Kelce directly addressed Swift's appearance to his match on his podcast New heights after some encouragement from his brother and co-host Jason Kelce. “Thanks to Taylor for getting up, that was pretty brave!” said the athlete. He then praised Swift for her good outfit. “I just thought it was great to see that everyone in the suite had nothing but good things to say about her,” Friends and Family. She was magnificent. Everyone spoke of her in a great light. “
After his brother teased him about Swift “putting [him] on the map,” Kelce said the event was a “game I’ll remember” for more than one reason, and couldn’t help but make a joke about a song lyric. “Then we slipped into the getaway car at the end,” he said.
The athlete opened up a little about the frenzy surrounding their potential duo, but he said he'll stay a little quieter going forward. “I know I brought all this attention to myself. I made the whole friendship bracelet thing and told everyone how hurt I was that I didn't meet Taylor,” he explained. “I think what's real is that this is my personal life and I want to respect both of our lives. I'm enjoying life and I really enjoyed this weekend.”
September 26, 2023: Kelce's ex-girlfriend warns Swift and calls him a “cheater.”
Kelce's ex-girlfriend Maya Benberry, who dated the athlete for a few months after he won his dating show Catching Kelce in 2016, I had, uh, advice for Swift. “Only time will tell, but as the saying always goes, once a cheater, always a cheater,” Benberry told the Daily Mail.
“Taylor seems like such a fun girl with a beautiful spirit, so I wish her well, but I wouldn't be a girls' girl if I didn't advise her to be smart!” Benberry shared. “I’m sure she’s now mastered the ability to see who’s really there for her – and who’s just using her.”
However, a source dismissed Benberry's claims that Page six, saying she and Kelce barely spent time together; the athlete then dated Kayla Nicole from 2017 to 2022. “They dated for literally less than three months and they were contractually obligated not to announce their breakup,” the source explained. “So when she says, 'Once a cheater, always a cheater,' she doesn't even know what she's talking about. It's truly a 15 minute moment of fame for her.
September 26, 2023: A source claims the two are “having fun.”
Swift's appearance at the game was pretty big, but one source said PEOPLE that the singer and the athlete are still in the early stages of knowing each other. “They're having fun,” the source shared. “It was Taylor's first time meeting her mom and dad, and everyone was having fun. She was super cool and low-key hanging out with her friends and family.” According to the source, there is “no pressure” between the two men at the moment.
September 25, 2023: Swift and Kelce reportedly spent time “in a very private setting.”
Given Swift's relationship with Kelce's mother and the couple's apparent body language, it seemed like the Chiefs game wasn't their first meeting. According to TMZ, Swift and Kelce had actually spent time together “several times” before the high-profile event “in a very private setting.” A source told the outlet that Swift and Kelce had been spending time together over the past few months, even though the Sept. 24 game was his and Donna's first meeting.
September 24, 2023: Swift and Kelce leave the game together.
As if Swift's appearance at the game wasn't newsworthy enough, the duo was snapped quit the game togetherwith Kelce dressed as Kid Super 1989 Bedroom Painting Outfit — a potential nod to Swift's upcoming re-recording? According to AND, Kelce then rented an entire restaurant in Kansas City for himself, Swift, his friends and family. “Travis bought the restaurant for his family and his team. Taylor arrived, wearing a denim dress, and was seen snacking, having cocktails and dancing alongside Travis,” a source explained. “The two were very affectionate towards each other. 'other but kept things fun and light. Travis' teammates also showed up to the afterparty, along with his mom and dad, Donna and Ed. The party lasted until 2 a.m..”