The pop star and the NFL player have been sparking romance rumors for weeks, but sources say they are not in a serious relationship yet.
How it all started
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce first met at her Eras Tour concert in Kansas City, Missouri, in July 2023. The Chiefs tight end tried to give Swift his number on a friendship bracelet, but she did not accept it because she had to save her voice for the show. He later expressed his disappointment on his podcast, “New Heights”, saying he was “a little butthurt” that he did not get to hand her one of the bracelets he made for her.
However, that did not stop him from pursuing the pop sensation. According to the Messenger, the pair have been “quietly hanging out” for a few weeks and have hung out twice since then. A source told the outlet that Swift finds Kelce “very charming” and they have been texting each other in the last week. The source also said that Kelce is “a little embarrassed” at how much attention they are getting, but he has told her he would love to continue seeing her.
What’s their status now?
Despite the ongoing speculation, Swift and Kelce are reportedly keeping their relationship casual and are not exclusive yet. The source told the Messenger that they are “seeing where things go” and that Swift is enjoying playing the field and keeping her options open. The source added that she is “in her fun girl era and strictly having fun right now.”
Swift’s friends are also supportive of her dating life and are always playfully suggesting people to set her up with, according to the source. The Grammy winner, who split from Matty Healy in June 2023 after six years of dating, has been focusing on her music and her fans. She recently released her 11th studio album, “Reputation 2.0”, which features new versions of her songs from 2017’s “Reputation”.
Kelce, on the other hand, has been busy with his football career and his brother Jason Kelce, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. Jason recently joked about his brother’s rumored romance with Swift on the “WIP Morning Show”, saying he thinks it’s “all 100 percent true” and he hopes it goes the mile. He later clarified that he was joking and he does not know what’s happening.
What do fans think?
The possible pairing of Swift and Kelce has divided fans on social media, with some shipping them and others criticizing them. Some fans think they are cute together and have dubbed them “Swelce”. Others think they are an odd couple and have questioned their compatibility. Some fans have also expressed concern over Swift’s reputation for writing songs about her exes and how that might affect Kelce’s performance on the field.
Regardless of what fans think, Swift and Kelce seem to be enjoying each other’s company and are not letting the rumors affect them. They have not confirmed or denied their relationship publicly, but they have been spotted together at various events. They were seen at a charity gala in New York City in August 2023, where they posed for photos and danced together. They were also seen at a Halloween party in Los Angeles in October 2023, where they dressed up as Bonnie and Clyde.
Whether they are dating or just having fun, Swift and Kelce are keeping their fans guessing and intrigued by their chemistry.