Travis Kelce has been pictured with a mystery blonde woman on his birthday following much speculation that he would be spending his special day with his new rumoured girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Swift and Kelce have been under huge media pressure in recent weeks after the ‘Cruel Summer’ singer was spotted alongside the NFL star.
Swift’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.
Then the news broke that the pair had been getting to know each other on the down low.
“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, then came the biggest confirmation yet on the reported romance. Swift’s attendance of her first 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.
However, Kelce has been spotted in the company of a mystery blonde woman on his birthday last week, sparking concern from some fans that there might be trouble in the waters of his relationship with Swift.
The Mirror reports that the NFL tight end celebrated the beginning of his thirty-fourth trip around the sun with a low-key dinner in Kansas City, joined by 2 teammates and one of his agents.
The outlet’s body language expert Judi James said that Kelce looked “thoroughly dejected” upon exiting the dinner, until a mystery blonde woman approached him to ask for a photo. They added that he looked “more than happy” to pose with her, and is “in no hurry to end the poses.”
“Travis Kelce is ‘lonely’ and ‘dejected’ on his birthday without Taylor Swift,” James concluded from the photographs.
“If this air of lonely dejection is a message he’s sending out to Taylor he’s clearly to want to show her he’s missing her and that it’s even spoiling his birthday that she’s not there with him,” the expert added.
You can see the photographs for yourself here.