Travis Kelce has been spotted for the first time since his very public whirlwind romance with pop star Taylor Swift.
The 33-year-old Kansas City Chiefs was spotted returning to his mansion on Tuesday, two days after watching him and his team win against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium, located in Kansas City, Missouri.
The professional football player cut a casual figure in shorts, a long-sleeved T-shirt and an upside-down baseball hat as he entered his Kansas City home solo after practice.
Hours earlier, Taylor was seen boarding her private jet as she flew out of town after spending time with her new man.
Taylor’s man! Travis Kelce has been spotted for the first time since his very public whirlwind romance with pop star Taylor Swift
Ready for it! Hours earlier, Taylor was seen boarding her private jet as she left Kansas City after spending time with her new man
Minutes after arriving home, the 6-foot-2 professional athlete had a tasty Uber Eats order delivered to his home for a post-workout meal.
Travis, who grew up in Ohio, and Taylor’s rumored romance was confirmed on Sunday – after she attended his game.
It’s not clear exactly when the two started seeing each other in person, but Travis had revealed on his New Heights podcast in July that he had hoped to introduce himself to Taylor when he attended one of her Eras Tour stops.
‘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, so I was a bit of a pain in the ass. I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets. I made it for her,” he said.
Taylor cemented the budding courtship at Sunday’s game when she arrived alone — aside from her usual bodyguards — to cheer on Travis from a box.
However, the sources explained to the station that the Lavender Haze singer’s previous encounters with the NFL star took place in a “very private setting” so as not to attract attention.
It seems like she’s now moving toward a more open relationship with Travis, though the sources also stressed that the two aren’t “officially” dating, even though things are clearly heating up between them.
In another sign that Kansas City Chiefs star Taylor is getting closer, she met his parents at Sunday’s game.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist sat next to Travis’ mother Donna Kelce in a luxury suite at Arrowhead Stadium; his father Ed was also present.
Donna and Taylor laughed and chatted during the game and cheered on Travis when he scored a touchdown.
Meeting parents for the first time is often stressful, but the sources shared that the first meeting went “really well,” and Taylor especially seems to have won over Donna, who called her a “nice person.”
Although she has now met Travis’ parents, Taylor has yet to meet his brother Jason Kelce, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles and co-hosts the New Heights podcast with his sibling.
Lavender Haze: The pro football player cut a casual figure in shorts, a long-sleeved T-shirt and an upside-down baseball hat as he entered his Kansas City home solo after practice
Archer: The NFL star arrived in slides wearing a backwards baseball cap over his short locks
Love story: Travis carried his iPad in one hand as he showed off his toned legs in his olive-colored shorts
Enchanted: Minutes after arriving home, the 6-foot-2 professional athlete had a tasty Uber Eats order delivered to his home for a post-workout meal
Style: The 250-pound athlete has played for the Kansas City Chiefs since the start of his professional career. He was drafted by the team in the 2013 NFL Draft
Bigger Than The Whole Sky: Taylor was seen arriving with her security team on her private jet at a Kansas City airport
Although Taylor and Travis appeared to keep the PDA to a minimum while heading to the Prime Social Rooftop in Kansas City after Sunday’s game, eyewitnesses spotted them holding hands while they were at 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.
“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. .
Keeping it a secret: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, both 33, have hung out “several times” in recent months, sources claimed to TMZ on Monday; seen on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri
Under the radar: They were first spotted together after attending Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs-Chicago Bears game, but previously spent time together in a “very private environment” so as not to attract attention; seen on Sunday
Milestone: Another sign that Kansas City Chiefs star Taylor is growing closer was when she met his parents Donna and Ed at Sunday’s game
Success! Sources shared that the first meeting went “really well,” and that Taylor especially seems to have won over Donna, who called her a “nice person”
PDA: Then they rented out a restaurant, and sources said they held hands and Taylor even sat on Travis’ lap; seen on Sunday
Not entirely true: Sources said the two are not “officially” dating, even though things are heating up; seen in July in Hollywood
Staying busy: They’ll be busy for the next few months as Travis focuses on soccer while Taylor heads out on tour again in the US and then on an international leg of her Eras Tour; seen in March
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.