Taylor Swift celebrates Super Bowl triumph for Travis Kelce's Chiefs

Taylor Swift celebrates Super Bowl triumph for Travis Kelce’s Chiefs

/ 06:09 PM February 12, 2024

Taylor Swift celebrates Super Bowl triumph for Travis Kelce's Chiefs

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs kisses Taylor Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 2 during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Image: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Taylor Swift’s trans-Pacific dash to the Super Bowl was rewarded with a thrilling overtime triumph for her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The pop icon was performing in Tokyo on Saturday night before hopping a private jet to make the NFL championship spectacular in Las Vegas, a journey that ended in hugs and tears of joy as the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in just the second overtime game in Super Bowl history.


Swift, who won a record fourth Album of the Year Grammy this month, arrived at Allegiant Stadium in style, her bespoke Kansas City Chiefs jacket slung over her shoulder and her gold necklace bearing Kelce’s number 87.


Wearing a black corset-style top and black jeans with crystal-lined slits on each leg, she was joined by celebrity friends along with her parents, Andrea and Scott Swift, and her brother Austin and Kelce’s parents Ed and Donna and his brother Jason — who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 34-year-old was the brightest in a galaxy of stars attending the game, the 13th Chiefs game she has turned out for since she and Kelce became an item last year.

Actor Blake Lively and Ice Spice joined her in the luxury suite, and Swift fans watching at home were treated to their first glimpse of her during pre-game festivities when broadcaster CBS offered a cutaway shot of the singer and friends.

Recording artist Taylor Swift and actor Blake Lively

Football – NFL – Super Bowl LVIII – Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – February 11, 2024 Recording artist Taylor Swift and actor Blake Lively are pictured in the stands before the game REUTERS/Mike Blake

Swift’s friend singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey and music legend Paul McCartney made appearances in the suite, where cameras caught Swift swaying to Post Malone’s pre-game performance of “America the Beautiful” but looking tense in the early minutes of the contest.

Fans who like their football with plenty of cold beverages were delighted when the stadium’s massive electronic scoreboard showed Swift chugging a drink in seconds and slamming down the empty cup with a flourish.

She celebrated ecstatically, long ponytail bouncing when the Chiefs scored a touchdown to take the lead for the first time in the game late in the third quarter.


There would be more tense moments, however, before the 49ers sealed the victory with a touchdown with three seconds left in overtime.

Swift’s relationship with Kelce has captivated the NFL and popular culture this season, bringing legions of new female fans to the sport and sending television ratings rocketing.

Her appearance in Las Vegas was tipped to help set a television ratings record for the Super Bowl, already the biggest event on the US sporting calendar.

Recording arist Taylor Swift, looks on before Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Recording artist Taylor Swift, looks on before Super Bowl LVIII between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Kelce said he was relishing the attention that his celebrity romance has brought, joking this week that he felt under pressure to win after Swift’s Album of the Year award at last weekend’s Grammys.

“She’s unbelievable,” Kelce said of Swift. “She’s rewriting the history books.”

Swift’s presence at Chiefs games and breathless media coverage of her sprint to Las Vegas from Tokyo has been criticized by some fans.

But the singer’s detractors were given short shrift by British music diva Adele during an eve-of-Super Bowl concert at Caesars Palace on Saturday night.

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“I’m a bit torn because I kind of want the 49ers to win… but I think I want the Chiefs to win just because of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend,” Adele told fans at her show, adding in expletive-filled comments that naysayers should “get a life.”

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