Taylor Swift, a pop sensation, was spotted at the Kansas Chiefs game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, fueling speculation that she might be dating star tight end Travis Kelce.
In a video Fox Sports posted just after the Chiefs’ matchup against the Chicago Bears began, Swift, 33, could be seen seated next to Donna Kelce, Kelce’s mother. According to the video, she was supporting the Chiefs while dressed in red and white.
Taylor Swift is HERE for the Chiefs game 👀 pic.twitter.com/46SW4gEodz
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 24, 2023
Swift was spotted in the audience with Kelce’s mother, said to a Fox Sports game analyst, who also mentioned how the people in their suite appeared to be having a fantastic time.
After a touchdown by Kelce, a video of the singer shouting “Let’s f—— go!” went viral on social media.
🚨| Taylor Swift exclaims after Travis Kelce’s touchdown!
“Let’s f*cking GOOOOO”
— The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) September 24, 2023
“I think the secret’s out. I think we can play matchmaker and put the rumors to rest,” broadcaster Greg Olsen said. “I think they’re officially a couple, and I think the internet is going crazy right now.”
Swift’s attendance may have caught the attention of social media, but it had little impact on how exciting or competitive the game was as the Chiefs defeated the visiting Bears 41-10.
A significant percentage of the audience switched from watching the game on their local Fox affiliate to the Cowboys-Cardinals game as Arizona pulled off a massive upset because the game was so lopsided—34-0 at halftime.
Viewers saw a video of Kelce pumping his fist in joy and Swift leaping out of her seat and raising her hands to signify a touchdown as the commentators concluded the Bears-Chiefs game.
Following the game, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was questioned if he felt pressured to get the ball to Kelce because the singer was in the stadium.
“I knew she [Taylor Swift] was in the house…. so I knew I had to get the ball to Travis.” – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback on Travis Kelce’s touchdown!pic.twitter.com/crFG5Rwld1
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) September 25, 2023
“I heard she was in the house. I felt a little bit of pressure,” Mahomes said, laughing. “So I knew I had to get it to Trav. … I think he wanted to get in the end zone just as much as the Swifties wanted him to.”
Jarrett Payton, a Chicago sports media personality, later released a video of Kelce and Swift leaving together on X.
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) September 25, 2023
After Kelce, 33, attended the Eras Tour during the summer, rumors about the two-time Super Bowl champion and Swift started circulating.
Travis Kelce at the Eras Tour Night 2 in KC. pic.twitter.com/tAq9d6pQWt
— Swifties 4 TayTay (@Swifties4TayTay) September 19, 2023
In a podcast with his brother Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles, Kelce made light of his failed attempt to offer the woman a friendship bracelet bearing his phone number.
Travis Kelce admitted that he had invited her to a game despite saying last week on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he found the headlines about his personal life amusing.
“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,” Kelce said. “We’ll see what happens in the near future.”
Swift’s appearance is by no means proof that the two are dating, but it certainly ignited the internet. Swift and Kelce are reportedly hanging out right now, according to a person close to her.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@tswiftscoop) September 24, 2023
Requests for a response from a Swift representative were not immediately entertained.
On an Amazon Prime post-game broadcast, Kelce’s brother Jason was questioned about the rumors, but he dodged the subject.
“I don’t really know what’s going on there,” he said. “I know Trav is having fun. We’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with.”