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I can’t remember the last time society was so obsessed with a celebrity couple, but I am not mad about it. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are a couple that I’m pretty sure not even Nicholas Sparks could write about. But what is it about Swift and Kelce that has had everyone’s eyes on them?  

In July 2023 Travis Kelce announced that he was going to The Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium and that he had hopes of getting a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it to Swift. In case you are unfamiliar, in Taylor Swift’s song “You’re On Your Own Kid”, there is a lyric about making friendship bracelets and because of this, fans have been exchanging bracelets at the shows (cute, I know)! Kelce was dedicated to being a true swiftie at the show and was disappointed to not get his bracelet to the singer. But instead, he invited her to watch him at Arrowhead and to our surprise, on September 24th, 2023, Taylor Swift herself is seen sitting beside none other than Mrs. Kelce herself. 

Following the big game where Kelce’s team the Kansas City Chiefs won against the Chicago Bears, Swift and Kelce are seen driving off together, and are later spotted at the team afterparty where Kelce reportedly rented out a restaurant for Swift and the team. 

So, if this is just another celebrity relationship, why does it feel like the whole world is obsessed with them? Well first of all, it’s Taylor Swift, the whole world is constantly watching her every move. I mean, which other celebrity could have the world freak out over her piece of chicken with ketchup and “seemingly ranch”. But I think her previous relationship with actor Joe Alwyn has a lot to do with this. 

While I could never hate Joe because he gave us my favourite song “Gorgeous”, Alwyn and Swift’s relationship was VERY private. Everything the public saw of them together was stuff they wanted us to see, but other than that, we knew nothing. Currently, Swift and Kelce are the complete opposite and in my opinion, this is very good for her. Since attending her show in July, Kelce has been very very public about shooting his shot with Swift. In songs such as “Peace” Swift sings about being unable to give Joe the privacy that he wants in a relationship because of her fame. While he is an actor, Joe hasn’t really become a household name yet and still loves his privacy. Being with Taylor Swift though, privacy is a luxury you just can’t afford. 

Travis Kelce however, is incredibly well-known within the football community and he’s used to the level of fame and lack of privacy that Swift experiences on a day-to-day basis. A source close to Swift reportedly said that she “wants a guy that’s into his career, does his own thing, but is also supportive and understands her, and Travis fits those qualities”. The two are both massive figures in their respective fields, displaying their understanding of one another’s insane daily lives, which overall would lead to them being well suited for one another. 

Also, the public just loves a fairytale. I mean come on, a famous Superbowl-winning football player with a bit of a cocky attitude falls for the world-renowned popstar? This is a book that the booktok girlies would absolutely devour. It’s cute okay! So of course everyone is going to love it!

This is honestly the first relationship of Swift’s I have genuinely seen zero hate about. Whether it’s the fact that they seem like a perfect match, or that Kelce seems so enamoured by her existence (I mean, we all saw the video of him looking up at her in the box during his game), we’re humans in a media-loving society. How could we not love this fairytale romance unfolding before our very eyes? I am so excited to see where all of this leads and I’m wishing them all the best.

Victoria is a third-year Bachelor of Arts student at Queen's University studying English. She is also a lover of music, romcoms, Formula 1, and is always open to book recs!