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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce
13 Easter Eggs That Prove Taylor & Travis Are Endgame

All along there was some invisible string tying you to me 🎵

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It’s a good time to be a Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce fan. On Sept. 24, Swift attended Kelce’s game at Arrowhead Stadium, sitting next to his mom in the family suite and seemingly confirming dating rumors about the duo. Afterward, they hit the town together in a red convertible, no less. The outing broke the internet, prompting thousands of Traylor memes on TikTok and Twitter. It wasn’t just that fans were surprised by the couple, but many also became convinced that Swift and Kelce were meant to be all along, à la “Invisible String.”

Apparently, Swift was happy to take up Kelce on his offer to come to a Chiefs game (or several). ICYMI, on Sept. 21, Kelce told the The Pat McAfee Show, “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. We’ll see what happens in the near future.” Only three days later, Swift attended Kelce’s game, proving that shooting your shot is always worth it.

Since their first public outing, Kelce and Swift (and their PDA) have been taking the internet by storm, whether they’re heading to Saturday Night Live for a surprise appearance or hitting the Waverly Inn in NYC for dinner. Suffice to say, their romance so far has been a fairytale — and now, some fans are convinced it’s been a long time in the making. Here are 13 Easter eggs that Swift and Kelce were meant to be.

Taylor’s “Mary’s Song” Lyric

On Swift’s debut album, she has a song titled “Mary’s Song” about two people who fall in love and grow old together. In it, she sings, “I’ll be 87, you’ll be 89 / I’ll still look at you like the stars that shine / In the sky, oh, my, my, my.”

While Swift was referring to the couple’s respective ages in this verse, fans quickly applied the lyric to her and Kelce. His jersey number is 87 (a tribute to his brother’s birth year), and her next re-recorded album is 1989, giving this sweet lyric a new meaning.

The Numbers Add Up

Every Swiftie knows that numerology often doubles as an Easter egg. Swift, who constantly references her lucky number 13, has confirmed that numerology is always on her mind. “I love numbers. Numbers kind of rule my world,” she told Paul McCartney in a 2020 Rolling Stone interview. That same year, she told Jimmy Kimmel, per Billboard, “The numerology thing, when it doesn’t take over on its own, I sort of force it to happen.”

Looking at the numbers, Swift and Kelce make sense. They were both born in 1989 — an important year for Swift and her Grammy-winning album. Plus, Kelce’s number of the field is 87. 87 + 13 = 100. Reminder: In the Swiftieverse, there are no coincidences.

One last honorable mention: Kelce shares a birthday (Oct. 5) with Swift’s grandmother Marjorie Finlay, who inspired her song “Marjorie.”

Taylor’s “Arrowhead” Reference In “Cornelia Street”
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On Lover, Swift sings “Cornelia Street,” a love song that focuses on the fear of losing your SO. The lyrics go: “We were a fresh page on the desk / Filling in the blanks as we go / As if the street lights pointed in an arrowhead / Leading us home.” The kicker (football pun intended)? Kelce plays for the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Dates Line Up

Swift and Kelce went public with their connection when she attended a Chiefs game on Sept. 24. During the game, Swift sat in Kelce’s family suite at Arrowhead Stadium, and after the Chiefs’ victory, she and Kelce were spotted leaving the stadium together.

Flashback to 12 years prior — to the day — when Swift performed at Arrowhead Stadium during her Speak Now tour. (Remember: No! Coincidences!)

The Chiefs Won The First Game Taylor Attended By 31 Points

While Swift was in the stands for the Sept. 24 game, the Chiefs beat the Bears 41-10. Winning by 31 points might not mean much (to non-Chiefs fans), but Swifties know all too well that 31 is just 13 in reverse. Back in 2020, Swift talked to Jimmy Kimmel about the number 31. “In my mind, it’s just the opposite. It’s just 13 backwards,” she said.

When Swift turned 31 in 2020, she wrote on Instagram, “Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards.”

They’re Connected Through Brothers
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Kelce’s brother Jason plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. A Pennsylvania native, Swift is a longtime Eagles fan. In her song “Gold Rush,” she actually sings about her “Eagles T-shirt.”

Though some fans thought it was a reference to the band the Eagles, Swift clarified the meaning during her Philadelphia Eras Tour stop. “I saw some people wondering if it was the band the Eagles or the team the Eagles, and I love the band the Eagles, but guys, come on. I’m from Philly. Of course it’s the team,” she said, per Fox Sports.

Though Swift has been sporting Chiefs clothing for Kelce’s games, this isn’t the first time someone has been caught in the middle of the two teams. Donna Kelce, Travis and Jason’s mom, wore a Chiefs-Eagles mashup jersey when her sons played each other in 2023 Super Bowl.

Plus, there’s another set of brothers that play into Kelce and Swift’s connection. On Oct. 16, a fan on Twitter pointed out that Swift’s Eras Tour backup dancer Kam Saunders has a brother, Khalen Saunders, who played on the Chiefs with Kelce for several years. (They actually won two Super Bowls together.)

Following this discovery, some fans theorized that the Saunders brothers helped connect Swift and Kelce. “How much u wanna bet this is how she got travis’ number,” one fan tweeted. Another wrote, “Everyone's talking about Travis making the friendship bracelet. I bet that was the soft launch. I bet Khalen & Kam introduced them...”

Taylor’s TikTok Before Performing “Stay Stay Stay”

On July 28, Swift posted a TikTok ahead of her show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. In it, she’s wearing a red and yellow T-shirt, which is mostly covered by a black sweatshirt. One eagle-eyed fan pointed out that T-shirt looked suspiciously like Chiefs merch.

That’s not all. The next night, at her July 29 show, Swift performed “Stay Stay Stay” as one of her surprise songs. 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, ‘OK, let’s talk.’” Singing about a football player love interest who has a playful personality? Travis Kelce fans, rise up.

Taylor’s “Fifteen” Lyric About “The Boy On The Football Team”

In “Fifteen,” Swift sings, “But in your life you’ll do things / Greater than dating the boy on the football team / But I didn’t know it at 15.” The lyrics were initially part of her 2008 Fearless album, but in the 15 years since then, Swift has accomplished plenty of great things (ahem, winning 12 Grammys and breaking Ticketmaster) — maybe it was time to revisit boys who play football.

They Are Both Archers
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Swift’s song “The Archer” is all about reaching for more. “I’ve been the archer / I’ve been the prey / Who could ever leave me, darling? / But who could stay?” she sings. Although it’s unclear if Kelce relates to that exact lyric, he does have a similar signature move. Often, when Kelce scores a touchdown, he mimes a bow and arrow. As if that wasn’t enough, Swift is a Sagittarius, a zodiac sign symbolized by the archer.

Their Astrological Compatibility Is Intense

Based on the stars, Swift, a Sagittarius, and Kelce, a Libra, have great chances of working out. “She’s a fire sign, and he’s an air sign. This is one of the best combinations. It translates to lots of excitement, stimulating conversations, and spontaneous adventures,” astrologer Chelsea Jackson tells Elite Daily. Plus, according to Jackson, Libras like Kelce “tend to be pretty relationship-oriented and romantic,” which sounds perfect for Swift.

Taylor’s “Ready For It...?” Lyric And Travis’ Instagram

The very first track of Reputation opens with Swift singing, “Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him / Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted.” Travis’ Instagram handle is @killatrav. As one TikToker pointed out, “It’s fate.”

Taylor Took A Pic With His Jersey During The Red Era

Back in 2013, when Swift was on her Red Tour, she took a picture with a fan who gave her an interesting prop to hold: a Travis Kelce #87 jersey. The photo, which is circulating on TikTok, prompted one fan to write, “This is insane they are so connected.”

Travis’ “Kiss, Marry, Kill” Game In 2016

Back in 2016, Kelce was asked to play “Kiss, Marry, Kill” during an interview with AfterBuzz TV. His options? Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. Kelce replied, “Damn, that’s messed up. I don’t want to kill any of them... Kill is Ariana. Sorry, love you, but you’re gone. And then Taylor Swift would be the kiss. And what’s the last one? Katy Perry? Yeah, Katy Perry would be the marry.”

His answer might have changed in the seven years since then. In August, the Chiefs’ official TikTok account posted a video about their players’ celeb crushes growing up. When Kelce hesitated to answer, his teammate responded for him: “Taylor Swift.”

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