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Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce's Relationship Timeline

Here is a concise relationship timeline of all the major aspects of the relationship between Grammy winner Taylor Swift and NFL star Travis Kelce, who just keeping making headlines.

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The 'Blank Space' singer Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs, National Football League player Travis Kelce have been making headlines ever since rumours of them dating sparked in September. The two confirmed their relationship in October as they were spotted holding hands at a 'Saturday Night Live' afterparty. A close source told PEOPLE magazine the couple is still in the "super, super early days" of getting to know one another but also are "having fun." 

Here’s a complete timeline of their relationship.

Jul 8: Kelce Attends The Eras Tour 

In July, sharp-eyed Swifties noticed Travis Kelce attending Swift's gigantic Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium. The athlete was seen enjoying the show from his private box and exchanging friendship bracelets with fans inside the venue.

Jul 26: Kelce Tries To Give His Phone Number To Swift

Kelce revealed that he actually tried (and failed) to meet Swift after one of her shows. "I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings," Kelce said on his podcast 'New Heights.' He said, "If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it." He added, "She doesn’t meet anybody, or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal."

Sep 17: Kelce Laughs Off NFL’s Swift Commentary

The jokes about their relationship began when NFL Network's Rich Eisen incorporated numerous Swift references while discussing the tight end before the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars game. A segment from the show went viral after being posted on Instagram. Given the speculations, Eisen kept the puns coming as he captioned the upload, “Look what you made me do, @killatrav.” (referring to one of her hit songs). The Chiefs star was a good sport about the joke as he playfully commented, “Well played Rich…. Well played.”

Sep 20: Jason Kelce Jokes Travis Kelce And Taylor Swift Dating Rumors Are True

During an appearance on 'DeCamara & Ritchie on Audacy's SportsRadio 94 WIP,' Kelce’s brother Jason was asked to address the dating rumors. After previously keeping quiet about the matter, Jason said that the report was “100% true,” which basically confirmed the news.

However, the audio and his tone clarified that he’s “joking” about knowing their relationship's status. "It's hard to answer because I don't really know a lot about Travis' love life,” Jason told the radio hosts. “I try to keep his business kind of his business, stay out of that world." But, he continued, "Having said that, man, I think they're doing great and I think it's all 100% true, and I hope this thing goes a mile — no, I'm joking, I don't know what's happening."

Sep 21: Kelce Sets The Record Straight On Asking Swift Out

Following this, Kelce clarified the situation during an interview on 'The Pat McAfee Show,' explaining how he "threw the ball in [Swift’s] court" by inviting her to witness his game at Arrowhead Stadium, the same venue where she had previously held her Eras Tour performance, and he attended.

The NFL star said, "I think it’s, right now, it’s like an old game in school called telephone, where everyone’s just whispering in each other’s ear, just hearing some random stuff, and then you got, you know, no one actually knows what’s going on, especially when you’ve got Jason Kelce on live television telling people just both sides—he doesn’t know, it’s true, it’s this and that."

Sep 24: Swift Attends Kelce’s Game, Next To His Mother

Swifties and football enthusiasts went into a frenzy when Swift made an unexpected appearance at Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs game on Sep 24. The singer was seen enjoying the game from Kelce's suite alongside his mother Donna, enthusiastically cheering as Kelce scored a touchdown. Post-game, the two were spotted leaving together, with Swift sporting Kansas City Chiefs jersey and Kelce dressed in a blue and white denim outfit.

According to a source speaking to PEOPLE, Swift, upon receiving the invite to attend the football game, didn't hesitate to accept despite her hectic schedule. "Taylor is very focused on work right now and hanging out with her girlfriends," the source said. "Travis invited her to the game, and of course she said 'yes.'" The source added, "She just thought it was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday."

Sep 27: Kelce Talks About His Future With Swift On His Podcast

On an episode of his podcast, Kelce said, "I’m enjoying life and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend," as he talked about his night with Swift. "Shout out to Taylor for pulling up. That was pretty ballsy," Kelce said about how he felt having the 'Delicate' singer in his suite during the game. 

"I just thought it was awesome how everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her — the friends and family. She looked amazing and everybody was talking about her in great light," he said, adding that the cherry on top was that "the day went perfect for Chiefs fans of course," citing their 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

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In another segment of the episode, Kelce expressed his thoughts, stating, "it is my personal life and I wanna respect both of our lives," mentioning his intention and wish to shift his focus back to NFL-related content in future podcast episodes.

Oct 1: Swift Attends Kelce’s Game With Her Friends

On Oct 1, Swift was seen at MetLife Stadium during Kelce's team match against the New York Jets in New Jersey. Accompanied by several celebrity friends such as Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner, and Antoni Porowski, she was captured having a sweet moment with Travis’s mother, Donna Kelce.

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Oct 14: Swift And Kelce Hold Hands In NYC After Surprise SNL Appearance

During 'Saturday Night Live' on Oct 14, both Swift and Kelce made surprise appearances on the show. Swift introduced Ice Spice as the musical guest, and Kelce starred in a comedic skit poking fun at the NFL's obsession with Taylor Swift.

Later, they were spotted hand in hand in New York City, heading to the SNL afterparty at Catch Steak. “Taylor and Travis were there all night and they were so smiley, they were so happy,” a source told PEOPLE magazine, noting that they were super affectionate toward each other the entire time. “They were always connected throughout the night," the source added. “They were super comfortable with each other. They were very cuddly; they weren't awkward. She was really comfortable with him, and he was a total gentleman.”

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Oct 18: Kelce And Swift Want "Privacy"

TMZ reveals that Travis purchased a $6 million house so that the couple can have better privacy and security, and keep their relationship low-key. Meanwhile, a source tells Entertainment Tonight that "they have a lot of fun together and she loves how chivalrous he is. Taylor feels at ease with Travis and they are already very comfortable around each other."

Oct 19: Source Reveals Insider Information

A source reveals to the Daily Mail that “Taylor is blown away right now and her family is all about Travis. She is trying to keep it together, but is obviously falling in love with him and he feels the same way.” Adding to that, “He actually courted her and she feels like she is the luckiest girl in the world right now. It is no coincidence that all she had to do was look outside of Hollywood.”

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Oct 22: Swift Attends Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs Game

Sporting Chiefs red attire, including a vintage sweatshirt and a friendship bracelet adorned with Kelce's number, the singer proudly supported Kelce, seen cheering alongside Brittany Mahomes in the box. During the game, Swift and Mahomes shared a secret handshake following a play. Post the game, Swift and Kelce were spotted leaving the stadium hand in hand.

Oct 23: Instagram Official

Following Swift's attendance at Kelce's game, they were seen spending time with Kelce's teammate Mecole Hardman Jr. and his girlfriend Chariah Gordon.

On Oct 23, Gordon took to Instagram to post several photos, seemingly captured at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Among the lovely pictures, was one where Swift affectionately kissed Kelce on the cheek while posing with Hardman and his girlfriend.

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Oct 27: Source Reveals Swift And Kelce's Relationship Is 'Turning More Serious'

After various speculations about their relationship's status, a source told PEOPLE magazine that things between the two are getting serious. "It's quickly turning more serious. They share a strong work ethic and have a huge appreciation for life and their careers, strong family bond and values," the source said. Kelce is also "sweet, goofy and just a blast to be around," added the source.

Another source reveals to Us Weekly that “Travis and Taylor are a very real couple, they actually spend a lot of one-on-one time together and have developed a very real connection. They have very detailed plans coming up on how to stay together while she’s on tour and he has games.”

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Nov 11: Kelce Supports Swift At The Eras Tour

Kelce was spotted grooving to the singer's hits at the Eras Tour as he sat with the singer's dad in the VIP section. During the show, Swift gave her partner a shoutout as she changed the lyrics of her song 'Karma' to, “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me,” causing Kelce to turn pink. After the show, she was seen jumping into his arms, which made fans all over to adore them.

Nov 20: Kelce Says He Had "Somebody Playing Cupid" To Get Swift's Attention

During an interview with WSJ. Magazine, Kelce shared how his relationship with Swift started in the first place. "There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was. I had somebody playing Cupid," he explained. The NFL star went on to say that she is different than anyone he's been with before, and that they bond over the love they have for their families.  

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“Everybody knows I’m a family guy,” he said. “Her team is her family. Her family does a lot of stuff in terms of the tour, the marketing, being around, so I think she has a lot of those values as well, which is right up my alley.”

Dec 6: Swift Addresses Her Relationship For The First Time

Named Time's 2023 Person of the Year, the singer engaged in a candid interview, discussing her past conflicts and personal life. Within the conversation, she shared the beginning of her relationship with Kelce, mentioning that it "all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell."

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“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," Swift continued. She clarified that although she was spotted at one of Kelce's games in September, they were already a couple by then.

"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," Swift added.

Dec 8: Source Reveals Kelce Planned Something Special For Swift's 34th Birthday

According to a source speaking to 'Life & Style,' the Kansas City Chiefs player seems to have something special in store for the singer's 34th birthday on December 13. And here's the intriguing detail, as revealed by the source, "He’s arranged a very intimate romantic dinner just for the two of them, and is also trying to pull off a semi-surprise party with the help of some of her closest friends. There are whispers that he could use the opportunity to propose—that’s what everyone, including Taylor, is hoping for!"

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The Taylor and Travis situation continues to offer surprises at every turn. It just keeps on giving, and we're here for it!

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