Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is sure to be in Las Vegas for the Feb. 11 Super Bowl showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, but whether his girlfriend, mega-pop star Taylor Swift, will also be present to add some stardust to the occasion is looking like a game-time decision.
The singer was in the stands cheering and was then caught on camera congratulating her boyfriend with a hug and kiss after the Chiefs 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. This immediately sparked speculation about whether or not she would join Kelce at the Super Bowl and if there was any chance of a Kelce-Swift engagement.
Swift has been in Kelce’s corner since the summer, and it seems the romance is blossoming. The pair stepped out together last weekend for a celebratory post-game party with friends, including models Cara Delevingne and Keleigh Teller and Kelce’s older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.
While rumors of a Kelce-Swift Super Bowl engagement swirl, logistical hurdles could prevent her from joining him in Sin City. Swift currently has four shows on her Eras Tour starting in Tokyo on Feb. 7, which means she would need to hop a private jet from Asia to Vegas by Saturday night to be in time for kickoff at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11.
That’s a tall order, even for someone no stranger to traveling. But, according to a source close to the singer, Swift plans to make it happen. Considering that her concerts are scheduled to conclude in Japan by Feb. 10 and the Super Bowl is a day later, it’s not impossible for the “Shake It Off” singer to make the trip in one piece.
It’s a feat worthy of the uber-competent staffers on NBC’s 2000s drama The West Wing. The show aired 12 seasons and featured the fictional president Bartlett working with his team to solve complex problems that threatened the country, so it’s safe to say the real-life Swift will need her squad of experts to tackle this task.
The key to Swift’s success will lie in the timing of her flight from Asia to North America. If she can get on a private jet after her Tokyo show on Feb. 10 and then make the quick trek to Nevada, she should be in good shape for a pregame appearance that should boost CBS’ ratings.
Swift isn’t expected to be a part of the Apple Music-sponsored halftime show featuring Rihanna and Drake, but she still needs to get in the running for the stage. TMZ reported in 2023 that the Grammy-winning singer turned down an offer from Apple to perform because she wanted to do the gig when she finished rerecording her first six albums. The re-released material is set to drop this summer and will be available for Super Bowl viewers to stream via Paramount+, available to anyone who signs up for a free one-week trial.