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Is There Something in the Air With Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce?

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After ending a brief and rather headline-grabbing fling with Matty Healy, another rumored Taylor Swift romance has entered the public orbit. Per sources, the music star is spending time with NFL superstar Travis Kelce.

Kelce, 33, is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Off the field, he has previously been linked to Maya Benberry who he met on his dating show Catching Kelce. He later started dating influencer Kayla Brown in 2017 and was in an on again off again relationship with her for five years. Before moving on from Matty Healy, Swift was most recently with Joe Alwyn (the pair called it quits in April 2023).

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October 19th - Sources close to the couple reported that Swift was “blown away” by the Kansas City tight end after he had “courted her” over the past few weeks. “Taylor is blown away right now and her family is all about Travis,” the source alleged. “She is trying to keep it together, but is obviously falling in love with him and he feels the same way.”

The insider continued, “Travis is a gentleman and, although it is maybe too soon to say, everyone really feels like she has finally met her match.”

October 15th - After the couple’s first public outing together on October 15th, reports later emerged that Kelce had purchased a new home in Kansas City, Kansas due to privacy concerns over his new relationship with Swift. The six million dollar, 16,000 square foot home features 6 bedrooms, a pool, and a tennis court and is much more secluded than his previous abode. Separate sources told The New York Post that Kelce bought the pad to “impress” Swift after feeling “self-conscious” over his real-estate portfolio (which still pails in comparison to Swift’s).

September 27th -NFL insider Jordan Schultz reported that, per inside sources, Swift would be attending Kelce’s game at Met Life stadium on Sunday, October 1st. The news came just hours after TMZ obtained photos of Kelce and Swift from a few days prior. They were seen cozied up at the Chiefs after party, with Swift’s arm wrapped around Kelce. Per sources, the pair looked “very affectionate” and were seen leaving the event at the wee hours of the morning. The insider added that Swift was “seen snacking, having some cocktails and dancing alongside Travis,” and that the rumored couple “kept things fun and lighthearted.”

The same day, Kelce gushed about Swift on his New Heights podcast. "Shout out to Taylor for pulling up,” he said That was pretty ballsy. That was pretty ballsy. I just thought it was awesome how everyone in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her. The friends and family. She looked amazing, everybody was talking about her in great light. And on top of that the day went perfect for Chiefs fans, of course."

September 24th - Swift and Kelce were spotted leaving the Kansas City Chiefs’ game after Kelce and team’s victory over the Chicago Bears. During the game, Swift joined Kelce’s mom in a private suite where she enthusiastically cheered on the football player who wound up scoring a touch down. The appearance comes after Kelce explained that he extended an invitation to Swift—which we know she accepted.

“I told her, ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead, you might have to come see me rock a stage at Arrowhead and we can see which ones a little more lit,’” he said to The Pat McAfee Show.

Per sources, Swift was delighted to accept Kelce’s invitation. “Taylor is very focused on work right now and hanging out with her girlfriends,” the insider said. “Travis invited her to the game, and of course she said ‘yes.’ She just thought it was a fantastic way to spend Sunday.”

September 20th - Prior to the football spotting and following a night out with Sophie Turner, Swift had some relationship news of her own hit the press the next morning. On September 20th, Kelce’s brother Jason commented on the rumors while on the WIP Morning Show. “It’s hard to answer because I don’t really know a lot about what’s happening with Travis’ love life,” Jason said. “But having said that, man, I think they’re doing great, and I think it’s all 100 percent true.” The NFL player then added “No, I'm joking, I don't know what's happening,” so TBD on the veracity of his statements.

September 18th - Swift caused quite the stir amongst fans when she was spotted in New York wearing a necklace with Kelce’s birthstone, an opal. Though this could have merely been a coincidence, Swifties have already started concocting up theories about the potential romance.

The weekend prior, Kelce laughed off Swift-themed jokes made by commentator Rich Eisen. “You saw it on Thursday night, when Travis Kelce wasn’t in there, it left a ‘Blank Space,’ but I think he returns today and proves to be the ‘Anti-hero.’ Never goes out of ‘Style,’” Eisen said. “Well played Rich….Well played,” Kelce wrote on Instagram.

While there is much yet to be discovered about the rumored relationship, here’s everything we know so far, below.

How did Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce meet?

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In July, Kelce revealed on his New Heights podcast that he attempted to give Swift his number at the Kansas City stop of her Eras tour. "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," he said. "So I was a little butt-hurt I didn't get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her."

The football player continued, "If you're up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets. I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it."

While Swift may not have gotten Kelce’s number then, it’s clear she did get the message somehow. On September 12th, it was reported that the two were “quietly” spending time together in New York City.

How long have they been together?

Though Swift and Kelce have yet to confirm the veracity of the rumor), per The Messenger, they had been seeing each other as early as late August and early September.

On September 24th, Swift and Kelce were spotted together for the first time in public at the Kansas City Chiefs game and later were seen out for a date in New York City on October 15th.

Is it serious?

Things seem to be moving quite quickly and are getting pretty serious between the couple. After Swift mingled with Travis’ mom at his games, Swift’s family is reportedly “all about Travis” and feels like she has “met her match.”

According to the same report, Swift feels lucky for how Kelce approached the early stages of their relationship. “He courted her and it was not her typical, ‘Hey, you're hot, let's go out,’ sorta thing. He actually courted her and she feels like she is the luckiest gal in the world right now,” the insider continued. “All that [her family] ever want is for Taylor to be with someone who keeps her safe and who loves her for her.”

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