Travis Kelce flew back to Las Vegas on Saturday, he was only in Oz two days

Welp, there goes that dream – I genuinely hoped that Travis Kelce flew to Sydney, Australia for an extended stay with Taylor Swift during the international leg of her Eras Tour. Instead, that meathead flew to Australia (a long-ass flight of more than fourteen hours) last week and then was on a flight back to the US in less than two days. It’s not like he flew back for some important meeting or a trip to the White House or something – he flew back to Las Vegas just to party with his team!!

Travis Kelce’s visit to see girlfriend Taylor Swift was short and very sweet. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, returned to the U.S. on Saturday, PEOPLE has learned.

Kelce had supported the “Anti-Hero” singer, 34, at her first Eras Tour stop at the Accor Stadium in Sydney on Friday after flying across the world to spend some time with her. But it was a whistle stop tour Down Under for Kelce, as he began his journey back stateside on Saturday.

Though her boyfriend wasn’t in the crowd for her second show in the Australian harbour city, Swift had a blast, and happily shared her delight with the audience as they cheered for her.

“”Ah Sydney, you are just … right off the bat you’re making me feel so … just extraordinary right now,” she told the crowd on Saturday in a fan video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).

[From People]

TMZ had a larger story when Kelce was en route to Vegas, reporting that “when he arrives in Vegas — we’re told TK is set to reunite with his teammates, including his QB and other players … which our sources say had been the plan all along dating back to the Super Bowl…Our sources say this 2nd Vegas get-together with the team isn’t for any particular reason or occasion — we’re told this is just another celebration to ring in the big Super Bowl win.” So… given the crazy logistics of this, why did Travis go to Australia at all? He was already in Las Vegas for some golf thing before he went to Sydney. Why didn’t he just wait until the partying was done and then head out to Singapore to spend more time with his girlfriend? Did he take a whirlwind trip to Australia just to get the Traylor fans off his back? Because they were really mad that he didn’t drop everything to fly to Australia immediately. Anyway, I’m getting a weird feeling about this.

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  1. Paige says:

    Yeaahhh..same. He flew down with a friend and was papped in her hotel suite, at the zoo with her and his friend, at a marina?? And then the concert..and is now in Vegas partying with strippers. Girllll

    • Sunnyday says:

      In fairness, they’re not strippers and it wasn’t a strip club. They’re bottle girls and it was a brunch. That being said, allegedly he went to Australia because he wasn’t going to be able to make Singapore work as he’s being honored at an NBA game next week, going to SXSW and the NFL combine, so the short trip to Australia was it. Taylor can’t be pleased, he doesn’t want to settle down, I can’t see it lasting much longer unfortunately.

      • Maddy says:

        Bottle girls (and bartenders) offer “extra services” in these kinds of establishments too. Not saying all of them of course or that he wants those services.
        The NBA regular season is running until April, he could have scheduled the honoring when she has a break in her schedule and he doesn’t *have* to be at the combine. SXSW doesn’t begin until March 8th. Something’s fishy.

      • Robert Phillips says:

        For a football player he is reaching the end of his career. So I would imaging his agents want him back here to start looking at what he’s going to do next after retiring. Just because the public doesn’t see him working. Doesn’t mean he isn’t. The same as Taylor at all the awards shows. She’s networking. making contacts for future songs and investments. He’s doing the same.

      • snappyfish says:

        I thought it strange he flies halfway around the world to see his GF and brings a friend? Who does this? Especially for such a short visit. Was this the payback for Taylor flying in for the SB? I know I’m the only one here but I have side eyed this relationship since its inception.

      • bettyrose says:

        Travis can get sex any time he wants with practically any one. The presence of possible sex workers is not a thing. Likewise, just by existing Tay is surrounded by people who would have no commitment sex with her at any time. Travis isn’t raging with jealousy over that. Relationships are about trust, not about avoiding all temptation.

      • Lolo86lf says:

        I think we may be overreacting about this. Both Taylor and Travis have career- related commitments they have to honor. We really don’t know what is going on behind the scenes so let’s wait a little longer before we assume their relationship is on the rocks. Travis can fly back to wherever Taylor is as soon as he is able so I am not going to panic just yet. I want my T&T wedding to happen lol.

      • Bumblebee says:

        The comments about the women working at this party…unless their job is specifically working as a pr*stitute…it’s not cool to say that they provide ‘extra services’ as part of their job. Even if you say ‘maybe’ or ‘only a few’ or however you want to justify what you wrote. These ladies have bills to pay, possibly children to feed. I hope they made great tips at this party. Dealing with drunk people, on your feet for hours, exhausting, and knowing people assume you provide ‘extras’.

      • Concern Fae says:

        @snappyfish I’d bring a friend if I had those long ass flights.

      • Gabby says:

        Oh girls schmirls. This guy has a mistress and her name is booze. TS needs to cut and run, because I’m not sure he has the brain cells to spare. He is a grandstanding oaf.

      • Elo says:

        The comments about bartenders or bottle girls providing “extra services” is so disrespectful and gross.
        I was a bartender for a decade we are professionals that work really hard to ensure people get great service and have a great event. Would you say that about any other profession that is mostly women?
        The qualifier of “not all” is not helping.
        The comment is gross and sexist.
        There is nothing wrong with sex work, but bartenders and bottle service servers are not sex workers.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      The Daily Mail has video of the Vegas party. I get that the team just won the Super Bowl (for the second time), but shouldn’t the Act Like You’ve Done This Before rule apply? This is a LOT of partying. Does TS comprehend what a party animal this dude is? I dunno. Maybe she’s okay with it.

      • Callie says:

        Have you paid attention to Taylor’s activities when she isn’t on tour? She is usually papped multiple times a week, out in NYC with friends, often very late.At various events and after parties, she is frequently pictured drinking and dancing. The idea that she herself is not extremely social – “a partier” – is silly. Her last relationship was more of an anomaly.

        Also – the *main goal* of professional football players is to win the Superbowl. It’s literally the point, and definitely not, “Oh, we already did that, we’re not going to care that much!” A team winning back-to-back Superbowls hasn’t occured for 20 years – Travis is nearing the end of my career AND was a team captain, so he absolutely should be celebrating every moment. It may be the last time.

      • windyriver says:

        @Brassy Rebel – Actually it’s the third time they’ve won in recent years. In addition to back to back in 23/24, they also won in 2020. The thing is though, while it’s the third time for the Chiefs as a whole, and for some key players like Mahomes and Kelce, the team composition doesn’t remain the same from year to year. New players come in, for whom a Chiefs Super Bowl win is their first, and players leave, for whom a Chiefs Super Bowl win will be the only one in their career. Despite personnel changes along the way, they’re a pretty tight team, and this season was a very rocky road to this win. Not a surprise they partied hearty when it was over.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      @ Robert Phillips: Tom Brady was 44 years old when he retired. Travis 34, I would say he still has a few years left to play ball and make a ton of money as if he wasn’t rich already.

      • Eurydice says:

        Tight end is different from quarterback – he’s both a receiver and a lineman – he has to block, he has to run, he has to catch and he gets hit a lot.

      • Noo says:

        Agree @eurydice, 34 is considered well past prime for the TE position. Way more wear and tear than a QB.

        And WOW that’s a lot of analysis of the possible motives for Travis prioritizing his GF to fly to Australia for a couple of days, and also bringing a friend who possibly wanted to go and who he could hang out with on the long flight there and back.

        Also even though KC has won a third Superbowl doesn’t mean it is easy or any less sweet. It is incredibly hard to win a Superbowl once in your career, let alone three times. The team wasn’t hurting anyone in Vegas, they’re celebrating their success.

        I know we’re here to gossip but….

      • Fortuona says:

        The guy who held the record at the Chiefs right before Travis was Tony Gonalez who played until he was 39 and Antonio Gates at the Chargers was also 39 as a TE

  2. FancyPants says:

    He doesn’t need a reason. Why did Taylor fly back to the US for 48hrs between shows? Because she can! Rich people gonna do rich people stuff, it is not for us peasants to comprehend.

    • JanetDR says:

      Good point @FancyPants!

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah, this doesn’t feel like a thing to me.

    • SarahCS says:

      Yep, my take is ‘rich people’. This is what they do. Like I might go and see my friend who’s a 20 minute walk away, they fly in and out of countries in the same way because they want to/can. I don’t see the big deal (unless you care about the environment but that’s a whole other question).

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Yup, he’s probably got the Tay UberJet so it’s no big deal (for him).

    • Teddy says:

      +1. To me the significant part is that he went at all, was obviously proud and supportive, and had a great time. I like that they each leave room for their own lives. Looks healthy.

    • TRex says:

      Agreed @fancypants – But I am getting a funky feeling about him post SBowl. Initially, I thought he seemed attentive and so openly in awe of TS (not that this is required, but it was a big change from her previous BFs). Then, his actions during the SB and the aftermath of the shooting in KC put me off. TS immediately donated a huge sum of money to the family, while he partied and issued a statement. It wasn’t until 2days later that he also made a donation.
      I’m not implying he’s a dirtbag, but he’s definitely punching above his weight here.

      • windyriver says:

        Taylor Swift’s immediate $100K donation was to the family of the woman who’d been killed. Kelce’s donation two days later, in the same amount, was to the family of two girls who were injured in the shooting. It came on the same day Patrick and Brittany Mahomes visited the girls, and other young shooting victims, at the children’s hospital. Presumably the Mahomes let Kelce know where best to donate (reports are this family was related to the woman that was killed), while also on the same day Mahomes announced the Chiefs had launched the KC Strong fundraiser, which currently has close to $1 million in donations. (Other players may have personally made donations to individual victims, but that hasn’t been reported in the news like T&T.) Comes across a little different when you look at the details.

    • Kim says:

      Definitely. The guy is also busy with business opportunities other than football. Both are extremely busy with their careers. I imagine their calendars were full for quite awhile, and he was able to squeeze in time to travel. As Taylor did for the Super Bowl game.

  3. Jensa says:

    Yep, I thought it was odd to take his friend along when it was such a short visit and you’d have thought he’d want to spend as much time as possible with Taylor. The friend kept having to be ushered out of the way so they could get pap shots of the happy couple.
    It’s just looking more and more fake. Certainly very stage-managed, at least.

    • Olivia says:

      Lol. We know it’s not a fake PR relationship because Taylor can’t act. She’s literally the worst at it.

      But there’s also the fact she’s super rich, cute and the biggest celebrity in the world right now. Every man, woman, and dog is lining up to date her. She has zero need to stage a showmance.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        Taylor doesnt need a showmance to put even more pressure to get a done deal and get married for it to maybe fall apart again. Im hoping this is true romance and for the friend tagging along, why not? It’s kinda weird I agree, but maybe that’s the person who is going to take pictures of them and following their relationship prior to whatever they know is going to happen and prefer for it to be a close friend that a stranger. They keep traveling all the time, having a friend tagging is not really a thing when hopping on a plane is like, any trip to the dollar store.

    • Ginger says:

      I have always felt this way about their relationship. It’s feels very PR.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Taylor’s working, maybe Travis is the kind of guy who doesn’t know how to be alone while waiting for his GF to get off work.

    • Callie says:

      This is so bizarre. If it was fake, he wouldn’t have gone at all. They would have released a statement outlining his commitments here. You don’t fly across the world unless you really love the person and need to see and support them, even for only 48 hours. She did the same for the Superbowl.

      I just don’t get why people feel the need to look for conspiracy theories everywhere??? It’s genuinely concerning. If you don’t like them as a couple, that’s fine! But so many people would have to be part of a “fake” relationship, and there’s no way. You’re accusing them, their families, their friends, their teammates, their crew of being horrible people essentially devoid of souls if they really are trying to manipulate the entire world.

  4. Maddy says:

    Taking a private jet two and from Australia for a two-day stay is wild. Travis is not that famous that a commercial flight isn’t a viable option for him.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      He is that rich.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      @ Maddy: Oh that’s what you were talking about. Yes, you’re right! I won’t be a hypocrite though. If I were that wealthy I would charter a private plane too. My guess is that you wouldn’t.

    • ML says:

      Thank you, Maddy! This is so environmentally irresponsible.

    • Emi says:

      Saying that bottle service staff are offering themselves on a secret menu shows that your moral high ground is not as lofty as you believe it to be.

  5. Maddy says:

    Are they telegraphing a “their schedules made it impossible to spend time together” breakup coming soon?

    • bettyrose says:

      Sadly, I think this is the right take. But if it really has been PR all along, they should have dialed back the public “I love yous.” That’s a strong ass statement at their ages.

    • dj says:

      We live in KC and my husband said that Patrick Mahomes was going to pay for this trip to Las Vegas as a reward for the team buckling down and NOT partying in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl. This is their reward trip. It is a nice thing from Mahomes to the team. Travis is very tight with Patrick and the team.

  6. K says:

    Uh ohs. But we shall see. Despite the whirlwind this is new. They are a few months in so they are both still getting to know each other. I got the ick from his Superbowl behavior. Not to the point where I suddenly don’t like him. But maybe she did too. Of course it’s all speculation so….

    • Tisme says:

      Oh lawdy I got the ICK too! He comes across as a total uneducated meathead/redneck/over the top aggressive…So.Much.Ick!

      • Fortuona says:

        He was on the Deans List at the U of Cinc that he picked because he followed his brother despite having better offers and he is as far I can find the only one of her BF who has a Tertiacy education and actually got his Degree

  7. TurbanMa says:

    When I’m working I don’t want my partner around, it’s a distraction. I think he just had a gift for her, wanted to show his face and brought a friend who maybe hasn’t been there. Idk my mind doesn’t get any bad vibes from this.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      She was working. And didn’t have much time to spend with him also. And neither of them are going to have a lot of free time for the next few months. And don’t give me that the football season is over with until the fall. This is the time when his agents start pushing him in front of the networks for other types of jobs. When they show he can give speeches for money. When they try and show he can do ads for companies. He can’t play much longer in the NFL. And needs to start planning his future now. Or would all these Swift fans prefer he live off of her if they stay together. And just because there are a few pictures of him looking like he’s partying doesn’t mean he is either. Ever heard of posing for a picture.

      • Eurydice says:

        Absolutely, you don’t want to be absent when deals are being made and teams are being reorganized.

    • Callie says:

      Yep, some of the comments here – not to mention the original tone (“meathead”??) – are ridiculous! People are attacking him for attending a pre-planned event with his team – winning back-to-back Superbowls is incredibly rare AND their original celebrations were cut short – but they didn’t attack her for leaving KC shortly after games and then going out in NYC. Taylor wasn’t attached to his hip during the season and no one accused her of being sketchy…but Travis must be doing something bad, right 🙄 (as if he needs to go to Vegas to cheat…if someone wants to cheat, they will find a way)

      These are two very busy, ambitious, career-oriented individuals. From reading their interviews and articles, I get the sense that their dedication to their jobs brought them together. Only time will tell whether it keeps them together or pulls them apart.

  8. Laalaa says:

    What are you talking about?
    He went to see her. She had a massive show. During her work time, he was with his friend. During her off time, he was with her.
    He flew back to be with his team, which is not something stupid, it’s his team and his job.
    Weird feeling? He flew all the way to see her. It’s a good thing.

    • Michelle says:

      I could not agree more. This is a non story.

      And moreover: What’s. It. To. You?

    • Fancyhat says:

      Yep I agree. I also am baffled by the idea that he is a meathead. He really isn’t. Also there was a promise from Mahomes that if the team stayed focused before the Super Bowl and didn’t party in Vegas that he’d fly the whole team in post-Super Bowl win to party. Travis isn’t going to miss a team event like that. He’s one of the leaders on the team and is expected to be at team functions

      • yupyup says:

        Yeah… I don’t like the “meathead” tag getting thrown around. He isn’t a meathead. I think someone is way to invested. Let them be happy.

    • Lisa says:

      This truly seems to be looking for problem where there isn’t one. Maybe because we aren’t use to Taylor dating someone with a job but it seems super sweet he went to see her and hang out, then went back to his job! The man has been very honest and upfront about wanting a big post football career, well that means doing the work NOW to build it. Not follow Taylor around on tour. Plus he already has said he’s going to a few of the Europe shows.

      People need to calm down. Taylor wouldn’t have gone to games if it was impacting her career or shows.

  9. equality says:

    He does have a contract with a team to show up for certain things and that may include parties to bring attention to the team with pix for PR.

    • seaflower says:

      Plus his contract will stipulate attendance at post season interviews with the team (ie season performance reviews), getting his orders for off season training and conditioning for next season etc.

      Is 2 days shorter than i was thinking, yes. Is it shorter than I was expecting, no. I was surprised he was able to make Australia. I was not expecting them to get together until after Singapore. I also don’t expect them living in each others pockets this offseason especially with her in Europe. They both have professional commitments.

      As for the bottle girls/Vegas etc, don’t forget all his married team mates are there as well. It doesn’t mean they are all immediately having sex.

  10. Sarah says:

    It is telling that her team has put nothing out to counter the “left Australia to party” narrative. My guess is she’s probably peeved, but at the same time probably happy that he at least did make some effort to see her. He’s singing and dancing to Love Story in Vegas again in a bright yellow shirt with cameras everywhere, dude knows he’ll be crucified if he screws this up, or at least one hopes! We’ll see, just do not see how this lasts long term, I don’t doubt that they actually love each other, I just think it’ll be really difficult to last because they are so different.

    • Lisa says:

      Or her team didn’t put anything out because she trusts him, knew, and doesn’t care. Because it’s not a thing. It’s his job.

    • Eurydice says:

      Taylor isn’t a baby. She’s been in the music business for 20 years and nobody can tell me she’s spent those 20 years going to bed at 8:00 pm with some warm milk and an improving book.

    • Hanna says:

      Travis already said during his interview with the media, that Taylor is in his life now and she is part of the Chiefs kingdom I will say Taylor well aware of this engagement and how very important to him and teammates especially Mahomes is one of his best bud as well as his wife Britany and she wasn’t there either.

  11. Talie says:

    I have a feeling he and Pat are being paid to attend this particular party in Vegas, so it’s technically “work.” This feels like a past life kind of thing he won’t be doing moving forward if he keeps dating her and elevating himself.

  12. Tina says:

    He travelled first class to Hawaii I’m sure then took her private plane to Australia. That’s not that difficult of a commute. He brought a friend the same way she always brings friends because end of the day she is working and he would have had some downtime without her. She would have had a rehearsal likely before the first show plus hair and makeup and likely interviews to do then the actual shows. Personally it would be more fun to have a friend with you. It sounds like both of them are pretty busy and he has a lot of things on the go to capitalize
    On his win. I’ll still be shocked if this is a forever relationship but I think we shouldnt read too much into this while both of their careers are at a high. Now when she goes on hiatus and his life calms down we will see.

  13. CROWHOOD says:

    I feel like a broken record here but mce again:
    The Super Bowl is the highest achievement in his profession. In fact, it has become a metric for other people’s pinnacle of success (this is my Super Bowl etc. ).
    These are very rich people with irregular jobs. Flying around the world for a day or two is not the same for them as us. Things that are considered work obligations for them may seem like a party to us.
    It’s fun to gossip and observe of course but the constant monitoring every single movement is wild.

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, it’s like people think Travis was stored in a box somewhere until Taylor discovered him. For me, I’ve seen Travis perform in his profession a lot more times than I’ve seen Taylor Swift perform in hers.

  14. Olivia says:

    This is crunch time.

    He threw his hat in the ring. He somehow got the girl. The girl bent over backwards to support him with his career, assimilate into his world, be the perfect guest amongst his family and friends, welcomed his buddy’s wife into her inner circle, all while excelling in her own career.

    Now that the tables are turned, will he be able to do the same for her?

    Or now that he ‘won’ her and it’s time to meet her needs, is he going to flake and run? Is he all talk? Or can he follow through?

    • Jan says:

      Two adults acting like adults, it’s their decision, our opinions don’t matter.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      What are you talking about? He couldn’t go around the world with her during the season. Because of his work. And it’s only been two weeks since the superbowl. And guess what a lot of these parties your complaining about are his work. He gets paid to show up at these parties. Plus he is working to figure out what he is going to do when he can’t play football anymore. So guess what that is also what he is doing at the parties. Meeting people who can get him into ads, and tv, and other things. Or do you want him to mooch off of Taylor?

      • Olivia says:

        What are YOU talking about? There was no criticism. I’m saying we shall soon see what he’s made of, and if he’s able to step up in the way she craves but others have failed.

        She showed him what she expects, by doing it herself first. Now it’s his turn, can he deliver?

        All are open questions. There’s no conjecture or opinions.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Olivia – You make it sounds like it’s some kind of test. Perhaps we’ll see what she’s made of. And why is it up to him to give her what she “craves,” whatever that means. They’ve been an item for 6 months, but not really together for more than a month or so, if you count days. So, maybe they’ll find out they want the same things and maybe they won’t – whichever, it won’t be a fairytale or a tragedy.

      • yupyup says:

        @Olivia Taylor has two private jets, a lot power and huge team to make it look seamless . This man has a job, no private jet yet and still went on a 14 hour flight to see her for two days. They gave interviews that he is going to be on tour with her this summer. That is months from now. He just won his 3rd Superbowl and has to work at a lot of post win events to capitalize on the PR. She is releasing a new album in April. I doubt she is sitting around wondering what he is doing. Two grown folks making grown “rich people” choices. I hope Taylor is not some tit for tat toxic jerk.. setting up someone to control over things she chose to do with immature and insecure tests.

    • Fortuona says:

      Well to be fair to both of them she spent the latter part of the season from Sun – Tues in KCMO then the rest of the week she was in NY working at her day job mixing her album and prepping her tour

      All the TV ads he was in last year were filmed in late Feb and early March and were then put on the shelf until the football season started again

  15. Duch says:

    They looked like they had a lot of fun. Maybe he was there to celebrate their 6-month dating anniversary. Maybe they made a pledge not to go 2 weeks without seeing each other. There’s a lot more positive spins to this than negative ones. I’m surprised by the number of negative takes.

    • Callie says:

      I agree with you, but I’m not surprised. Taylor is beloved but she receives SO much criticism (sometimes warranted, sometimes not). That criticism will extend to her relationship. Travis is already a public figure in his own right, with his own fans and opps, but he is now being watched and judged 10x more harshly due to their association.

      They’ve been in the “honeymoon stage” with the public and most of the media for the past six months. They’ll go through some rough patches, both individually and together. The most famous celebrity relationships all experience it.

  16. Boxy Lady says:

    Why are we surveilling this couple so hard? Are they on a terrorist watch list or something?/s
    Seriously though, they both have jobs that involve practice/ rehearsals, other prepwork, recovery time, interviews, heavy travel, and planned public appearances. The football season had already started when they got together so maybe Travis had already signed contracts for certain appearances extending into the off-season. Also, he and Jason may still be recording their podcast. And Taylor has a new album coming out in 6 weeks; I’m sure she has things to do for that rollout.
    All in all, I just don’t see the reason for the panic. Let these people live and do their jobs.

    • Lolo86lf says:


    • Olivia says:

      “ Why are we surveilling this couple so hard? ”

      Hmmm, interesting question. Maybe we can ask her super fans why they surveil her plane movements, inspect her website code, analyze every word she’s ever said and written to create elaborate conspiracies, web-stalk her non celebrity friends, track every piece of clothing and accessory she wears and list the price tag, show up at her house, visit the streets she’s lived in and the places she’s been to, and most of all – why do they obsessively try to control the narrative on every dumb story/comment about her on news/gossip sites?

      To answer your question, for some people it’s a creepy obsession with feeling like they own her and no-one else is allowed to utter her name. But for the general media like this, it’s a casual interest to ask fun questions about her relationships given that she almost exclusively writes and shares stories about her relationships.

      • Fancyhat says:

        Her fans aren’t the problem. Just like with Meghan, Taylor’s haters are obsessed at an unhealthy level and can’t seem to stop spinning negative stories about her personal life with no facts to back them up. It’s deranged.

    • yupyup says:

      Agree, if he was following her around like a puppy, he would also get criticized. Some people just don’t get that these are two accomplished 34 year old adults that have been dating for months. There is not lonely sad Taylor only saw him for a little bit or stupid meathead Travis and strippers in Vegas. She is busy and he is too. Do people realize how hard this woman is to date? The man flew 14 hours, wore those friendship bracelets for all to see with pride. I respect that is he abandoning his life for a girlfriend but it trying to balance it all out.

    • Just me says:

      Yeah, it must suck to have every aspect of your relationship followed so closely. I wouldn’t mind the cash but celebrity? Nah.

  17. M says:

    Not seeing the issue here at all. He flew to see his girlfriend and briefly support her like she did with him briefly for the SuperBowl. Now he has other obligations and has left Sydney.

    Winning the Super Bowl alone is an amazing achievement that most football players don’t experience. Winning back to back Super Bowls is the stuff of legend. The team works extremely hard during the season and post season and form a close bond. They have the night they won the game off to celebrate but then the MVP has to go to Disneyland and they all flew back to KC for the parade. Pat promised them a party in Vegas to actually celebrate as a team and that’s what this is. It’s not just some random party. And he isn’t flirting with the women or being inappropriate. This is a stretch.

  18. Lolo86lf says:

    Off topic comment. Travis looks much better with his beard. If I was Taylor I would forbid him from shaving his beard off with the penalty of him not getting any if he does.

    • KM says:

      Finally, something less serious to comment on (: I have to disagree. The mustache only look was pretty nice. Not many men can pull that look off but he can.

      • AV says:

        Thank you, I thought I was the only one who thought he was in Tom Selleck territory of being able to pull off a mustache. 🙂

  19. Libra says:

    Is it time for a Taylor and Travis free Monday?

    • Bettyrose says:

      My dream for Monday is discussing Pedro’s drunk SAG acceptance speech.

    • Seraphina says:

      While it was fun at first, i’s now too much. I thought the frenzy was going to die down after Super Bowl. Guess I was wrong.

      • bettyrose says:

        I don’t think it will die down until at least after the tour, and not even then if Tay does what I hope and starts a massive get out the vote campaign targeted at the youngest voters (even if she doesn’t officially endorse a candidate). My ONLY interest in this romance is the power to keep her name constantly in the news while she drives voter registration. I get the sense that Travis is not opposed to that type of activism, so I’m on board with him.

  20. Pittie Mom says:

    Man, I am so glad that I rinse out my yogurt containers for recycling and drive my car as little as possible so I can save the planet from boiling while rich people just PJ here, there, and everywhere.

  21. ArtFossil says:

    “Meathead” sums him up nicely.

    • Eurydice says:


      • ArtFossil says:

        Assaulting his coach at the Super Bowl. His actions and statement after the Kansas City parade shooting.

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, shoving the coach and yelling at him was inexcusable. For the other, I guess I’m out of the loop. The only statement I saw was the one before his podcast where he expressed sympathy for everyone affected, where he set up an emergency response fund and then donated $100,000 to the families of the bereaved. Did he say something else?

      • ArtFossil says:

        Travis partied after the shooting as if nothing had happened. His initial statement was this: “I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today,” he tweeted. “My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected. KC, you mean the world to me.”

        But hey, I understand he has a lot of fans. I’m just not one.

  22. OriginalLala says:

    If anything, this relationship has really highlighted the insane way rich people use air travel like taxis. The resources they waste should be a bigger topic

    • Pittie Mom says:

      THANK YOU. I don’t find this cute or endearing at all. “They fly halfway around the world to support each other!” But at what environmental cost? And that goes for all the ultra rich. (which Travis is not, he’s got an ultra rich gf paying his freight and making this possible)

      • ME says:

        Agree. We should all be upset with these rich folks and their stupid private jets. It’s ridiculous. How much of a carbon footprint is this relationship causing lol? Flying to the Super Bowl for one night…flying to Australia for two days. It’s insane. But us normal folk better stop using plastic or else…

    • Maddy says:

      100%. The way we’re all supposed to just accept that because they’re rich and can afford it is ridiculous. As far as we know, it was only Travis and his buddy (maybe a handler/assistant?) on that plane. They could have easily flown first class, instead.

    • ML says:

      ITA! Buy local. Recycle. Second hand stuff whenever possible. Cut down on meat and animal products. Increase biodiversity in your surroundings. Share. Minimize. And so on and so forth…
      And then you get this. Most private planes should be eliminated; they are not necessary. Here’s an irritating article from the BBC (anti H&M), that explains things fairly well (other than using H&M as the example):
      We cannot cover the environmental cost of flying each year in planting trees because there simply isn’t enough land, and then you see how detrimental private jets are and wonder why on earth there’s no crackdown.

      • equality says:

        Didn’t finish reading the article after they mentioned H&M twice and not Charles who has flown FAR more in a private plane than H&M have ever even thought about. They can lose me.

      • ML says:

        Equality, I do completely apologize that this BBC link is irritatingly anti H&M (I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about that). I live in a non-English speaking country and I easily get Dutch language links, but decent English ones sometimes leave a bit to be desired. Plus, it’s “easier “ for my phone to find UK links than US ones…the environmental impact of flying vs other forms of transportation is explained well here and it has helpful graphics. Mentally sub H&M for KC, PW, Elon Musk, Taylor, Kylie, Travis or any private jet flyer of choice, because flying private (even if the private plane contains more than 400 passengers, which I doubt) is breathtakingly polluting. This article assumes that the passenger is flying economy, and the environmental impact is awful.

  23. ErgGirl says:

    I repeat my previous comments about the grotesque carbon footprint. Obscene. Maybe something comes of it in terms of legislation but I doubt it.

  24. Ariel says:

    I think the fact that he has commitments and can’t be her permanent plus one is what may make the relationship work. He could have professional or charity commitments upcoming.

    They respect each other’s work ethics and commitment to their own careers.
    Aside from football- he has to think about his post playing career and opportunities.
    I think it’s fine,
    He and a friend went to catch a show and squeeze in a quick visit.

  25. Normades says:

    She always came to his games with friends why can’t he go to her show with one?

  26. Poppy says:

    I don’t know anything about football but I was surprised to read about how important the relationship between tight end and quarterback is. Team cohesion is a really important Thing, right? And Travis NEEDS to prioritize bonding time with Patrick. I think Travis is being careful to show Patrick and the team that he’s not checked out from them in favor of his megastar girlfriend. It’s actually pretty important that he show up for the team morale events. He’s balancing his commitments; this is, in its own way, part of the job.

    • yupyup says:

      Agree, if he was following her around like a puppy, he would also get criticized. Some people just don’t get that these are two accomplished 34 year old adults that have been dating for months. There is no lonely sad Taylor only saw him for a little bit or stupid meathead Travis and strippers in Vegas. She is busy and he is too. Do people realize how hard this woman is to date because she flies all over the world all the time? The man flew 14 hours, wore those friendship bracelets for all to see with pride. I respect that he is not abandoning his life for a girlfriend but it trying to balance it all out. I also think he wants this to work out and it wont if he is a lazy layabout man with no goals.

  27. Veronica S. says:

    My friend’s husband is an Aussie, and they just flew down to see his aging mother. Fifteen hour flight, guys, and that’s from the West Coast. I can’t even imagine.

  28. K8erade says:

    I thought it was more odd that Travis brought a friend than only staying for 2 days. Both his and Taylor’s schedules are hectic. The real test will be when things calm down if they last. I sense Travis is a little emotionally immature but I think Taylor is too. But I’m rooting that Taylor has found her person.

  29. OriginalLeigh says:

    I’m not seeing the issue. I assume that Taylor knew in advance that he would only be staying for two days. If she had a problem with it, then she would likely have told him not to bother to make the trip. If anything, flying that far for two days shows that he really wanted to see her. It’s also not a big deal that he brought a friend. Some celebrities, including Taylor, prefer to travel with an entourage. He probably just wanted to have someone to talk to on the long flight…

  30. OliviaJoy says:

    I mean..she didn’t stay right by his side when it was still football season and he had to stay in Kansas City. She few to NYC many times and went on very public outings with her girlfriends…

  31. Michelle says:

    First, the Las Vegas trip Travis left to attend is a team celebration for the SuperBowl. Full-stop. Travis, Mahomes and Chris Jones are the three leaders of the Chiefs. He had to attend and it was planned since the big game. It’s not a casual guys weekend. Also — a few key Chiefs teammates aren’t coming back next season, so it’s a chance to say goodbye.

    If you look at the videos from the Vegas parties, Travis is singing “Love Story” and dancing with his buddies, not hanging out women.

    Taylor and Travis were not planning to see each other during the Australia leg of her tour. I can’t find the links but legit media reported TS and her team thought she needed to prioritize and focus on the tour. But the couple missed each other so the “guy on the Chiefs” flew to see her. He brought a friend because Taylor is trying to focus on tour, new album launch, etc.

    Some media (and Kansas City sources) report TNT got secretly engaged over the holidays. They don’t plan to announce it until Spring/Summer. This makes sense to me. IMO,Taylor would not be down on the field after the Chiefs won, snogging with Travis if he were just a boyfriend.

    TS has a billion dollar brand. In addition, at the Sydney concert she called out Travis multiple times during her performance. I don’t see Taylor doing that unless their relationship was locked down.

    OK CBers, please feel free to bag on me. Or not.

    • AV says:

      I’m sure you are right honestly, these are two smart and strategic people for real! Travis is much craftier then Kaiser is giving him credit for lol and I mean that as a compliment. The both have to feel like they won the jackpot in each other so why not just lock it down and get on with life!

  32. Kebbie says:

    I really don’t think they’re as serious as people think. I don’t think they expected the public to get so invested in them but they’ve continued the ride because it was great publicity for both of them. They’re not each other’s type. I don’t think either of them is all that into the other, but they like the good press. That’s all this ever was.

  33. QuiteContrary says:

    He’s not a meathead. His foundation does excellent work with young people in Kansas City. He’s a devoted uncle. He took a knee with his Black teammates and advocates for vaccination.

    He’s not perfect but I think he genuinely loves Taylor. But who knows? None of us.

    • Michelle says:

      This! To put it into context, it’s like Travis is dating one of the Beatles during their peak of fame. Like all humans, Travis is not perfect. But he’s lived in Kansas City for 11 years and it’s a pretty small place. Travis is known widely as being a decent and kind person. Even when the cameras aren’t rolling. Finally, his brother Jason, his SIL Kylie and his parents keep him grounded on Earth.

  34. A Fan says:

    Seriously? What a strange take on things.

    None of these people are flying economy. They’re young, wealthy, and at the top of their respective games right now.

    Plus, they each have a life with their own jobs/friends that preceded the relationship. Kudos to them to not dropping that life just because they’re a couple.

    [*I see it as healthy and lucky – not suspicious.*]

  35. Nunya says:

    As someone who actually followed Travis while he was in his previous relationship, I don’t see a significant difference in the amount of partying/traveling/being out in the streets he did then from what he’s doing now. No one seemed to have an issue when he kept this kind of schedule or social life while he was dating Kayla. Odd that people would expect him to drastically change up or have an issue with him not doing so now that he’s dating Taylor

    • Kebbie says:

      Right, but most people didn’t follow him or even know him before he started dating Taylor, so it’s more about their expectations of how Taylor Swift’s boyfriend should behave.

      Some of her fans have spent the last couple months emphasizing how different (better) he is than Joe because he’s so publicly supportive of her and wants to be seen with her.

      The Travis they’ve dreamt up in their minds would only want to stand in the crowd and watch her perform in his off time, not party in Vegas without her.

  36. Arhus says:

    Yeah just because he is not actively playing football right now doesn’t mean he doesn’t have other commitments

  37. phlyfiremama says:

    He has a commitment to his team as well~neither one of them is silly school kids, they are both at the HEIGHT of their respective professions and they both need to show up. She did the same thing for him to be at the super bowl. This is a lot of judgemental ado about nothing. 🙄

  38. crazyoldlady says:

    My guess is the Chiefs had a big ole party planned – and the whole thing got moved out a week because of the tragic mass shooting at their parade. And Travis’s travel plans had to change. Celebrating a Super Bowl win with your whole team — is part of the job. Sports team success lives and dies based on the culture, relationships, and traditions the team builds together. Travis needs to be there – it shows the team – he’s all in, he has their back, he’s prioritizing their organization – and that is the right and only thing to do. When he retires he can skip all that. Travis works really hard in the off season to lay the groundwork to build a longstanding career post football – so we all need to brace ourselves for the eventuality that he’s not going to able to “go where you go” with Taylor all the time. The score keeping and attendance taking the rest of us do on their relationship – is a little psychotic though – don’t cha think?

  39. Ameerah M says:

    We BEEN trying to tell y’all about this dude. But everyone wanted to revel in the fantasy. Anyone who know this dude’s dating history is entirely UNSURPRISED.

    • La Dolce Vita says:

      @Ameerah M
      So true, Ameerah.
      You are the voice of reason, as usual.
      All the deranged Swifties who refuse to acknowledge that showbiz is a business, so that includes showmances, are going to fall silent when the inevitable breakup happens “due to work schedules” – just like we sceptics said since the beginning.

  40. fineapplewinner says:

    The meathead comment and the takes of some commenters here are really odd to me.
    There’s nothing weird about his behaviour — I think it’s nice that he took the time he could to visit her. and as for bringing his friend, well, why wouldn’t he? It was a 20+ hour flight and Taylor was working (soundchecks etc on top of her show). Plus Taylor seems to have become close with that particular friend.
    I don’t think he just returned to Vegas just to party — this was a major team celebration and as a team leader, I’m sure he felt it was important he was there. Looked like he’s taken some of the criticism to heart as he was pictured drinking water for much of the night and was clearly trying to avoid being pictured in a 10 foot radius of women at the club. It all seems quite mean-spirited in here.

  41. AV says:

    My now husband and I met when we both worked at summer camp when we were 25 and were in a semi long distance relationship for 5 years before we permanently lived in the same place. On many occasions I drove 14 hours just to spend a few days with him and vice versa. This is what two adults with jobs and other life commitments do who want to make a relationship work and have the same ultimate goals. And we were relatively poor lol! Its really not a big deal if you have the right mindset and it keep your relationship exciting lol. I know from reading interviews with Taylor and Travis now that they are both long term thinkers so I’d guess its not a big deal to them either. 😉