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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s story began a year ago; see timeline

The romance between Taylor Swift 34, and Travis Kelce 34, is “so high school” in the best way. This Monday (8) marks one year since the beginning of this love story. Remember below how it all began and check out the timeline of the relationship.

July 2023

Kelce is very familiar with Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, as that’s where his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, plays. But on July 8, 2023, he was there for a different reason: to see Swift perform on “The Eras Tour.”

A few weeks later, he shared a story on his podcast “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce,” which he co-hosts with his brother, Jason Kelce, about how he tried to give Swift his phone number via a friendship bracelet, an accessory that is exchanged between fans at concerts.

“I was disappointed that she didn’t speak before or after the shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs she sings. So I was a little bummed that I didn’t get to give her one of the bracelets I made for her,” he told the world after his brother Jason asked about the show.

“If you follow Taylor Swift’s concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I got a bunch of them while I was there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it,” Kelce said.

When Jason asked if his brother was referring to his jersey number or phone number, the Kansas City tight end joked, “You know which one.”

September 2023

Starting in September, Kelce found himself fielding questions about what, if anything, was going on between him and Swift.

“I’m not going to talk about my personal life,” he said during an interview with NFL+ host Andrew Siciliano. However, that didn’t stop speculation that the couple were dating, with Kelce sharing during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he had invited Swift to watch him play.

“I told her, ‘I saw you kill it on stage at Arrowhead, maybe you need to come see me kill it at Arrowhead.’ We’ll see what happens in the near future,” he said.

Swift finally accepted and appeared at his game on September 24, alongside the player’s mother, Donna Kelce, in the family box.

Taylor Swift watches Kansas City Chiefs game in NFL

October 2023

The NFL has started using “Traylor,” “Tayvis,” “Swelce,” and other nicknames to refer to the duo as a couple. The league’s official X account, formerly Twitter, posted a lot about her when, on October 1, Swift and some of her famous friends, including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, cheered on Kelce and his team against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Everyone was excited for the two, and Donna Kelce told CNN that all the attention surrounding her son and Swift felt “unreal.”

“I tell everyone it’s like an alternate universe that I just stepped into. Like, I went through a third wall into another dimension. That’s what it feels like,” he explained.

And in a case of “we can show better than we can tell,” Kelce and Swift seemed to confirm their union when they were photographed holding hands in New York City in October.

The relationship gained even more strength when the singer and Brittany Mahomes, wife of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, were together at a Chiefs victory. Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes are best friends and also teammates.

November 2023

There was no doubt that Swift and Kelce were indeed a couple when they traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for their “The Eras Tour” stop on Nov. 11. Kelce was there with the singer’s father, who changed the lyrics of “Karma” for the first time from “Karma is the guy on the screen coming straight home to me” to “Karma is the guy from the Chiefs coming straight home to me.”

And if that wasn’t enough, the video of her running off stage into Kelce’s arms for a kiss. Later that month, Kelce was the cover star of WSJ Magazine and opened up about her relationship.

“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of fame…. I’ve never dealt with it. But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it…. The attention that she gets, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that, I better not be the one acting weird,” he said.

December 2023

Kelce wasn’t the only one willing to speak out about his relationship. Swift was named Time magazine’s 2023 “Person of the Year,” and in an interview with the publication, she cleared up speculation that they became official at that first football game in September that she attended.

“When I went to the first game, we were a couple,” she said. She added that they “would never be crazy enough to do a first date” in the public sphere like this.

January 2024

Not only did Kelce and Swift ring in the new year with a sweet kiss, but she also met his brother Jason for the first time. The then-Philadelphia Eagles player and his wife Kylie Kelce hung out with Swift during the Chiefs’ playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Suffice it to say, Jason Kelce made quite the impression as he took off his shirt, sipped on a beer, and jumped out of his suite window to have some fun with the fans.

The brothers later spoke about it during an episode of their podcast and Jason Kelce said his wife warned him to be on his best behavior on his first date with his brother’s girlfriend.

“I was like, ‘Kylie, the first day I met you, I was drunk and I fell asleep at the bar,” he said during the podcast. “That’s part of the charm. That’s part of the Jason Kelce charm. I want to make my best first impression.’” It apparently worked, as Travis Kelce told him, “Tay said she loves you.”

February 2024

Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day month — not just between Swift and her beau, but for her sports fans. Kelce’s team made it to the Super Bowl once again, which allowed the NFL to cash in even more as Swift was driving up viewership with her appearances at games. And while some thought the league was overreacting with all the photos of the singer during games, Mama Kelce was excited about the new audience Swift was attracting.

“I think it’s amazing that more and more people are embracing the NFL. I love sports. I especially love football because my boys have been playing it for a long time,” Donna Kelce told CNN in season.

“I really believe it’s bringing families closer together. Sports tend to do that. I get letters and texts and comments when I’m at the airport about how parents are so happy that their daughters are finally coming to them to try to understand the game. And they couldn’t have imagined that this would happen before now,” he added.

The Chiefs won the Super Bowl, their third in five years and their second in a row. With that, Swift and Kelce gave us that moment from the movie when the player told the singer, “Come here, girl,” and the two hugged and exchanged a few kisses on the field.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift kiss in celebration of title

Afterward, they partied hard, and Swift even joked in a TikTok video about ending up at a nightclub with her parents as they celebrated the historic win. Later that month, Kelce thrilled viewers in Australia when he flew to join her on her tour in Sydney.

April 2024

Good luck remembering who played Coachella because all eyes were on Swift and her beau as they enjoyed the music festival in California, USA.

The situation was so serious that a video of a lip reader trying to interpret what the couple was saying to each other while they were watching a concert went viral. But that was nothing compared to the excitement when Swift released her new album “The Tortured Poets Department” on April 19.

Immediately, Swifties were trying to decode which songs/lyrics could possibly be about Kelce. The singer punctuated with all the sports references in her track “The Alchemy” which led many to believe that the song about having an intense attraction to a new lover was inspired by Kelce.

May 2024

Kelce proved to be Swift’s number one fan and revealed his favorite Swift ‘era’: “I’m a huge ‘1989’ fan, but I’m not gonna lie, I might be a little biased towards ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’ Just a little.”

The pair also enjoyed a romantic vacation in Lake Como, Italy, while Swift was on break from the European leg of her tour.

June 2024

Speaking of Europe, Swift posted a selfie of herself, Kelce, Prince William and her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at her London concert, which also counted as her first photo alongside her boyfriend on Instagram.

Kelce wasn’t just along for the ride, it seems. He made his stage debut at Wembley Stadium in London, where he donned a top hat and tails for a special appearance on the show.

Swift posted about her stadium performance, writing, “And I’m still swooning over Travis’ Eras Tour debut.”

July 2024

Kelce shared the behind-the-scenes story of his surprise debut on “The Eras Tour” in an episode of his podcast.

“It was such a fun, playful part of the show and it was the perfect time for me to go out there and just be silly and have fun, not just with [Swift]…but with the audience and really trying to get everyone excited for the rest of the show. It was amazing,” he said.

“The golden rule was, ‘Don’t abandon Taylor. Get her to the couch safely,'” he added.

Source: CNN Brasil

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