Taylor Swift just gave a super rare interview about her relationship with Travis Kelce

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Stop what you're doing, because Taylor Swift has a new man in her life and it's American football player, Travis Kelce.

Taylor, 33, and Travis, 34, first sparked dating rumours in July when he attended her Eras tour concert, and now, they've been supporting each other backstage at their games and shows. It's giving Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical!

So, from him trying to shoot his shot to their recent dates and more, here is a full breakdown of Taylor and Travis' relationship timeline, starting with the most recent update. You're welcome, Swifties!

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's relationship timeline

6th December - Taylor opens up about their relationship

Taylor Swift just gave a super rare interview about her private life, revealing she and Travis were dating way before she was spotted at his Chiefs game - and yes, it was a result of him talking about her on his podcast.

"This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell," she told TIME. "We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other. By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple. I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date."

She added, "When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care. The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other."

Now, for the rest of Taylor and Travis' relationship...


26 July – After Travis attended Taylor's Eras Tour concert, he said he was disappointed he didn't get to meet her as he wanted to give her a friendship bracelet he made... with his number on it!

"I was disappointed that she doesn't talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs she sings," Kelce told his brother, Jason Kelce, on their 'New Heights' podcast.

"If you're up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets and I had received a bunch of them, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it," he continued. Yeah, we love him already.


12 September – The rumours begin. A source told Entertainment Tonight that Taylor and Travis are reportedly in the talking stage but are keeping things casual and not officially dating. Hm, OK.

14 September – In an interview with the NFL, Travis is asked about whether he really wanted to give Taylor his number, and he gave a pretty interesting answer.

"I said what I said. And I meant what I said when I said it. And you know what, it is what it is. I’m not gonna talk about my personal life. I know what you writers wanna hear, and you wanna hear more about that and I’m not gonna give you anything," he said.

Then, when he was asked if Taylor has reached out since then, he swerved the question. "And that’s, gonna wrap it up here," he said. He didn't say no!

20 September – As relationship rumours continue to swirl, Travis brother, Jason, was asked about his brother's relationship status while on 94WIP's Morning Show.

"I don't really know what's happening in Travis' love life," he said. "I try to keep his business kind of his business and stay out of that world. But having said that, I think he's doing great and I think that it's all 100 percent true and I hope this thing goes a mile. No, I'm joking, I don't know what's happening."

20 September – Now, Travis is being asked about Taylor and he spilled some super hot tea. In an interview on The Pat McAfee Show, he said: "I threw the ball in her court, and I told her 'I've seen you rock the stage at Arrowhead. You might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one's a little more lit.'

"So, we'll see what happens in the near future." OMG!

24 September – Then, the time came. In the audience of Travis' football game was none other than Ms. Swift herself, and she sat next to Travis' mum, Donna! If this isn't a confirmation that the two are dating, we don't know what is.

She cheered him on from the crowd and they were spotted backstage and driving away from the game in his car ('Getaway Car', anyone?).

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25 September – After their date after the football game, reports came out that Travis shut down an entire restaurant for Taylor, his family, and his teammates. Relationship goals!


1 October – Things seem to be getting serious between Taylor and Travis, as she brought all her besties along to support his most recent football game.

Blake Lively, Sophie Turner, Ryan Reynolds and Sabrina Carpenter were all in attendance with Taylor at the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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east rutherford, new jersey october 01 l r singer taylor swift and actor ryan reynolds talk prior to the game between the kansas city chiefs and the new york jets at metlife stadium on october 01, 2023 in east rutherford, new jersey photo by elsagetty images
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Taylor was even seen chatting with Travis' mum, Donna Kelce. Too cute!

15 October – It's official! Travis and Taylor were papped out on date night in New York looking super loved up. They went out to dinner and an afterparty for Saturday Night Live, where they were pictured holding hands.

We think it's time to think of a ship name... Traylor, maybe?

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22 October – Taylor was spotted at another one of Travis' games, cheering him on from the sidelines in a Kansas Chiefs football jumper. She was even wearing a friendship bracelet featuring his jersey number, '87' between two hearts. We actually can't cope.

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12 November – This video is our Roman Empire! After performing at her Eras Tour show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Taylor waved goodbye to her fans then ran straight into Travis' arms for a dramatic kiss.

Seriously, you need to see this:

Plus, during the concert, Taylor changed the lyrics to her song 'Karma' to sing "karma is the guy on the Chiefs running straight home to me," in reference to his football team. Can't cope!

2oth November - In a Wall Street Journal profile, Travis opens up about everything from his first date with Taylor to what she's like in a relationship. Their first date was in New York - "we had already kind of been talking, so I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and what goes from there will go from there" while everyone in his circle was telling him "Don't f*** this up!"

During the interview, he calls her "hilarious" and "a genius", adding, "I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f*** ing mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.”

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