KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce put the ball in Taylor Swift’s court, and he finally took it to Arrowhead Stadium.
The 12-time Grammy Award winner took advantage of an invitation from the All-Pro tight end to see the Kansas City Chiefs play the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Swift was dressed in red and white as she watched with Kelce’s mother, Donna, from one of the glass-enclosed suites on a sun-drenched afternoon in Kansas City.
He had a show, too. Kelce caught a 3-yard TD pass in the third quarter, and the reigning Super Bowl champions went on to a 41-10 victory.
Kelce didn’t speak to reporters afterward, but he was spotted leaving Arrowhead with Swift by his side.
“He told me at the last minute” that Swift was coming to the game, said Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 272 yards and three scores. “Some things with Trav, he says it and you don’t know if it’s true or not, he says it so calmly.”
Swift is taking a break from her Eras Tour, which will continue on Nov. 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Swift has always been reluctant to discuss her personal life in public, but rumors are flying about the pop superstar and the football player. They started when Kelce said on his “New Heights” podcast that he was disappointed he didn’t get a chance to meet Swift and give her a friendship bracelet during her Kansas City stop on her Eras Tour.
Then, during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Kelce said: “I threw the ball in his court and told him, ‘I saw you rocking the stage at Arrowhead. Maybe you should come watch me rock the Arrowhead stage and see who’s smaller.'”
Almost everyone is trying to get the dirt on Swift and Kelce, even pestering his brother and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce for details. He was asked about a potential relationship with 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia.
“I really don’t know what happened in Travis’ love life. I try to keep his business separate from his business and stay out of the world,” Jason Kelce said. “But having said that, I think he’s great and I think it’s all 100% true.”
Almost everyone in the Kansas City locker room was left joking about their tight end and their newest celebrity fan on Sunday, including coach Andy Reid, who joked “I set them up.”
“I’m not a big Swifty,” Chiefs offensive lineman Trey Smith said. “But maybe he’s a good luck charm. Why not?”