If you thought 2023 was Taylor Swift’s year, think again — because 2024 is shaping up to be even more of a wild ride for the superstar.
By the time Swift steps on stage in Tokyo for the next date of her “Eras” tour on February 7, she may well have a new accessory: an engagement ring.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has asked the singer’s father Scott Swift’s permission for her hand in marriage. It’s also “very probable” they are spending the holiday together.
A source close to Kelce claimed: “Scott has been asked for his blessing and has wholeheartedly given it, and Travis has been talking to friends about a ring.”
There’s talk the ring is being designed or could be in his pocket already.
Swift and Kelce’s reps are keeping mum, but it’s very clear that their relationship is only going one way … from hot to even hotter.
Kelce, 34, is “the most extroverted guy Taylor has dated in forever,” said the source. “This is so much truer to who Taylor is than any prior relationship.”
Indeed, the couple has not shied away from flaunting their romance, which is a big change from many of the singer’s other relationships — including with her last boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn — that have mainly been conducted under a cloak of secrecy.
“If Taylor wants to change the lyrics to her song after four months of dating and sing in front of 60,000 people … Travis will stand there beaming for the crowd — he’s digging it,” said the source, referencing a November 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina, tour stop when Swift altered the lyrics to her song “Karma”: Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me.”
Taylor finally has a partner willing and game,” the source said. “He’s like, ‘I’ll stand by the side of the stage and wait for you to jump in my arms — I’ll do that!’”
In April, it was revealed that Swift’s six-year relationship with British actor Alwyn had ended. The pair had been living quietly in London and spent COVID lockdown together writing songs that appeared on Swift’s hit pandemic albums “Folklore” and “Evermore.” They were rarely seen in public together.
“Joe would rather cut off his arm than go to Zero Bond,” said an industry source, referring to the exclusive NYC club where Swift kicked off her 34th birthday celebrations with pals Selena Gomez and Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry, on Tuesday.
A Swift insider added: “Taylor is so in love. She just hasn’t been with a guy who is so excited and proud to be with her in so long. She’d gotten used to having to hide away and lay low whenever she’s been in a relationship.
“Calvin [Harris, the DJ Swift dated in 2015 and 2016] and Joe were BIG on hiding. So she followed their lead,” the Swift insider said. “But now she’s finally with someone who is appropriately like, ‘Holy s–t, I’m with Taylor Swift! Awesome!’ and she’s so delighted that she gets to be out in the world.
“Don’t forget, this is a girl who made out with Harry Styles in Times Square [on New Year’s Eve 2012] and posted pictures of her fling [actor Tom Hiddleston, in 2016] wearing an ‘I heart TS’ T-shirt. Low key isn’t actually her preferred vibe. But when it’s been at the insistence of the guy she’s with, she’s gone along with it.”
Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce holding hands
Swift and Kelce made it official when they left the “SNL” afterparty together in October, after making surprise cameos on air earlier this evening.
Taylor Swift kissing Travis Kelce’s cheek while standing next to Chariah Gordon and Mecole Hardman.