The arrival of pop music sensation Taylor Swift at Chiefs matches throughout this season has undeniably stirred up a significant buzz.
Swift, speaking to TIME, clarified her consistent appearance at these games is principally to cheer on her significant other, Kansas City’s renowned tight end, Travis Kelce. Swift’s cheering moments began to gather attention during the Chiefs game on 24th September 2023, where she rooted for Kelce in full enthusiasm.
Snippets of Travis Kelce doing what he does best began to surface on social media following their mutual appearances. Swift confessed they initiated their friendship immediately after, evolving into an undeniable couple around September, coinciding with Swift’s initial Chiefs game.
This was a memorable game where Swift watched her significant other achieve a touchdown against the established team, the Chicago Bears. She was accompanied by Travis’ family in this intense game.
Ed Kelce, Travis’ father, whimsically referred to Swift and Travis as a ‘delightful duo.’ Donna, Travis’ mother, shared an affectionate moment with Swift when she uploaded a video of her embracing Swift in October.
Swift was even spotted sharing a dance with Travis’ father during her Eras tour concert, making the whole spectacle a family affair. Importantly, Travis Kelce, aged 34, had a key role in a Chiefs’ game at Arrowhead Stadium, ending with a triumphant score, 41-10 against Bears.
Swift, at the age of 33, has been spotted in multiple games supporting Kelce and his team, her purpose being unequivocally clear: ‘I purely want to support Travis,’ she mentioned. Swift’s enthusiasm for the Chiefs continued unabated throughout the season, marking her presence at five games. The recent aside, a 27-19 loss to Packers, took place at Lambeau Field on a recent Sunday night. Her presence seemed to have a lucky charm effect as the previous four games she attended resulted in wins.
Swift watched one of the Chiefs’ games in October 2023, seated alongside Travis’ mother, Donna. The artist’s love for the sport, which was seemingly newfound, turned out to be quite infectious. ‘Football is incredibly exciting, I’ve realized,’ she admitted, her amusement and enthusiasm apparent.
Although Swift and Kelce’s romantic story started unravelling in public at the start of autumn, it appears their relationship had its origins much earlier. ‘Our connection sparked when Travis made a cute reveal on his podcast, something that I thought was incredibly audacious,’ Swift laughed while recalling Travis’ July shoutout on ‘New Heights’, where he lamented about failing to give her a friendship bracelet embossed with his number during Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ stop in Kansas City.
After this cute podcast shoutout from Travis, we started hanging out consistently.’ Their relationship had a period of quiet development that the public wasn’t privy to. ‘I’m grateful for this because it gave us the opportunity to better understand each other. By the time I showed up at the first game, we were officially together. There’s a belief amongst some that they caught a glimpse of our first date at that game, but we wouldn’t be audacious enough to initiate a first date like that.’
Right now, Swift is considering taking a break until early 2024. Whether the multiple Grammy-winner will make an appearance at upcoming Chiefs games while they strive to retain their Super Bowl champion title remains an open question. The Chiefs, with an 8-4 standing, have the task of hosting the Bills, whose current rank is 6-6, on the upcoming Sunday.