. February 23, 2024: Travis cheers Taylor on in Australia. February 22, 2024: Taylor and Travis enjoy a zoo date in Australia. February 11, 2024: Taylor cheers on Travis at the Super Bowl. February 5, 2024: Travis praises Taylor’s new album and responds to engagement question. February 2, 2024: Travis talks championship celebration with Taylor. January 28, 2024: Taylor rushes the field and gives Travis a big kiss. January 26, 2024: Travis addresses dealing with public attention. January 24, 2024: Taylor supports Travis’s family. January 21, 2024: Travis flashes Taylor a hand heart at his game. January 19, 2024: Taylor and Travis are “still seeing where it goes.” January 13, 2024: Taylor sports a custom Chiefs jacket at Travis’s playoff game. December 31, 2023: Taylor and Travis ring in the new year. December 25, 2023: Taylor cheers on Travis at his Christmas Day game. December 17, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at Chiefs–Patriots game in Massachusetts. December 10, 2023: Taylor and Travis hold hands after his game. December 6, 2023: Taylor talks about Travis publicly for the first time. December 3, 2023: Taylor cheers on Travis in Wisconsin. November 30, 2023: Taylor and Travis are moving in together—at least for now. November 29, 2023: Travis publicly thanks “Tay” for her support. November 20, 2023: Travis talks about dating Taylor in new interview. November 15, 2023: Travis talks about meeting Taylor’s dad. November 13, 2023: Travis’s mom shows her support for Taylor. November 11, 2023: Taylor gives Travis a big kiss and lyrical shout-out at show in Argentina. November 10, 2023: Travis and Taylor reunite for dinner in Argentina. November 8, 2023: Travis suggests he may follow Taylor on tour. November 6, 2023: Taylor quietly shows support for Travis. November 3, 2023: Travis responds to questions about their relationship. November 1, 2023: Travis reacts to fans saying Taylor put him on the map. October 24, 2023: Taylor thinks Travis’s football skills are “beyond sexy.” October 22, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at another Chiefs game. October 19, 2023: Sources say Travis will follow Taylor on her world tour. October 18, 2023: Travis talks about being protective of Taylor. October 15, 2023: They go on a second PDA-filled date. October 14, 2023: They hold hands following their surprise SNL appearances. October 12, 2023: Taylor attends another Chiefs game. October 6, 2023: Travis comments on the romance and the media attention. October 1, 2023: Travis’s mom posts Taylor on Instagram. October 1, 2023: Taylor brings her celebrity posse to Travis’s game in New Jersey. September 29, 2023: They seemingly spend the night together. September 25, 2023: Travis talks about their romance. September 24, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at his game. September 21, 2023: Travis comments on the romance rumors. September 17, 2023: Travis addresses jokes about the alleged romance. September 12, 2023: Sources say they stars are hanging out. July 26, 2023: Travis shoots his shot. References

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce confirmed their budding romance in September 2023, when the singer showed up to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs tight end at a home game at Missouri’s Arrowhead Stadium. The move came months after Kelce first publicly expressed interest in Swift, after attending one of her concerts.

Ahead, see everything we know about their relationship so far.

June 30, 2024: Taylor reacts to seeing Travis at her Dublin show.

The singer has the purest reaction to spotting her boyfriend in the audience at her final Eras Tour show in Dublin.

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As seen in concert footage posted on X (formerly Twitter), Swift’s face lights all the way up after she sees Kelce in the VIP tent while she’s singing “August.” She smiles from ear to ear and then continues her performance with extra excitement.

The three-time Super Bowl winner’s appearance at the concert comes as a surprise, because just the night before, he attended teammate Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s wedding in California—which means that immediately after the ceremony, Kelce jumped on a flight to Ireland (traveling over 5,000 miles) to catch Swift’s final performance. A real-life rom-com.

June 24, 2024: Travis reveals the moment he fell for Taylor.

Remember when Swift hard-launched her relationship with the Chiefs tight end by making an appearance—and hanging out in a VIP suite with his family and friends—when his team played the Chicago Bears in Kansas City? So does Kelce, and in fact, in a new episode of the Bussin’ With the Boys podcast, he reveals that was the moment he began to fall for the “Lover” singer.

“The first game she came to against the Bears. I was like, ‘Okay, so, I could probably set you up with everything … ’ And she just walked right through the front door,” he recalls. “There’s no going down, talking to security, making sure that she gets to her—she was just like, ‘I just want to be around the family and friends, and experience this with everybody.’ She got beaucoup points for that. I was like, ‘Damn, she’s in the madness. She wants to be a part of it. She wants to support me and do things like that.’ She really won me over with that one.”

Kelce also describes how the musical superstar supported him at the 2024 Super Bowl, where he and the Chiefs came out as national champions. “She’s very self-aware,” he says. “She understands situations like that, and I think that’s why I started to really fall for her, was how genuine she is around friends, family. It can get crazy for somebody with that much attention. She just keeps it so chill and so cool.”

Elsewhere in the podcast, Kelce brings up his and Swift’s decision to love one another openly, and in the public eye. “You want to keep things private, but at the same time, I’m not here to hide anything, you know? That’s my girl. That’s my lady,” he says of her. “So, it’s like, I’m proud of that. I’m not sitting here trying to juggle, ‘How can I keep this under wraps?’ You just don’t want to let everybody into your personal life and be able to to comment, knowing that everything she does is getting a headline.”

June 23, 2024: Travis joins Taylor onstage at a London Eras Tour show.

After months of hanging out in the VIP section, Kelce makes a surprise cameo onstage at one of Swift’s Eras Tour concerts. On the final night of her first set of shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, Swift subtly sneaks her beau into the transition between “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” and “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart.”

Typically, between the two songs, a pair of male dancers in tuxedos and top hats carry Swift around like a rag doll, changing her into her next outfit while vaudeville-style music plays in the background. However, for this stop, in a surprise appearance, Kelce—dressed in the same formalwear—joins the two men, carrying Swift on his own and proceeding to fan her and use a makeup brush to touch up her face (essentially bringing her back to life), while the other two performers otherwise continue the skit as per usual.

The interlude fits neatly with the theme of “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart,” which explores Swift’s obligation to continue working and performing even during emotionally turbulent moments in her life. Of course, the symbolism of Kelce carrying the singer after “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” is not lost on viewers—she has clearly found herself a man who supports her (and is big enough to carry her on his own). Also, it feels as if Swift is winking at her two British exes (Joe Alwyn and Matty Healy) by having Kelce appear specifically during a London stop.

Weeks later, on his podcast episode released on July 3, Kelce reveals it was his idea to join Swift on stage. “I was like, ‘How funny would it be if I just rolled out on one of the bikes during the 1989 era,’” He recalls, adding that while Swift initially laughed at the idea, but then asked, “‘Would you seriously be up for doing something like that?’’

Travis told her, “I was just like, ‘What? I would love to do that, are you kidding me? I’ve seen the show enough—might as well put me to work here,’” he recalls. “And sure enough, she found the perfect part of the show for me to come in.”

“It was an absolute blast,” he adds. “And I didn’t disappoint Taylor, so that’s all that really matters.”

June 22, 2024: Taylor goes Instagram official with Travis.

For the first time in their near-year of dating, Swift adds Kelce to her Instagram grid. She shares a selfie of her and Kelce posing backstage with Prince William and his two oldest kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, after her first London Eras Tour show. “Happy Bday M8! London shows are off to a splendid start 🇬🇧🇺🇸🤝@princeandprincessofwales,” Swift captions the snap, referencing William’s 42nd birthday, which he celebrated at the concert.

June 4, 2024: They land 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards nominations.

Swift and Kelce are on a winning streak. Per People, the pop singer and the football star are on the star-studded list of 2024 Kids’ Choice Awards nominees. Swift, to no one’s surprise, has the most nominations this year, with six total: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Global Music Star, Favorite Ticket of the Year, and two for Favorite Music Collaboration.

Kelce, meanwhile, is up against Kansas City Chiefs teammate Patrick Mahomes, as well as fellow athletes Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, and Stephen Curry for favorite sports star. The tight end is a first-time nominee.

The award show takes place Saturday, July 13.

May 19, 2024: Travis reveals his favorite Taylor songs.

In a clip from an Access Hollywood interview shared on TikTok, Kelce is asked by an interviewer what his three favorite Taylor Swift songs are. Without hesitation, the football star says, “Golly. ‘Blank Space,’ ‘Alchemy,’ and ‘So High School,’ ” before flashing a big, toothy smile. As Swifties know, the pop singer is generally believed to have written the last two tracks Kelce mentioned about him and their romance for her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department. So it’s only fitting they would make his top three.

May 17, 2024: They go on a private boat cruise in Lake Como.

The couple is spotted hand-in-hand as they board a private boat cruise on Lake Como. Swift wears a little black dress from Alaïa (one of her most-worn designers), pairing it with black Gianni Ribbon Open Patent Ballerina flats from Versace. The singer also wears a Medusa ’95 small tote bag from the label's Spring-Summer 2024 collection.

She cozies up next to Kelce in a classic tan trench coat, while he matches her ensemble in a checkerboard sweater, black pants, and black shoes.

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May 16, 2024: They go on a romantic holiday to Lake Como.

Swift and Kelce look so in love as they enjoy a romantic alfresco dinner date at the luxurious Villa Sola Cabiati in Lake Como, Italy’s Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Swift, who is on a break from the European leg of the Eras Tour, wears a puffed-sleeve blue dress and an elegant updo, while Kelce keeps it casual in a white long-sleeved shirt and black pants. The two chat and hold hands across the table while sipping wine.

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May 12, 2024: Travis attends Taylor’s final Paris show, where she winks to the Chiefs with her costumes.

Kelce shows up in the stands to support Swift at her fourth and final Eras Tour show in Paris. The NFL tight end is seen dancing along to the track “So High School” (a song presumably inspired by him) in a video captured by a fan. And during the song, Swift even blows a kiss to Kelce in the audience.

Better yet, it appears Swift was prepared for her beau to be in attendance, because she wears a number of ensembles that incorporate Kansas City Chiefs colors—most notably a glittering two-piece that includes a golden ombré corset top and a fiery red miniskirt.

At one point, Swift points out it is the 87th show of the Eras Tour (and 87 just so happens to be Kelce’s jersey number). Coincidence? We think not.

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April 28, 2024: Taylor accompanies Travis to Patrick Mahomes’s gala.

Swift plays the girlfriend part as she and Kelce attend friend Patrick Mahomes’s 15 and the Mahomies Vegas Golf Classic and gala weekend. For the gala night, Swift dresses up in a layered golden-green dress with spaghetti straps, accessorizing with gold jewelry. Kelce looks cool in a black suit and white dress shirt with no tie. In a video shared by the Chiefs quarterback, Swift and Kelce are seen holding hands while entering the gala.

April 19, 2024: Taylor releases her first love songs about Travis.

On 11th album The Tortured Poets Department, out today, Swift seems to allude to her relationship with Kelce for the first time in her lyrics, on a few songs. Most notably, in “The Alchemy” and bonus track “So High School,” she makes several references to football.

“So when I touch down / Call the amateurs and cut ’em from the team / Ditch the clowns, get the crown / Baby, I’m the one to be,” she sings on “The Alchemy.”

And on “So High School,” she sings, “Truth, dare, spin bottles / You know how to ball, I know Aristotle / Brand new, full throttle.”

April 13, 2024: They enjoy a sweet Coachella date.

Swift and Kelce look so loved-up on their date at the big Southern California music festival, dancing, swaying, singing, holding hands, and kissing as they enjoy several of the acts, including Swift’s friends and collaborators Ice Spice and Jack Antonoff (who fronts the band Bleachers).

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To make things even sweeter, the “Karma” singer reps her man with her sleek desert fit, wearing a forest-green baseball cap boasting the name of Kelce’s podcast, New Heights (which he cohosts with his brother, Jason). Swift keeps the rest of her ensemble monochromatic black, wearing a shiny leather jacket over a corset top and pleated skirt, paired with ankle socks and sneakers. She accessorizes with Stella McCartney’s vegan Logo small shoulder bag and the designer’s oversize square sunglasses, wears her blonde tresses down in soft waves, and glams up with her signature black winged eyeliner and red lipstick.

Kelce, meanwhile, oozes cool in white-and-blue striped trousers; a classic white T-shirt; a gray, white, blue, and red flannel; a multicolor handkerchief tied around his neck; white Converse sneakers; and a white baseball cap with “Happy Gilmore” across the front in green lettering. He accessorizes with dark-tinted shades, small hoop earrings, and a chain necklace.

Later in the day, they turn their outing into a double date, meeting up with fellow celebs singer Sabrina Carpenter and actor Barry Keoghan.

April 12, 2024: They hold hands on a date night in L.A.

The superstar couple spends some sweet quality time in Los Angeles. The two are captured walking hand in hand while leaving a dinner date at Sushi Park.

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Swift gives her signature preppy style a sporty twist, donning a varsity jacket in none other than bright Kansas City red to rep her man. She pairs the white-accented piece with a black top, a denim miniskirt in a dark wash, and black leather ankle boots, and carries the Gucci Luce bag. She wears her golden locks down in soft waves and opts for her signature black winged eyeliner and red lips. Kelce sports a monochrome olive-green ensemble consisting of a knit sweater and shorts.

April 10, 2024: Travis jokes about the start of their relationship.

In a new episode of his New Heights podcast, Kelce and guest Lil Dicky (a.k.a. Dave Burd) talk about the NFL star’s relationship with Swift.

At one point, Burd offers his take on the public fascination surrounding the romance. “I just think there’s something that makes everyone feel like the world is kind of like high school, where your most popular pop star, like, beloved musician somehow met, like, your most popular beloved athlete, and they actually fell in love and it’s real,” Burd says. “I dunno, I think anyone who hates on it is a bitter loser. But I think a lot of people who [you] would maybe expect to hate on it actually love it and acknowledge they love it, because there’s just something so American about it or something. There’s something just classic about it.”

To that, Kelce laughs and jokes: “I don't know how I did it, because she was not into sports. So I don’t know how the f*ck I did it.”

April 2, 2024: Travis says he’s never been happier.

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m a guy that some people say is glass half full, half empty. And my glass is all the way full,” Kelce tells People in a candid interview. “It’s all the way full.”

Having just won his third Super Bowl with the Chiefs and going strong with Swift since last year, the tight end adds, “I’m oozing life right now.”

April 1, 2024: Kylie Kelce comments on Travis and Taylor’s relationship.

During an appearance on the Today show, Kylie Kelce—wife of Travis’s brother Jason—shares her thoughts on her brother-in-law’s relationship with the pop star.

“Ultimately, if Travis is happy, we’re happy,” Kylie says. “We are always cheering on Uncle Trav—it’s such a treat to be able to do that on and off the field.” She adds of the high-profile romance: “But it’s been amazing.”

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March 28, 2024: Travis sings along to Taylor's song while golfing.

After hitting a good ball during a golfing day with his buddies, Kelce celebrates by singing along to one of his girlfriend’s hits: “Bad Blood.” Former NBA star Chandler Parsons shares a clip on his Instagram Story of Kelce using his golf club as a pretend guitar while singing.

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March 24, 2024: They hold hands in Malibu.

Swift and Kelce enjoy a romantic stroll in Malibu and lunch date at Nobu, after returning from their Bahamas vacation.

They are seen holding hands in coordinating springtime looks, with Swift wearing a fuzzy sky-blue sweater and beige skort, and Kelce a beige T-shirt and black sweatpants.

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March 18, 2024: They vacation in the Bahamas.

The couple is seen strolling hand in hand on an island.

March 10, 2024: Taylor and Travis party with Madonna after the Oscars.

Swift rushes back to Los Angeles from Singapore—where she played six dates on the Eras Tour—to attend an Oscars after-party with Kelce. And it isn’t just any bash—it’s Madonna’s very VIP soiree.

The ultra-exclusive event known as “The Party” is held at Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary’s home in the Hollywood Hills after the ceremony. Unfortunately, the event has a strict no-cameras policy, per Page Six.

Swift and Kelce also reportedly attend Gucci’s after-party on the big night.

March 8, 2024: Taylor gives Travis a shout-out at a Singapore show.

Swift gives her man a shout-out again while performing “Karma” at her fifth Eras Tour show in Singapore. “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me,” she sings, replacing the original lyrics’ screen with Chiefs, for the NFL star.

Kelce, in the audience, smiles and dances to his girlfriend’s performance. See the sweet video:

After her show concludes, Swift runs straight into Kelce's arms and gives him the biggest kiss. The two can't stop hugging each other, with Swift caressing Kelce's face, as they disappear behind black curtains. Watch below:

March 6, 2024: Travis talks about his trip to Australia with Taylor.

The NFL star cannot stop gushing about his girlfriend in a new episode of his New Heights podcast. In the episode, Kelce speaks about his recent trip to Australia, where he traveled to support Swift on her ongoing Eras Tour.

Kelce says that when he landed in Australia, there were cameras everywhere and “full-on helicopters just flying around.” He adds, “They helicoptered us! Well, not us—Taylor. This is all because Taylor is the biggest and the best thing possible.”

Kelce also goes into detail about what he and Swift did while she wasn’t performing, which included seeing kangaroos, pandas, and lions at the zoo in Sydney. “It was fun,” he says. “That was a fun one, and then we got to enjoy the Taylor Swift show.”

March 4, 2024: Travis is seen wearing a Taylor Swift bracelet.

Kelce attends brother Jason Kelce’s NFL retirement announcement event at NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia and is seated next to his mom, Donna Kelce. In photos from the event, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end is seen getting emotional at his brother’s announcement, and wiping his eyes with a hand stacked with bracelets. Soon, eagle-eyed fans notice that one of the two beaded friendship bracelets on Kelce’s arm sweetly honors his famous girlfriend, reading: “T❤️T.” Swift has a similar accessory to match, though hers is a diamond tennis bracelet boasting the couple nickname “TNT,” which Kelce gave her earlier this winter.

Swift is not present at the retirement announcement, but that doesn’t stop her man from wearing her name.

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February 24, 2024: Travis sings a Taylor Swift song in Las Vegas.

Kelce leaves Australia (where Swift has several shows) to fly to Las Vegas over the weekend, and meet his Kansas City Chiefs teammates. And, while his girlfriend is not with him, the football star shows his love for her at a night club party, where he expertly sings a remixed version of her hit “Love Story” alongside his teammates, including Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

See a video of the moment here.

February 23, 2024: Travis cheers Taylor on in Australia.

Kelce makes a smiley appearance at Swift’s Eras Tour show at Accor Stadium in Sydney, Australia, where he dresses in a blue shirt-and-shorts set covered in a funky pattern.

In a fan-captured video, he graciously waves to the crowd and claps as he is escorted to his seat.

The tight end’s support of Swift also manifests in his accessories: a stack of friendship bracelets. Exchanging friendship bracelets has become a de facto rite of passage for Eras Tour concertgoers. In the VIP tent, Kelce poses for photos alongside singer Rita Ora.

In another video, the star couple can be seen reuniting after the show. Swift walks out from backstage and waves to screaming fans before embracing and kissing Kelce.

February 22, 2024: Taylor and Travis enjoy a zoo date in Australia.

Kelce flies to Sydney, Australia, where Swift is set to perform four Eras Tour shows. Ahead of the first concert, they take a private tour of the Sydney Zoo, according to News.Com.Au.

On the tour, the couple hand-feeds kangaroos and takes selfies while wandering the grounds. Photos and video show Swift and Kelce wrapping their arms around each other and sweetly holding hands.

February 11, 2024: Taylor cheers on Travis at the Super Bowl.

Swift makes the trek from Tokyo, where she performed an Eras Tour show, to Las Vegas to support Kelce at Super Bowl LVIII. Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in nail-biting overtime, 25–22. Swift meets Kelce on the field after the championship game, where she is photographed giving him a congratulatory kiss.

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Later, Swift and Kelce head to the Chiefs’ celebratory after-party, where fellow attendees capture video footage of the two serenading each other with a couple of Swift’s most iconic love songs, both from her 2008 Album of the Year Fearless: “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me.”

February 5, 2024: Travis praises Taylor’s new album and responds to engagement question.

Kelce praises Swift’s upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department, and admits he has heard bits of it, during a press conference on Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night in Las Vegas.

“I have heard some of it, yes, and it’s unbelievable,” the football star said. “I can’t wait for her to shake up the world when it finally drops.”

Swift announced the new album at the Grammys on Sunday, and revealed it will be out on April 19. She released the track list on February 5.

During the conference, a reporter also straight-up asks Kelce if there will be “another ring besides the Super Bowl ring, if you win this thing on Sunday,” amid speculation the NFL star may propose to Swift on the big night.

“I’m focused on getting this ring, and that’s all my mind’s focused on right now,” Kelce responds.

February 2, 2024: Travis talks championship celebration with Taylor.

Kelce discusses just how special of a moment it was to share the Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC Championship victory with his loved ones—including his sweetheart, “Tay.”

“It’s another memory in the journey that we get to cherish, man,” he says during a pre–Super Bowl press conference. “I’m fortunate that I got all the support I need off the field. It gives me a reason to play that much harder.”

The NFL star provides new details about the start of his and Swift’s relationship during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. Kelce reveals that when Swift attended his game against the Chicago Bears on September 24—our first public confirmation of their romance—the two had already been getting to know each other for weeks.

“We had known each other for close to a month up to that point,” Kelce says.

Three days before Swift attended the Chiefs–Bears game, Kelce famously shared on McAfee’s show that he’d thrown “the ball in her court” and invited her to watch him play—but in this most recent interview, he clarifies that he had already known she would be there.

“It wasn’t just an out-of-the-blue, ‘Hey, come to the game,’” Kelce says.

Of their now mutually supportive relationship, the Chiefs tight end adds: “I love it when Taylor comes and supports me and enjoys the game with the fam and friends. It’s been nothing but a wonderful year, man.”

January 28, 2024: Taylor rushes the field and gives Travis a big kiss.

The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl—and so are the Swifties! To celebrate Kelce and his team’s 17–10 win over the Baltimore Ravens, Swift rushes the field to meet her man with a big, proud, tearful kiss and hug.

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Later, the two are seen saying goodbye as Kelce prepares to celebrate the win with his teammates. “Tay, I’m going to enjoy with the guys,” Kelce tells the singer in one clip shared on social media, while leaning in to hug her again. “I love you. So much it’s not even funny.”

“I love you, too,” she says. “I’ve never been so proud, ever!”

January 26, 2024: Travis addresses dealing with public attention.

At a Chiefs press conference, the tight end discusses how he and Swift are maintaining their privacy, with such a spotlight on their relationship.

“As long as we’re happy, we can’t listen to anything that’s outside noise,” Kelce says. “That’s all that matters.”

He goes on to acknowledge the attention he has received over the past year, crediting both Super Bowl LVII in February 2023—in which he faced off and won against his brother and the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles—and his relationship with the pop superstar.

“I brought this upon myself, and I do enjoy having fun with it all, and the biggest thing is making sure my focus is right here in this building,” Kelce says.

“You hear the media throughout the year, if we’re not having success, you know, maybe throw it out there that I wasn’t focused or that the team isn’t focused on certain things, and if you’re in this building, you know exactly what’s going on,” he continues. “So, you gotta compartmentalize what you’re hearing and make sure that you’re staying on task, and giving everybody in the building and on that team the right perception.”

January 24, 2024: Taylor supports Travis’s family.

The “Lover” singer subtly supports her man by liking an Instagram video from the latest episode of the New Heights podcast, which he hosts with brother Jason Kelce. In the clip, the brothers talk about how Jason celebrated Travis’s touchdown that Sunday, when the Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 27–24, by taking off his shirt, jumping out of the VIP suite, and chugging a beer. It was Jason and wife Kylie Kelce’s first time meeting Swift, and Travis said “she absolutely loved” him.

Swift also likes a comment Kylie left on the podcast’s Instagram post. “‘I’m not asking for permission, I’m doing this.’ – the exact quote I will say when I’m grabbing the keys to go get a cat,” Kylie wrote, citing what Jason reportedly told her before taking off his shirt in the stadium.

January 21, 2024: Travis flashes Taylor a hand heart at his game.

Swift attends the AFC divisional playoff game between the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York, and is seen cheering from a VIP box. There, she is joined by Brittany Mahomes and Jason and Kylie Kelce.

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But the sweetest moment of the evening comes from Travis, who, after scoring a touchdown, flashes Swift her signature hand heart and blows her a kiss. She in turn blows a kiss back.

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January 19, 2024: Taylor and Travis are “still seeing where it goes.”

An insider for People reveals that the couple is “really happy” together.

“They’re having a lot of fun, but they’re still seeing where it goes,” the source adds.

The update comes about a week after rumors emerge that Swift and Kelce are planning to get engaged this year—claims several outlets have since debunked.

January 13, 2024: Taylor sports a custom Chiefs jacket at Travis’s playoff game.

Swift attends the Chiefs playoff game against the Miami Dolphins in a custom red puffer jacket emblazoned with Kelce’s name and jersey number, 87, all over it in white and yellow text, along with the words “Chiefs Kingdom” and NFL logos. The one-of-a-kind creation was designed by Kristin Juszczyk, who is married to San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle.

The singer celebrated Kansas City’s 26–7 win sitting beside Kelce’s mom, Donna, and Brittany Mahomes, who wore her own custom coat. After the game, she exited Arrowhead Stadium walking hand in hand with the tight end.

December 31, 2023: Taylor and Travis ring in the new year.

Swift closes out 2023 and welcomes 2024 with Kelce.

Swift attends the Chiefs game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead, sporting a white varsity jacket with black leather sleeves, “Chiefs” emblazoned in big red letters across the back, and Kansas City patches all over. The jacket happens to look identical to the outerwear Kelce had on after his Christmas Day game, but Swift’s has one unique detail that makes it all her own: Kelce’s nickname for her, “Tay,” stitched in black cursive letters on the sleeve.

Later, the couple count down to 2024 and celebrate with a passionate kiss at a private party in the Kansas City area with family and friends. Their NYE smooch is captured by @krystenrachelle and later reposted by @mustlikeme4me.

December 25, 2023: Taylor cheers on Travis at his Christmas Day game.

The pop star attends Kelce’s Christmas Day home game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Swift is seen in a VIP suite with Kelce’s friends and loved ones. She wears a bright red knit sweater with a black-and-white plaid miniskirt, plus a Santa Claus hat sporting Kelce’s jersey number, 87. Swift finishes the look with her signature red lipstick and silver earrings.

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December 17, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at Chiefs–Patriots game in Massachusetts.

Swift caps off her very special birthday week by reuniting with her man in Massachusetts, after Kelce had to miss her extravagant birthday bash, thanks to a mandatory practice in Missouri.

Swift travels to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough to cheer on the tight end and the rest of the Chiefs as they face the New England Patriots. She goes all out to rep Kansas City, sporting a branded gray crewneck and red-and-white beanie.

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Accompanying her are her dad, Scott Kingsley Swift, and friends Ashley Avignone, Alana Haim, and Brittany Mahomes, who are all decked out in Chiefs gear, too.

December 10, 2023: Taylor and Travis hold hands after his game.

Swift is seen on the stands again, supporting her boyfriend during his game against the Buffalo Bills. The superstar wears a red-and-black ’90s vintage Chiefs sweatshirt styled with a black leather miniskirt, sheer black stockings, and matching thigh-high stiletto boots.

After the Chiefs lose the game, Swift is seen comforting Kelce. The two hold hands as they walk out of the stadium. Swift trades her sweatshirt for a shimmery black top and long coat, while Kelce wears a green flannel jacket with shearling detailing at the collar over a white tee, paired with beige slacks and a dark green beanie.

See the photos here.

December 6, 2023: Taylor talks about Travis publicly for the first time.

As Time’s 2023 Person of the Year, the Grammy winner opens up to the magazine about her supportive relationship with the NFL player.

She clarifies the timeline of their romance, revealing that the first time she attended a Kansas City Chiefs game was, in fact, not their first date.

“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” Swift explains. “We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other. By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple. I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard-launch a first date.”

Although Swift valued their privacy at the start of their relationship, she says the couple has no plans to run from the public. “When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” she says. “The opposite of that is, you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.”

The singer also addresses her viral, well-documented cameos at Chiefs games. “I don’t know how they know what suite I’m in,” she says. “There’s a camera, like, a half mile away, and you don’t know where it is, and you have no idea when the camera is putting you in the broadcast, so I don’t know if I’m being shown 17 times or once.”

Despite the attention her attendance receives, she says, “I’m just there to support Travis. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.”

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December 3, 2023: Taylor cheers on Travis in Wisconsin.

Swift is back in the stands. The singer is the most supportive girlfriend as she cheers on Kelce and the Chiefs at their game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Swift and Brittany Mahomes—wife of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes—embrace in their Chiefs red outfits while watching the game. And at one point, the singer borrows Mahomes’s red faux fur coat—which perfectly matches her red lipstick—to stay warm. Underneath, Swift wears an all-black outfit.

November 30, 2023: Taylor and Travis are moving in together—at least for now.

For a few days now, there have been reports that Swift is set to temporarily move in with her NFL star boyfriend in Kansas City, while she is on a two-month break from her Eras Tour. She landed in the city on Monday already, having traveled via her private jet, and now, sources are giving more details on her stay.

“Things between Travis and Taylor are going really well. Their relationship is progressing in a great way,” an insider tells Entertainment Tonight.

“They’re both very excited to be together, and Travis is making sure that Taylor feels comfortable and at home. They have mutual respect and admiration for one another, and their feelings for each other are sincere,” the source adds.

November 29, 2023: Travis publicly thanks “Tay” for her support.

In the latest episode of his New Heights podcast, Travis shouts out Taylor for celebrating his recent record of becoming the fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards.

The superstar subtly showed her support for her man by liking an Instagram post from the Chiefs celebrating the record on Monday.

Brother Jason Kelce tells Travis in the podcast: “You might not care about records, but you know who does? A 92 percenter by the name of … Taylor Swift. That’s right. She liked an Instagram announcement from the Chiefs about you breaking this record.”

“All right now. Um, thanks, Tay. I appreciate you,” Travis replies with a laugh.

“Gotta love the support,” Jason continues. “Has she always been a fan of tight end receiving yards? Is she a big tight end receiving yards [fan]?”

“I’m not sure, that’s a good question,” Travis says. “Maybe. I don’t know. I don’t know if she’s a fan of tight ends or not. I have to ask her.”

November 20, 2023: Travis talks about dating Taylor in new interview.

In his December/January cover story for WSJ. Magazine, Kelce opens up for the first time about his relationship with Swift.

Speaking of how they first connected, he says he had some people close to Swift “playing Cupid” for them, after he shot his shot at her Eras Tour. They eventually gave her his contact information, and he “got lucky enough to get her to reach out.”

“She’ll probably hate me for saying this, but … when she came to Arrowhead, they gave her the big locker room as a dressing room, and her little cousins were taking pictures … in front of my locker,” he recalls.

As for their first meeting, Kelce reveals, “When I met her in New York, we had already kind of been talking, so I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and what goes from there will go from there.”

Kelce also says in the interview that he has “never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them” before the 12-time Grammy winner. “I’ve never dealt with it,” he says. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it … the scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that, I better not be the one acting all strange.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kelce calls his new girlfriend “hilarious” and “a genius,” and reveals that he and the superstar share a similar outlook on family, work, and life. “Everybody knows I’m a family guy,” he says. “Her team is her family. Her family does a lot of stuff in terms of the tour, the marketing, being around, so I think she has a lot of those values as well, which is right up my alley.”

November 15, 2023: Travis talks about meeting Taylor’s dad.

On the latest episode of their New Heights podcast, Kelce and brother Jason talk about the now-infamous moment when Swift’s dad, Scott Swift, was captured on video wearing a Kansas City Chiefs lanyard at one of her Eras Tour shows in Argentina—despite being a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan.

“Got him over to the good side, baby,” Travis teases. “Just one by one, getting all the good ones to come on over.”

“What are we doing, Scott?” jokes Jason, who plays for the Eagles. “You’re gonna let this man’s devilish good looks and relationship with your daughter sway you from a lifetime of fandom, Scott? Ridiculous.”

“I might have persuaded him at dinner the night before. When I met him,” Travis reveals.

At this point, Travis and Taylor have very publicly met each other's families, and a source tells Entertainment Tonight that a full family get-together, with all four of their parents, is set to happen this coming Monday, when the Eagles and the Chiefs face off.

November 13, 2023: Travis’s mom shows her support for Taylor.

Kelce’s mom, Donna, is spotted by fans at a screening of Swift’s Eras Tour concert film in Florida. A fan, Dannielle Sparks, excitedly recounts the encounter on TikTok, sharing a photo she got with Donna. In the photo, Sparks wears a blue 1989-branded cardigan from Swift’s recent merch drop, which apparently Donna told her she also owns. (See the video and photo here.) Sparks says in the clip that she also helped take a photo of Donna and her friend in front of Swift’s movie poster, as the football player’s mom said, “I need to send this to Travis.”

Donna’s show of support for Swift comes some weeks after Kelce’s dad, Ed, told Entertainment Tonight of the singer, “She’s very down to earth, very genuine. She doesn’t put on airs or anything like that. … The ‘girl next door’ is an overused term, but she really is.” He added, “I mean, she’s been, you know, performing for huge crowds for over half her life, and for someone to be so grounded, and so normal—I mean, I hate to use that word. But other people aren’t.”

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November 11, 2023: Taylor gives Travis a big kiss and lyrical shout-out at show in Argentina.

Kelce attends Swift’s sold-out Eras Tour concert at Buenos Aires’s Estadio Monumental on Saturday, and she puts on quite a show. In addition to delivering a stellar performance, the pop singer surprises her beau—and the adoring crowd—with some post-show PDA and an onstage shout-out.

Videos capture the singer in her dazzling blue leotard waving goodbye to the audience before running backstage to greet the NFL star with a big smooch and tight embrace.

Earlier in the night, Swift gives Kelce a lyrical acknowledgment during “Karma,” singing, “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me”—which elicits a big grin from the Kansas City tight end, a roar from the crowd, and a bout of celebration from Swift’s dad, Scott Kingsley Swift, who is watching the show beside Kelce and wearing a Chiefs lanyard.

November 10, 2023: Travis and Taylor reunite for dinner in Argentina.

America’s sweetheart couple takes things international with a reunion in Argentina. Videos on X show the two holding hands and smiling as Swift leads her guy through Elena, a steak house in the Four Seasons Buenos Aires.

The pop singer debuted the international leg of her Eras Tour on Thursday at Argentina’s Estadio Monumental. Her dinner date with the NFL star comes after she postponed her Friday show until Sunday over concerns about heavy rainstorms. Conveniently, Kelce was also free of his work duties Friday, as the Chiefs are on their bye week.

November 8, 2023: Travis suggests he may follow Taylor on tour.

On the latest episode of their New Heights podcast, Jason Kelce tries to get his brother to reveal whether he’ll be joining Swift as she kicks off the international leg of her Eras Tour in South America, since the Chiefs happen to have the days in question off.

“Got anything you’re looking forward to going to?” Jason asks.

“Not really,” Travis replies. “I might just say f*ck it and just go somewhere nice, I don’t know. My skin’s getting real pale, so I gotta go somewhere sunny.”

“Somewhere south?” Jason asks.

“Closer to the equator,” Travis says.

“South of the equator?” Jason continues. At that, Travis just laughs.

On Thursday, November 9, Swift begins the South American leg of her tour. She’ll perform three shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and two weekend shows in Rio de Janeiro.

November 6, 2023: Taylor quietly shows support for Travis.

Swift is kicking off the international leg of her Eras Tour this week, so she did not fly to Germany to watch her new beau and the Kansas City Chiefs play their big game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday—but she did show her support for him from afar.

Celebrity news fan account Pop Faction pointed out that Swift liked People’s Instagram post about Kelce becoming the Chiefs’ new all-time leading receiver—which, in Swiftie world, basically makes the pair Instagram-official.

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November 3, 2023: Travis responds to questions about their relationship.

Kelce can’t get away from the Swiftie wave. During a Friday press conference ahead of the Chiefs’ overseas game in Germany, the NFL star is asked about the “status” of his relationship with the pop star.

“The latest status is I got to see her last week,” he coyly says. “That’s the latest status right there.”

Then, another reporter boldly asks Kelce if he’s already “in love” with Swift, to which the player smartly replies, “I’m going to keep my personal relationship personal.”

November 1, 2023: Travis reacts to fans saying Taylor put him on the map.

On his New Heights podcast with his brother, Kelce reacts to video in which a fan shows off his Halloween costume of Kelce and Swift, which pokes fun at the trending Swiftie topic that the singer put the football star “on the map” with their relationship.

“Oh my f*cking gosh. Oh my f*cking goodness,” Kelce says in reaction to the video. “She put me on the map, right there in the video.”

“That’s so good, man,” he continues. “The commentary, goddamn, that was golden. Alright, hats off. That was well done. You get a round of applause for that one, I enjoyed that.”

Our king.

October 24, 2023: Taylor thinks Travis’s football skills are “beyond sexy.”

Swift doesn’t plan on missing another Chiefs game anytime soon, according to a new Daily Mail report.

An insider tells the outlet that the pop star enjoys watching Kelce dominate on the field during games, plus she appreciates getting to spend quality time with his family and friends.

“Taylor loves going to his games. She really enjoys them, and she thinks it is beyond sexy that he does what he does,” the source says. “This is such new territory for her. She wants to support her boyfriend and she does.”

The bond between Kelce’s mom, Donna, and Swift grows stronger with each game, the source added, saying: “They have a real special connection and Travis loves this.”

Kelce’s teammates also support Swift’s attendance: “Since Taylor has been coming to the games, the Chiefs have won the past four consecutive games and Travis is telling Taylor that she is his lucky charm. She literally brings light into the stadium with her. His teammates have joked that she is their unofficial mascot.”

The insider explains, “She has such a massive following that since he started seeing her, all the team’s social media accounts have exploded. … People are buying Chiefs tickets in the hopes of seeing Taylor, and she knows this.”

October 22, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at another Chiefs game.

The couple enjoys another PDA-filled appearance at the Chiefs-Chargers game at Arrowhead. In a photo captured behind the scenes, Swift and Kelce hold hands while coordinating in red-themed outfits. The “Cruel Summer” singer wears a vintage 1990 “USA Kansas City Chiefs” sweatshirt sourced by Ellie Mae, as well as a black miniskirt and black patent leather platform Mary Janes. Meanwhile, Kelce wore a red plaid flannel shirt, gray trousers, and blue sneakers.

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Following the game, a picture of Swift kissing Kelce's cheek emerges. The couple posed for a group photo with Chiefs teammate Mecole Hardman Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon.

October 19, 2023: Sources say Travis will follow Taylor on her world tour.

Swift continues her Eras Tour with international shows in November, and it seems new love Kelce plans to be by her side during her travels. A source tells Entertainment Tonight, “Travis and Taylor are all in. The two are very into each other and are enjoying their time together but are also planning for the future. Taylor starts her international tour in November, and Travis is planning to be there to spend time with her.” The insider adds that both Swift and Kelce are “very serious about their careers, and the two bond over that and want to show support for each other whenever they can.”

Kelce and the Chiefs are off for week 10 of the current NFL season, and during that same week, Swift will take the stage for three consecutive nights (November 9–11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Time will tell if the football star makes the trip to support the singer.

October 18, 2023: Travis talks about being protective of Taylor.

On his New Heights podcast with brother Jason Kelce, the Chiefs star addresses the attention he got on a recent date with Swift, when he was seen escorting her to and from her car while seemingly asking her security to step aside. Kelce clarifies in the podcast episode that he simply put his hand on the security guard’s back to show respect and let him know he was there for Swift, too.

“Have you had to enact any security of your own? Do you feel like you’re a security guard when you are with Taylor?” his brother asks.

“I feel like whenever I’m on a date, I’m always having the sense that I’m a man in the situation. I’m protective, yeah, for sure. You always have to have that feeling or self-awareness, I guess,” Kelce says.

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Of course, Swifties have been losing it over the clips of Kelce’s sweet PDA with Swift on the date, and commenting on how well he seems to treat her. “Baby girl isn’t used to a gentleman helping her out of the car,” one fan on X posts, along with a video of Kelce helping the singer out of the car.

“Travis helping Taylor get out of the car for 1989th time he’s such a gentleman,” another writes.

October 15, 2023: They go on a second PDA-filled date.

Swift and Kelce are spotted holding hands while on their way home from dinner at the Waverly Inn in New York City.

The singer looks cool in a sheer black top with purple illustrations and green accents, by Jean Paul Gaultier. She pairs it with a black leather miniskirt, matching lace-up boots with block heels, and a burgundy leather bag by Roger Vivier. Kelce, meanwhile, wears a beige corduroy suit with a black T-shirt and white Nike sneakers.

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October 14, 2023: They hold hands following their surprise SNL appearances.

After weeks of speculation, Swift and Kelce share their first public display of affection while heading to a Saturday Night Live after-party. Earlier, the pair both make surprise cameos on SNL, with the singer introducing musical guest Ice Spice’s second performance, and the football star appearing as himself in a sketch about the NFL’s Swiftie era.

The couple are seen holding hands as they arrive and later leave the party at New York hot spot Catch Steak. Swift pairs a slouchy gray coat with a black corset top, high-waisted pants, and a black Aupen bag. Meanwhile, Kelce wears a white leather jacket with pastel decoration, a white button-down, and brown slacks.

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October 12, 2023: Taylor attends another Chiefs game.

Things may be getting serious between Swift and Kelce, as the singer attends another one of the football star’s home games, this time against the Denver Broncos.

Swift is seen wearing a red Chiefs jersey over a black top and gray skirt, and spending time with Brittany Mahomes, as well as with Kelce’s mom and dad. Donna Kelce is even spotted wearing a Taylor Swift–inspired beaded friendship bracelet!

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October 6, 2023: Travis comments on the romance and the media attention.

During an interview at the Chiefs’ practice facility, Kelce shares how he feels about being at the center of so much speculation about his relationship with Swift.

“As all the attention comes, it feels like, you know, I was on top of the world after the Super Bowl and right now even more on top of the world,” he tells reporters. “So it’s fun.”

“We’re learning with the paparazzi just taking photos from all over the place, but at the same time, it’s—you know, it comes with it. It comes with it,” Kelce adds. “You got a lot of people that care about Taylor, and for good reason.”

He continues: “Just gotta keep living and learning and enjoying the moments. At the end of the day, you know, I’ve always been pretty good about compartmentalizing and being able to stay focused in this building. So I’ll just keep rolling with that.”

A source tells People that Swift and Kelce are “still just getting to know each other” and that “[i]t’s nothing too serious.”

The insider adds that the pair haven’t yet defined their relationship. “He is a charming guy. It’s more of a hanging out situation than dating,” they say, adding that the tight end is focused on his team and the NFL season more than anything else.

October 1, 2023: Travis’s mom posts Taylor on Instagram.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football shares a video of Swift hugging Kelce’s mom, Donna, in the Chiefs VIP box during the team’s game on September 24.

“Mama Kelce and Taylor Swift. ♥️,” the caption reads, along with a note over the clip: “Travis Kelce’s biggest fans ♥️.” Donna Kelce then reposts the video in collaboration with SNF on her own Instagram, giving the singer her official seal of approval.

October 1, 2023: Taylor brings her celebrity posse to Travis’s game in New Jersey.

The Grammy winner is spotted arriving at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to support the NFL player at his game against the New York Jets. For the occasion, she’s accompanied by close friends Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Sophie Turner, and even Hugh Jackman. Swift does not wear Chiefs red, but instead layers a black leather jacket over a black long-sleeved top, high-waisted denim shorts, and knee-high leather boots, completing the look with her signature red lip.

See all the photos of the stars together at the game.

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September 29, 2023: They seemingly spend the night together.

Kelce is seen dining at newly-opened New York City hotspot Meduza Mediterrania as Swift grabs dinner at Emilio's, an eyewitness tells Bazaar.com. The two reportedly meet up later in the night and spend the night together at Swift's Tribeca apartment. Photos shared by Page Six show him leaving the home the next morning, ahead of his game.

September 25, 2023: Travis talks about their romance.

In a teaser for the September 27 episode of his podcast New Heights—which he co-hosts with his brother, fellow NFL star Jason Kelce—the Chiefs tight end lightheartedly addresses his romance with Swift.

“We’ve been avoiding this subject out of respect for your personal life,” Jason says. “Now, we’ve gotta talk about it.”

“Yeah, my personal life that’s not so personal,” Travis responds. “I did this to myself, Jason. I know this.”

The Philadelphia Eagles center then jokes, “Well, Trav, how’s it feel that Taylor Swift has finally put you on the map?” At that, Travis bursts into laughter, and the promo ends.

September 24, 2023: Taylor supports Travis at his game.

Swift is pictured sitting in a VIP box at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday next to Kelce’s mother, Donna; the two chat and happily cheer on the Chiefs.

After the game, Swift and Kelce are seen walking out together, and Kelce even wears a 1989 Bedroom Painting set from Kid Super Studios—a clear nod to Swift’s 1989 album!

Swift, meanwhile, dresses in the team’s signature red, layering a red bomber jacket over a white tank and black jeans, and wearing her go-to red lipstick.

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The pair later grab dinner in the rooftop lounge at Kansas City’s Prime Social. An eyewitness tells Entertainment Tonight, “Travis bought out the restaurant for his family and team. Taylor arrived, wearing a denim dress, and was seen snacking, having some co*cktails and dancing alongside Travis. The two were very affectionate with one another but kept things fun and lighthearted. Travis’ teammates also showed up to the after-party, as well as his mom, Donna Kelce. The party lasted until 2 a.m.”

Days later, a photo emerges of them together at the restaurant. In it, Swift is seen with her arm wrapped around Kelce at the bar, while chatting with some friends. (See the photo here.)

September 21, 2023: Travis comments on the romance rumors.

“It’s hilarious how much traction this has actually got,” Kelce says on The Pat McAfee Show of his potential romance with Swift. “I think right now it’s like that old game in school called telephone, where everybody is just whispering in each other’s ear and just hearing some random stuff … no one actually knows what’s going on.”

He adds of his and Swift’s relationship: “I threw it out there; I threw the ball in her court, and y’know, I told her … ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead. You might have to come see me rock the stage in Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.’ So we’ll see what happens in the near future.”

September 17, 2023: Travis addresses jokes about the alleged romance.

The football star responds after sports commentator Rich Eisen makes several Swift-related references in his broadcast of NFL GameDay Morning.

“Even though that bone bruise and the injury one would think is delicate, he’s been able to shake it off,” Eisen says of Kelce, before referencing several more of Swift’s hits. He later incorporates another song title into his Instagram caption of the video, writing, “Look what you made me do @killatrav.”

Kelce simply replies, “Well played Rich. … Well played.”

September 12, 2023: Sources say they stars are hanging out.

The Messenger reports that “Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out” and that, “She saw him when she was in NYC a few weeks ago.”

Soon after, sources tell Entertainment Tonight that Swift and Kelce are in the “talking” phase of their relationship and are keeping it casual given their hectic schedules. The insider adds, “Travis has been into Taylor for a while and definitely has a crush on her. He is a simple guy that is very funny, charismatic, chill, and loves playing football.”

July 26, 2023: Travis shoots his shot.

The NFL star first expresses interest in the Grammy winner after going to one of her Eras Tour concerts—though his plan doesn’t exactly work out.

During an episode of his New Heights podcast (which he co-hosts with his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason), Kelce mentions that he recently went to a Taylor show and wrote his number on a friendship bracelet to give to her, but wasn’t able to deliver it.

“If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it,” he says.

Though Swift usually holds a meet-and-greet with fans after her concerts, she hasn’t been doing so during the Eras Tour (as she performs for three hours or longer every night).

“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows, because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” Kelce says, confessing that he was “a little butt-hurt” that he couldn’t chat with her. “She doesn’t meet anybody—or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal,” he jokes.

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Rosa Sanchez is the senior news editor at Harper's Bazaar, working on news as it relates to entertainment, fashion, and culture. Previously, she was a news editor at ABC News and, prior to that, a managing editor of celebrity news at American Media. She has also written features for Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets.

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