Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.
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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce dating rumors come from inside the house. In a Sunday Night Football game on September 17, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end scored a touchdown in the team’s victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. And CBS announcer Ian Eagle used the auspicious moment to reference a Swift song in a nod to Kelce and Taylor Swift’s alleged relationship. “Kelce finds an empty spot for the score,” Eagle said during his keynote call as Kelce basked in his glory, per Fox News. The next day, the soccer star and SNL the host acknowledged puns at his expense, and seemed delighted by a collection of Swift references made by NFL Network’s Rich Eisen during pregame coverage. “Well played Rich … Well played 👏🏻😂,” Kelce commented on the video, which was jointly posted on Eisen and NFL Network’s Instagram.
Neither Swift nor Kelce have directly addressed the dating rumors, though sources said The messenger that “Taylor and Travis have been quietly together.” Back in July, Travis Kelce said he tried to get some face time with Swift after her Kansas City top of her Eras Tour, but wasn’t able to connect. “She’s not meeting anyone — or at least she wouldn’t meet me,” he told his older brother, Jason Kelce, on an episode of their New heights podcast. “So I took it personally.” He also wanted to give her his version of the tour’s signature souvenir. “I was a little bummed that I didn’t get to give her one of the bracelets I made for her.” Dating or not, the venn diagram of Swifities and soccer fans could become a circle if they keep referring to the singer like this.
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