Dating rumors between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift started when the Kansas City Chiefs tight end tried to reveal his number during one of their concerts. However, the speculation hasn’t stopped, especially after Page Six reported that Swift recently wore a necklace with an opal, Kelce’s birthstone.
Kelce added fuel to the fire when he invited Swift to watch him play one of his games at Arrowhead Stadium. He extended the invitation during his recent appearance on ESPN’s “The Pat McAfee Show.” While no one knows their score, their age difference might shock Swifties and football fans.
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift are the same age
Travis Kelce is only two months older than Taylor Swift. The All-Pro tight end was born on October 5, 1989 in Westlake, Ohio, while the Grammy-winning musician was born on December 13, 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
During his recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Kelce mentioned that he doesn’t hate the attention he’s receiving from his rumored collaboration with Swift. However, he said he invited her to one of the Chiefs’ home games at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kelce addressed the rumors by saying:
“I threw it out there. I threw her the ball, and you know, I told her, maybe I saw you rocking the stage at Arrowhead (Stadium); Maybe you need to come and see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which stage is a little brighter. So we’ll see what happens in the near future.”
This interview marked the first time that Travis Kelce or Taylor Swift publicly addressed the dating rumors.
Travis Kelce’s rise to NFL stardom
The Kansas City Chiefs were looking for a worthy successor to tight end Tony Gonzalez after trading him to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. They chose players like Leonard Pope, Tony Moeaki and Jake O’Connell, but no one could live up to the legacy of the Football Hall of Famer.
However, the Chiefs selected Travis Kelce in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, he was placed on injured reserve during his rookie season, limiting him to one game. In the following years he steadily increased his production and playing time.
But Kelce finally had his breakout season in 2016, when he led the league with 1,125 receiving yards and four touchdowns. It was the first of his seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Those numbers earned him First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.
Since then, he has formed an impressive partnership with Patrick Mahomes. They helped the Chiefs win Super Bowls LIV and LVII. What’s scary for the rest of the NFL is that they’re not done competing yet. Therefore, there is a possibility that Kelce and Mahomes could add to their Vince Lombardi Trophy collection.