A pop diva and an American football player unite the worlds of entertainment and sports to form the couple of the moment. And this isn’t a synopsis of a romantic comedy, this is the real story of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
The blonde, as fans affectionately call her, appeared publicly with the Kansas City tight end on September 24. Since then, both have become popular with the public, both in music and football.
But the reigning Super Bowl champion and the twelve-time Grammy winner have much more in common than their passion for the sport of oval ball.
We list 13 facts and coincidences between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
1 – Year of birth
They were both born in 1989. Travis Kelce on October 5 and Taylor Swift on December 13. This Friday (27), the singer releases the album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), a re-recording of the album of the same name released in 2016.
2 – Philadelphia Eagles
Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, is a center for the Philadelphia Eagles, Taylor’s favorite NFL team. The team was even mentioned in one of the singer’s lyrics. In “Gold Rush,” from the album Evermore, Taylor sings:
I see myself walking across your hardwood floors with my Eagles t-shirt hanging on the door.
3 – Super Bowl LVII
Travis Kelce won the Super Bowl against the Eagles. The player defeated his own brother and the team of the one who would become his girlfriend.
4 – Lags
Before appearing publicly together, Kelce admitted to being dumped by the singer. In July, Taylor performed concerts on her current tour, The Eras Tour, in Kansas City. The player later revealed on the New Heights podcast, which he and his brother share, that he had tried to give Taylor a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it.
During shows, fans of the singer exchange friendship bracelets with each other, beaded accessories personalized with their names, song names, albums, etc.
5 – Break records
Both Kelce and Taylor collected records during their respective careers. In 2022, Travis joined the select group of 10,000 receiving yards, being the fifth tight end in NFL history to have over 10,000 receiving yards. Additionally, he is the only tight end in NFL history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for seven consecutive seasons.
Taylor has also broken many records. For example, in 2021, she became the first artist to top all seven Billboard music charts simultaneously. It held the top spot on the Billboard 200 (albums chart), Billboard Hot 100 (songs), Global, Global Excl. United States (world ranking without the United States), Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers.
In 2022, she became the first artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 of the Billboard rankings, with the release of the album “Midnights”.
6 – Acclaimed
Both are repeat award-winning figures in their respective fields. Taylor has been nominated 46 times for a Grammy, winning 12 times, including three in the main category: Album of the Year. Kelce was selected seven times to the Pro-Bowl, the NFL All-Star Game, and was voted to the All-Season Team four times.
7 – Media romances
As Taylor herself says in the song Blank Space, she has a long list of ex-boyfriends. Among them are actors and singers, like Twilight star Taylor Lautner and Harry Styles, who at the time of their relationship was in the boy band One Direction.
Kelce isn’t far behind when it comes to relationships and media. The player had nothing short of a dating show on television. “Catching Kelce” aired in 2016 and was about picking a perfect match for the tight end.
8 – Actors (and presenters) in their free time
Speaking of TV shows, Taylor has also ventured onto the small screen. While Travis had his own reality show, Taylor already made an appearance on CSI: Criminal Investigation. In episode 16 of season 9, Taylor played the character Haley Jones.
Travis also hosted Saturday Night Live, one of Taylor’s favorite shows.
9 – On the big screen
Both men have also appeared in films. In 2022, Prime Video released a documentary about Jason Kelce. The film takes the brothers’ last name “Kelce” and Travis appears in several moments alongside the family.
Taylor has starred in films such as “The Comings and Comings of Love” and the musical “Cats.” Additionally, he turned some of his tours into highly profitable films.
The Eras Tour, the singer’s current tour, which arrives in Brazil on November 17, has already been made into a film. According to distributor AMC Entertainment, the film grossed US$97 million (around R$485 million) when it debuted in theaters in the United States and Canada.
10 – Lucky couple
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift are millionaires. Kelce has an estimated net worth of US$30 million (around R$150 million) according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Taylor’s fortune is even greater. Forbes listed the singer among the 100 richest women in the world, with a fortune valued at $740 million (around 3.6 billion reais).
11 – Love of pets
The couple does not hide their passion for their pets. Kelce has 2 dogs (Chauncey and Rambo), while Taylor has 3 cats (Olivia, Meredith and Benjamin).
12 – Engaged
Philanthropy is a big part of Taylor and Kelce’s lives. Travis founded the 87 & Running Foundation in 2015, which helps develop underprivileged youth.
Taylor has donated millions of dollars to different causes. For example, in 2016, he donated $1 million to help flood victims in Louisiana and all proceeds from the song “Welcome to New York” went to New York public schools.
Additionally, he has participated in several campaigns, including against hate crimes and sex crimes.
13 – Numerology
They both have an attachment to numbers. Kelce wears jersey number 87 in honor of the year his brother Jason Kelce was born.
Taylor, on the other hand, is almost obsessed with the number 13, which is her lucky number. In addition to being born on December 13, Taylor says that many good things in her life are linked to this number and, therefore, it appears many times and in different ways in the singer’s career.
The album Midnights, for example, has 13 tracks and was released on October 21, or 2+1+10 =13.
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