Eagle-eyed fans have spotted Travis Kelce wearing a friendship bracelet with Taylor Swift lyrics on it just days before the pop star attended his NFL game.
Rumor has it that the 33-year-old Kansas City Chiefs singer and the singer, also 33, have grown closer, with the songwriter cheering him on during his team’s win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
He posed for photos at the Kelce Car Jam charity event on Friday, where he was seen wearing a beaded bracelet.
Letters spelled out across the beads: “Vigilante S***,” the name of one of Taylor’s songs from her 2022 album Midnights.
The bracelet itself seems to be a reference to Travis’ first attempt to get a hold of Taylor during one of her tour dates.
Stand for! Eagle-eyed fans spotted Travis Kelce wearing a friendship bracelet with Taylor Swift lyrics on it, just days before the pop star attended his NFL game
Supportive: The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 33, and the singer, also 33, are reportedly growing closer lately, with the songwriter cheering him on during his team’s win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday
Fan: He was seen wearing a beaded bracelet on Friday that said ‘Vigilante S***’, the name of one of Taylor’s songs from her 2022 album Midnights
In July, Travis revealed on his New heights podcast in which he had hoped to introduce himself to Taylor while attending one of her Eras Tour stops.
said the football pro he had his phone number engraved on a bracelet, which he planned to present to the pop star, reflecting Swifties’ famous tradition of swapping friendship bracelets and wearing them at her concerts.
He confessed: “I wanted to give Taylor Swift (a bracelet) with my number on it,” but he wasn’t able to meet her backstage.
His interest in her clearly did not wane, and he shared that on the website Pat McAfee podcast this month he tried to turn the tables by inviting her to watch him play football.
“I told her, ‘You know, I’ve seen you rock the stage at Arrowhead (Stadium), maybe you should come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one is a little more lit.’ So we will see what happens in the near future,” he said.
Travis added that he “threw the ball in her court,” though it’s unclear whether he was aware at the time that Taylor was planning to attend his game last weekend, which was also the first time they’d been together in were seen in public.
During the game, Taylor was spotted enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs defeated the Bears 41-10.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist sat next to Travis’ mother Donna Kelce in a luxury suite at Arrowhead Stadium, with his father Ed also in attendance.
Courting her: The bracelet itself seems to be a reference to Travis’ first attempt at making a move on Taylor, where he tried to give her a bracelet with his number on it during her concert (photo Sunday)
Donna and Taylor laughed and chatted during the game and cheered on Travis when he scored a touchdown.
Sources shared that the first meeting went “really well,” and Taylor especially seems to have won over Donna, who called her a “nice person.”
After the match, the Mastermind singer met the football star in the locker room before they headed to an intimate dinner.
Although Taylor and Travis appeared to keep the PDA to a minimum as they made their way to the Prime Social Rooftop in Kansas City, eyewitnesses spotted them holding hands once they got inside the restaurant.
They came to the restaurant via his vintage convertible, while she sat in his passenger seat.
The PDA escalated when Taylor reportedly sat on the footballer’s lap at one point.
The dinner was only somewhat private, as Travis’ family, including his mother Donna, also showed up, and some of his teammates came along as well.
An eyewitness said this earlier Entertainment tonight that it was Travis who bought out the restaurant for the afterparty.
Big fan: During the game, Taylor was seen enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs defeated the Bears 41-10 while sitting next to his mother Donna Kelce
“Taylor arrived in a denim dress and was seen snacking, drinking cocktails and dancing next to Travis,” they said.
Another restaurant told ET that restaurant staff told them there would be a “hard close” at 8 p.m., and waitstaff handed out boxes before the deadline, while letting them know they had to leave the premises before then. .
However, to reduce the inconvenience, they were offered free drinks at the restaurant’s sister location.
Although some customers apparently asked if the closure was related to Travis and Taylor, staff reportedly remained tight-lipped.
Sources with direct knowledge of the couple claim that TMZ Monday that the two have hung out together “several times” in recent months.
While it seems like Taylor and Travis are definitely headed toward an official relationship, their busy schedules could complicate things in the coming months.
Travis will focus on games with the Chiefs as the team hopes to reach the Super Bowl in February.
In the meantime, Taylor will return to her grueling touring schedule and will follow up a series of US dates with an international leg in mid-October.