A Match Made in Music and Sports: The Love Story of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

The rumors of a potential romance between Taylor Swift and NFL star Travis Kelce have been fueled once again as the singer was spotted attending Kelce’s game on Sunday with his mother, Donna. It all started back in July when Kelce expressed his interest in Swift after attending her Eras Tour concert but failed to give her his number. In a recent interview, Kelce addressed the rumors and stated that he had left the ball in Swift’s court. The sighting at Arrowhead Stadium has caused a stir among fans, prompting a closer look into their relationship history.

Public romance: Taylor dated Joe in the early days of her singing career back in 2008, but sadly split after only a few months together; seen in September 2008

Back in 2008, Taylor Swift dated Joe, but the couple’s relationship ended after only a few months. Taylor revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Joe had broken up with her over the phone in just 25 seconds. Despite the split, Taylor remained optimistic, stating that she would find someone who was right for her. Fans have speculated that some of her songs, including Forever & Always and Mr. Perfectly Fine, may have been written about her ex. However, Joe revealed in a 2015 interview that he harbored no bad blood towards Taylor, and earlier this year, he confirmed in an interview on the Dax Shepherd Armchair Expert podcast that he and Taylor were still on good terms. He also joked that he hoped Swifties liked him because “no one f***s with the Swifties.”

Meeting on set: Swift and Lautner dated back in 2009, having first met while filming the upcoming ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, where they shared an on-screen kiss

Encounter on location: Swift and Lautner were romantically involved in 2009 after crossing paths during the production of Valentine’s Day, a romantic comedy featuring a large cast. They even had a smooch for the cameras in the movie!

Reunited: The two shared an embrace on stage in celebration of his appearance in her new music video called I Can See You, which also featured Joey King; seen in July

Swift and Lautner were reunited on stage as they celebrated his appearance in her latest music video, I Can See You. The two had previously dated back in 2009 after meeting on the set of Valentine’s Day, where they shared an on-screen kiss. Although Swift had described the moment as “life-changing,” their relationship only lasted for two months. Sources claimed that Lautner liked her more than she liked him and they decided to remain friends. Despite their brief romance, the two appear to be on good terms as Lautner was spotted attending Swift’s Eras Tour concert in Kansas City in July.

In the past: John Mayer reportedly dated Taylor from December 2009 through February 2010 when he was 31 and she was 19; seen in December 2009 in NYC

Back in 2009, John Mayer and Taylor Swift were believed to be romantically involved from December to February the following year. The two singers even worked on a song together called “Half Of My Heart.” Nevertheless, their relationship didn’t last long as they parted ways in February 2010. Later that year, Taylor released an album called Speak Now, which included the song “Dear John.” Although she never confirmed that the song was about Mayer, fans speculated that the lyrics alluded to their brief romance. Some of the lyrics appeared to reference her age at the time (19), and the timing of the song’s release fueled speculation that it was indeed about Mayer. In 2013, Mayer released a single called “Paper Doll,” which some believed to be his response to Taylor’s “Dear John” track. The lyrics in “Paper Doll” seemed to reference Taylor’s song, suggesting potential animosity between the two.

Previous relationship: Swift and Gyllenhaal made headlines when they dated for just three months in the fall of 2010, when he was 29 and she was 20; seen in April in L.A.

Swift and Gyllenhaal’s brief relationship in 2010 caused quite a stir, with rumors circulating that it was a serious affair. They were even seen together over Thanksgiving weekend. Two years after their split, Swift released her album Red, which included the track “All Too Well” featuring lyrics alluding to her relationship with the actor. The song describes a trip upstate with her partner, leaving her scarf at his sister’s house, dancing in the kitchen, and falling in love before it all ended. Swift has since revealed that the original version of the song lasted about ten minutes, but some verses were cut for time. Gyllenhaal, on the other hand, claimed to have no knowledge of being featured on the album. However, Swift recently released a re-recorded version of “All Too Well,” which is a deeply personal, 10-minute long rendition, offering new dramatic details of their romance. In it, she sings about feeling “hell” and “shame.”

First linked: Taylor and Conor - the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy - were first spotted together at the Kennedy family home in Hyannisport in July 2012

Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, were first seen together in July 2012 at the Kennedy family home in Hyannisport. Unfortunately, their summer romance ended quickly after only three months. According to sources, Taylor’s obsession with Conor’s famous family and her tendency to come on too strong scared the 18-year-old. On the other hand, Taylor was looking for her soulmate and was ready for something serious, but Conor wasn’t. They eventually broke up in September, citing distance as the reason, but there were no hard feelings between them.

'Head over heels': Fledgling couple Harry and Taylor dated from November 2012, with a source telling The Sun at the time, 'Harry is head over heels for Taylor...'; seen in December 2012

‘Completely smitten’: Harry and Taylor, who were just starting out as a couple in November 2012, had captured each other’s hearts. According to The Sun, Harry was completely smitten with Taylor. They were spotted together in December 2012.

Message: Years after their split, Harry interviewed with journalist Cameron Crowe for Rolling Stone and was asked if he had a message for his ex, Taylor; the former couple seen reuniting at the Grammy awards in February 2023

Years ago, Harry and Taylor were a budding couple who began dating in November 2012. They were reportedly very into each other, with sources saying that Harry was head over heels for Taylor and even confessed his love while they were in New York City. They shared a kiss on New Year’s Eve and went on a trip to the Caribbean shortly after. However, news of their split came out on January 7, 2013, with reports saying that Taylor ended things after an argument during their vacation.

Taylor has since released songs that many believe were inspired by their relationship, including Style and Out Of The Woods from her album 1989. In 2015, she admitted that she knew their relationship was doomed from the start.

Years later, Harry was interviewed by journalist Cameron Crowe for Rolling Stone and was asked if he had a message for Taylor. He responded by saying that sometimes things don’t work out, but it’s important to celebrate the good times rather than focus on the bad. He also mentioned that meeting someone new and sharing experiences with them is the best thing ever, so he thanks Taylor for the time they spent together.

Short-lived: Taylor is rumored to have started their relationship after meeting the hunk at a BRIT Awards after party in London in February 2015 but ended up splitting in 2016; seen in May 2015

Taylor was rumored to have started dating the handsome hunk after meeting him at a BRIT Awards after party in London in February 2015. However, the relationship was short-lived and the couple went their separate ways in 2016. Their high-profile romance reportedly ended due to the hunk’s jealousy of Taylor’s success as a superstar singer. After the split, Calvin accused Taylor’s team of leaking that she had secretly written the lyrics for his hit track with Rihanna, which he found hurtful. Despite the drama, Calvin later realized that the negativity didn’t matter and that it was simply the wrong situation for both of them. He chose to focus on the positive aspects of his own life and move forward.

Brief fling: Taylor and Tom Hiddleston shocked fans around the world after they were spotted locking lips on a beach in June 2016 - marking the beginning of their romance; seen in July 2016

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston surprised fans when they were photographed kissing on a beach in June 2016. The couple, dubbed “Hiddleswift,” gained notoriety for their public displays of affection, including Tom wearing a tank top with the message “I heart TS” during their July 4th weekend trip to Rhode Island. Tom denied that their relationship was a publicity stunt, insisting that they were together and happy. They even met each other’s parents, but Taylor reportedly became uncomfortable with the public attention and ended the relationship in September of that year. Despite the breakup, Tom praised Taylor as an “amazing woman” and confirmed that their relationship was real.

Long-term relationship: Taylor began dating the Conversations With Friends star in late 2016 after they were rumored to have crossed paths at that year's Met Gala in New York City; seen in 2020

Taylor Swift and Conversations With Friends star Joe Alwyn were rumored to have crossed paths at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City, and began dating in late 2016. The couple’s romance started just a few months after Taylor’s split from Tom Hiddleston. Taylor referenced Joe in her lyrics on her 2017 album Reputation and gushed about her “London boy” on her 2019 album Lover. Joe co-wrote two songs for Taylor’s 2020 album Folklore under the pseudonym “William Bowery.” Despite engagement rumors in July 2022, Taylor and Joe reportedly decided to end their six-year relationship in April 2023, with sources claiming that the split was not dramatic and the relationship had simply fizzled out.

Shocking romance: The Lover singer and The 1975 rocker shocked the world when their romance was revealed in April

Surprising love affair: In April, the world was taken aback by the revelation of a romantic relationship between The Lover vocalist and The 1975 guitarist.

'Single': A friend close to the star confirmed Taylor is 'single' again but it is not clear why the pair have split

According to a source close to Taylor Swift, the pop star is once again “single.” The news comes as a surprise to fans who were just learning about her romance with The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy. The two musicians were first linked romantically back in 2014 and had been spotted together at various events over the years. Matty even showed his support for Taylor during her recent The Eras Tour, attending her Nashville concerts and sharing loving glances. The couple was also seen together in New York City multiple times, leaving a recording studio and going out to dinner with friends like Margaret Qualley, Phoebe Bridgers, and Zoe Kravitz. While it’s not clear why the pair decided to part ways, Taylor’s friend confirmed that she is now single again.

Latest romance rumors: Back in July, the Chiefs star first expressed his interest for Swift on his podcast that he hosts with brother, Jason, called New Heights With Jason and Travis Kelce; seen earlier this month in New Jersey

Newest gossip about romance: Just recently, there have been talks about a potential love affair between the renowned football player for the Kansas City Chiefs and the famous singer Taylor Swift. This speculation first started when he openly declared his admiration for her on his podcast, which he co-hosts with his brother Jason called New Heights With Jason and Travis Kelce. Moreover, they were spotted together in New Jersey just a few weeks ago.

Making a move: The professional NFL star admitted to McAfee, 'It's life, baby. I threw it out there, I threw the ball in her court'; seen in August in Arizona

Taking action: The NFL professional player acknowledged to McAfee, “That’s how it goes, my friend. I made a move, I gave her the opportunity to respond.” This was observed in Arizona during August.

Cheering him on! And on Sunday, September 24, Taylor was seen attending the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears and joined Kelce's mother, Donna, in a VIP section at the stadium

Taylor Swift was spotted supporting Travis Kelce at a recent Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears. Kelce, who hosts a podcast with his brother, expressed his interest in Swift back in July, revealing that he attended her concert in Kansas City and wanted to give her a friendship bracelet with his number on it. However, he was unable to do so and admits to taking it personally when Swift didn’t want to meet him. Despite rumors of a romance between the two, Kelce simply says he threw the ball in Swift’s court and is taking life as it comes.

'Interested': Also earlier this month, a source told DailyMail.com , 'Travis and Taylor are talking and Travis is absolutely interested'; seen with his mother in July

According to a source who spoke to DailyMail.com earlier this month, Travis and Taylor have been in communication and Travis is showing keen interest. In a photo taken in July, he was even spotted with his mother.

Fueling speculation: 'He has shot his shot and would love to take Taylor on a date and see where they can go in the relationship department,' the insider added

There have been rumors circulating that Travis Kelce is interested in pursuing a relationship with Taylor Swift. According to an insider, Kelce has expressed his desire to take Swift on a date and see where things go. Recently, Swift was spotted at a Kansas City Chiefs game alongside Kelce’s mother, Donna, in a VIP section. She wore red and white attire to show her support for the Super Bowl champions and had a great time cheering on the team with Kelce’s mother. Another source revealed that Kelce and Swift have been talking and that he is definitely interested in her. However, their busy schedules make it difficult to plan a date without attracting unwanted attention. Despite the rumors, Swift has not commented publicly on the situation.

First linked: The Kansas City Chiefs tight end was linked to Maya Benberry back in 2016 after she starred in and won his E! dating reality series titled, Chasing Kelce

In 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end was romantically linked with Maya Benberry, who won the E! dating reality series that he hosted, called Chasing Kelce. The show featured 50 women from all 50 states competing for the NFL player’s love and affection. Despite their on-screen chemistry, the couple only dated briefly after the show before parting ways. According to The U.S. Sun, Benberry accused the athlete of cheating on her. In a recent interview on The Pivot podcast, he admitted that he primarily participated in the show for financial gain. He confessed that he enjoyed the freedom to buy whatever he wanted and go wherever he pleased, without thinking about his future financial stability. Furthermore, he heard about the opportunity to earn six figures in just two weeks and found the prospect appealing, especially given the added bonus of being surrounded by 50 ladies.

Latest split: Travis was first romantically linked to sports broadcaster, Kayla Nicole, back in 2017 until the two officially split last year in May 2022; seen in 2018

Travis, the Chiefs tight end, was first romantically involved with sports broadcaster Kayla Nicole in 2017. However, they split in August 2020, but later rekindled their relationship. Unfortunately, the two officially ended their relationship in May 2022. Following their split, rumors started circulating that Travis was a ‘cheap’ boyfriend and that he made Kayla pay half of everything during their relationship. The model quickly defended her ex-partner, calling the rumors absurd and false. Travis also spoke up about the allegations on The Pivot podcast, saying that he had never made Kayla support him financially. He emphasized that they were in a five-year-long relationship, during which a hundred dollars here and there wasn’t even a consideration.

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