Who is Taylor Swift dating?

Last Modified Nov 6, 2023 09:12 GMT

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Taylor Swift is currently dating American Football player, Travis Kelce.


Taylor Swift, the three-time Grammy Award winner for Album of the Year, is no stranger to having her love life discussed online; in fact, she has made a career out of writing love songs. Whatever kind of complicated relationship situation you might be in, Swift has the ideal song for you to sing along to.


Since they started dating in September 2023, Swift and Kelce’s relationship has been the talk of the town among some of her other more high-profile ex-boyfriends, including Harry Styles, Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Lautner, and Jake Gyllenhaal.


Who is Travis Kelce?

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Travis Michael Kelce, born on October 5, 1989, is an American football tight end who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL). The Chiefs chose him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and he has since been very successful. He has helped the team win Super Bowls in LIV and LVII with touchdown receptions in both games.


Kelce played college football at the University of Cincinnati and is widely recognized as one of the most exceptional tight ends in the history of the NFL, with an impressive record of eight Pro Bowl selections and four first-team All-Pro recognitions.


He holds two NFL records, one for the most consecutive and overall seasons with 1,000 yards receiving by a tight end, which span seven seasons. The second record is for the most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season, with 1,416 yards in 2020, despite playing in just 15 games. He also briefly held the record for a single season in 2018.


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During the 2022 season, Kelce achieved the distinction of becoming the fastest tight end to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards. He joined the elite group of five tight ends in NFL history to reach this milestone. His contributions were further acknowledged with his inclusion in the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.


Kelce has also worked in television, both reality and scripted, as well as commercials, beyond football. He is a co-host of the podcast “New Heights” alongside his brother Jason, where he explores a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to football and popular culture.


Swift's rumored relationship with Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Travis Kelce has sparked a lot of fan interest. Kelce expressed his interest in Taylor during a podcast and even made her a custom Eras Tour friendship bracelet. He was disappointed that she didn't interact with fans before or after her shows due to the need to preserve her voice for her extensive performances.


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Rumors of their connection intensified when reports that they had dinner together in September surfaced. While there have been reports of them spending time together, various sources have different takes on the nature of their relationship. Swift's appearance at a Kansas City Chiefs game with Kelce's mother, dressed in the team's colors, hinted at a deeper connection.


Taylor Swift’s past relationships


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Joe Jonas (2008)


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Taylor Swift was in a relationship with Joe Jonas, a former Jonas Brother who later became the lead singer of DNCE, from July to October 2008. The split was significant, not only because it was Taylor's first public breakup, but also because it was particularly brutal, with Joe ending their relationship in a mere 27-second phone call.


It is widely believed that Taylor Swift's songs 'Last Kiss' and 'Forever and Always' were inspired by this breakup, offering a glimpse into the emotions she experienced. On a positive note, “Holy Ground” shows a later view of their short-lived romance.

Lucas Till (2009)

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Taylor Swift and actor Lucas Till had a brief relationship in 2009. Lucas became friends with Taylor when he played the next-door neighbor in Taylor's “You Belong With Me” music video. Lucas said that they decided they were better off as friends after their short-lived relationship.


He said that there wasn't any conflict between them; they got along very well. But their connection was more of a strong friendship, which is what ended their romantic relationship.


Taylor Lautner (2009)

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In 2009, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner were in a relationship that was fondly remembered by many. When they both appeared as high school sweethearts in the romantic comedy film “Valentine's Day”, this connection grew stronger. The song “Back To December” is widely recognized as a musical reflection on Taylor Swift's past relationship with Taylor Lautner.


In the song, she sings about his “tanned skin” and “sweet smile.” She also apologizes for a bad night in December, which might be related to when they ended their relationship.


John Mayer (2009)

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In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, John Mayer said he didn't like the song “Dear John” by Taylor Swift. Mayer said that the song made him feel bad because he thought he didn't deserve the negative portrayal in the song. He also stated that he never did anything to justify such treatment, and he viewed it as a hurtful act on her part.


Mayer turned his feelings into music and released the song “Paper Dolls” on his 2013 album, Paradise Valley. He sang lyrics like, “Don't you think I was too young to be a girl? The girl in the dress, cried the whole way home, I should've known.”


Cory Monteith (2010)

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Although Cory Monteith and Taylor Swift never publicly acknowledged their relationship, they were frequently seen together in photographs. When asked about their dating status, Taylor's reaction on The Ellen DeGeneres Show suggested a possible romantic connection, as she noticeably blushed.


On the day of Cory's tragic passing in July 2013, Taylor posted a heartfelt tweet that read, “Speechless. And for the worst reason.”


Jake Gyllenhaal (2010-2011)

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One of Taylor's most public relationships, the couple were regularly seen out in New York City and Los Angeles. Jake might have called it quits because the couple's 10-year age difference wasn't working. The song, “The Last Time”, with lyrics “Put my name at the top of your list”, is said to be about this romance. “All Too Well,” which tells the story of the scarf situation, is also about Gyllenhaal.


Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet are said to have gone on just one date, but there are pictures of the date, so it's worth mentioning in this list. A car trip to upstate New York and a Thanksgiving dinner at Maggie Gyllenhaal's house are some details referenced in this song.


In the first verse, Swift makes this interesting claim, “Left my scarf there at your sister's house. And you've still got it in your drawer even now” to the dramatic end “Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone, But you keep my old scarf from that very first week 'Cause it reminds you of innocence, and it smells like me.” Gyllenhaal has been photographed wearing Taylor's scarf for years, much to the amusement and confusion of Swift fans.


Adam Young (2011)

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In 2011, there was a brief connection between Taylor Swift and Owl City's Adam Young. Even though they never officially dated, they only exchanged emails and had one in-person meeting. Taylor was so delighted by this encounter that she composed the song “Enchanted” in his honor, with lyrics like, “All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you.” Young responded by releasing a cover version of Taylor's song “Enchanted” on Valentine's Day, recognizing that the song was derived from their encounter.


Chord Overstreet (2011)

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Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet are said to have gone on just one date, but there are pictures of the date, so it's worth mentioning in this list.

Eddie Redmayne (2011-2012)

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According to rumors, Taylor Swift and Eddie Redmayne began dating after she auditioned for the role of Eponine in Les Misérables. They were frequently spotted together in New York during the audition process. But their brief romance didn't leave a strong enough impression to make a Taylor Swift song.

Zac Efron (2012)

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Before meeting Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, known for his role in Disney's High School Musical, had already been charming audiences for years. There were rumors that they dated briefly while they were promoting their movie, “The Lorax.”


They both denied the relationship. They took an unusual approach and co-wrote a song together, creating a parody of Foster the People's “Pumped Up Kicks” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although they denied the dating speculations through their song, the fantasy remains.

Conor Kennedy (2012)

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Taylor Swift was in a relationship with Robert F. Kennedy's grandson, Conor Kennedy, during the summer of 2012. This relationship caught attention because Swift was 22 and Conor was 18. Swift landed a residence in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, right next to the Kennedy estate.


When Conor's family accused Swift of crashing Kyle's wedding, the relationship seemed to be going downhill. Despite Swift's representatives' denial, the situation appeared to be strained. The song “Begin Again” has been linked with Conor, particularly the lyrics: “I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did.”

Harry Styles (2012-2013)

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This was one of Taylor Swift's more talked-about relationships, although it was short-lived. Although only dating for one month, the couple shared paper airplane necklaces, had romantic moments in Central Park, had a New Year's Eve kiss in Times Square, and even experienced a snowmobile accident together.


The song “I Knew You Were Trouble” is said to be about her relationship with Harry Styles, who is, undoubtedly the most popular member of the One Direction band. Swift's album 1989 talks about their time together, especially in the song “Out Of The Woods,” which is about their romance in December and the accident, and the song “Style”, talks about their relationship.


Calvin Harris (2015-2016)

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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris had a relatively long and highly publicized relationship. They were often seen together on red carpets and shared pictures of their time together on social media. Although neither of them officially confirmed it, there were reports that Harris initiated the breakup.


The smash hit “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor was widely recognized to be about her relationship with Harris, but some of the singer's loyal fans still believe it's referring to her past love affair with Gyllenhaal.

Tom Hiddleston (2016)

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Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift, famously known as Hiddleswift, were the couple that took the world by surprise. After meeting in New York, they set off on a globe-hopping adventure, checking out places like Rhode Island, Italy, Australia, and England together. Just two months after Hiddleston was spotted wearing an 'I Heart T.S.' t-shirt, their relationship came to a close.


Joe Alwyn (2017-2023)

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Taylor Swift and actor Joe Alwyn had a long-term relationship, but they kept it secret from the public. The two were captured in a photo in 2017 while sharing coffee on a balcony in Nashville. They dated for six years, but in April 2023, it was reported that they had split up a few weeks earlier. Swift's songs were inspired by their relationship, and fans debated which ones were about Joe.



The song 'Ready for It?' caused a bit of a stir among fans, with hints that it might be about Joe. 'The other track, 'Gorgeous,' on the other hand, is all about Joe, with lyrics that talk about happiness turning to sadness when he's around. Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn also worked together on her albums Folklore and Evermore. Joe was credited as “William Bowery” on the albums.


Despite the engagement and marriage rumors sparked by her album 'Lover,' neither party confirmed or denied these speculations. In early 2022, Joe Alwyn addressed the rumors with a cryptic response. However, in April 2023, it was revealed that the couple had amicably parted ways, signifying the end of their era. Taylor released the break-up song 'You're Losing Me,' which gave her perspective on the relationship's conclusion.

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The exact moment they met remains a mystery, but the song “Dress” from Taylor Swift's Reputation album has been thought to be a reference to their first meeting. The lyrics mention a buzz cut and bleached hair, which matches the appearance of Swift and Alwyn at the Met Gala. Their relationship had an air of mystery, with fans occasionally catching glimpses of their affection at public events, such as during Ed Sheeran's performance at the Jingle Bell Ball in London.


Alwyn's contributions to Swift’s music were significant, as he co-wrote songs for her albums Folklore and Evermore. Their collaboration on 'Exile' garnered a lot of attention and accolades. Beyond his work with Swift, Alwyn has established himself in the entertainment industry, starring in television series and movies, including the Cannes Film Festival award-winning romantic thriller 'Stars at Noon.' He has also been recognized as part of the Time 100 Next list.

Matty Healy (2023)

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Following her break up with Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift was reportedly in a relationship with Matty Healy. In early May, reports said that Healy would attend Swift's Nashville shows. Sources tell us that the couple began dating 10 years ago, but the timing wasn’t right.


Her previous relationship with Alwyn and her one with Healy did not overlap. Healy was at Swift's shows in Nashville, and they were together a lot, even holding hands in New York. This strongly suggests that their relationship was serious. Despite some eyebrows being raised by Healy’s past controversy, Swift seemed to be genuinely content with this new chapter, expressing her joy on her Eras Tour.



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They met in 2016 and are speculated to have been in a relationship from 2017 to September 2023. 

With a laugh, she remarked, “I've learned that if I do, people think it's up for discussion, and our relationship isn't up for discussion. That's where the boundary is, and that's where my life has become manageable. If you and I were currently sipping wine together, we'd be talking about it, but instead, it goes out into the world. I really want to keep it feeling manageable.”

Travis Kelce’s estimated net worth in 2023 is $40 million, which is significant even though it pales in comparison to Taylor's $400 million estimated net worth. This information comes from Celebrity Net Worth.

Life & Style received multiple confirmations that Taylor and Joe Alwyn, who started secretly dating in 2016, were engaged “months ago” in February 2022. Swift and Alwyn did not confirm or deny the report, though.

Taylor Swift is currently dating American Football player, Travis Kelce, as of October 2023

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