The rumor mill is currently abuzz about the relationship status of Taylor Swift (33) and NFL star Travis Kelce (34). After the singer was in the stands several times at professional football games, the two were now seen holding hands while visiting restaurants in New York. They both also made guest appearances on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" separately on the same evening.
At least in public, the two no longer make a secret of their affection for each other. However, there has been no official confirmation of their relationship yet. Here's what Taylor Swift fans need to know about their icon's potential new partner.
Travis Kelce is the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs football team. The team is the reigning Super Bowl champion. Kelce is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. He celebrated his league debut in 2014. He has already been to the Super Bowl three times with the Kansas City Chiefs - the Chiefs won in 2020 and 2023. In 2021, however, they lost to the team of Gisele Bündchen's (43) ex-partner Tom Brady (46), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The football star is from Ohio and was born on October 5, 1989 in Westlake. His brother Jason Kelce (35) is also a professional football player and plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles. The two brothers have a podcast together called "New Heights". Actually, everything revolves around the topics of football and the NFL, but the rumors surrounding Taylor Swift have also been discussed. If the relationship with Taylor Swift becomes something serious, it could be that she could appear as a guest on the podcast in the future. Jason's wife Kylie Kelce also appeared on the show in a full episode.
What is certain is that Taylor Swift has definitely already met the Kelces' mother. Together with Donna Kelce, she cheered on the Kansas City Chiefs from the stands at Arrowhead Stadium. In a New Heigts podcast episode, Travis said: "I just loved how everyone in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her - the friends and the family. She looked amazing and everyone spoke great about her she." All three games the singer has attended so far have ended in triumph for the Chiefs - their player's new love seems to bring the team luck.
Kelce's best friend and teammate Patrick Mahomes (28) said in an interview after the win against the Bears at the end of September that he was looking forward to getting to know Taylor Swift. The 33-year-old has now been spotted at the stadium alongside his wife Brittany Mahomes (28). At the beginning of October, Swift brought her famous friends Blake Lively (36), Ryan Reynolds (46), Hugh Jackman (55) and Sophie Turner (27) to a game.
While Taylor Swift is considered one of the most successful artists of our time and is enjoying great success with her albums and concerts, Travis Kelce's commitment and fortune are also quite impressive. The footballer has already been available as an advertising face for several well-known brands - including Nike, T-Mobile, McDonalds.
In recent years he has also set up several of his own companies as a founder or partner. His companies include a cereal brand called Kelce's Krunch and a fashion brand called Tru Kolors. His current contract with the Kansas City Chiefs runs until 2024 - his football salary until then is around 57.25 million US dollars (around 54 million euros).
From 2017 to 2022, Travis Kelce was in a relationship with sports journalist Kayla Nicole. The two are said to have been in an on-off relationship for five years. In addition to her work as a journalist, Nicole is also active as a model and ambassador for various fashion brands. She also runs a fitness brand called Strong Is Sexy. The two are said to have met via Instagram.
Before dating Kaya Nicole, the athlete dated TV personality Maya Benberry for a few months in 2016. She won his reality dating show Catching Kelce. In the TV series, which is currently available via Amazon Prime, the footballer looked for his dream woman among 50 women in “The Bachelor” style.