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The Complete Timeline of Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce’s Romance

We look back on the superstar's romance with the sporting icon.
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While he may have initially joked about giving Taylor his number, Travis’ relationship with Taylor appeared to quickly gain momentum, with the new couple appearing to confirm their romance after stepping out hand in hand in New York in October 2023.  

As all eyes remain on Travis and Taylor, scroll down for a complete timeline of the couple’s romance. 

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s Relationship Timeline

July 26, 2023: Travis Kelce talks Taylor Swift friendship bracelets

In a July episode of his New Heights podcast, Travis revealed to his brother and co-host, Jason Kelce, that he had recently attended Taylor’s Eras Tour, with the Kansas City Chiefs star fully immersing himself in the spirit of the show. 

“If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor one with my number on it,” Travis shared, adding, “I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows… so I was a little hurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her.” 

September 12, 2023: Sources comment on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s romance 

After making headlines for his unashamed attempt to shoot his shot, sources speaking to Entertainment Tonight claimed that although the duo were not officially in a relationship they had been “quietly hanging out” following Taylor’s performance at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. 

“Travis has been into Taylor for a while and definitely has a crush on her. He is a simple guy that is very funny, charismatic, chill, and loves playing football,” the source told the publication. 

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Chiefs fans were quick to create Swift-themed signs for the games. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

September 24, 2023: Taylor Swift attends her first Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium

After many weeks of speculation, Taylor and Travis officially crossed paths at the Kansas City Chiefs game on September 24. 

During the game, Taylor was spotted in the VIP box cheering alongside Travis’ mother Donna. While it initially appeared that Taylor was at the game purely to support the team, fans were sent into a frenzy after Travis and Taylor were snapped walking through the stadium together after the Chiefs’ win. 

“Travis invited her to the game and of course, she said yes. She just thought it was a fantastic way to spend Sunday,” a source told People, with the publication continuing to downplay rumours of a potential romance. 

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Taylor Swift attends her first Kansas City Chiefs game alongside Travis’ mother, Donna Kelce. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

September 27, 2023: Travis Kelce spills on Taylor Swift’s Kansas City Chiefs game attendance

Following the game, Travis returned to his New Heights podcast to sing the praises of the game’s star-studded attendees. 

“Shout out to Taylor for pulling up. That was pretty ballsy. I just thought it was awesome how everyone in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her… She looked amazing. Everybody was talking about her in a great light,” he gushed. 

“To see [Taylor’s] slow motion chest bumps, to see the high fives with Mum, to see how Chiefs Kingdom was all excited that she was there, that s*** was absolutely hysterical… and then we just slid off in the getaway car at the end.”

While Travis was complementary of Taylor, he also clarified that he would not be providing any further detail on the nature of their relationship, saying, “It is my personal life and I want to respect both of our lives. She’s not in the media as much as I am doing this [podcast] every single week.” 

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Taylor takes her squad to the NFL. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

October 1, 2023: Taylor Swift attends Kansas City Chiefs game in New York

While some may have believed her first attendance at Travis’ game was sheer coincidence, Taylor added more fuel to the rumour mill when she attended her second Chiefs game at New York’s MetLife Stadium alongside fellow A-listers Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Sophie Turner, and Hugh Jackman. 

Taylor was also snapped once again hanging out with Travis’ mum Donna, with the pair wrapping their arms around one another as they cheered on the Chiefs.

October 4, 2023: Travis Kelce responds to fan frenzy surrounding Taylor Swift

Shortly after Taylor’s second Chiefs appearance, Travis and his brother Jason took to their New Heights podcast to discuss the fan frenzy surrounding Taylor’s attendance at recent NFL games. 

“Take away your feelings for Taylor. What is your honest opinion of how the NFL is treating celebrities at games,” Jason asked, with Travis responding, “I think everybody’s just overwhelmed.”

“I think it’s fun when they show who all is at the game, you know? I think it brings a little bit more to the atmosphere [and] brings a little bit more to what you’re watching. But at the same time, I think they’re overdoing it a little bit for sure – especially in my situation. I think they’re just trying to have fun with it,” he continued.

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Taylor and Donna have buddied up in the suite. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

October 6, 2023: Donna Kelce responds to Travis and Taylor’s relationship rumours

Speaking on Today, Travis’ mother Donna was pressed about her time with Taylor during the Kansas City Chiefs games, to which she responded, “It was okay.” 

When further asked about her son’s relationship with the pop star, Donna said, “It’s very new, so I don’t like to talk about it. It’s just one of those things where, you know, obviously everybody saw me. I was in the boxes with her and it’s just another thing that has amped up my life.”

Speaking in a press conference later that evening, Travis also commented on his relationship’s newfound attention, saying, “We’re learning with the paparazzi just taking photos from all over the place, but at the same time, it comes with it, You’ve got a lot of people that care about Taylor, and for good reason.”

“You just have to keep living and learning and enjoying the moments. At the end of the day, I have always been good at compartmentalising and being able to stay focused… I will just keep rolling with that,” he continued. 

October 12, 2023: Taylor Swift attends her third Kansas City Chiefs game

Spotted again alongside Donna Kelce, Taylor attended her third Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium. 

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Taylor and Travis make their official debut as a couple. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)
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Their second public date-night in two days! (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

October 22, 2023: Taylor Swift attends her fourth Kansas City Chiefs game

Spotted alongside Brittany Mahomes, wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Taylor Swift attended her fourth Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium. 

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(Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

November 12, 2023: Travis Kelce attends Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Argentina 

Swifties at Taylor’s Argentinian tour stop were in for a treat, with the couple’s relationship on full display. 

With Travis standing alongside Taylor’s dad for the show, fans caught the moment Taylor switched up the lyrics of her song Karma to sing: “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me.” 

At the end of the show, Taylor was also spotted running into the waiting arms of Travis and sharing a sweet embrace before being ushered away. 

November 15, 2023: Travis Kelce responds to his shout-out at Taylor Swift’s Argentina concert

After making headlines for her adorable shout-out during her performance of Karma, Travis’ brother Jason questioned him about his reaction to Taylor’s lyric change, saying “How does it feel to officially be the the guy on the Chiefs?”

“You mean Karma? I had no clue – I might’ve had a little bit of a clue [but] definitely when I heard it come out of her mouth, [it] still shocked me. I was like ‘Oh shhh. She really just said that’,” Travis said. 

Joking about his reaction, Jason also pointed out that Travis’ shocked reaction meant that he had left Taylor’s father Scott hanging for a high-five.

“Mr Swift, I apologise big guy. I never miss a high-five too. [I’m a] big high-five guy. It’s the most electric thing you can do at an event,” Travis joked. 

Travis also took a moment to praise Taylor for her performance, saying, “For those of you who haven’t seen all the videos of me on your TikTok and your Instagram feed, I was enjoying myself down there in Buenos Aires. The show was even more electric knowing that I had a little bit more to enjoy it for. Taylor absolutely ripped it. She killed it.” 

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“I’m learning every day.” (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

November 20, 2023: Travis Kelce reveals more insight into relationship in interview with The Wall Street Journal 

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Travis revealed a few more details about his relationship with Taylor and how he was adjusting to the newfound attention. 

“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them… I’ve never dealt with it,” he told the publication. “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.”

Travis also revealed in the interview that he has always been a “swiftie,” explaining that “she writes catchy jingles.”

Blank Space was one I wanted to hear live for sure,” he added. “‘I could make a bad guy good for the weekend.’ That’s a helluva line!”

“I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f**king mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.”

December 7, 2023: Taylor Swift talks about Travis Kelce in an interview with Time Magazine

Taylor has broken her silence, talking publically about her new beau for the first time in an interview with TIME Magazine after she was named their Person of the Year for 2023. 

Revealing that the pair had been dating before she was first spotted at a Chiefs game with his, she also let slip how their relationship started. 

“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” she explained. “We started hanging out right after that, 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.

“I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game. We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date.”

Later in the interview, she revealed why she and Travis were enjoying a much more public relationship compared to her previous exes.

“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 explains, before admitting she is sensitive to the attention that is put on her when she attends Travis’ games.

“I’m just there to support Travis. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.”

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We love the vintage Chiefs merch! (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

December 17, 2023: Taylor Swift attends Kansas City Chiefs game in Massachusetts

After a big birthday week, Taylor rounded out the celebrations by supporting her man Travis at the Chiefs game against the New England Patriots in Massachusetts. 

Taylor was joined by a few of her famous friends, including HAIM member Alana Haim, Brittany Mahomes, and Ashley Avignone.

December 25, 2023: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrate Christmas Day at Kansas City Chiefs game

There’s nothing like a bit of Monday night football to get you in the festive spirit, and that’s exactly how Taylor and Travis spent their first Christmas as a couple.

Attending the Chiefs home game in Kansas City, Taylor was spotted amongst Travis’ family and friends in an adorable Santa hat complete with Travis’ 87 jersey number. 

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Taylor celebrated Christmas Day at the Chiefs game. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

December 31, 2023: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrate New Year’s Eve

After a big year of making headlines, Taylor and Travis rang in 2024 surrounded by friends and family. 

While the couple have not yet shared any snaps from inside the party, other party-goers have posted a series of videos from inside the shindig, with one even capturing Taylor and Travis’ first New Year’s kiss. 

The couple were also snapped alongside hosts Brittany and Patrick Mahomes, with other members of the Kansas City Chiefs squad also spotted throughout the festivities. 

January 28, 2024: Taylor cheers on Travis at the AFC Championship Game

Travis and his team cemented their spot at the 2024 Super Bowl – beating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. 

Celebrating the important win, Taylor did something she’d never done before: she ran onto the field to celebrate with Travis.

Though she’s been spotted at many games in 2023 and a handful already in 2024, this is the first time Taylor and Travis have been seen in such public displays of affection. And the crowd was loving it!

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Taylor supports Travis following his win. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

February 7, 2024: Travis Kelce Addresses Taylor Swift Engagement Speculation 

Is Travis Kelce ready to propose? The NFL star was quick to deflect the question as he prepared for the Super Bowl. 

During a press conference, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end was asked if he was ready to pop the question if his team won. “I’m focused on getting this ring,” he told reporters, referencing the gift awarded to Super Bowl winners.  “That’s all my mind is focused on right now.”

“She’s unbelievable,” he later told reporters following Taylor’s recent Grammy wins. “She’s re-writing the history books herself, and I told her I’d have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware too.”

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The pair shared an on-field kiss following the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl win. (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

February 11, 2024: Taylor Swift supports Travis Kelce at the 2024 Super Bowl

Following the Tokyo Dome leg of The Eras Tour, Taylor travelled straight to Las Vegas to support Travis and the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2024 Super Bowl.

Joined by Blake Lively, Ice Spice, and Lana Del Rey, Taylor was spotted watching the game alongside friends and members of Travis’ family in the Kelce family box.

After the Kansas City Chiefs played their way to a nail-biting victory, Taylor joined Travis’ mum Donna on the field to celebrate the team’s second consecutive Super Bowl win. 

Following his victory speech, Travis and Taylor were captured by cameras sharing a heartwarming moment, with cameras overhearing Travis saying, “Thank you for making it halfway across the world. You’re the best baby. The absolute best.” 

Taylor, who was visibly emotional, was also overheard showering Travis with praise before sealing the moment with a picture-perfect kiss. 

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“You’re the best baby. The absolute best.” (Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

February 23, 2024: Travis Kelce supports Taylor Swift in Australia at the Eras Tour

Two weeks after Taylor raced from the Eras Tour to the Super Bowl, Travis returned the favour and made the journey to Australia to support the singer at the Australian leg of her Eras Tour. 

After not being spotted at Taylor’s Melbourne shows, some fans thought that Travis would not be heading Down Under, however, he was soon spotted a few days later singing along with the crowd at her Sydney concert on February 23.

March 24, 2024: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce spotted in Malibu

Following the conclusion of her world tour, Taylor has taken a step back from the spotlight, leaving some fans to speculate that the couple may have parted ways after not being spotted together for a month. 

Fortunately for Tayvis fans, the couple were spotted holding hands while out and about in Malibu, proving that their romance is still going strong. 

March 27, 2024: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce vacation in the Bahamas

With a world tour and Super Bowl win now added to their list of 2024 accomplishments, Taylor and Travis took some relaxation time on vacation in the Bahamas. 

Looking as loved up as ever, the couple were photographed enjoying some time in the ocean before indulging in some adorable beachside PDA. 

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Taylor and Travis shared a kiss in the Bahamas. (Credit: Backgrid) (Credit: Backgrid)

June 2024: Travis Kelce joins Taylor Swift on-stage at The Eras Tour

We all knew that Taylor and Travis were the showbiz it-couple, but during the London leg of Taylor’s Eras Tour, Travis fully committed to the role of backup dancer following Taylor’s performance of I Can Do It With a Broken Heart.

Taking to the stage alongside her two dancers, Travis wore a full stage costume complete with a top hat and tails as he carried Taylor upstage to her next set piece.

As fans in the crowd continued to go wild over his surprise appearance, Travis continued his performance alongside the dancers, powdering Taylor’s face with a makeup brush before hyping her up for her next song.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce on stage at The Eras Tour in London.
We love a supportive boyfriend. (Credit: Getty)
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