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Eagle-eyed fans have spotted Travis Kelce wearing a friendship bracelet with Taylor Swift’s lyrics on it, just days before the pop star attended his NFL game.
The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 33, and the singer, also 33, have been rumoured to be growing closer recently, with the songwriter cheering him on during his teams’ victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
He posed for photos at the Kelce Car Jam charity event on Friday where he was seen sporting a beaded bracelet.
Letters across the beads spelled out: ‘Vigilante S***’ which is the name of one of Taylor’s songs from her 2022 album Midnights.
The bracelet itself appears to be a reference to Travis’ first attempt to make a move on Taylor at one of her tour dates.
Represent! Eagle-eyed fans have spotted Travis Kelce wearing a friendship bracelet with Taylor Swift ‘s lyrics on it, just days before the pop star attended his NFL game
Supportive: The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 33, and the singer, also 33, have been rumoured to be growing closer recently, with the songwriter cheering him on during his teams’ victory against the Chicago Bears on Sunday
Fan: He was seen sporting a beaded bracelet on Friday, which spelled out: ‘Vigilante S***’ which is the name of one of Taylor’s songs from her 2022 album Midnights
Back in July, Travis revealed on his New Heights podcast that he had hoped to introduce himself to Taylor when he attended one of her Eras Tour stops.
The football pro said he had his phone number inscribed on a bracelet, which he planned to present to the pop star, reflecting the famous tradition of Swifties to trade and wear friendship bracelets at her concerts.
He confessed: ‘I wanted to give Taylor Swift [a bracelet] with my number on it’ but he was unsuccessful in his attempts to meet her backstage.
His interest in her clearly didn’t wane, and he shared on the Pat McAfee podcast this month that he tried to turn the tables by inviting her to see him play football.
‘I told her, “You know, I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead [Stadium], you might have to come see me rock the stage in Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.” So, we’ll see what happens in the near future,’ he said.
Travis added that he ‘threw the ball in her court,’ though it’s unclear if he was aware at the time that Taylor planned to attend his game last weekend, which also marked the first time they have been spotted together in public.
During the game, Taylor was spotted enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs beat the Bears 41–10.
The multi-Grammy award winning artist sat next to Travis’ mum Donna Kelce inside a luxury suite at Arrowhead Stadium, while his dad Ed was also in attendance.
Wooing her: The bracelet itself appears to be a reference to Travis’ first attempt to make a move on Taylor, where he tried to give her a bracelet with his number on it at her concert (pictured Sunday)
Donna and Taylor laughed and chatted during the game, cheering on Travis when he scored a touchdown.
Sources shared that the first meeting went ‘very well,’ and Taylor seems to have particularly won over Donna, who called her a ‘lovely person.’
After the game, the Mastermind singer met up with the football star in the locker room before they headed to an intimate dinner.
Although Taylor and Travis appeared to keep the PDA to a minimum while heading to the Prime Social Rooftop in Kansas City, eyewitnesses spotted them holding hands once they were inside the restaurant.
They arrived to the restaurant via his vintage convertible, as she sat in his passenger seat.
The PDA escalated when Taylor reportedly sat on the football player’s lap at one point.
The dinner was only somewhat private, as Travis’ family, including his mother Donna, also showed up, and some of his teammates dropped by as well.
An eyewitness previously told Entertainment Tonight that it was Travis who had bought out the restaurant for the afterparty.
Big fan: During the game, Taylor was spotted enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs beat the Bears 41–10 while sitting next to his mum Donna Kelce
‘Taylor arrived, wearing a denim dress, and was seen snacking, having some cocktails and dancing alongside Travis,’ they said.
Another diner told ET that restaurant staff told them there would be a ‘hard close’ at 8 p.m., and the wait staff handed out to-go boxes ahead of the deadline while letting them know that they would need to leave the premises before that time.
However, they were offered free drinks at the restaurant’s sister venue to cut down on the inconvenience.
Although some of the patrons apparently asked if the closure was related to Travis and Taylor, the staff reportedly were stiff-lipped.
Sources with direct knowledge of the couple claimed to TMZ on Monday that the two have hung out together ‘several times’ over the past few months.
Although Taylor and Travis seem as if they’re definitely cruising toward an official relationship, their busy schedules in upcoming months could complicate things.
Travis will be focused on games with the Chiefs as the team hopes to make it to the Super Bowl in February.
In the meantime, Taylor will return to her grueling tour schedule, and she’ll follow up a string of US dates in mid-October with an international leg.