Taylor Swift and NFL star Travis Kelce were recently seen in public for the first time together, and now he has spoken out about his future with the singer.
Taylor was spied in Kelce’s box sat next to his mum at the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears.
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 a certain American football player 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.
A recent update sounded like things were 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 is the biggest confirmation yet on the reported romance. Swift’s attendance of the Chiefs game was one thing, but after the game ended, the pair were spotted together for the first time.
The NFL’s official TikTok shared a clip of the pair backstage, where fans have been reacting to the pair’s first sighting.
“They look like two teenagers who wanna hold hands but are too scared to try it I love it,” one person wrote.
“It looks like they want to hold hands so bad they look so happy and nervous omg,” a second agreed.
A third put: “I have never seen this man looks so nervous or without a smile on his face he is quaking on the inside and it’s so cute!”
And now, Kelce has opened up.
He addressed his future with the singer on his New Heights podcast alongside his brother, he said: “I’m enjoying life, and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend.”
But shared that he wouldn’t be talking about his relationship with Swift, as he intends to keep that part of his life as private as possible.