Anyone who indulges in the music industry is familiar with the name “Taylor Swift.” From winning 12 Grammys to being named “Artist of the Decade” in 2019, Swift has made noteworthy strides throughout her career. Aside from the statistics, Swift has a way with words. She translates her experiences into lyrics eloquently and emotionally with a sense of relatability. Swift’s charismatic personality and melodious tunes have led her to acquire the admiration and support of millions of people around the world.

Conversely, any football enthusiast knows the Super Bowl conqueror and Chief’s superstar Travis Kelce. Prominent for his charming disposition and athletic prowess, Kelce has constructed a similar reputation except in an utterly different realm.

At the beginning of July of this year, fans speculated dating rumors after Kelce was detected at Swift’s Eras Tour at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, marking the first public linking of the pair. This potential couple astounded many, as it was such a random pairing of well-known figures in the media. A few weeks later, Kelce publicly expressed his fondness towards Swift in an episode of the New Heights Podcast saying, “I was a little butt-hurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her.” He went on to claim that the bracelet he made for her had his phone number on it. Evidently, his scheme was not so successful as he states, “She doesn’t meet anybody, or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personally.”

After this minute moment of unrequited love, fans were astonished to see Swift cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs on September 24 alongside Kelce’s mom, Donna. Swift and Kelce departed from the stadium together and were caught leaving in the same convertible. This instance was a turning point for the media, as Swift was exhibiting some sort of reciprocation. Travis offered his reflection of this day in the New Heights Podcast once more and acclaimed Swift with compliments: “I just thought it was awesome how everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her, the friends and family—she looked amazing.”

After weeks of rumored romance, Swift and Kelce ultimately confirmed their relationship by arriving at a dinner date anchored in each other's hands after their appearance in season 49 of Saturday Night Live. Additionally, on November 11 at her Buenos Aires concert, Taylor captivated the audience as she changed the lyrics of her hit song “Karma.” In the original verse she sings, “Karma is the guy on the screen coming straight home to me,” but during the concert, she joked, “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me.” After the show, in a viral moment, she ran into Kelce’s arms to kiss him.

Because this couple accounts for two enormous fan bases (the “Swifties” and football fans), there was increased traction and excitement within the media. As it stands, there is a clear-cut approval for this duo, which is surprising considering the amount of stigma associated with Taylor regarding her love life. I anticipate a fruitful relationship between Swift and Kelce. It is fine, however, if it does not end well, because I will then be expecting more hit break-up songs.