Travis Kelce delighted fans with a playful nod to his girlfriend, pop superstar Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl 2024. As the game kicked off with a promotional video featuring players from the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end, stole hearts with his charming reference. In the clip circulating on social media, the 34-year-old athlete teased the excitement ahead by cheekily asking, “Are you ready for it?”—a clear homage to Swift’s hit song ” … Ready for It?” from her 2017 album Reputation.
He further embraced the playful vibe with a mischievous wink. The Chiefs themselves joined in on the fun, mentioning the beloved track on social media. Before the game, the NFL team’s official account on X (formerly Twitter) posted, “Let the games begin. ARE YOU READY FOR IT?!” In response, one fan exclaimed, “Once again, the social media team deserves a raise.” Swifties also expressed excitement over Kelce’s playful cameo in the opening video, sharing their adoration for X.
Taylor Swift’s Strategic Album Tease
Speculation among fans suggests that the Grammy-winning artist has been dropping subtle hints about the release of “Reputation (Taylor’s Version)” over the past few months, incorporating serpent imagery into her fashion choices and discussing the upcoming project in her TIME Person of the Year cover story. In describing the album to the publication, she referred to it as “a goth-punk expression of female fury in response to pervasive gaslighting by societal norms.”
From ‘Reputation’ to ‘The Tortured Poets Department
Rather than unveiling “Reputation (Taylor’s Version)” at the recent Grammy Awards, the singer-songwriter surprised audiences by announcing her 11th studio album, titled “The Tortured Poets Department,” during her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album. Amidst her history-making Eras tour, which included four consecutive concerts in Tokyo, the artist returned just in time for Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl against the 49ers.
Friends of Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl LVIII
Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl, accompanied by her mother Andrea Swift, and friends including Blake Lively, Ice Spice, and Ashley Avignone, made a stylish entrance at the sporting event. Swift showcased her allegiance to the Kansas City team by donning a vibrant red bomber jacket from WEAR by Erin Andrews over her all-black attire. The showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers was set to take place in Super Bowl LVIII, broadcasted on CBS on Feb. 11.
Sporting Red Bomber Jacket in Support of Kansas City Chiefs
Swift embarked on a whirlwind journey, traveling via private plane across nine time zones and the international date line from the Tokyo Dome in Japan, where she had just concluded the last of her four shows. Despite the demanding itinerary, she managed to arrive approximately two hours before kickoff, making a final hop from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Embracing the spirit of the event, Swift joined the Chiefs’ aesthetic by sporting a black ensemble with her signature red jacket draped casually over her shoulder, mirroring the attire of players like Kelce and Mahomes. The Chiefs, adopting a villainous stance, donned coordinated black outfits, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid adding their stylish touches to the ensemble.
Taylor Swift’s Unexpected Romance with Kelce Takes Arrowhead Stadium by Storm
Taylor Swift’s romance with Kelce blossomed from a failed attempt at a friendship bracelet, as revealed on his “New Heights” podcast. Kelce’s invitation for Swift to witness his performance at the Chiefs’ home stadium marked the beginning of their relationship, with Swift making a surprising appearance at their Week 2 game against Chicago. As their connection deepened, Swift became a fixture at both home and away games, often seen alongside Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Notably, Swift occasionally brought along celebrity friends like Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, adding a touch of star-studded glamour to the football sidelines.