Taylor Swift clearly has affection for Travis Kelce and his entire family. But does the international pop star actually love the Kansas City Chiefs tight end?
The answer: definitely maybe.
Eagle-eyed fans caught Swift possibly telling Kelce ‘I love you’ after his Chiefs beat the Ravens in Baltimore to qualify for Super Bowl LVIII.
‘I’ve never see you like that,’ she can be heard saying amid the post-game festivities. ‘That was insane. I can’t believe it. I love you.’
The joyous Kelce did not appear to respond in kind, but did continue embracing his girlfriend while receiving an ‘attaboy’ from his father, Ed.
It was certainly an emotional moment for the young couple, although this is well-worn territory for Kelce, who will play in his fifth Super Bowl over the last four seasons on February 11 in Las Vegas. The future Hall of Famer recorded 11 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, while surpassing Jerry Rice for the top spot on the NFL’s all-time postseason receptions list.
Taylor Swift is pictured between Travis and Ed Kelce after Sunday’s Chiefs-Ravens game
Travis Kelce listens to girlfriend Taylor Swift on the field in Baltimore after his win on Sunday
America’s most famous couple hugged and kissed on the field at the M&T Bank Stadium in the aftermath of a magnificent victory for the Chiefs over the Baltimore Ravens – who were tipped as strong favorites to win.
Kelce found his girlfriend as he waited for the AFC Championship trophy presentation in emotional scenes and Swift looked almost tearful as the couple had a moment to celebrate together with the eyes of the world on them. And when Kelce duly got on stage and took the mic, he was euphoric – channeling the Beastie Boys by shouting: ‘You’ve got to fight for your right to party!’.
Swift now turns her attention to four nights of her blockbuster Eras Tour in Japan’s capital from February 7-10 before now having to race back to the Allegiant Stadium for the biggest night in America’s sporting calendar. But she is expected to make the journey to be there for Kelce.
She and Travis took center-stage for the post-game celebrations but during the showdown itself, the singer looked frustrated at appearing on the CBS coverage around the midway stage. She could be seen clearly saying ‘go away, please’ with the camera lingering on her in a VIP suite while advertising next weekend’s Grammy Awards.
Travis Kelce kisses Taylor Swift after leading his Chiefs team to a place in the Super Bowl
The singer will now travel thousands of miles to make the Super Bowl from Japan in February
She’s going to have to accept it on February 11, though, given she will travel thousands of miles to make the game. The 17-hour time difference works in her favor on her return to the US from Japan and it will be the 13th Chiefs game this season that Swift will have cheered the team on for – her lucky number.
But with luck on their side or not, judging by Sunday’s showing Kelce and his Chiefs are going to take some stopping after a frankly sensational 17-10 win in Baltimore – the team that most people felt were nailed on to win the Super Bowl altogether, let alone the game today.
Kelce scored a touchdown in the first quarter and went on to pass Jerry Rice’s NFL postseason record of 151 receptions in another magnificent, career-defining display.
Swift was joined by Cara Delevingne in the VIP suite where she cheered the Chiefs on to victory – Jason Kelce was also there, as well as Travis’s parents Donna and Ed.
Travis’s older brother was seen high-fiving friends in the suite after his brother got his touchdowns but his celebrations were extremely subdued compared to the wild scenes last weekend in Buffalo.
Swift watches on and smiles as the two brothers celebrate together on the field
The two brothers also had a moment on the field, with the older Kelce wearing a Chiefs beanie hat across the course of the day as he cheered Kansas City on. It one heartwarming picture, Swift was seen looking on and smiling as the Kelce bros shared a laugh together on the field.
‘Finish this motherf***er,’ Jason told Travis as they embraced. The older Kelce brother would later address his own future in the NFL in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.Com.
Now, they will all clear their calendar and head to Vegas in two weeks as the Chiefs bid to win the Super Bowl for a second straight season and round out a fairytale campaign that has seen Travis and Taylor become America’s favorite and most famous couple.
Kelce is widely considered as one of, if not the very best, in his position of tight end in NFL history and is now going for his third Super Bowl title.
‘The Chiefs are still the Chiefs,’ Travis said in brief comments on the field after making 11 receptions on top of his touchdown. ‘And believe it – you’ve got to fight for your right to party! Believe it, baby, we’re going to Las Vegas.’
Last year, it felt impossible for the Kelce family to dominate the headlines any more than they did as Travis and his Chiefs team prepared to play against his brother Jason and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Travis also got a moment to cherish with his brother, Jason, after a magnificent victory
Their mom, Donna, hilariously wore a 50-50 jersey made up of Eagles green and Chiefs red to the game.
But this time around, with the added dimension of Swift racing back for the game, Kelce’s star will rise even higher.
The attention doesn’t appear to be a problem for him though after dominating the game today in Baltimore and, overall, enjoying a highly impressive season with the Chiefs.
Kansas City will play the San Francisco 49ers after they overturned a 17-point deficit against the Detroit Lions to book their own place in Vegas.
But playing the Chiefs – who will now be at their fourth Super Bowl in five years – on the biggest stage of all is different proposition altogether. For any team.