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Travis Kelce’s Mom Made A Joke About Taylor Swift’s “Seemingly Ranch” On IG

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s rumored romance has spiraled out of control over the past few weeks. Ever since Swift first made an appearance at Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs game on Sept. 24, Swifties have been purchasing Kelce’s jersey, catching up on Sunday night football, and creating the most out-of-pocket Twitter memes — like “seemingly ranch,” which all started with her dipping sauce of choice for her chicken tenders at the Kansas City game. It’s all fun and game though — so much so that even Kelce’s mom, Donna, is having a laugh about it herself. 

On Sunday, Oct. 1 Donna attended Jason Kelce’s football game at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, where the older Kelce brother plays center for the Eagles. While at the game, she made an Instagram story post that shows her sitting next to Kevin Miles, the iconic Jake from State Farm guy. In the photo, he’s holding a plate with chicken tenders and a side of, seemingly, just ketchup. Mama Kelce took this memeable moment into her own hands, and took the opportunity to caption the photo of them two, “No, ‘Seemingly Ranch’ available at the Linc.” Miles then shared a Taylor reference himself with Donna on Twitter by posting a photo with the caption, “In my red era with Mama MaAuto.” 

Some of you might be confused by this “Seemingly Ranch” meme. The saying arose when Swift appeared at the Chiefs game on Sept. 24. A photo of her with fans was shared by a fan account in which she was eating a plate of chicken tenders with a side of ketchup and ranch. The fan account captioned the photo, “Taylor Swift was eating a piece of chicken with ketchup and seemingly ranch!” 

The now-infamous tweet led to numerous memes being created. Even other brands joined in on the joke, including Heinz, Hidden Valley Ranch, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and Lay’s. Taylor Swift didn’t put Travis Kelce on the map, but she did put herself onto ketchup bottles. No seriously – Heinz announced on Sept. 27 the upcoming release of limited-edition bottles of Ketchup that say “Ketchup and Seemingly Ranch” on them. Even the Empire State Building lit up white and red that same night as an ode to the color of both condiments. 

This Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce relationship has taken over not only the lives of Swifties and football fans, but also brands, every news site, and now condiments. 

Camryn Bacon graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism. She is a Style writer for Her Campus National, covering fashion, beauty, and more. Her main topic of choice is fashion because Camryn loves experimenting with colorful clothing and statement pieces. Beyond Her Campus, Camryn wrote for an on-campus magazine, 'A-Line Magazine' at Texas A&M University, where she wrote online articles and created a print issue each semester. She covered everything from influencers to rom-coms to astrology but especially loves to talk about anything, fashion and lifestyle. She also interned for 'BEAT Magazine,' overseeing editorial operations and social media engagement. She has written for the Galveston County Daily News, where she interned during the summer of 2023. Her dreams are to work for 'Interview Magazine' and live in New York, the concrete jungle dreams are made of. In her free time, Camryn enjoys thrifting with her mom, writing poetry, and trying new coffee shops. You can often find her posting to Instagram about what new stories she's writing, on her poetry account or talking about The Beatles. Her favorite show is 'Sex And The City,' but she cannot go a day without watching at least one episode of 'Friends' (she even has a CD in her car that plays it).