Taylor Swift has a new man in her life it seems.
The Eras Tour performer has reportedly been dating football star Travis Kelce, a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs. They are both 33-years-old.
‘Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,’ a source told The Messenger on Tuesday.
‘She saw him when she was in New York City a few weeks ago.’
This comes after he revealed how he tried – and failed – to make a move on Swift at one of her tour dates in July.
New love? Taylor Swift has a new man in her life it seems. The Eras Tour performer has reportedly been dating 33-year-old football star Travis Kelce, a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs
She caught his eye: ‘Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,’ a source told The Messenger on Tuesday; seen in August in Arizona
The athlete said he had his phone number inscribed on a bracelet, which he planned to present to the pop star.
However when he attended one of Taylor’s recent concerts in Kansas City, he was unsuccessful in his attempts to meet her backstage.
‘So she doesn’t meet anybody and she doesn’t – or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal,’ he quipped on his podcast New Heights.
Travis hosts the podcast with his brother Jason Kelce, an NFL player whom he happened to be pitted against at this year’s Super Bowl.
Jason plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, who were defeated at the Super Bowl this year by Travis’ team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Travis shared on the podcast that when he went to see Taylor in concert, he 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, so I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I’ve made for her.’
The athlete explained: ‘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.’
Travis Kelce tried to give Taylor Swift his number at show
Swing and a miss: The attempt occurred at one of Taylor’s recent shows at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City; she is pictured here on August 24 in Mexico City
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Kelce, right, congratulates Kansas City Chiefs tight end Noah Gray (83) after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on September 7 in Kansas City
Although he was unable to meet with Taylor face-to-face, he had nothing but warm words for her performance, which he hailed as ‘an unbelievable show.’
Jason jokingly guessed that Taylor, who hails from Pennsylvania, refused to meet with Travis because of her known fondness for the Eagles.
‘Well, she probably just hasn’t gotten over the Super Bowl yet. She’s a big Eagles fan, so maybe she just made something up and just didn’t wanna talk to you,’ he vamped.
Travis conducted an on-off relationship with influencer Kayla Nicole for five years, culminating in their latest breakup in 2022.
Meanwhile Taylor has dated a dazzling array of celebrities, including Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Lautner and Calvin Harris.
Jennifer Garner enjoys a great time at the Taylor Swift concert
What a pair: Travis (left) told the story on the podcast he hosts with his brother Jason Kelce (right), an NFL player whom he happened to be pitted against at this year’s Super Bowl
The way they were: Travis conducted an on-off relationship with influencer Kayla Nicole for five years, culminating in their latest breakup in 2022; pictured last February
Taylor’s romance with John fell under renewed scrutiny this year when she released a re-recording of Dear John, the scathing 2010 song she is presumed to have written about him in the wake of their breakup.
In the midst of her legal battle with Scooter Braun over her original masters, Taylor decided years ago to re-record all of her old albums, releasing new ‘Taylor’s Versions’ to which she would own the rights.
Earlier this month, she released ‘Taylor’s Version’ of her 2010 album Speak Now, which included the original edition of Dear John.
Taylor sang Dear John onstage last month during her Eras Tour – the first time she had performed the number live in 11 years.
Dear John, with its blistering lyrics about an ex’s ‘sick need to give love then take it away,’ was widely regarded as being about John.
After the song reentered the public eye, Taylor begged her fans not to ‘defend’ her against John, but they ignored her pleas and started denouncing him online as a ‘groomer’ because they dated when he was 33 and she was 19.