The singer and the NFL star spark romance rumors after attending two games together
Taylor Swift is no stranger to dating famous men, but her latest rumored beau might be the most surprising one yet. The pop superstar has been spotted cheering on Travis Kelce, the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, at two of his games in the past week. The pair have reportedly been getting to know each other since the summer, when Kelce gave Swift a friendship bracelet with his number on it at one of her Eras tour concerts. Swift, who is known for her love of surprises, decided to show up at his game against the Chicago Bears on September 24, 2023, and sat next to his mother, Donna, in his suite. After the Chiefs won 41-10, Swift and Kelce were seen leaving the stadium together, sparking a frenzy among fans and media outlets.
Swift brings her celebrity squad to support Kelce at his second game
The speculation about Swift and Kelce’s relationship intensified on October 1, 2023, when Swift attended another Chiefs game, this time against the New York Jets at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Swift did not come alone, however. She brought along some of her famous friends, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Sophie Turner, and Jeremy Strong.
The group of stars was captured on camera by NBC and other outlets, showing their excitement and support for Kelce and the Chiefs. Swift wore a red bomber jacket, a white tank top, and a black mini skirt, while Kelce sported his number 87 jersey. The Chiefs beat the Jets 31-17, and Swift and Kelce shared a hug and a kiss on the field after the game.
Swift and Kelce’s romance boosts jersey sales, TV ratings, and ticket prices
Swift and Kelce’s budding romance has not only captured the attention of their fans, but also of the sports and entertainment industries. According to Fanatics, Kelce’s jersey sales saw a nearly 400% spike on Monday, September 25, 2023, after Swift’s first appearance at his game. The Chiefs-Bears game also had the highest ratings among female demographics across the ages of 12 to 17 and 18 to 49, according to Variety. The Chiefs-Jets game, which had Swift and her celebrity squad in attendance, saw a surge in ticket prices by more than 40%, according to TickPick, an online marketplace. Swift and Kelce’s relationship has been dubbed as the “holy grail” of sports and music crossover, and many are wondering if they will make it official soon.