Taylor Swift’s romance with Kansas City Chiefs football player Travis Kelce has taken the world by storm.
The Karma singer, 34, and the athlete, 34, first sparked dating rumors in September 2023, after Swift attended a number of his games.
The pair went public with their relationship in October 2023, when they stepped out holding hands at a Saturday Night Live afterparty.
They cemented their love in January with an amorous display after the Chiefs secured their place at the Super Bowl, with Kelce heard saying ‘I love you’ to his pop star girlfriend for the first time.
As the power couple’s romance has sparked rumors of a possible future engagement – Dailymail.com looks back at their whirlwind relationship.
Taylor Swift’s romance with Kansas City Chiefs football player Travis Kelce has taken the world by storm; The pair seen January 28
JULY 8, 2023: TRAVIS KELCE ATTENDS TAYLOR SWIFT’S ERAS TOUR
Whispers of a possible romance first began circling the couple in July, when eagle-eyed fans spotted Kelce attending Swift’s Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium.
Arrowhead is where he plays football for the Kansas City Chiefs.
He was pictured watching the concert from a private box, and even trading friendship bracelets with fans at the venue.
They first sparked romance rumors in July, when fans spotted Kelce attending Swift’s Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium; Seen performing at Arrowhead in July
JULY 26, 2023: TRAVIS SAYS HE TRIED TO GIVE TAYLOR HIS PHONE NUMBER
The NFL heartthrob revealed how he tried – and failed – to make a move on Swift at her concert.
He said he had his phone number inscribed on a bracelet, which he planned to present to the pop star.
However when he attended one of Taylor’s concerts in Kansas City, he was unsuccessful in his attempts to meet her backstage.
‘So she doesn’t meet anybody and she doesn’t – or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal,’ he quipped on his podcast New Heights to his brother Jason Kelce.
He said he 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, so I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I’ve made for her.’
‘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.’
Although he was unable to meet with Taylor face-to-face, he had nothing but warm words for her performance, which he hailed as ‘an unbelievable show.’
On his podcast Kelce shared he had his phone number inscribed on a bracelet, which he planned to present to Swift, but wasn’t able to meet her backstage; Seen in 2022
SEPTEMBER 14, 2023: TRAVIS’ BROTHER JASON KELCE SPEAKS ABOUT RUMORS THAT TRAVIS AND TAYLOR ARE DATING
In September, Travis’ brother Jason addressed the rumors about the pair dating.
‘I’ve seen these rumors. I cannot comment,’ Jason quipped while speaking with Prime’s Thursday Night Football panel.
‘Ever since Catching Kelce everybody’s been infatuated with Travis’ love life,’ he added, referring to his brother’s former reality dating show.
‘I don’t really know what’s going on there, but I know Travis is having fun and we’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with.’
In September, Travis’ brother Jason addressed the rumors about the pair dating. ‘I’ve seen these rumors. I cannot comment,’ Jason quipped; They are seen in 2023
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023: TRAVIS REVEALS HIS BIGGEST TURNOFFS AMID TAYLOR DATING RUMORS
While appearing on Kristin Cavallari’s Let’s Be Honest podcast in September, Kelce revealed his biggest turnoffs amid reports he was dating Taylor.
The two-time Super Bowl winner said ‘high maintenance’ would have him running for a getaway car.
‘High maintenance, I’m out the door,’ he said. ‘If you’re arrogant, snooty or just higher or above people, that’s the biggest turn-off for me.’
Kelce added that he would be enchanted by ‘some sort of sweetness’ in a partner, explaining that his mom, Donna, is ‘kind-hearted.’
The eight-time pro bowler added that he’s a guarded fortress when entering into a relationship.
He said that he would look to take things slow, explaining: ‘To really dive into a relationship with somebody I feel like it’s going to take at least, I don’t know, it’s going to take some time.’
‘It’s not going to be immediate because, the stuff I’ve been through, just in my past, I feel like you really gotta know somebody to take that step and really be committed and be in full-throttle. I can’t just meet somebody and just automatically think that forever is just a day away… I think it takes quite a bit of time for somebody to really get to know somebody and really get to find that affection and love for them.’
Kelce (top) revealed his biggest turnoffs on Kristin Cavallari’s (bottom) Let’s Be Honest podcast amid Taylor dating rumors
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023: TRAVIS’ BROTHER JASON JOKES THE DATING RUMORS ARE ‘100 PERCENT TRUE’
While appearing on DeCamara & Ritchie on Audacy’s SportsRadio 94 WIP, Kelce’s brother Jason discussed the dating rumors once again.
This time he said they were ‘100% true.’
However, right afterwards he added he was ‘joking.’
‘It’s hard to answer because I don’t really know a lot about Travis’ love life. I try to keep his business kind of his business, stay out of that world,’ he explained.
He continued: ‘Having said that, man, I think they’re doing great and I think it’s all 100% true, and I hope this thing goes a mile — no, I’m joking, I don’t know what’s happening.’
SEPTEMBER 21, 2023: TRAVIS BREAKS HIS SILENCE ON TAYLOR RUMORS AND REVEALS HE HAS INVITED HER TO WATCH HIM PLAY AN NFL GAME
After his brother’s interview, Kelce set the record straight on The Pat McAfee Show, revealing that he has invited the pop superstar to watch him play a game for the Kansas City Chiefs.
‘I threw it out there, I threw the ball in her court. I said, “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.”
‘We’ll see what happens in the near future.’
SEPTEMBER 24, 2023: TAYLOR ATTENDS KELCE’S KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME
Swift surprised fans when she showed up at Kelce’s game on September 24.
She was seen watching the game from Kelce’s suite alongside his mother Donna as they faced off against the Chicago Bears.
After the game, the two were seen walking out together, with Swift rocking Kansas City Chiefs gear, before leaving in his vintage convertible.
Swift surprised fans when she showed up at Kelce’s game on September 24 (pictured). She was seen watching the game from a suite alongside his mother Donna
After the game, the two were seen walking out together, with Swift rocking Kansas City Chiefs gear, before leaving in his vintage convertible
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023: TRAVIS SAYS TAYLOR ‘LOOKED AMAZING’ AT CHIEFS GAME AND HAILS ‘BALLSY’ SUPERSTAR FOR STICKING TO HER WORD AND TURNING UP
Travis heaped praise on ‘ballsy’ Taylor for sticking to her word and turning up at his Chiefs game – and said she ‘looked amazing’ in his suite.
Speaking alongside his brother Jason on their popular New Heights podcast, Travis said: ‘Shout out to Taylor for pulling up. 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 a great light.’
‘To see the slow motion chest bumps, to see the high fives with mom, to see how the Chiefs kingdom was all excited she was there, that s*** was absolutely hysterical, it was definitely a game I’ll remember, that’s for damn sure,’ Travis added. ‘And then we just slid off in the getaway car in the end…’
‘Shout out to Taylor for coming through and seeing me rock the stage.’
Travis heaped praise on ‘ballsy’ Taylor for sticking to her word and turning up at his Chiefs game – and said she ‘looked amazing’ in his suite
OCTOBER 1, 2023: TAYLOR ATTENDS TRAVIS’ GAME FOR A SECOND TIME AND BRINGS FAMOUS FRIENDS
Swift was spotted at MetLife Stadium as she cheered the Kansas City Chiefs for a second time, as they faced off against the New York Jets in New Jersey.
The Bad Blood hitmaker brought along her A-list entourage to help support her new beau, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Sophie Turner.
Swift was spotted at MetLife Stadium as she cheered the Kansas City Chiefs for a second time. She brought along her A-list entourage to help support her new beau, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Sophie Turner
OCTOBER 4, 2023: TRAVIS DISCUSSES NFL’S MEDIA COVERAGE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TAYLOR
Travis discussed the NFL’s coverage of their romance on his New Heights podcast.
‘Let’s get to it, is the NFL overdoing it?’ His brother asked.
‘I think it’s fun when they show who was at the game. I think it brings a little bit more to the atmosphere, brings a little bit more to what you’re watching. But at the same time I think…’
‘They’re overdoing it,’ Jason finished the sentence for him.
‘They’re overdoing it a little bit for sure, especially my situation. [But] I think they’re just trying to have fun with it,’ Travis concluded.
OCTOBER 6, 2023: KELCE’S MOM, DONNA, TALKS ABOUT HANGING OUT WITH TAYLOR
In the wake of her son’s much-publicized romance with the pop superstar, Donna shared about her time spent with the Love Story star in private box seats.
During an appearance on the Got It From My Momma podcast, she said, ‘I feel like I’m in an alternate universe, because it’s something I’ve never been involved with before.’
‘I thought it would be over at that point, but it seems to just continue, and every week just seems to trump the week before,’ she said on the podcast, before adding, ‘So it’s really kind of wild, a wild ride.’
Donna also confessed that she finds it ‘petty cool’ that some of Swift young female fans are now taking an interest in NFL football now that their hero, Swift, has taken to the game of late.
In the wake of her son’s much-publicized romance with the pop superstar, Donna said it felt like a ‘wild ride’ to be at the games with Taylor
OCTOBER 6, 2023: TRAVIS SAYS HE’S ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’ AMID TAYLOR ROMANCE
Kelce said his new romance with Taylor left him feeling happier than when he won the Super Bowl.
‘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 now,’ he said.
‘You have got a lot of people that care about Taylor, for good reason. Got to keep living and learning and enjoying the moments.
‘We’re learning with the paparazzi taking photos all over the place but it comes with it.’
OCTOBER 12, 2023: TAYLOR ATTENDS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GAME AFTER HER ERAS TOUR FILM PREMIERE
One day after attending her Eras Tour film premiere in Los Angeles, Swift flew out to Kansas City to watch Kelce play at Arrowhead Stadium once again.
The superstar was pictured with Brittany Mahomes and both of Kelce’s parents.
One day after attending her Eras Tour film premiere in Los Angeles, Swift flew out to Kansas City to watch Kelce play at Arrowhead Stadium once again. The superstar was pictured with Brittany Mahomes (L) and both of Kelce’s parents
OCTOBER 14, 2023: TAYLOR AND TRAVIS HOLD HANDS IN NEW YORK CITY AFTER SURPRISE SNL APPEARANCE
On October 14th both Taylor and Travis made surprise appearances on Saturday Night Live.
Swift introduced Ice Spice as the musical guest, while Kelce appeared in a skit about the NFL and their never-ending Taylor Swift coverage.
After the show they were spotted holding hands while attending an SNL afterparty at Catch Steak.
‘Taylor and Travis were there all night and they were so smiley, they were so happy,’ a source told People at the time.
‘They were always connected throughout the night. They were super comfortable with each other. They were very cuddly; they weren’t awkward. She was really comfortable with him, and he was a total gentleman.’
Taylor and Travis were seen hold hands in New York City after their surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live
OCTOBER 15, 2023: TAYLOR AND TRAVIS ENJOY ANOTHER DATE NIGHT IN NEW YORK
The next day they stepped out in New York again.
The pair had dinner at the Waverly Inn restaurant, and were seen holding hands as they left.
The next day they stepped out in New York again. The pair had dinner at the Waverly Inn restaurant, and were seen holding hands as they left
OCTOBER 22, 2023: TAYLOR ATTENDS HER FOURTH GAME AND WEARS BRACELET WITH KELCE’S NUMBER
Taylor was spotted at her fourth Kansas City Chiefs game in October.
The Karma singer wore a vintage 1990 red Chiefs sweatshirt from Ellie Mae Vintage and a short, black, pleated skirt with a brand-new accessory.
She ditched her usual 13 friendship bracelet for one with Kelce’s jersey number of 87 on it.
The number beads were surrounded on both sides by beads with hearts on them while the rest of the beads on the bracelet were gold.
Taylor was spotted at her fourth Kansas City Chiefs game in October. The Karma singer wore a vintage 1990 red Chiefs sweatshirt from Ellie Mae Vintage and a short, black, pleated skirt with a brand-new accessory
She ditched her usual 13 friendship bracelet for one with Kelce’s jersey number of 87 on it
OCTOBER 23, 2023: TAYLOR KISSES TRAVIS IN ADORABLE INSTAGRAM PHOTO
After the game Swift and Kelce hung out with his teammate Mecole Hardman Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon.
Gordon shared a number of photos with the group to Instagram, including one of Swift sweetly kissing Kelce on the cheek.
Kelce’s teammate Mecole Hardman Jr.’s girlfriend Chariah Gordon shared a number of photos in October, including one of Swift sweetly kissing Kelce on the cheek
NOVEMBER 11, 2023: TRAVIS SUPPORTS TAYLOR AT HER ERAS TOUR IN ARGENTINA
Kelce supported his girlfriend at her Eras Tour stop in Argentina.
He was pictured with his dad Ed Kelce dancing and singing along in the VIP section.
Swift sweetly changed the lyrics of her song ‘Karma’ to mention her beau, as she sang, ‘Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me.’
After the show, she was seen running into Kelce’s arms backstage and giving him a kiss.
Kelce sent Taylor fans wild after appearing with her dad Scott (right) in a VIP tent at her Eras tour in Argentina at Estadio River Plate
DECEMBER 3, 2023: THE SINGER CHEERS KELCE ON AT PACKERS-CHIEFS GAME
The Bad Blood hitmaker attended Kansas City Chiefs’ game against Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Swift stunned in bright red coat as she sat next to Patrick Mahome’s wife.
DECEMBER 6, 2023: TAYLOR TALKS ABOUT HER ROMANCE WITH TRAVIS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Taylor opened up about her relationship with Travis, revealing the power couple began their love story long before she made headlines by attending his games.
‘This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,’ she told TIME magazine, after being named Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’.
‘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.’
‘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 added.
‘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.’
DECEMBER 10, 2023: TAYLOR SUPPORTS TRAVIS AT GAME AND WEARS VINTAGE CHIEFS SWEATSHIRT
Swift showed up to support Kelce as the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Buffalo Bills.
She wore a vintage red-and-black Chiefs sweatshirt from the ’90s from local Kansas City retailer Westside Storey.
DECEMBER 13, 2023: TAYLOR ENJOYS PDA-FILLED PRE-BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH TRAVIS
Kelce ensured his girlfriend’s final days as a 33-year-old would be unforgettable as they partied up a storm until 2.a.m. at a holiday bar in Kansas City.
Despite losing his game against the Buffalo Bills just hours ahead of the pop star’s pre-birthday celebration, he did not let his disappointment stop him from showering Swift with love in front of his mom, Donna, teammates and mutual friends.
As they enjoyed Christmas cocktails under hanging twinkly lights, the couple did not shy away from being publicly affectionate as they mingled with love ones.
His mother was reportedly the first to leave the holiday pop-up bar, around 10:45 p.m., while Swift’s new best friend Brittany Mahomes and her husband, Patrick, left at 1 a.m. in a party bus, according to TMZ.
Kelce ensured his girlfriend’s final days as a 33-year-old would be unforgettable as they partied up a storm until 2.a.m. at a holiday bar in Kansas City
DECEMBER 17, 2023: TAYLOR WEARS HAT WITH KELCE’S NUMBER ON IT AT GAME
Swift continued to show support to Travis as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
She wore a gray Chiefs sweatshirt and a crochet beanie featuring Kelce’s jersey number, 87.
DECEMBER 25, 2023: TAYLOR AND HER FAMILY SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH TRAVIS
Swift brought her family to cheer for Travis on Christmas day.
Her mom, dad and brother watched as the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.
After the game, the couple was seen leaving the stadium hand-in-hand.
Swift brought her family to cheer for Travis on Christmas day
DECEMBER 31, 2023: TRAVIS AND TAYLOR SPEND NEW YEAR’S EVE TOGETHER IN KANSAS CITY
Travis and Taylor shared a passionate kiss as the clock struck midnight in Kansas City, with the loved-up couple celebrating the arrival of 2024 with a glitzy party surrounded by friends.
Video from the party surfaced across social media on New Year’s Day, with the singer and the NFL star caught on camera in a passionate embrace on a number of clips from the bash.
Kelce was wearing a sleek suit for the bash, while Swift was wearing a glittering dress for the occasion.
The pair looked as loved-up as ever as they posed with Brittany and Patrick Mahomes in another snap from the night.
After celebrating Christmas together, Kelce and Swift rang in the new year with a kiss, at a party in Kansas City
The pair looked as loved-up as ever as they posed with Brittany and Patrick Mahomes in another snap from the night
JANUARY 13, 2024: TAYLOR WEARS TRAVIS’ NUMBER AT FOOTBALL GAME
Swift continued to showed her support for Kelce by attending the AFC Wild Card Playoffs between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs.
She sported her boyfriend’s number by wearing a custom puffer jacket designed by Kristin Juszczyk.
JANUARY 21, 2024: TAYLOR SPOTTED WITH TRAVIS’ BROTHER JASON AND WIFE KYLIE AT FOOTBALL GAME
Swift was surrounded by Travis’ family during the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.
She was seen hanging out with Kelce’s brother Jason and sister-in-law Kylie.
JANUARY 28, 2024: TAYLOR AND TRAVIS PASSIONATELY KISS ON THE FIELD AFTER THE CHIEFS STAR LEADS HIS TEAM TO THE SUPER BOWL
Travis celebrated making it to the Super Bowl with Swift.
America’s most famous couple hugged and kissed on the field at the M&T Bank Stadium in the aftermath of a magnificent victory for the Chiefs over the Baltimore Ravens.
Kelce found his girlfriend as he waited for the AFC Championship trophy presentation in emotional scenes and Swift looked almost tearful as the couple had a moment to celebrate together with the eyes of the world on them.
Kelce also declared his love to Taylor as the NFL microphone caught the Chiefs tight end saying ‘I love you’ to popstar girlfriend for the first time.
Swift now turns her attention to four nights of her blockbuster Eras Tour in Japan’s capital from February 7-10 before now having to race back to the Allegiant Stadium for the biggest night in America’s sporting calendar. But she is expected to make the journey to be there for Kelce.
Taylor and Travis passionately kissed on the field after the Chiefs star lead his team to the Super Bowl
FEBRUARY 5, 2024: TRAVIS ADMITS THAT DATING THE GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER IS ‘A WILD EXPERIENCE’
Kelce revealed what it’s really like to date girlfriend Taylor during a press conference in Las Vegas.
He gushed that he is ‘loving every minute’ of their loved-up romance.
Amid the duo’s crazy schedules, he also admitted that dating the Grammy-winning singer is ‘a wild experience’.
He said: ‘Man, I tell you what, it’s a wild experience, but I’m enjoying and loving every bit of it.’
But shutting down any surprises for Taylor as Valentine’s Day approaches, Travis demanded how football is the ‘only thing on his mind right now’.
Amid the duo’s crazy schedules, the NFL star also admitted that dating the Grammy-winning singer is ‘a wild experience’ during a press conference in Las Vegas