Everything To Know About Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s Relationship

In spring 2023, Swifties were shaken to their core by the news that Taylor Swift had split from her boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn. But now, there’s a new Lover for them to track in the form of NFL star Travis Kelce, who semi-publicly shot his shot with Swift after seeing her perform The Eras Tour at his home stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The pair have been dating since September, and have made a handful of public appearances together amid reports that things are already “getting serious.” Here’s a guide to their romance.

Kelce is a football player for the Kansas City Chiefs—specifically, he’s a tight end, and is widely considered to be one of the best in NFL history. He was born just two months before Swift, in October of 1989, attended the University of Cincinatti, Ohio, where he played college football, and was drafted by the Chiefs in 2013.

Since then, Kelce has played a significant role in the Chiefs’ multiple Super Bowl wins. Their most recent victory came in 2023 against the Philadelphia Eagles (incidentally, that’s Swift’s home team, and they got a shout-out [] in her 2020 song “Gold Rush.” Outside of his superstar performance on the field, Kelce also co-hosts a podcast titled New Heights with his brother Jason Kelce, who plays for the Eagles. Billed as “football’s funniest family duo,” the pair shoot the breeze about their latest games and NFL news in general, and sometimes drop in a little banter about their personal lives.

In July 2023, Kelce went to see Swift’s Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. With the home-field advantage on his side, Kelce tried (unsuccessfully) to get his number to Swift that night in an extremely charming way. Throughout the months-long tour, Swift fans had been making friendship bracelets to wear and trade at the shows, in reference to a lyric from the song “You’re On Your Own Kid,” and Kelce made a bracelet that displayed his phone number on its beads. But alas, this exceptionally cute meet-cute wasn’t to be.