Travis Kelce was asked what he cooks with Taylor Swift. This was his response

While Taylor Swift's latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department," tells tales of heartbreak, she and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce appear to be going strong.

Whether it’s attending his football games or her concerts, the couple knows how to cheer each other on. They also have shared what they do on their downtime, like Swift watching “Grey’s Anatomy” and both of them cooking together.

During a Chiefs minicamp on June 11, a reporter asked Kelce what he enjoyed cooking with his significant other.

While the athlete said it was “a good question,” he decided to not share his answer.

“I respect that question, but I’m going to keep that one to myself,” he said. “Because I thoroughly enjoy cooking with her. So, it’s something I’d rather just keep personal.”

Before leaving, however, Kelce did divulge some relationship insight.

“Taylor makes a great Pop-Tart and cinnamon roll,” he said, smiling and walking out.

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce ( Patrick T. Fallon / AFP - Getty Images)
Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce ( Patrick T. Fallon / AFP - Getty Images)

Fans of the couple know that Swift did make homemade Pop-Tarts for the team after Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told “PFT Live” co-hosts Chris Simms and Mike Florio in a Feb. 27 interview.

“She likes to cook, so she made the offensive linemen these homemade Pop-Tarts,” Reid said.

Back in December 2023, Kelce’s friend and former NFL star Bernie Kosar also shared in an interview that the pop star made “homemade cinnamon rolls for Travis for pregame meal.”

Swift has even shown off her tasty treats on her social media before, writing in a May 2020 Instagram post, “When you’re proud of your buns so you post them on the internet.”

Kelce famously expressed his interest in the singer after he saw his first “Eras Tour” concert last summer at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The two officially became an item, and since then, their love has traveled internationally, with Kelce being spotted at her shows in Argentina, Singapore, Australia and France.

Swift and Kelce have been dating since at least September 2023, when the "Anti-Hero" singer first popped up at a Chiefs game to cheer on the tight end. The appearance broke the internet and came after months of dating rumors.

Throughout the rest of the NFL season, Swift became a fixture in suites and on TV screens, attending more than 10 Chiefs games and making an appearance at the Super Bowl.

How did they get here? Here's a detailed timeline of their relationship.

May 12, 2023: Taylor Swift says she's an Eagles fan

Taylor Swift, who was born in Pennsylvania, released the song "Gold Rush" in 2020, which features the lyrics, "My Eagles T-shirt hanging from the door."

During her May 12 Philadelphia stop on the "Eras Tour," Swift cleared up speculation about the lyrics by revealing that she was referring to the NFL team, not the "Hotel California" band.

“Guys, like, c’mon. I’m from Philly. Of course it’s the team,” she said onstage in a video shared by the NFL.

In February, the Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2023 Super Bowl. The game made headlines for being the first time brothers played against each other in the championship game.

Enter: Travis Kelce.

July 8, 2023: Travis Kelce attends 'Eras Tour' stop in Kansas City

Travis Kelce, on the heels of his Super Bowl victory over brother Jason Kelce, attended one of Swift’s “Eras Tour” concerts like millions of fans in the summer of 2023. But while Swifties were looking forward to hearing some of the musician’s biggest hits, Travis Kelce arrived with a plan to get Swift’s attention.

The athlete shared on the July 26 episode of the “New Heights” podcast, which he co-hosts with his brother, that he created a friendship bracelet with his phone number and wanted to give it to Swift at one of her Arrowhead Stadium shows in Kansas City.

“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings. So I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her,” Travis Kelce explained on the podcast July 26.

Night Two Of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Kansas City, MO (Fernando Leon/TAS23 / Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)
Night Two Of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Kansas City, MO (Fernando Leon/TAS23 / Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)

He was bummed but still appreciated Swift’s impressive performance. “She doesn’t meet anybody or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal. But it was an unbelievable show,” he said.

Jason Kelce chimed in and joked, “She probably just hasn’t gotten over the Super Bowl yet. She’s a big Eagles fan, so maybe she just made something up and just didn’t want to talk to you.”

Travis Kelce reflected on this podcast shoutout at a Feb. 7 press conference ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl, revealing that he “never thought it would have landed.”

“I didn’t even think I would have gotten a response from her,” he said.

Aug. 2, 2023: Travis Kelce is asked about Taylor Swift by a reporter

NFL Network reporter Andrew Siciliano in an Aug. 2 interview asked the Chiefs tight end about the pop star.

As soon as Siciliano mentioned the “Anti-Hero” singer’s name in the video, Travis Kelce started laughing. The journalist then started to ask about his previous attempt to get Swift’s attention.

“I said what I said,” Travis Kelce replied. “And I meant what I said when I said it.”

He continued, “You know, what? It is what it is. I’m not going to talk about my personal life. I know what you writers want to hear. And you want to hear more about that, and I’m not going to give you anything.”

Siciliano pressed on, wondering if Swift reached out to Travis Kelce.

“And that’s going to wrap it up here at NFL training camp,” he playfully said before the clip ended, skirting the question.


Late August 2023: Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift hang out in New York

Travis Kelce and Swift hung out in New York more than a month before Swift attended the Chiefs-Bears game Sept. 24, a source close to the situation told TODAY — meaning they linked up sometime before the end of August.

Aug. 31, 2023: Jason Kelce teases Travis Kelce for his mustache — with a reference to Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce discussed his decision to bring back a mustache during the Chiefs' training camp on the Season Two premiere of his podcast “New Heights,” which came out Aug. 31, 2023. He said he has styled his facial hair that way every training camp for the past few years to imitate his coach.

“Have you found out what Taylor Swift thinks of your mustache?” Jason Kelce cheekily asked, likely poking fun of his brother’s famous failed attempt to give her a friendship bracelet during her Kansas City stop on the “Eras Tour” in July.

“Yeah, we’re not going to bring up Taylor Swift in this episode, but something tells me she’s going to like it,” Travis Kelce responded with a smirk.

Travis and Jason Kelce discuss the tight end's mustache and mention Taylor Swift. (YouTube)
Travis and Jason Kelce discuss the tight end's mustache and mention Taylor Swift. (YouTube)

Sept. 15, 2023: Jason Kelce addresses dating rumors involving brother Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

In September — two months after Travis Kelce said he tried to make a move on Swift — the dating rumors stayed strong, and Travis Kelce’s brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, weighed in on several occasions.

After Philadelphia defeated the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 14, analyst and retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez unexpectedly referenced Swift in an interview with Jason Kelce and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. He couched the question by saying his 15-year-old daughter is “a big fan of a certain pop star.”

“You have a family member, a brother, and I’ve been hearing rumors. ... Can you comment?” he asked Jason Kelce.

“I’ve seen these rumors,” Jason Kelce responded. “I cannot comment.”

Jason Kelce (Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images)
Jason Kelce (Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images)

He added, “Ever since ‘Catching Kelce,’ everybody’s been infatuated with Travis’ love life, so I don’t really know what’s going on there. I know Trav is having fun and we’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with,” before laughing. (Travis Kelce’s search for love was documented on the E! reality series “Catching Kelce” in 2016.)

Jason Kelce later backtracked during a Sept. 20 appearance on 94 WIP.

“Tony kind of blindsided me with that question on Thursday night,” he said. “It’s hard to answer because I don’t really know a lot about what’s happening with Travis’ love life. His business is his business. I stay out of that world. But having said that, I think he’s doing great. I think it’s all 100% true. I hope that this s--- goes a mile.”

Sept. 17, 2023: Travis Kelce’s dating life becomes the talk of the NFL

Travis Kelce's public attempt at courting Swift stoked rumors that the two might be romantically linked.

As a result, NFL commentators took every opportunity to link the pair together, even while Travis Kelce was playing on the field.

“Touchdown, Travis Kelce! Kelce finds a blank space for the score,” commentator Ian Eagle said during the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 18, making a reference to Swift’s song “Blank Space.”

Rich Eisen, host of the “Rich Eisen Show,” also took part in the fun on his show, according to a TikTok compilation of several Swift song puns he was able to sneak into his program.

“Even though that bone bruise and the injury one would think is delicate, he’s been able to shake it off,” Eisen said of Travis Kelce, referencing Swift’s songs “Delicate” and “Shake It Off.”

Sept. 21, 2023: Travis Kelce addresses the dating rumors

In a Sept. 21 visit to “The Pat McAfee Show,” Travis Kelce responded to brother Jason’s comments to Tony Gonzalez the week before.

“No one actually knows what’s going on, especially when you got Jason Kelce on live television telling people both sides, he doesn’t know, it’s true, it’s this and that,” Travis Kelce said.

“The guy is absolutely ridiculous, can’t stay out of the freaking headlines,” he joked. “Please everybody, stop asking my brother about my love life.”

Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Getty Images)
Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Getty Images)

Travis Kelce also addressed the dating rumors head-on.

“I threw the ball in her court. I told her, I’ve seen you rock a stage in Arrowhead and you might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead,” he said. “We’ll see what happens in the near future.”

McAfee, correctly, took this to mean that Swift would appear at an upcoming game. However, some of the show’s crew were left confused about the status of the relationship.

“All right, so we got to the bottom of it,” McAfee said after the interview.

“Did we?” a co-host asked.

Sept. 24, 2023: Taylor Swift attends her first Chiefs game

During the game Sept. 24, Swift enthusiastically cheered for Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs while seated next to his mom, Donna Kelce.

In clips shared on ESPN’s social media pages, Swift wore a red and white jacket and sported her signature red lipstick for the game.

Image: Chicago Bears v Kansas City Chiefs (Jason Hanna / Getty Images)
Image: Chicago Bears v Kansas City Chiefs (Jason Hanna / Getty Images)

Swift and Donna Kelce seemed to share a few laughs throughout the game.

The Fox broadcast also captured Swift throwing her hands in the air and celebrating when Travis Kelce scored a touchdown in the third quarter. The Grammy winner appeared to shout, “Let’s f------ go!” before excitedly banging her hands on the glass in the player’s box.

During the game, Fox announcers repeatedly chimed in about the possible romance between Swift and Travis Kelce in between plays.

“I mean, I think the secret’s out,” one NFL commentator said.

Sept. 27, 2023: Travis Kelce says his personal life will stay out of the spotlight

On the Sept. 27 episode of “New Heights,” Travis Kelce reacted to the mania around Swift’s attendance at the Chiefs game.

“I just thought it was awesome how everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her. You know, the friends and family. She looked amazing,” he said. “Everybody was talking about her in a great light and on top of that, the day went perfect for Chiefs fans, of course.”

He said the experience marks “a game I’ll remember.”

“To see the slow-motion chest bumps, to see the high fives with mom, to see how Chiefs Kingdom was all excited that she was there, that s--- was absolutely hysterical,” Travis Kelce said. “It was definitely a game I’ll remember, that’s for damn sure.”

“And then we just slid off in the getaway car at the end,” he added, using a Swift song title to reference the viral photos of them leaving Arrowhead Stadium together in a convertible.

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce (Courtesy Skyler Blue Miller)
Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce (Courtesy Skyler Blue Miller)

But he also said he plans to keep his personal life private.

“What’s real is that it’s my personal life and I want to respect both of our lives,” he said. “She’s not in the media as much as I am.

“So everything moving forward, I think me talking about sports and saying, ‘All right now,’ would have to be kind of where I keep it.”

Oct. 1, 2023: Taylor Swift attends Chiefs-Jets game in New Jersey

Swift attended her second Chiefs game on Oct. 1 — this time at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Chiefs won 23-20 over the New York Jets.

Swift was spotted at the game with an entourage of famous friends, including Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Sophie Turner, Hugh Jackman and more.

Kansas City Chiefs v New York Jets (Kevin Sabitus / Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v New York Jets (Kevin Sabitus / Getty Images)

The night before the game, the singer was spotted grabbing dinner with her girlfriends and Brittany Mahomes, who’s married to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Swift performed at MetLife Stadium May 26, 27 and 28 on the “Eras Tour.”

Oct. 2, 2023: Travis Kelce thanks Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson for their plea to Taylor Swift to go on a date with him

Back in August, sports reporters Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson had made a plea on their podcast to Taylor Swift to go out with Travis Kelce. In early October, amid all the frenzy around Swift and Travis Kelce, Thompson re-shared that clip on Instagram.

“Taylor, I don’t know what you are doing in your life right now besides rocking the world,” Andrews began in the clip, which Thompson said was recorded on Aug. 3. “Please try our friend Travis. He is fantastic. ... Take us up on this, go on a date with this guy. Do it for America.”

Thompson responded saying she was about to say the same thing.

“Do it for yourself, do it for us and do it for the people, because there is no one that would give you a better time than this guy,” Thompson said.

Travis Kelce commented on the post on Oct. 2 with two laughing emoji.

“You two are something else!!” he said, adding two raising hands emoji. “I owe you big time!!”

During an Oct. 17 appearance on TODAY, Andrews gushed about playing a small role in their romance.

Oct. 6, 2023: Donna Kelce addresses romance rumors, reveals what she hopes for Travis in a partner

During a visit to TODAY on Oct. 6, Donna Kelce discussed how life has changed since being spotted with Taylor Swift at a Chiefs game while rumors of a relationship continue to swirl.

“It truly feels like I’m in some kind of an alternate universe,” Donna Kelce said. “It’s just really, really strange, but it’s fun. It’s a great ride.”

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb couldn't help but ask about the possible romance.

Donna Kelce responded, “I honestly can’t tell you. It’s just too new.”

Donna Kelce (Nathan Congleton / TODAY)
Donna Kelce (Nathan Congleton / TODAY)

While speaking to, the NFL mom said she's seen some of the people son Travis Kelce has dated, but she doesn't think much about the kind of person he'll end up with.

“I want to see that smile on his face, the brightness, the sparkle in his eyes, like Jason has,” she said, referring to son Jason Kelce’s love for his wife, Kylie Kelce. “That’s what I want to see, and I hope I’ll see that some day.”

Oct. 6, 2023: Travis Kelce says he's 'even more on top of the world' amid Taylor Swift relationship buzz

During a press conference Oct. 6, the Chiefs tight end addressed adjusting to newfound fame and attention amid Swift's latest appearances, despite already being in the limelight following the 2023 Super Bowl.

“As all the attention comes, it feels like I was on top of the world after the Super Bowl and right now, even more on top of the world. So it’s fun,” he said.

Travis Kelce then said he's "rolling with" the constant attention from paparazzi and attempting to separate work and play.

“We’re learning with the paparazzi just taking photos from all over the place. But at the same time, it comes with it,” he continued. “You got a lot of people that care about Taylor for good reason. You just got to keep living and learning and enjoying the moments. At the end of the day, I’ve always been pretty good at compartmentalizing and being able to stay focused in this building.”

Oct. 12, 2023: Taylor Swift attends Chiefs-Broncos game

Fresh off her red carpet appearance at the premiere of the “Eras Tour” concert film in Los Angeles, Swift was spotted back in the player’s box at Arrowhead Stadium Oct. 12 as the Chiefs took on the Denver Broncos.

Wearing a black tank top and a red Chiefs jacket from Erin Andrews' brand, Swift cheered on Travis Kelce’s team alongside his parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and Brittany Mahomes.

Taylor Swift and Donna Kelce at the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 12, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (David Eulitt / Getty Images)
Taylor Swift and Donna Kelce at the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 12, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (David Eulitt / Getty Images)

During the game, Swift was photographed chatting with Donna Kelce, who sported a TODAY friendship bracelet, as well as Ed Kelce.

While Travis Kelce was initially listed as "questionable" to play after a non-contact ankle injury sustained Oct. 8 against the Minnesota Vikings, he had a season-high record game with nine catches for 124 yards.

The Chiefs won 19-8.

Oct. 14 + 15, 2023: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce make 'SNL' cameos and are seen out in NYC

From Los Angeles to Kansas City to New York: Swift and Travis Kelce showed up on "Saturday Night Live" in surprise appearances, and then hit Nobu in midtown Manhattan for dinner. The pair were photographed walking hand-in-hand when they arrived and left.

Photos and videos from paparazzi show that Travis Kelce held the door for Swift and helped her step out of the car. The two then interlocked fingers and went on their way.

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - October 15, 2023 (Gotham / GC Images)
Celebrity Sightings In New York City - October 15, 2023 (Gotham / GC Images)

During "SNL," Travis Kelce made a cameo at the end of a sketch poking fun at the NFL's recent spotlight on his rumored relationship. Swift also briefly appeared to introduce musical guest Ice Spice. Swift and the rapper collaborated earlier this year for a remix of "Karma," released as part of a deluxe edition of Swift's 10th studio album, "Midnights."

On the Oct. 18 episode of “New Heights,” Travis Kelce said it was “electric” to be back in Studio 8H for “SNL.”

The next night on Oct. 15, the singer and football star showed another public display of affection when they were photographed holding hands outside of Waverly Inn in New York City.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Gotham / GC Images)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Gotham / GC Images)

Oct. 20, 2023: Travis Kelce discusses how his look has changed since meeting Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce shared on Oct. 20 that the first time he met Swift he was rocking a mustache, which is now “slowly starting to disappear.”

“I’ll tell you what, man, that ‘stache and the 87 jersey was pretty iconic there for a little bit, and I had it when I met Taylor for the first time,” he said at a press conference ahead of a Kansas City Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Since the moment they first met is not publicly known, this comment, of course, led Swifties to track down when exactly this could have been.

While the tight end notably had a mustache during Swift’s first game at Arrowhead Stadium back on Sept. 24, the mustache made its debut at training camp on Aug. 2, according to the Kansas City Star.

Kansas City Chiefs v Arizona Cardinals (Michael Owens / Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs v Arizona Cardinals (Michael Owens / Getty Images)

Oct. 22, 2023: Taylor Swift attends her fourth Chiefs game

Swift attended the Chargers-Chiefs game on Oct. 22, marking her fourth appearance at the team's games this season. At the game, she wore a red Chiefs sweatshirt and gold friendship bracelet with the number 87, which is Travis Kelce's jersey number.

Travis Kelce scored a touchdown in the second quarter, and the Chiefs won 31-17 — meaning the Chiefs at this point in the timeline are 4-0 with Swift in attendance.

Swift and Travis Kelce were also seen in a few snaps with Kelce’s teammate Mecole Hardman, Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon.

Two of the pics show Swift smiling, while another shows her giving Travis Kelce a sweet peck on the cheek while holding his shoulder.

The photo sent the internet into overdrive as Swifties gushed over how the photo appeared to be the first of the pair sharing a kiss.

Oct. 24, 2023: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce go on a date night in Kansas City

Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted out on a date night in Kansas City on Oct. 24, according to photos published in The Daily Mail.

The pair arrived at Argentinean steakhouse Piropos in Travis Kelce's Rolls Royce, and dined for several hours, according to The Daily Mail. The publication reported the restaurant normally closes at 9 p.m., but stayed open late for the couple, who at one point were the sole customers in the establishment.

Swift and Travis Kelce were seen holding hands when they left their romantic dinner, according to the photos.

Oct. 25, 2023: Travis Kelce comments on his stats while Taylor Swift attends his games

On the Oct. 25 episode of “New Heights,” Jason Kelce told his brother about his stats this season, which appear to improve when Swift is in attendance.

“When T-Swift is at the game, you are averaging 99 yards, and when you are left with only your friends and remaining family there, you are at 46.5 yards,” he told his brother.

Travis Kelce said he liked how the CBS graphic worded it: “As it says in the edit or whatever, ‘Left to his own devices.’”

“Well put,” he added. “It's kind of hard for me to wrap my head around that sentence, but yeah.”

Swifties looked beyond the stats though, and began to fixate on how Jason Kelce appeared to inadvertently refer to Swift as family.

“jason saying that when taylor isn’t at the game travis is only left with his 'remaining family' in attendance DID THEY JUST CALL TAYLOR FAMILY I AM NOT OKAY,” one user wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Travis Kelce reacts to Taylor/Travis Halloween costume: ‘She put me on the map!’
 (New Heights via YouTube)
Travis Kelce reacts to Taylor/Travis Halloween costume: ‘She put me on the map!’ (New Heights via YouTube)

Nov. 10, 2023: Travis Kelce travels to Argentina for Taylor Swift's 'Eras Tour'

As Taylor Swift kicked off the South American leg of her "Eras Tour," Travis Kelce traveled to Argentina Nov. 10, a source close to the couple confirmed to NBC News.

Her three shows scheduled for Buenos Aires began Nov. 9, but the Nov. 10 performance was postponed Friday afternoon due to adverse weather.

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Buenos Aires, Argentina (Marcelo Endelli/TAS23 / Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Buenos Aires, Argentina (Marcelo Endelli/TAS23 / Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)

The two were spotted at around 11:45 local time at Elena restaurant at the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, Tory Barron, who captured the couple on video, told

Barron said the video captured Swift and Travis Kelce leaving a private room where they had dinner and were exiting through the kitchen. She added that the whole restaurant was "incredibly respectful and excited to have them there."

Due to the Chiefs' bye week, Travis Kelce didn't have a game until Nov. 20, when the Kansas City team took on the Philadelphia Eagles, the team Swift has historically supported.

Prior to his Argentina appearance, Travis Kelce seemed to hint about the upcoming trip during an episode of his “New Heights” podcast.

“I might just say f--- it and just go somewhere nice,” the tight end said. “My skin’s getting really pale so I gotta go somewhere south, somewhere closer to the equator.”

Nov. 11, 2023: 'Karma is the guy on the Chiefs'

While performing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Travis Kelce in the audience, Swift changed the lyrics to one of her songs in honor of the football player.

"Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me," she sang, swapping in "Chiefs" for "screen," a lyric believed to be in reference to her ex, actor Joe Alwyn.

After the show ended, multiple fans captured videos of Swift running into Travis Kelce's arms backstage and sharing a kiss.

Many fans interpreted the kiss as the couple's public confirmation of their romantic relationship, or their "hard launch."

Nov. 20, 2023: Travis Kelce opens up about how he's 'never dated' anyone like Taylor Swift

In an interview with WSJ. Magazine published Nov. 20, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end reminisced that he'd tried to meet Swift at her Arrowhead concert in July, alluding to people “playing Cupid” for the two of them, although he didn’t specify who.

“There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was, in her corner (who said): Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had somebody playing Cupid,” Travis Kelce said to WSJ. Magazine.

He also recalled his and Swift’s first date, which he says took place in New York (but keeps mum about when that actually happened).

“When I met her in New York, we had already kind of been talking, so I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and what goes from there will go from there,” Travis Kelce told WSJ. Magazine.

He said he managed to keep his nerves at bay, but his friends and family — not so much.

“Everybody around me telling me: Don’t f--- this up! And me sitting here saying: Yeah—got it.”

He also revealed that he’s never "dated anyone" with the “kind of aura” that Swift has, and reflected on how she manages to enjoy her life despite the “scrutiny” she regularly faces.

“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them…. I’ve never dealt with it,” he shared during the interview. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it…. The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.”

Dec. 6, 2023: Taylor Swift speaks publicly about their relationship for the first time

Swift hadn’t really spoken about her relationship with Travis Kelce until she was named Time’s 2023 Person of the Year in December 2023.

In a story published on Dec. 6, Swift explained that they'd started dating after Travis Kelce "adorably put me on blast" on his podcast.

“We started hanging out right after that,” she said. “So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other. By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple.”

Taylor Swift TIME person of the year (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Time)
Taylor Swift TIME person of the year (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Time)

They didn’t go public until her first appearance at a Kansas City Chiefs game on Sept. 24, which she emphasized was not their first date.

“We would never be psychotic enough to hard-launch a first date,” she said.

She said they've been happy to be out in the public, supporting each other, seemingly in contrast to when Swift dated Joe Alwyn. With Alwyn, Swift kept her relationship under wraps and the two were rarely seen together.

“When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” she said. “The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.”

Dec. 3-31, 2023: Taylor Swift attends five consecutive Chiefs games

After Swift wrapped her "Eras Tour" for 2023, she became an expected guest at Kelce's games each week.

Starting on Dec. 3 with the Chiefs-Packers matchup in Wisconsin, Swift became a fixture. She went on to attend both home and away games against the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots.

On Christmas Day, she brought her whole family, including her brother Austin dressed as Santa Claus, to the Chiefs-Raiders game.

After the game, Austin Swift gave Travis Kelce a thoughtful Christmas gift — a VHS tape of his "favorite" football-centric movie, "Little Giants."

Taylor Swift (Charlie Riedel / AP)
Taylor Swift (Charlie Riedel / AP)

Then on New Year's Eve, Swift cheered the Chiefs to victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.

But after the game, it was Travis Kelce who was doing the praising. In a video showcasing Swift’s outfit, Travis Kelce couldn’t help but add to the comment section.

Swift wore a white Jeff Hamilton Chiefs jacket, almost identical to one Travis Kelce wore before the Christmas Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders. In Hamilton’s post about the jacket, Travis Kelce commented fire and raised hands emoji.


Jan. 12, 2024: Chiefs owner and CEO calls Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce relationship ‘very real’

Ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs’ postseason, the owner and CEO of the team Clark Hunt reflected on the landmark season — driven by the new relationship between tight end Travis Kelce and Swift.

Hunt said in an interview on CNBC’s “Mad Money“ that female viewership has increased “leaps and bounds” since they began dating.

He added that the team is “so happy” for Swift and Travis Kelce’s relationship.

“You know, when they were just starting off dating, there were a lot of people saying, ‘Oh, it’s a marketing stunt,’ but no, it’s very real … and the most important thing is we’re happy for the two of them," he said.

"I’ve had a chance to meet her at one of the many games that she’s attended this year,” he added. “She’s just as sweet as she can be. I also got to see her play here (at Arrowhead Stadium) twice this past summer and what an incredible performer. I mean, just one of the most incredible artists of our time.”

Chiefs owner Clark Hunter talks about the Taylor Swift effect. (CNBC / The Kansas City Star)
Chiefs owner Clark Hunter talks about the Taylor Swift effect. (CNBC / The Kansas City Star)

It wasn't the first time the Hunt family commented on their relationship with Swift.

Ava Hunt, daughter of the Chiefs owner, posted a picture of her giving the pop superstar a birthday present on Instagram Dec. 10.

“Enchanted to meet you @taylorswift,” Ava Hunt captioned the pic.

The Kansas City Star later reported that Tavia Hunt, Clark Hunt's wife, said the gift was a “Judith Leiber minaudière Swarovski microphone purse," which retails for about $5,000.

Jan. 13-Jan. 28, 2024: Taylor Swift cheers on the Chiefs during the postseason

In the same fashion she ended the year, Swift began 2024 cheering on her boyfriend.

For the Chiefs’ first postseason game of the year on Jan. 13, Swift was once again seen cheering from the players box beside Donna Kelce, this time repping a custom red puffer jacket featuring her boyfriend's number, 87.

The jacket was designed by Kristin Juszczyk, the wife of 49ers player Kyle Juszczyk, and Brittany Mahomes wore a matching one.

Throughout the victorious night for Kansas City, Swift was seen singing along to stadium songs, celebrating with fans and swag surfing — all of which caused the internet to erupt.

Swift was also tuned into her beau's teammate Rashee Rice's stellar game Sunday night, turning to fans for high "4's" in honor of his jersey number.

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

To round out the victorious game, Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted on video holding hands as they left Arrowhead Stadium.

Swift then traveled to Buffalo, New York, for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and watched the Chiefs take on the Bills, winning 27-24.

Swift notably interacted and posed for pictures with her boyfriend's brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Kylie Kelce, at the game.

Jan. 28, 2024: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce kiss on the field after the AFC championship

Continuing her postseason streak, Swift attended the Chiefs' AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 28 with friends Keleigh Teller and Cara Delevingne.

After the Chiefs won 17-10, Swift took to the field with Travis Kelce's family and shared a kiss with her boyfriend.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on Jan. 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on Jan. 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

The Chiefs were officially set to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Feb. 11.

Feb. 8, 2024: Travis Kelce fields questions — and a song request — about Taylor Swift at Super Bowl press conference

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end cutely pivoted after a reporter tried to goad him into singing a lyric from Swift’s song “Karma” during a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Feb. 8.

When the reporter at the press conference asked Travis Kelce to finish the lyric “Karma is the guy on the ______,” the athlete gamely obliged by responding, “‘Chiefs,’ of course,” a reference to Swift's famous lyric swap from November.

But when the reporter pushed Kelce to continue the song, the football star simply smiled and asked for the reporter’s next question, as others in the room burst into laughter.

During the same press conference, another reporter asked Travis Kelce why he believed the public was so “fascinated” with his and Swift’s powerhouse romance.

“I think the values that we stand for and just who we are as people,” responded Travis Kelce. “We love to shine light on others, shine light around the people that help and support us, and on top of that, I feel like we both have just a love for life.”

Feb. 11, 2024: Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate the Chiefs winning Super Bowl 58

The Kansas City Chiefs edged the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in overtime, to win Super Bowl 58, the team's third championship in the last five seasons.

The "Cruel Summer" singer raced to the game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas from her "Eras Tour" in Japan to be on hand, watching the battle with Blake Lively and Ice Spice.

Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Brynn Anderson / AP)
Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Brynn Anderson / AP)

Travis Kelce and the Chiefs had a sluggish start to the game, with the tight end even getting in the face of his head coach Reid. He eventually warmed up to catch a team-leading nine passes for 93 yards, spurring his team to the come-from-behind victory.

Following the Chiefs’ win against the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, a huge celebration filled the field. After Swift and Travis Kelce’s mom, Donna Kelce, held onto each other as they listened to Travis Kelce and others make speeches after the win, Swift reunited with her boyfriend and they embraced one another.

The two hugged and kissed, with the NFL posting a video on X of the joyous moment between the two stars. During the broadcast, the pair shared a long kiss and Travis Kelce appears to have told her, "Come here, girl." Swift also appeared to say it was an "unbelievable" game.

Feb. 23-March 8, 2024: Travis Kelce attends Taylor Swift's international 'Eras Tour' shows

Just weeks after Swift cheered on Travis Kelce at the Super Bowl, he returned the favor, jetsetting around the world to Sydney, Australia, for her "Eras Tour" show Feb. 23.

Based on videos shared by concertgoers, the Super Bowl champ clapped for his girlfriend and high-fived fans during the show. The tight end wore matching blue T-shirt and shorts and, of course, a stack of friendship bracelets.

Swift, meanwhile, gave her boyfriend a few shoutouts during the show. She made her signature lyric swap about Travis Kelce by singing "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs" during her finale song. She also seemingly referenced his Super Bowl win by pointing into the crowd while singing, "When they gave us our trophies..."

During his visit, the couple also went to the Sydney Zoo together.

On March 8 and 9, Travis Kelce also attended his girlfriend's concerts in Singapore.

March 20, 2024: Travis Kelce talks about wanting to have kids

Travis Kelce is already an uncle to three girls, and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end is also thinking about having kids of his own.

During the March 20 episode of his “New Heights” podcast, Travis Kelce said he “can’t wait ‘til I f------ make one,” likely referring to either a diamond or a child, both of which raised eyebrows in light of his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift.

A few weeks later, the football star took things a step further. While interviewing Arnold Schwarzenegger on the April 3 edition of the podcast, Travis Kelce joked that he wants to name a son after Schwarzenegger’s character in the ‘80s adventure film “Conan the Barbarian.”

“I might name my first kid Conan. I might,” he said during the episode.

Jason and Kylie Kelce with family (@jason.kelce via Instagram)
Jason and Kylie Kelce with family (@jason.kelce via Instagram)

April 2, 2024: Travis Kelce says he plans to attend the 'Eras Tour' in Europe

During an April interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Travis Kelce shared that he intends to be in the crowd cheering her on in the upcoming months when the “Eras Tour” resumes.

The Chiefs tight end revealed that he plans to accompany Swift on her upcoming European leg of the "Eras Tour." The singer will take the stage in Paris, France, on May 9, 10, 11 and 12, and she'll also perform at the Wembley Stadium in London from June 21 to June 23 and Aug. 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20.

“Oh, you know I gotta go support. You know it,” he said when asked about the tour dates.

He also praised his girlfriend’s star power and work ethic. “Man, I’ll tell you what. The London shows, I think she’s at Wembley eight times, which is mind-blowing that she can do that many shows in one stadium and fill that thing up,” he said.

He added that his team “played at Wembley once and I don’t even think we filled that thing up.”

Travis Kelce continued to flatter the musician.

“She’ll be all over Europe. There won’t be a bad show, I promise you that,” he said.

April 13, 2024: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce attend Coachella

Swift and Kelce attended Coachella together on the first Saturday of the music festival in 2024. Swift wore a green baseball cap with the "New Heights" logo, a reference to the Kelce brothers' podcast that started it all.

Neon Carnival (Gilbert Flores / WWD via Getty Images)
Neon Carnival (Gilbert Flores / WWD via Getty Images)

Fans shared adorable videos of Swift and Travis Kelce dancing along to performances from Bleachers, led by Swift's longtime friend and collaborator, Jack Antonoff, as well as Ice Spice, who performed her verses from the "Eras Tour" finale "Karma."

April 19, 2024: Taylor Swift shares candid videos with Travis Kelce as part of a 'Tortured Poets' album 'challenge'

Celebrating the release of her 11th album, Swift released clips from a two-week period in her life, featuring an appearance from Travis Kelce. In one scene, he swoops in for a cheek kiss.

Kelce kisses Swift's cheek as she holds a spoon.  (Taylor Swift / Youtube)
Kelce kisses Swift's cheek as she holds a spoon. (Taylor Swift / Youtube)

Other clips show Swift wearing a University of Kansas shirt, frosting cinnamon rolls, playing pickleball and hanging out on a yacht with friends. She’s also seen visiting Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay with Kelce.

While most of "The Tortured Poets Department" chronicles Swift's "saddest story" and a "period of the author’s life now over," some fans suspect Travis Kelce received a few mentions.

In "The Alchemy," Swift sings about giving in to an almost-magical relationship through a chorus overflowing with football metaphor.

Then in "So High School," she sings about a pure, youthful love and makes a reference to a game of "marry, kiss, kill," seemingly referencing a 2016 interview with the tight end tied to his short-lived dating show "Catching Kelce."

April 27, 2024: Taylor Swift attends charity gala with Travis Kelce in Las Vegas

Swift and Travis Kelce showed their support for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes when they attended the 15 and the Mahomies Vegas Golf Classic gala in Las Vegas on April 27.

In a video shared on X, Swift and Travis Kelce walked hand and hand through the venue. The singer wore a metallic green gown while Travis Kelce opted for a blue suit with a white shirt, sans tie.

In a video shared by an attendee to Instagram, he took the stage next to auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla to share a surprise of his own for the evening.

“I was just talking to my significant other and we might have one other auction item that wasn’t on the docket. Has anybody heard of the ‘Eras Tour?’” Travis Kelce said to the crowd. “There might be a fun gig where there are four tickets to the New Orleans, Miami or Indianapolis dates when the ‘Eras Tour’ comes back to the United States. Does that fire anybody up right now?”

Santa-Olalla later shared a selfie taken with Swift at the event on Instagram, adding in the caption, “It’s not every night @taylorswift is in your audience.”

Taylor Swift with auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla. (@harrysanta  / Instagram)
Taylor Swift with auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla. (@harrysanta / Instagram)

In more videos shared on social media, Travis Kelce and the auctioneer were seen running around the venue as the bid continued to rise.

In a video shared on X, Swift sat at a table next to Patrick and Brittany Mahomes and waved her napkin in the air with the rest of the attendees as Santa-Olalla and Travis Kelce continued to push the bid higher.

“Who would actually pay hundreds of thousands just to know Taylor Swift is actually cheering you on as you’re winning four of her tickets — this is insane!” Santa-Olalla could be heard saying in the video.

May 18, 2024: Travis Kelce features Taylor Swift in video montage

Less than a month after Swift featured a sweet clip of Travis Kelce in a video montage she shared on social media, the NFL star repaid the favor.

Swift was featured in a welcome video for Travis Kelce Jam on May 18. The montage included a clip of the singer clapping on the field after the Chiefs defeated the 49ers in the 2024 Super Bowl.

At the event, "Access Hollywood" got a chance to speak to Kelce about Swift, including his favorite era of the singer's.

“I’m a big ‘1989’ era, but I’m not going to lie, I might be a little biased toward ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’” Travis Kelce said, a subtle nod to some of the tracks fans on social media have assumed were about the singer. “Just a little biased.”

He also shared which songs from Swift's discography he'd want to include as part of Kelce Jam, including one specific track from her newest album.

“‘So High School’ might be the only one jumping into my mind right now. I think everybody will get fired up for that one,” he said. “‘The Man’ is my niece's favorite, so we can always go with ‘The Man.’”

May 23, 2024: Patrick Mahomes says he takes ‘some of the credit’ for matching Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

Sportscaster Pat McAfee spoke with Patrick Mahomes on his ESPN show in late May and praised the Chiefs for handling extra attention on the team due to Travis Kelce and Swift’s romance.

Travis Kelce's teammate said that he takes “some of the credit” for getting the couple together. In a May 23 appearance on “The Pat McAfee” show, the Kansas City QB said he was the one who invited Kelce to the concert where Travis Kelce intended to give a bracelet to Swift.

“He was sitting in my suite, so I feel like I was the matchmaker,” Mahomes said. “I had some input there as well. (I) was like, ‘Just go for it.’ You know Travis, man. He does it and he’s great dude, and I’m glad it all worked out for the best.”

“We enjoy it, it’s been a fun run,” Mahomes said. “I like to take some of the credit — I was the one who invited Travis to the first Taylor concert (with) the friendship bracelet. He was sitting in my suite, so I feel like I was the matchmaker. I had some input there as well. (I) was like, ‘Just go for it.’ You know Travis, man. He does it and he’s great dude, and I’m glad it all worked out for the best.”

May 24, 2024: Taylor Swift adds ‘The Alchemy’ to post ‘Eras Tour’ playlist days after Travis Kelce says it’s his second favorite song 

In an interview at Kelce Jam on May 19, Travis Kelce ranked his top three favorite songs by Swift for The Schmo.

His ranking included “Blank Space” from “1989” as well as two tracks from “The Tortured Poets Department” that are rumored to be written about him — “The Alchemy” and “So High School.”

Less than a week after the interview, fans on social media noticed that Swift swapped out the song “You’re On Your Own, Kid” for “The Alchemy” as the track that played after the conclusion of the show while fans left the stadium.

Fans shared their reactions to the change on social media, with one fan sharing on X that the change was “such a big statement” from Swift.

“taylor replacing yoyok, the song that brought friendship bracelets, with the alchemy, the song that was brought by friendship bracelets oh the cinema,” another fan tweeted.

One fan also wrote, “the alchemy would never be written without yoyok existence.”

June 1, 2024: Jason Sudeikis asks Travis Kelce when he was 'going to make an honest woman' out of Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce joined Jason Sudeikis onstage at the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City for a comedy sketch that turned slightly personal.

During the sketch, the new stadium for the Chiefs came up in conversation, with actor Robert Smigel suggesting that Travis Kelce ask Swift to “foot the bill,” but the NFL star shut it down and added, “That ain’t happening.”

After Sudeikis inquired when Travis Kelce was “going to make an honest woman out of” Swift, Travis Kelce reacted to the question by laughing and smiling, but didn’t give the actor an answer.

“Taylor doesn’t need to be working anymore,” Sudeikis added.

Sudeikis previously talked to The Hollywood Reporter about Swift and Travis Kelce’s relationship in November 2023.

Months after Swift brought her “Eras Tour” to Kansas City, the “Saturday Night Live” alum jokingly referred to the singer as the city’s “adopted daughter” amid her romance with Travis Kelce.

“I don’t blame her for wanting to hang out here more,” Sudeikis said. “I don’t blame her for wanting to hang out with Travis. He’s a good egg.”

Months prior in August 2023, Sudeikis and Swift also both attended Questlove’s epic game night.

June 2, 2024: Taylor Swift laughs as she sings an old lyric about 'dating the boy on the football team'

During her surprise-song set on her "Eras Tour" on June 2, Swift laughed along with the crowd in Lyon, France, as she played "Fifteen," a song off her 2008 album, "Fearless."

One specific line — "In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team" — had Swift smiling big as the crowd caught on to Swift's lyrics coming full circle more than a decade later.

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