Taylor Swift became the unlikely star of the latest Chiefs game, overshadowing Travis Kelce’s moment of triumph as she joined hundreds of fans celebrating his touchdown.
Kansas annihilated the visiting Chicago Bears, 41-10, on September 24 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kelce’s touchdown grab came early in the second half when quarterback Patrick Mahomes found him in the back of the end zone for an easy three-yard score, bumping the lead to 41-0.
The singer set social media alight by joining Kelce’s mom, Donna, in the family’s suite – and fans were hanging on her every move.
Donning the team’s trademark red and white jersey, the pop sensation joined droves of fans as they jumped up and down and screamed with joy.
Swift appeared to be kicking back amid her busy Eras tour, the singer’s second all-stadium tour since 2018. She made her latest stop at Foro Sol in Mexico at the end of August, becoming the first female act to perform four shows on a single tour.
Pop sensation Taylor Swift was spotted at the Chiefs game sitting alongside tight end Travis Kelce’s mother, Donna
She was seen clapping, smacking the glass and jumping up and down with other fans
The pop star watched the game from the Kelce family suite and was filmed by fans down below
She couldn’t contain her excitement when Kelce scored a touchdown, joining the man beside her for a chest bump in midair
Despite the jam-packed schedule, Swift found the time to unwind as she watched the game from the luxurious box seats, wearing her signature red lipstick and bangs.
Despite being an outspoken Philadelphia Eagles fan – a fact she verified mid-concert in Dallas – the singer couldn’t contain her excitement over Kelce’s moment of brilliance.
In a first of many viral clips, she was seen gossiping with Kelce’s mother, Donna. The singer leaned in, bringing her ear close to Donna’s mouth. Donna turned away, smiling, before rocking back and forth with laughter at Swift’s shocked reaction.
The singer drew away, mouth open in disbelief. She then slowly broke into a smile and squeezed the older woman’s arm good-naturedly, gestured and clasped her hands together.
Most of Swift’s viral moments happened moments after the touchdown, when the entire section exploded into celebration.
In true sports enthusiasts’ fashion, she shared a chest bump with the man standing next to her, who wore a red tracksuit and silver chain. It is unclear if the pair were acquainted, but they gingerly bumped chests in a moment caught from an angle filmed by fans in the seats below.
She was then seen clapping enthusiastically with hands over her head, jumping up and down and causing her long blonde locks to fly about.
In one of the most celebrated moments of the night, she mouthed, ‘Let’s f***ing go!’ at the field, seemingly directing the remark at her supposed new man.
Swift is in the middle of a break from her Eras tour
Despite being a loud and proud Philadelphia Eagles fan, Swift wore the Chiefs’ colors
Kelce performed a little dance amid the excitement, only to be overshadowed by the singer
Suspense continued to build around Kelce and Swift’s supposed relationship, which has yet to be officially confirmed
The 33-year-old singer was spotted leaving the game with the Chiefs player following his team’s victory
Swift could not contain her joy in the moments that followed either, continuing the hearty applause before pounding both palms on the window in front of her.
Kelce had his own moment in the spotlight, as he did a little dance in the end zone, where he mimed pumping the brakes on a motorcycle.
However, he was overshadowed by Swift’s reactions, particularly on social media. The singer’s name trended for hours on Twitter as fans expressed their delight over seeing their favorite celebrity enjoying herself.
‘She’s always lighting up the room,’ wrote the owner of a popular fan account with over 300,000 followers on the platform.
Fans came out in droves to comment on Swift’s dating rumors with Kelce, but the reception was markedly positive.
‘Taylor Swift dating an American footballer is literally like the Declaration of Independence. Free from the shackles of British colonialism! This is the moment,’ one person wrote, taking a jab at Taylor’s relationship with The 1975’s Matty Healy, who faced accusations of racism and sexism.
Other fans turned the spotlight on Kelce’s mother, Donna.
‘Nobody has had a cooler 2023 than Momma Kelce. Both sons in a Super Bowl and now she’s sitting next to Taylor Swift? What a life,’ a fan tweeted.
The couple were seen leaving together after the game, walking shoulder-to shoulder with Swift beaming as she bid fans goodbye.