Following reports that Taylor Swift has a new man on the scene, one NFL announcer jumped on the opportunity to get punny as he made a joke Swifties would be proud of after her new alleged romantic interest scored a touchdown.
The thirty-three-year-old’s love life has been the centre of much speculation since she split from her partner of 6 years Joe Alwyn earlier this year.
Since then, Swift has been linked to The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, but following news that things fizzled out between them, there has been silence on the Taylor romance front. Well, silence until now, that is.
The news of her new reported love interest comes after a blockbuster year for Swift, who has been flung into new levels of stardom thanks to her mega-hit Midnights album, her re-recording projects and, of course, The Eras Tour.
The buildup to The Eras Tour was huge, as it marks Swift’s first time on the road since 2018. Considering the star has released 7 whole albums since then, it’s no surprise that Swifties had to battle in the great war of Ticketmaster in order to get their hands on those precious tickets.
However, thus far, Swift proved her complete and utter commitment to putting her best foot forward. The show lasts for over 3 hours, with the setlist clocking in at a mammoth forty-four songs, including 2 acoustic surprise songs that change every night.
Spanning her entire career, the concert features songs from all but one of her 10 albums. For those who have followed the star from the very start of her now illustrious music career, it’s a once in a lifetime experience to see parts from her entire discography live on stage.
It appears the show has not just won the hearts of fans, but of American football players too, as Swift’s latest reported romance comes after NFL star Travis Kelce attended the tour in Kansas City.
Kelce admitted in an interview previously that he had wanted to meet Swift after her show and give her a friendship bracelet with his number on it, but as she was on vocal rest his wishes failed to come to fruition.
However, the latest reports sound like things are looking up for the NFL star.
“Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,” a source told The Messenger. “She saw him when she was in NYC a few weeks ago.”
However, the latest news on the pair comes as a NFL announcer jumped on the dating rumours by making a Swift joke when Kelce scored a touchdown.
“Kelce finds a blank space for the score,” said announcer Ian Eagle during the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday night, per Page Six.
The reports of the new couple have been met with divided opinion in Swiftie circles, with some fans happy for Swift, but others have expressed concern for the pairing.
“I do not support the Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift rumors,” one person said.
A second said: “I do not understand the logistics of an alleged Taylor Swift / Travis Kelce relationship when she’s constantly being photographed in New York and he’s practicing in Kansas City every day…? Like?”
However, others rejoiced at the news of the rumoured pairing.
“TAYLOR SWIFT AND TRAVIS KELCE ?!!! USED TO PRAY FOR TIMES LIKE THIS,” one fan put.
A second wrote: “Actually would be really iconic of her for Travis Kelce to be the first American man she dates in over a decade.”