Travis Kelce has been among the most popular players in the NFL ever since his debut in 2013. The tight end was the team’s 63rd pick in the 3rd round of the NFL draft. Ever since then, he impressed everyone with his stellar performances. However, his rumored girlfriend Taylor is undoubtedly even more popular than Kelce. The pop star’s presence at the stadium has reportedly affected Kelce in numerous positive ways.
Joe Pompliano took to X to reveal that the last 24 hours have been amazing for Travis Kelce. He mentioned that Swift’s link-up with the tight end has benefitted him in all respects. Pompliano referred to this as “the Taylor Swift effect”.
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First of all, Travis Kelce delivered a phenomenal performance on-field against the Bears. The star player recorded 7 catches and a touchdown for 69 yards during the match. Along with that, Kelce’s social media fan following saw a huge spike. According to reports, the star player got 300,000 more followers recently.
A video captured Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce together for the first time when they were leaving after the game. Since then, the tight end’s merchandise sales have increased as well. The NFL’s e-commerce partner, Fanatics, revealed that his merchandise jersey sales increased by over 400%. Moreover, his jersey became one of the top 5 selling jerseys in the NFL.
It’s obvious that the romance rumors with Taylor have affected Travis Kelce in the best way possible. As for dating, the two haven’t yet announced their relationship.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are in “super early days” of romance
The rumors about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce began for the first time back in July. The NFL star mentioned during his Podcast that he tried to give her his number. After that, reports suggested in early September that Kelce and the singer had been dating. However, as per the latest reports, their romance is still in “super, super early days”.
A source told Page Six that the two are taking things slow for now. The pop sensation has been “hanging out” with Travis Kelce. “They’re just hanging out, and there’s no pressure,” the source revealed. It further mentioned that the 2-time Super Bowl winner and Swift are “having fun”.
According to reports, the singer met Kelce’s parents for the first time during the game. She sat with Donna Kelce while cheering for Kelce. Moreover, she reportedly met Kelce’s father at the afterparty. She even celebrated with the Chiefs after they won against the Bears. Taylor was having a great time while dancing with Travis Kelce. It’ll be interesting to see if the duo will make another appearance together or not.