The question on everyone’s lips when a top relationship hits the newsstands is almost always: is it love or is it public relations?
A now-viral video of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrating the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl victory is under scrutiny after some claimed it showed the NFL tight end instructing the hitmaker to start manipulating his PDA for the camera.
While many fans are convinced the couple is authentic, many have accused the high-profile couple of faking it.
The TikTok clip, which has more than 12 million views, showed the couple at a Las Vegas nightclub after the Chiefs won the 2024 Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.
A now-viral video of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrating the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl victory is under scrutiny
Some have claimed that the clip shows the NFL tight end instructing the hitmaker to start manipulating his PDA for the camera.
In the 14-second clip, Travis can be seen jumping and singing in the nightclub, surrounded by people, but appears to notice when some start filming.
As the NFL player walks away in the nightclub, the writing on the overlay text reads: “You can’t convince me this is [real].’
The overlaid text changes to what the video creator thinks Travis is saying.
‘Travis: Oh shit, it’s time to film,’ the video says as the tight end gently puts on his sunglasses and turns to whisper something in his girlfriend’s ear.
“Travis whispers: Get ready, they’re filming,” the superimposed text says, as the couple approaches.
The video then shows a still image of the couple together from a different angle, which reads: “Mission accomplished: Respect +.”
Fans of the famous couple went wild as they serenaded and kissed while their song Love Story played at the victory party inside Wynn Las Vegas’ XS nightclub.
In the caption of the clip, TikTok creator swiftieblues, who clarified that he did not make the video but simply reposted it, asked users to “watch it again without reading the subtitles” and post their opinion on the matter.
Reactions were mixed, with some people convinced that Taylor and Travis’ romance is a PR relationship.
‘Travis: Oh shit, it’s time to film,’ the video says as the tight end gently puts on his sunglasses and turns to say something in his girlfriend’s ear.
The video then shows a still image of the couple looking cozy from a different angle, which reads: “Mission accomplished: Respect +.”
TikTok users were divided in their opinions on the relationship: some believed it was PR while others thought it was real.
‘Yes, it’s all public relations. However, most relationships we see start out as PRs, even with actors, but can grow to love each other. It depends,” wrote one user.
“100,000% this is a PR relationship,” declared another.
‘He didn’t know what country he was in when a journalist asked him, it has to be PR!’ someone else agreed.
‘He’s giving Katniss and Peeta the [Hunger Games] Lmao,’ laughed a fourth user.
Others firmly believe that it is a real relationship and that the power couple is very much in love.
“Taylor Swift is absolutely NOT having a PR relationship,” one user argued.
According to relationship experts, Taylor’s drastic shift from being ultra-private in her relationship with Joe Alwyn to flaunting her passionate romance with Travis may be a sign that she and the athlete are the real deal.
Taylor was seen cheering on Travis at many of his football games, hanging out with his family, wearing his merch, running onto the field to kiss him after his team’s wins, uttering the L-word at him on camera, and most recently, sharing a video with him on his TikTok account.