The rumored budding romance between Taylor Swift and NFL participant Travis Kelce has virtually your complete world freaking out. Plus, the celebs’ joint star energy has united Swifties and NFL followers for most likely the primary (and solely?) time in historical past.
The proof is true there. Daughters are becoming a member of their fathers in the lounge for Sunday Night time Soccer. Swifties are attending video games and listening to sports activities podcasts. And Kelce followers are studying a variety of new Taylor Swift songs.
Because the “Karma” singer appeared in Travis Kelce’s field on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs recreation on Sept. 24, the NFL participant has additionally risen to “New Heights” in Swifties’ eyes. His jersey has reached a 400 % enhance in gross sales, per ESPN. Plus, the Chiefs newest win in opposition to the New York Jets—which Taylor witnessed along with her personal celeb entourage—acquired essentially the most rankings the NFL has seen since Tremendous Bowl LVII.
If this looks as if a whirlwind romance, suppose once more. Travis could also be an excellent larger “Mastermind” than Taylor herself with all of the dominoes which have cascaded in his favor. It began on July 8, 2023—solely a day after Taylor dropped her newest album, Communicate Now (Taylor’s Model). Travis was clearly moved by the album’s thesis and determined to shoot his shot on the Eras Tour live performance at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas Metropolis.
The tight finish deliberate to present Taylor a friendship bracelet together with his telephone quantity on it. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old NFL participant was “dissatisfied” when he wasn’t given the chance at hand it to her (there aren’t any meet-and-greets on the tour), he stated on his podcast. Just lately, one other video of Travis naming Taylor as his movie star crush from even earlier in 2023 was additionally dug up, per TMZ.
Nonetheless, all of it appeared like a pipe dream till Taylor confirmed up at Travis’ recreation. Afterward, Taylor and Travis left the stadium collectively for an afterparty, and fairly actually drove off into the sunset together. You can even say that the streetlights have been pointing in an Arrowhead, main them house, à la “Cornelia Road.”
So, if Taylor did, certainly, put Travis on the map for you, you could be itching to know extra about the entire ladies he is beloved earlier than. Learn forward for every part to learn about his courting historical past, together with his ex-girlfriends and previous flings.
Maya Benberry (2016)
Travis pulled a web page out of The Bachelor’s e-book and starred on his personal actuality courting present known as Catching Kelce in 2016 on E!. He legit dated 50 ladies without delay—one from every state. Apparently, it was so overwhelming that he merely referred to the ladies by their state names as an alternative of their, um, given names, per Salon. Travis finally chosen Maya Benberry of Kentucky, although he had some doubts about their compatibility, per Web page Six.
“I like your confidence, however at instances it does get overconfident,” he informed Maya, The U.S. Solar reported. “It form of exhibits vanity. I’ve been interested in ladies like that my total life, and people relationships did not work due to that.”
They finally broke up after just a few months post-show on the finish of 2016. Maya later accused him of dishonest on her, based on Hollywood Life.
“Once you and your ex broke up 5 months in the past however you discover out through social media that he has supposedly been in one other relationship for six…” she wrote on Twitter, per The Shade Room.
General, Travis has stated Catching Kelce was “extraordinarily awkward,” and that he went on it for monetary causes, per TODAY and The Pivot.
Now, Maya is a magnificence blogger and life coach, per Hollywood Life. She additionally lately spoke to Day by day Mail UK about Travis and Tay’s relationship, saying: “Taylor looks as if such a enjoyable lady with a stupendous spirit so I want her the perfect of luck however I wouldn’t be a ladies’ lady if I didn’t advise her to be sensible! I’m positive by now she has mastered the flexibility to see who is admittedly there for her—and who’s simply utilizing her.”
The sweetness blogger additionally “favored” a remark calling Taylor Swift a “5” on Instagram, however later walked it again, per Web page Six. “I do not suppose Taylor is a 5,” she stated. “I favored it with out paying consideration.”
A supply reportedly near Travis later informed TMZ that the couple solely dated for “a month,” that Maya’s dishonest declare was for “quarter-hour of fame” and that the pair have not spoken in 5 years.
One other supply informed Web page Six that the couple have been contractually obligated to delay the announcement of their break up, as Maya had received Catching Kelce.
Kayla Nicole (2017 to 2022)
Travis’ longest relationship was on-again-off-again with Kayla Nicole, a sports activities broadcaster and mannequin, from Might 2017 to 2022, based on Web page Six and Hollywood Life.
One yr after his break up with Maya, Travis started following and flirting with Kayla by means of Instagram. Quickly after, the pair made issues official. “I used to be simply stalking her after which lastly on New Yr’s, she gave in,” he informed E! And, you recognize, New Yr new me. She simply shot her shot, jumped in my DMs and the remaining is historical past.”
They broke up for the primary time in August 2020 after rumors that he was untrue, however he denied it over Twitter, per TMZ. “That is pretend information… a lie… and never why Kayla and I broke up… take all of your hatred some place else please,” he wrote.
A number of months later, they bought again collectively, however then broke up once more in Might 2022. It isn’t clear why they known as it quits, however Barstool Sports activities reported that she broke up with him as a result of he made her pay for half of every part. Nonetheless, Kayla tweeted that it wasn’t true: “Undecided the place y’all bought this nonsense from, but it surely’s absurd and really false,” she wrote.
At the moment, Kayla has labored as an on-camera host for a number of sport websites, per Hollywood Life. It additionally seems she’s a little bit of a health influencer, and shares her progress on IG:
It appears Kayla desires to utterly separate herself from her historical past with Travis, too. She lately unfollowed Brittany Mahomes, spouse of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, on Instagram after the previous soccer star was seen out in New York Metropolis with Taylor Swift.
Zuri Corridor (2022 to 2023)
In October 2022, rumors circulated that Travis was seeing Entry Hollywood correspondent Zuri Corridor, per Web page Six. She was noticed in his household suite at a Chiefs recreation, based on Barstool Sports activities.
Plus, certainly one of Travis’ associates shared a video of Zuri with him within the background, per Hollywood Life. Some followers even observed that Kayla and Zuri adopted one another on social media—however then unfollowed one another as quickly because the rumors started.
Whereas neither have confirmed whether or not they formally dated, Travis shared that he was single in 2023, the outlet wrote.
Now, she’s an leisure host who’s additionally labored for MTV, E!, American Ninja Warrior, and the Miss USA pageant, Hollywood Life reported.
Taylor Swift (2023)
Though Travis by no means gave Taylor *that* friendship bracelet, they apparently related. The truth is, studies that the 2 have been “hanging out” on Sept. 12 shortly caught *everybody’s* consideration, per Web page Six.
“Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,” an insider shared with the outlet. “She noticed him when she was in NYC just a few weeks in the past.”
Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, even confirmed that the rumors have been “one hundred pc true” on the WIP Morning Show…earlier than saying he was joking and did not truly didn’t know what was occurring.
After Taylor’s first look at a Chiefs recreation, the couple was seen in a number of videos and pictures leaving the stadium collectively in a literal “Getaway Automobile.” Travis additionally reportedly rented out a whole cocktail bar, Prime Social in Kansas Metropolis, for a postgame celebration. One other photograph of Taylor and Travis trying additional cuddly on the celebration additionally leaked, and shortly went viral.
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Travis was then seen leaving Taylor Swift’s house on October 1, 2023, per Web page Six. Later, Taylor introduced a number of associates to her boo’s recreation—together with Blake Energetic, Hugh Jackman, and Sabrina Carpenter. Belief, there have been much more Taylor/Mama Kelce moments too.
The night time earlier than the sport, Taylor additionally took some girlfriends out to dinner—which included Patrick Mahomes’ spouse, Brittany.
And whereas neither have formally confirmed something, it looks as if they’re undoubtedly having enjoyable collectively. “Travis and Taylor have lots in widespread and they’re having a good time attending to know one another,” a supply informed ET. “They’ve related values. She likes that he pursued her and it has been simple and thrilling for each of them.”
Effectively, I’m rooting for you, Traylor!