will need to have taken some notes from ‘s Midnights observe “Mastermind,” as a result of after simply two months of capturing his shot with the multi-Grammy-winning famous person, the “Anti-Hero” singer was first noticed cheering on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish at his soccer recreation in September. Speak about manifestation!
Followers are loving the sudden pairing, and Swifties have evenon TikTok of telling their male companions that Swift put Kelce “on the map.”
Whereas the coupling between Swift and Kelce may appear random to the informal leisure shopper, Billboard has you coated. Beneath, we’ve compiled a full timeline of the duo’s relationship, from the soccer participant making an attempt to present a friendship bracelet to Swift throughout her Eras Tour cease in Kansas Metropolis again in July, Swift revealing when she and the NFL star began courting, to the singer attending his soccer recreation along with his mom and extra.
A kind of occasions created an epic pop-culture storm, with Swift descending on New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium alongside well-known pals Blake Energetic, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman on Oct. 1, 2023, to look at Kelce’s Chiefs tackle the New York Jets from a star-studded suite. Issues appeared loads chiller on days in a while Oct. 12 through the Chiefs’ Thursday Evening Soccer match-up towards the Denver Broncos, with Swift whispering in Travis’ mother Donna Kelce’s ear within the household suite.
Discover a full, updating timeline of the couple under:
July 8, 2023: Kelce Attends the Eras Tour
The soccer star was noticed Swift’scease at Kansas Metropolis’s Arrowhead Stadium in July, marking the primary public linking between the 2.
July 26, 2023: Kelce Shoots His Shot & Fails
Throughout an episode of his New Heights podcast, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish recounted his foiled plan to start wooing the “Karma” singer. Impressed by the lyric “So make the friendship bracelets / Take the second and style it” from Midnight’s “You’re On Your Personal, Child,” followers have been buying and selling home made jewellery at every Eras Tour cease, and Kelce tried to get in on the development.
“I used to be upset that she doesn’t discuss earlier than or after her reveals as a result of she has to avoid wasting her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” Kelce stated, “so I used to be a bit butt-hurt I didn’t get at hand her one of many bracelets I made for her.”
He went on to elucidate that the bracelet he needed to present her had his cellphone quantity on it. Evidently, Kelce’s plan was not profitable. “She doesn’t meet anyone, or a minimum of she didn’t wish to meet me, so I took it private,” he quipped.
Sept. 14, 2023: Travis Is Coy About Taylor
Throughout, Travis considerably addressed the rumors. He confirmed his story about making an attempt to shoot his shot at Swift by way of an Eras Tour friendship bracelet, however that’s so far as he’d reveal. “I stated what I stated. And I meant what I stated once I stated it. And you understand what, it’s what it’s,” he stated earlier than shutting down additional dialog concerning the pair’s relationship standing. “I’m not gonna discuss my private life.”
The tight finish then teased listeners, saying, “I do know what you writers wanna hear, and also you wanna hear extra about that and I’m not gonna offer you something!” When Siciliano requested if Swift had reached out to him, Kelce responded, “And that’s gonna wrap it up right here,” thus ending the interview.
Travis’ brother, Philadelphia Eagles participant Jason Kelce, was additionally requested concerning the pairing. “I’ve seen these rumors, I can’t remark,” he stated of romance hypothesis
Sept. 17, 2023: Travis Laughs Off NFL Commentary
In the course of the recreation between the Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (Sept. 17),announcer Ian Eagle slipped in a number of Swift lyric references as he known as a play from Kelce. “Kelce finds a clean area for the rating!” he stated, a callback to Swift’s 2014 chart-topper “Clean Area.”
NFL Community’s Wealthy Eisen loaded in loads of Swift references in his pre-game protection, as he teased, “You noticed it on Thursday night time, when Travis Kelce wasn’t in there, it left a ‘clean area,’ however I believe he returns right now and proves to be the ‘anti-hero.’ By no means goes out of ‘type.’”
It was all in good enjoyable, as Kelce himself later commented on Eisen’s medley by way of Instagram, writing, “Properly performed Wealthy…. Properly performed 👏🏻😂.” See the publish
Sept. 21, 2023: The Ball Is in Taylor’s Court docket
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish joined, the place he revealed that he invited Swift to look at him play. “I threw the ball in her courtroom,” he stated. “I advised her, ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead, you may need to return see me rock the stage in Arrowhead.’ We’ll see what occurs within the close to future.”
He additionally expressed his shock at how a lot publicity their potential relationship has gotten. “It’s hilarious how a lot traction this has really acquired,” the 33-year-old stated. “I believe it’s, proper now, it’s like that outdated recreation in class known as ‘Phone,’ the place all people is simply whispering in one another’s ear, simply listening to some random stuff.”
Sept. 24, 2023: The Massive Sport
Swift shocked soccer followers and Swifties alike when she spent the day cheering on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ tight finish from Kelce’s suite alongside his mother, Donna, because the staff performed the Chicago Bears (and gained).
The 2 additionally left the stadium collectively, as seen in a clipreporter Jarrett Payton shared on X. Within the video, the NFL star nods in greeting to the anchor and asks, “The way you doin’” as Tay flashes Payton a smile and says, “Hey!”
Kelce and Swift have been then noticed using off collectively in his convertible, in keeping with.
Sept. 26, 2023: Kelce Says Swift Seemed ‘Wonderful’ on the Sport
Jason and Travis mirrored on the sport of their New Heights podcast. “Shoutout to Taylor for pulling up!” Travis stated. “That was fairly ballsy. That was fairly ballsy, yeah. I simply thought it was superior how all people within the suite had nothing however nice issues to say about her, the family and friends — she appeared wonderful. All people was speaking about her in nice mild and on high of that, the day went good for Chiefs followers, after all.”
“To see the slow-motion chest bumps, to see the high-fives with Mother, to see how Chiefs Kingdom was all excited that she was there,” he added. “It was positively a recreation I’ll bear in mind, that’s for d–n positive. Then we simply slid off within the getaway automobile on the finish. Took my Chevelle to the sport.”
Sept. 29, 2023: “Welcome to New York”
Oct. 1, 2023: Taylor’s Second Soccer Date
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have been set to play the New York Jets, which meant Kelce was in Swift’s space this time — she has a New York Metropolis residence. This time round, it was no shock that the pop icon confirmed up at MetLife Stadium to assist Kelce and his staff. She arrived with a bunch of well-known pals, together with Blake Energetic and Ryan Reynolds.
“Welcome to New York, it’s been ready for you,” thetweeted to Swift on X earlier than the sport started, sharing clips of her greeting others on the stadium and having fun with the sport.
Oct. 12, 2023: Third Time’s the Appeal
Oct. 15, 2023: Taylor & Travis Holding Palms
After weeks of a rumored romance, Swift and Kelce all however confirmed their budding relationship byfor the post-show bash at Catch Steak in New York Metropolis following the Saturday Evening Stay season 49 premiere on Oct. 14.
In the course of the Pete Davidson-hosted episode, the singer and NFL star made separate shock cameos. Swift popped as much asIce Spice’s second track and Kelce of a hilarious sketch poking enjoyable at NFL’s current obsessive protection of the singer.
Earlier within the night, Swift and Kelce additionally grabbed a pre-show dinner at Nobu in NYC, in keeping with photographs printed by, which present the lovebirds holding palms as soon as once more.
Oct. 22, 2023: One other Weekend at Arrowhead
Kansas Metropolis’s Arrowhead Stadium should be beginning to really feel awfully acquainted to Swift, who confirmed up there in assist of Kelce and his staff once more on Oct. 22. She’s now a repeat visitor on the stadium, having attended a number of Chiefs video games and having introduced her personal present there twice, as soon as on her Popularity Tour and once more on The Eras Tour. On Oct. 22, Swift wore a Chiefs sweatshirt and an ’87’ friendship bracelet in Kelce’s honor, and he or she had enjoyable watching the sport with Brittany Mahomes, the spouse of Kansas Metropolis quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Swift later left the venue with Kelce at her aspect, on their approach out.
Oct. 23, 2023: Photograph of Taylor Kissing Travis Surfaces
We nonetheless keep in mind that look on his face, when! Sooner or later after the pop famous person attended the Chiefs vs. Chargers recreation at Arrowhead Stadium, a photograph of Swift giving the Kansas Metropolis tight finish a candy smooch courtesy of Chariah Gordon, who’s courting Chiefs’ broad receiver Mecole Hardman.
Nov. 11, 2023: Onstage Official in Buenos Aires
Now that Swift is again on tour, Kelceat his first Eras present since July, which was when the 2 have been first publicly linked. The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish attended her Buenos Aires, Argentina, live performance Saturday night time (Nov. 11). In fan-filmed clips that have been instantly posted to social media, the soccer star was seen within the VIP tent at Estadio River Plate — with Swift’s dad, Scott, by his aspect. The night time earlier than, Swift and Kelce at Argentinian steakhouse Elena, a restaurant within the 4 Seasons Resort.
However it was the final act of the live performance that: Swift swapped the “Karma” lyric “Karma is the man within the display coming straight house to me” for “Karma is the man on the Chiefs coming straight house to me,” after which bumped into Kelce’s arms to kiss him as soon as the present wrapped.
Nov. 20, 2023: Travis Opens Up
In an in-depth interview with the Wall Avenue Journal, Kelce defined what precisely went down in between his friendship bracelet cellphone quantity fiasco and Swift’s first recreation day spent at Arrowhead Stadium. Revealing thatafter somebody on her staff — or probably a member of the family — put him on her radar, Kelce additionally shared that he and the pop star had already been speaking for a while earlier than they first met in individual in New York.
Dec. 1, 2023: Double Date With The Mahomes
Taylor and Travis acquired within the vacation spirit collectively on the primary of December by attending a vacation bar in Kansas Metropolis with Patrick and Brittany Mahomes. Inthat surfaced from the night time, hosted at Miracle Pop Up, each the “Christmas Tree Farm” singer and tight finish donned festive sweaters, in the meantime the Mahomes’ sported matching reindeer onesies.
Dec. 6, 2023: Taylor Speaks Out
The pop famous person opened up aboutfor TIME, who named her its Individual of the Yr. “This all began when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I believed was metallic as hell … We began hanging out proper after that,” she shared of the July 26 episode of his New Heights podcast, by which he revealed that he had made a friendship bracelet along with his cellphone quantity to present her when he attended her July 8 Eras Tour present at Kansas Metropolis’s Arrowhead Stadium.
“By the point I went to that first recreation, we have been a pair,” she revealed. “I believe some individuals assume that they noticed our first date at that recreation? We might by no means be psychotic sufficient to onerous launch a primary date.”
Jan. 1, 2024: New Yr’s Kiss
Taylor and Travis have been one another’s New Yr’s kisses as they rang in 2024 at a celebration. The scene appeared like one thing out of, nicely, a Taylor Swift track, with the singer trying princess-like in a shiny robe as confetti rained down overhead.
Jan. 21, 2024: Taylor Meets Jason
On the Chiefs’ playoff recreation towards the Buffalo Payments, Taylor lastly acquired to fulfill Travis’ brother, Philadelphia Eagles middle Jason Kelce, and sister-in-law Kylie Kelce. And Jason positively made fairly the impression — on each the singer-songwriter and the remainder of America: A number of movies of him within the field guzzling beer along with his shirt off and leaping into the stands to mingle with Payments followers afterward went viral.
“Tay stated she completely beloved you,” Travis revealed after the sport on the brothers’ joint podcast
“I’m not going to lie, I gave Kylie a heads-up,” recalled Jason. “The second we get into the suite, I stated, ‘I’m taking my shirt off and leaping out of that suite.’ And she or he stated, ‘Jason don’t you dare.’”
“She was already telling me to be on my greatest habits ’trigger we have been assembly Taylor, so she’s like, ‘Don’t. Be in your greatest habits,’” he added. “I used to be like, ‘Kylie, the primary day I met you I used to be blackout drunk and fell asleep on the bar. That is a part of the appeal. That is a part of the Jason Kelce appeal. I wanna make my greatest first impression.’”
Jan. 26, 2024: Travis Speaks Out
Throughout a Kansas Metropolis Chiefs press convention, Travisabout how he and Taylor are dealing with the general public’s consideration to their relationship. “So long as we’re glad, we will’t hearken to something that’s outdoors noise,” he advised reporters. “Thats all that issues.”
The athlete added, “I introduced this upon myself, and I do get pleasure from having enjoyable with all of it, and the largest factor is ensuring my focus is true right here on this constructing.”
Jan. 28, 2024: Travis Says ‘I Love You’
Travis had Swifties of their feels when, minutes after the Chiefs gained towards the Baltimore Ravens on the AFC Championship gam — incomes Kansas Metropolis a spot within the Tremendous Bowl for a second yr in a row — he advised Taylor he beloved her.
“Tay, I’m going to get pleasure from with the fellows,” he advised the pop star, who had joined him on the sphere, earlier than kissing her. “I like you.”
Then, wrapping Tay in a decent hug, he added, “A lot it’s not humorous.”
Different candy moments from the sport embrace Taylor cheering Travis onin a field suite at M&T Financial institution Stadium in Maryland, a number of occasions on the sphere, and adoringly watching him to Chiefs Kingdom.
Jan. 31, 2024: Travis’ Revelation
By this level, Taylor had already confirmed that she and Travis have been a pair earlier than she ever stepped foot in Arrowhead Stadium to look at the Chiefs-Bears recreation in September 2023. However throughout a go to to thein late January, the athlete lastly revealed the near-exact place to begin of the Tayvis timeline.
“We had recognized one another for near a month as much as that time,” he stated. “It wasn’t simply an out of the blue, ‘Hey, come to the sport.’”
Meaning Travis began courting the singer both on the finish of August or the very starting of September 2023.
“I adore it when Taylor comes and helps me and enjoys the sport with the fam and pals,” Kelce advised McAFee. “It’s been nothing however an exquisite yr, man.”
Feb. 11, 2024: The Tremendous Bowl
Simply hours after closing out her ultimate Eras present in Tokyo,in Las Vegas to cheer on Kelce and the Chiefs at Tremendous Bowl LVIII. She wore a pink bomber jacket, bejeweled black pants and an “87” necklace — plus her signature pink lip, after all.
The pop star’s posse included Blake Energetic, Ice Spice, Lana Del Rey and Swift’s mother and father, Scott and Andrea, who joined her in chatting with the Kelce household earlier than the sport.