Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end, displayed a heartfelt gesture on the field.
During the Chiefs-Bills game on January 21, Kelce scored a touchdown in the second quarter. Following his score, he made a heart shape with his hands, aiming it towards the suite where his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, was seated. The suite at Highmark Stadium also hosted Kelce’s family along with Swift.
Swift, aged 34, is recognized for making a similar heart gesture during her performance of “Fearless” on the Eras Tour, a move that her fans often replicate.
Kelce, also 34, caught a pass from the Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. This marked their 15th post-season touchdown pass as a duo in their professional careers. Kelce then proceeded to carry the ball into the end zone.
During Kelce’s triumphant moment, Swift was seen applauding enthusiastically. She was in the company of Kelce’s parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and his elder brother, Jason Kelce. Jason, caught up in the excitement, removed his shirt and cheered for his brother following the touchdown. Swift’s friend, the model and actress Cara Delevingne, was also present at the game on Sunday.
In the third quarter, Travis received another touchdown pass from Mahomes, pushing their post-season score to an unprecedented 16 touchdowns as a team.
Interestingly, Travis is usually recognized for his unique point-and-arrow gesture after scoring, not the heart-hands sign. In an episode of his podcast, “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce” titled “No Dumb Questions,” he revealed that his celebratory pose is inspired by his philosophy to “always dream big,” both on the field and beyond
Travis Kelce, the NFL player, often draws inspiration from a quote by Deion Sanders, the NFL legend and current coach for Colorado football. The quote, “If your dreams aren’t bigger than you, then there’s a problem with your dreams,” serves as a reminder for him to always aim high.
Taylor Swift, Kelce’s girlfriend, has been a consistent presence at Chiefs games. She first showed her support on September 24 at Arrowhead Stadium, where she watched Kansas City triumph over the Chicago Bears with a score of 41-10.
According to an exclusive source from usnewsdaily the couple is currently in a happy phase of their relationship, although they are still exploring where it might lead. The source added that the pair, who started dating shortly after Kelce expressed his interest in Swift on his New Heights podcast in late July 2023, are enjoying their time together.
Despite initial worries from football fans that Swift might distract Kelce, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been supportive of their relationship. He believes that Kelce is improving over time and has no issues with Swift’s presence. This support comes as Kansas City aims to replicate their 2023 Super Bowl win.
Reid, after the Chiefs’ 27-17 victory over the New England Patriots on December 17 of the previous year, expressed his admiration for Swift to usnewsdaily He was pleased that she was present at the game and hoped she enjoyed it. He also mentioned that Swift is dating a wonderful person, expressing his happiness for the couple.