It seems like Travis Kelce is in his lover era right now. At the moment, the Kansas City Chiefs star is rumored to be dating the 12-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift. We are here for this love story.
For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, the romance rumors of the NFL player and the pop star started swirling in the air in September 2023 when reports emerged online that the two of them were ‘hanging out together.’
Just 2 months before, the Super Bowl winner revealed on his New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce podcast that he failed to give his phone number to the Snow on the Beach songstress at one of her Eras Tour shows.
On September 24, 2023, Sunday, Taylor was spotted cheering for Kelce at the Kansas City Chief’s game against the Chicago Bears. In the pictures that have popped up on social media, Swift can be seen having a good time watching the football game from a private suite at Arrowhead Stadium.
After the game, the football player and the American singer-songwriter were spotted leaving the stadium together. In a TikTok video that has gone viral, the rumored lovebirds can be seen walking side by side through the halls of Arrowhead.
Before sparking romance rumors with Taylor Swift, Travis dated a few stunning ladies. Keep scrolling further to dive deep into the dating history of Travis Kelce and learn more about his former flames.
Exploring the dating history of Travis Kelce
At first, Travis tried to find love on his own E! dating reality show called, Chasing Kelce in the year 2016. At that time, nearly 50 women, one from every state competed against each other to win the heart of the footballer.
By the end of the reality show, Kelce picked Maya Benberry, the contestant from Kentucky. However, he still had his doubts about Maya. A relationship with doubts never works out.
As per the U.S. Sun, at that time, he told her, “I love your confidence, but, at times, it does get overconfident. It kind of shows arrogance. I have been attracted to women like that my entire life and those relationships didn’t work because of that.”
The tight end ended up following his heart and he chose Maya Benberry as his winner. They dated for a few months before calling it quits. The reason behind their split remains unknown till now.
Nearly 7 years later, Kelce reflected on the reality TV series Chasing Kelce and stated that it sounded like a good idea to him back then. Now, he’s not sure about it anymore.
While making an appearance on a January episode of Pivot podcast, Travis said, “It was extremely awkward because I really didn’t have much to say about what we were doing on the show.”
He recalled “having so much fun buying whatever the hell I wanted to” that he saw the show as an opportunity to “make six figures in two weeks.”
Just a year after his split from Maya Benberry, Travis moved on in his life with Kayla Nicole, a model and sports broadcaster. The pair dated on and off for a total of five years from 2017 to 2022.
Kelce and Kayla started dating after he flirted with her on the social networking platform Instagram by following her and liking her posts. It wouldn’t be wrong to say he was stalking her at that time and trying his best to grab her attention.
During a February 2022 interview with E! News, Travis spilled the beans on his romance with Nicole and said, “I was just stalking her and then finally on New Year’s, she gave in. And, you know, New Year, new me. She just shot her shot, jumped in my DMs and the rest is history.”
Over the last couple of years, the former couple was spotted out and about in public on several outings as well as many red-carpet events. They first broke up in August 2020. Then, the air was filled with rumors that stated Kelce had cheated on her. However, he denied the cheating allegations.
According to a screenshot captured by the media outlet TMZ, Travis tweeted, “This is fake news… a lie… and not why Kayla and I broke up… take all your hatred somewhere else please.”
Kelce and Nicole decided to give their love another chance a few months later. They pulled the plug on their romance for good in May 2022. As of this moment, the reason behind their separation is not known.
In June 2022, Kayla shut down a Barstool Sports report that claimed that they split because he made her “pay half of everything.” Then, she tweeted, “Not sure where y’all got this nonsense from, but it’s absurd and very false.”
During an episode of the Pivot podcast, Kelce echoed the same sentiments and he told the fans not to “buy into that s–t.” He said, “We were in a relationship for five years. A hundred dollars here, a hundred dollars there wasn’t even thought about.”
After a few months, Travis struck a romance with Access Hollywood correspondent Zuri Hall. As per a screenshot obtained by Barstool Sports blog post, the two of them were spotted sitting together in his family’s suite at a Chiefs game in October 2022.
At that time, Hollywood Life reported that one of Kelce’s close pals shared a video of Zuri with the NFL star in the background. Then, the eagle-eyed fans noticed that Kelce and his ex Kayla who followed each other on Instagram, unfollowed each other when he sparked romance rumors with Hall. To date, neither Hall nor Travis have addressed the relationship rumors.
Travis publicly shared his interest in the famed pop star Taylor Swift during a July 2023 episode of his New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce podcast. Then, he revealed he tried his best to give his number to Taylor at her Kansas City, Mo., Eras Tour show in June 2023, but he was not able to pass his phone number to the musician.
Travis talked about the whole incident and said, “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.”
He further added, “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.”
Luckily, the NFL star and the Love Story hitmaker got in touch. As per a September 12, 2023 report, Swift and Kelce were hanging out together. Then, an insider told The Messenger, “Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out. She saw him when she was in NYC a few weeks ago.”
The hunky football player played along as the romance rumors of the pair began circulating on the internet. In an episode of the podcast, his brother Jason jokingly confirmed the relationship speculations were 100 percent true.
Then, the Philadelphia Eagles athlete said, “I think they’re doing great.” Shortly afterward, he stated that he had no idea about what was actually going on between his brother and the music mogul.
Last week, Travis made a guest appearance on The Pat McAfee Show podcast and joked that he ‘threw the ball in her court.’ He recalled his conversation with Taylor and said, “I’ve seen you rock the stage at Arrowhead [Stadium]. You might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit. We’ll see what happens in the near future.”
Travis and Swift sent their fans into a frenzy on September 24, 2023, when the You Belong With Me singer was seen cheering for the NFL star along with his mom, Donna Kelce in their family suite.
During the game, Taylor was spotted sharing a laugh with Travis’ mom, Donna. At that time, the NFL posted a small clip of them enjoying themselves and tweeted, “In her RED era.”
Then, the new couple was snapped leaving the Arrowhead Stadium together. To celebrate the Chief’s big win, the pair went to a rooftop bar with the rest of his teammates. A close source has told Page Six, that Taylor and Travis seemed very affectionate during the night out.
An insider mentioned that Swift and Kelce “left together in an entourage of three vehicles at 1:10 a.m.” Recently, a source told People magazine that Taylor and Travis are in super early days of getting to know each other.
The insider added, “They are having fun. This was Taylor’s first time meeting his mom and dad, and everyone was enjoying themselves. She was super chill and low-key hanging out with his friends and family.” It looks like Taylor and Travis are trying to keep the details of their new romance to themselves.
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