Cara Delevingne shared her candid thoughts on her friend Taylor Swift’s romantic relationship with Travis Kelce in an exclusive interview with E! News. Discover her feelings about their love story.
Everything has changed since Taylor Swift started dating Travis Kelce.
“I’m really, really happy for her,” the supermodel told Keltie Knight, E! News’ chief correspondent at the 2023 Grand Prix Las Vegas on November 18. “There’s definitely something very different about them.”
It’s actually fun to see her friend caught up in this state of confusion. As she expressed, “I’m always backing my girl.” (For more from Cara’s interview, tune in to E! News tonight, November 20, at 11 p.m.)
Amidst the swiftly blossoming romance between the “Lover” singer and the NFL star, her friends have voiced their support—some like Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Sabrina Carpenter joined her at Travis’s games.
Gigi even recently brushed off suggestions that she and Taylor’s close friend didn’t support this new romance.
“Didn’t the media try this last week with Selena,” she wrote on Instagram on November 13, commenting under an article suggesting she “disapproved” of the direction of the relationship. “Let it go… we are all so happy for our girl. Dot.”
What about Taylor herself? The 33-year-old recently declared that Travis, 34, is the king in her heart by altering the lyrics to “Karma” as a sweet tribute to the athlete.
On November 10 during her Eras Tour concert in Argentina, Taylor sang at the close of her performance, “Karma is the guy from the Chiefs, who comes straight back to me.”
Travis then commented, saying he was so mesmerized during the concert that he missed giving a high five to Taylor’s father, Scott Swift, who was standing next to him at the time.
“Yeah, Mr. Swift, I apologize, big guy,” the athlete said on the November 15 episode of his and his brother Jason Kelce’s New Heights podcast, after the Philadelphia Eagles center teased that he had “left Scott hanging.”
Travis continued, “Oh man, I missed that. I never miss a high five either. That’s the coolest thing you can do at an event.”
To see why Travis might be “The 1” for Taylor, keep reading.
No. 1: He’s a Taylor Fan
Long before Taylor Swift’s appearance at the Kansas City Chiefs’ game on September 25 became one of this year’s definitive pop culture moments, Travis Kelce had already been an admirer of the Grammy winner.
The star tight end’s interest in Taylor was first revealed by one of his teammates in a TikTok video posted by the Chiefs in August.
Before Travis could answer who his childhood celebrity crush was, receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling revealed, “Taylor Swift!”
Travis smiled at the camera before pointing to his mustache, saying, “There you go!”
Moreover, Travis was just one of many celebrities attending Taylor’s record-breaking Eras Tour this summer. But more about that captivating moment in a bit.
No. 2: He’s Not Her Usual Type (On Paper)
Though he has a floating appearance (especially when he watches Taylor on the big screen during one of his games), Travis seems somewhat different when looking back at Taylor’s dating history.
She usually leans towards creative types, including actors (Joe Alwyn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, and Tom Hiddleston) and musicians (Calvin Harris, John Mayer, Harry Styles, and most recently, Matt Healy).
But perhaps that’s why her romance with this cheerful and funny athlete—who signed a four-year, $57 million contract in 2020—feels like a refreshing choice for Taylor after her six-year clandestine relationship with Joe ended last April.
No. 3: He Pursues Publicly
It seems the 8-time Pro Bowler’s wish came true after he nearly materialized rumors of his romance with the superstar through will, determination, and declarations of affection.
Travis openly disclosed his failed attempts to approach and talk to Taylor when she attended her Eras Tour concert in Kansas City on July 7. Turns out, he had a special gift for her: he made a friendship bracelet containing “a number” of hers that he hoped could be given to Taylor. (He didn’t specify whether it was a jersey number or her phone number.)
However, the NFL’s best tight end couldn’t break through the pre-show scrimmage line, which was a ritual before Taylor’s performance.
“I’m disappointed that she didn’t speak before or after the show because she had to save her voice for the 44 songs she sang,” Travis said on his July 26 New Heights podcast episode. “So I’m a little bummed I couldn’t give one of the bracelets I made for her.”
Though he claimed he failed to reach the scoring zone, many fans speculated that the two had spoken, something Travis more or less confirmed during his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on September 22.
“I threw the idea out there, I threw the ball to her,” he explained. “I told her, ‘I saw you rocking the stage at Arrowhead. Maybe you should come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one is more exciting.’ We’ll see what happens in the near future.”