Travis Apparently Got Some Help From Inside 'Team Taylor'

Travis Apparently Got Some Help From Inside 'Team Taylor'
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Taylor Swift has been re-entering her Lover era over the last few months. In case you aren't on the Internet: Tay's relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce continues to heat up. And now, Travis is opening up in a brand new interview with the WSJ. Magazine about how things *really* got started between the two. And no, he didn't just manifest it all.

While Taylor's new 1989 (Taylor's Version) tracks might have taken center stage, I also want to talk about Reputation (Taylor's Version) for a sec—because man, are Taylor and Travis a big conversation. The 12-time Grammy Award winner and the double Super Bowl ring holder have been getting a ton of attention–and for good reason!

So far, Travis has proved that chivalry is not dead, and Taylor has officially left the restaurant and the basement to pursue a real "Love Story."If you are new to the Swelce train, you have a lot to catch up on.

Below, see every detail of the couple's relationship, from the friendship bracelets to the pictures (online) of kisses on cheeks.

July 4: Travis Kelce "takes a page" out of Taylor Swift's book.

Travis made friendship bracelets for the participants at Tight End University over the summer. At the time it seemed like a coincidence, but now it has cemented the first part of their "Love Story." In the video Travis filmed for NFL Canada on July 4, he claims he's taking "a page out of Taylor Swift's book."

And it won't be the last time!

July 8, 2023: Travis Kelce attends The Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium.

Although Travis alluded to a crush on Taylor in the past, it all came to fruition when he was spotted at Taylor's Eras Tour show over the summer in Kansas City.

The Chiefs tight end was spotted enjoying the music from a VIP box during the show—which was TBH one of her best of the first United States leg. In addition to Taylor adding "Long Live" to the setlist, she also sang "Last Kiss" and "Dorothea" as surprise songs.

July 26, 2023: Travis reveals he shot his shot with Taylor.

Later that month, Travis opened up about his Eras Tour experience, and told his co-host and brother Jason Kelce, that he was "butthurt" that he didn't get to meet Taylor. He had planned, the tight end explained, to give her a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it.

"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," he said on the New Heights episode.

July 29, 2023: Taylor performs "Stay, Stay, Stay" as a surprise song.

Only three days later, Taylor played a well-timed rendition of one of her only songs to mention football, "Stay, Stay, Stay"at the Eras Tour in Santa Clara. While it could've been another coincidence, this may have been Taylor's public response to Travis's podcast confession.

The lyrics go: "This morning I said we should talk about it / Cause I read you should never leave a fight unresolved / That's when you came in wearing a football helmet and said 'Okay let's talk.'

September 12: Taylor and Travis are rumored to be "quietly hanging out."

It seems like Travis manifested something real. The Messenger first reported that the "Anti-Hero"singer and the Chiefs tight end were "quietly hanging out" on Sept. 12, 2023.

The publication reported that Taylor had seen in Travis in New York City "a few weeks ago," so—around sometime in August, most likely.

September 14: Jason Kelce comments on the relationship rumors.

As rumors continued to circulate, Eagles center Jason Kelce was finally asked for an update on his brother's love life. "I’ve seen these rumors. I cannot comment,” Jason said during a Thursday Night Football panel, per PEOPLE.

A few days later on Sept. 20, Jason joked that the rumors were "100 percent true," on the WIP Morning Show, before clarifying he had no idea.

September 20: Travis reveals he invited Taylor to a Chiefs game.

Travis went on the Pat McAfee Show and said he invited Taylor to attend a Chiefs game—and hinted at her upcoming appearance.

"I told her that I've seen her rock a stage in Arrowhead and she might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead," he said. "We'll see what happens in the near future."

September 24: Taylor Swift attends The Chiefs vs. Bears game.

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Taylor has attended three Chiefs games so far. Jason Hanna - Getty Images

Finally, the moment that broke the Internet. Taylor was spotted in the crowd at The Chiefs vs. Bears game on Sept. 24. And based on the photos, she totally hit it off with Travis' mom, Donna Kelce. Taylor wasn't just busy cozying up to his mom, though. She also took tons of photos with fans, and enjoyed some chicken tenders with ketchup and "seemingly ranch." Everyone was in a frenzy online. You just had to be there.

Later, Travis and Taylor were spotted leaving Arrowhead Stadium hand-in-hand. The tight end whisked the "Bejeweled"singer away in his convertible, and apparently booked out an entire bar, Prime Social in Kansas City, for a postgame party. Photos later surfaced of the couple looking very cozy at the function.

And a few weeks later, more photos seemed to reveal that Taylor spent the day with Travis' family at his Kansas City home leading up to the game—as she was photographed with Ed Kelce, Travis' dad.

September 26: Travis gives Taylor another shoutout on his podcast.

After the absolute chaos of the previous weekend, Travis opened up about the big game on his next New Heights episode. "Shoutout to Taylor for pulling up, that was pretty ballsy," he said. "She looked amazing and everyone talked about her in great light."

The Chiefs player also said during the episode that his house had been flooded with paparazzi after the game (which is an important detail for later!).

September 30: Taylor invites Brittany Mahomes to dinner

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Brittany Mahomes photographed meeting Taylor Swift and Blake Lively for dinner. Gotham - Getty Images

As Taylor sings, "Karma"takes all her friends to dinner on the weekend. The night before Travis' game in New York on Oct. 1, Taylor was spotted attending dinner with Sophie Turner, Blake Lively, and... special guest Brittany Mahomes.

ICYDK, Brittany is married to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Travis' teammate.

October 1: Taylor and her entourage attend The Chiefs vs. Jets game.

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Taylor Swift attended the New York Jets game with Blake Lively, Sophie Turner, Sabrina Carpenter and more. Kevin Sabitus - Getty Images

The following weekend, Taylor made her second Chiefs game appearance at Met Life stadium to watch Travis' team take on the New York Jets. She was spotted at the stadium with her full squad—including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner, and, of course, Donna Kelce.

October 5: Travis Kelce celebrates his 34th birthday in Kansas City.

Here's one thing you should know about Travis: he was born in 1989. Yup. The tight end recently celebrated his 34th birthday, and while Taylor made no public appearances in Kansas City during the weekend, insiders say she was present.

Page Six reported the couple celebrated with a "chill night. And another source told the gossip account Deuxmoi that the couple may have bought out Fortunati Pizza in Kansas City for a celebration (or a lot of pizza). But these are simply rumors, and remain unconfirmed.

Taylor notably did not attend Travis' football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 8.

October 6: Travis Kelce addresses the frenzy of dating Taylor Swift.

During a press conference leading up to his game against the Vikings, Travis was asked about the attention surrounding his budding relationship with Taylor—and he had a lot of sweet things to say.

"It feels like I was on top of the world after the Super Bowl—and right now, even more on top of the world," he said at the conference, per E! News.

Travis did admit that he had to acclimate to the newfound attention, but he didn't seem to mind. "We're learning with the paparazzi just taking photos all over the place," he said. "At the same time, it comes with it. You've got a lot of people that care about Taylor, and for good reason."

October 11: Taylor has her Eras Tour movie premiere in Los Angeles.

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Taylor Swift wore an Oscar De La Renta gown to the Eras Tour premiere. John Shearer - Getty Images

While many Swifties hoped Travis would make his red carpet debut in Los Angeles for the Eras Tour film, the football player had to rest up for his Thursday night game. Instead, he allegedly sent Taylor a $2,500 bouquet of flowers to celebrate her success, according to Perez Hilton.

October 12: Taylor attends another Chiefs game.

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Donna Kelce joked that meeting Taylor was "okay," on the Today Show. David Eulitt - Getty Images

After her Los Angeles premiere, Taylor quickly popped back to Kansas City to see Travis take on the Denver Broncos.

October 14: Taylor and Travis attend Saturday Night Live together.

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Travis later reacted to "replacing" Taylor’s security on his podcast. MEGA - Getty Images

Taylor and Travis went to see Ice Spice perform on Saturday Night Live in mid-October, Travis later explained on an episode of New Heights.

After eating dinner at Nobu in New York, the couple serendipitously attended—and even made cameos on the show. Taylor introduced Ice Spice, while Travis made an appearance in a sketch about the Swelce hysteria.

A source later told PEOPLE that the couple attended the show's afterparty, and partied there until after 4 a.m. “Taylor and Travis were there all night and they were so smiley, they were so happy,” the source told PEOPLE. "They were so talkative. They were really fun. They talked to every single person in the room that talked to them."

In a later episode of Las Culturistas, SNL cast member Bowen Yang said nobody knew the couple was attending the show.

October 15: Taylor and Travis have dinner together in New York.

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A source told Entertainment Tonight that the pair’s connection has been "easy." Gotham - Getty Images

The next night, the couple were spotted again in New York for a date night—this time at the Waverly Inn. While the date was much more lowkey compared to their SNL appearance, the paparazzi photos maximized their joint slay.

October 18: Travis Kelce buys new mansion in Kansas City for privacy.

Ladies, if he wanted to, he would. Travis Kelce reportedly purchased a $6 million mansion in Kansas City last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. The star footballer reportedly snagged the pad for more privacy, as his current Kansas City home leaves him very exposed to paparazzi, per Page Six.

The 17,000-square-foot home reportedly has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool, and a mini golf course.

October 21: Travis responds to a couple's Halloween costume.

With Halloween just around the corner, "Travis and Taylor" have already become one of the most popular costume choices. On Oct. 21, fashion designer and musician KidSuper shared his Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce couples' costume, and even Travis himself reacted in the comments.

"😂😂😂😂 you're the 🐐," Travis penned on the post.

October 22: Taylor attends another Chiefs game.

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Taylor’s attendance on October 22 marked the pop star’s fourth game of the season. Jamie Squire - Getty Images

Taylor most recently attended the Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 22, decked out in Chiefs gear and a friendship bracelet that read "87." The star was photographed spending the day with Travis' family, and later enjoyed the game in a box with Brittany Mahomes. The two women seem to be getting close—they literally have a secret handshake with each other.

Afterward, Taylor was spotted leaving the stadium with Travis, and on Oct. 23, TMZ revealed photos of Taylor kissing Travis on the cheek. I repeat, kissing Travis on the cheek!!!!

November 12: Taylor changes song lyrics and kisses Travis on video.

It was the video seen round the world. Well, videos, plural. First, Taylor changed the lyrics to "Karma" on stage during one leg of the Eras tour, staying, "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me." Cue everyone absolutely freaking out. Even Travis, who can be seen smiling and covering his cheeks when he hears her little change.

Then, after the show, a fan caught a video of Taylor running up to Travis and giving him one of the cutest smooches ever before they turn and walk behind a curtained-off area.

November 20: The Swifts and Kelces may meet for the first time.

Yep, Taylor's parents are apparently meeting her boyfriend Travis Kelce's parents for the first time at the Kansas City Chiefs game on Monday, Nov. 20, per Entertainment Tonight. Notably, the Chiefs will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles, a.k.a. the Swift family's fave NFL team, which means there will be a little family rivalry to talk about.

Taylor is on tour, and just canceled a concert in Rio due to extreme heat, so the parents will all be on their own.

November 20: Travis opens up about his relationship in a new interview.

Alert! Alert! Travis got candid about falling for Tay in his WSJ. Magazine cover story. In fact, it seems like Travis got some inside help from Team Tay. “There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was, in her corner [who said]: Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had somebody playing Cupid," he told the mag.

In the interview, Travis also talked about how in the first few days of their relationship, he worked hard to keep things on the DL. “That was the biggest thing to me: make sure I don’t say anything that would push Taylor away," he told the mag.

The story also talks about Travis and Tay snuggling up with friends at his fire pit, singing Teenage Dirtbag together, and looking like two "peas in a pod."

It's a love story baby just say YEAH.

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