Watch: As the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII kicks into full gear, here is a timeline of how Swift and Kelce became the most talked-about couple in the world…

Watch: As the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII kicks into full gear, here is a timeline of how Swift and Kelce became the most talked-about couple in the world...

 

Now that the matchup for Super Bowl LVIII is set, one of the many storylines leading up to the game is whether or not Taylor Swift will attend.

 

Watch: As the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII kicks into full gear, here is a timeline of how Swift and Kelce became the most talked-about couple in the world...
Swift has been at the majority of the Kansas City Chiefs games this season in support of All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce after the pair began dating sometime last year. While just about everyone would want to see their significant other play on one of the biggest stages in sports, Swift’s Eras Tour resumes next week in Japan for four shows, beginning on Feb. 7 and running until Feb. 10.

The time difference from Japan to Las Vegas will make it possible for her to attend the big game on Feb. 11, but it’s a tall order with her due back in Melbourne, Australia to resume her tour on Feb. 16.

As the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII kicks into full gear, here is a timeline of how Swift and Kelce became the most talked-about couple in the world.

Let’s let Taylor tell it in her own words.

“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” she said in a Dec. 6 profile after being named Time’s Person of the Year.

“We started hanging out right after that.”

Let’s back up. What she is referring to is on July 26, Kelce revealed on New Heights – a podcast he co-hosts with his brother Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles – that he’d tried to give Swift his phone number on a friendship bracelet at Kansas City show on July 8, where Kelce attended in a private box. But the bracelet never made its way to Swift.

“If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it,” Travis said on the podcast.

“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings.”

It’s barely an exaggeration. Swift’s concerts on her Eras Tour often run well over three hours and feature dozens of songs from her 10 studio albums.

Kelce’s public callout sparked rumours. Could possibly the biggest celebrity in the world wind up with one of the key figures on the most dominant NFL team of the past decade? It appeared possible, even likely as rumours picked up steam into the month of September.

“I’ve seen these rumours. I cannot comment,” said Jason on Sept. 14 during Thursday Night Football.

“I don’t really know what’s going on there, but I know Travis is having fun and we’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with.”

On Sept. 21, Kelce went on The Pat McAfee Show and continued to publicly shoot his shot.

“I told her that I’ve seen her rock a stage at Arrowhead and she might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead,” Kelce said.

Three days later, the Chiefs were set to host the Chicago Bears. The Bears dropped both their games to open the season and were heavy underdogs against a Chiefs team that won its first outing of the season the week before.

Swift’s Eras Tour had been on hiatus for nearly a month and wasn’t scheduled to resume for weeks. Did that mean she would actually show?

Rumblings on social media that afternoon certainly made it seem so, and sure enough, there was Swift alongside Travis’ mom, Donna, in a box at kickoff. Kelce put on a show in a decisive win, catching seven passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

He hauled in a TD in the third quarter with the Chiefs up 34-0, prompting a huge celebration from the 12-time Grammy winner in the box.