Travis Kelce’s sparkling romance with Taylor Swift reached a new level Tuesday with DailyMail.Com exclusively reporting that she had moved in with the NFL star.
In October, it emerged that the Kansas City Chiefs star had invested in the $6 million property because he wanted more privacy amid his romance with pop’s biggest star.
The new location is in a gated community in Kansas City and features a waterfall, swimming pool and mini golf course, as well as three acres of land.
It’s also said to be incredible value for money: If it were near Swift’s Tribeca apartment in Manhattan, it would cost three times as much as the $6 million Kelce spent with his own money.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, that the couple appears to be establishing a base in Kansas City – although there are other places in the United States that seem better suited to a couple as friendly as them.
On the one hand, Travis has never been shy about how much he loves living there. He’s been there throughout his career since the Chiefs drafted him in 2013, after growing up in Ohio. His contract with the team expires after this season and he has hinted in recent weeks that his retirement could come sooner rather than later.
But in truth, leaving the game after this season would be a huge shock. Despite a recent, brief swing in form, he has been fantastic for the Chiefs overall this season and would be in a good position to renegotiate a deal with improved terms on his current $11 million annual salary.
This weekend alone, he became the fastest tight end in NFL history to pass the 11,000-yard mark, reaching the milestone at an incredible pace of 154 games.
Recently, on the New Heights podcast that he hosts with his brother Jason – who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles – he said that being based in Kansas City was helpful in traveling across the country for games on road to the football season – but that it could extend beyond sport.
Responding to Jason – of the Philadelphia Eagles – talking about taking a six-hour flight to Los Angeles to play the Rams, Travis said: “Man, I’m so lucky I don’t have to deal with that shit.
“I live in the middle of America. My flights therefore last no more than three hours. Three and a few changes, perhaps, for Boston and Seattle.
“That’s why I like playing in Kansas City: you really don’t feel like you’re out of your time zone. I never felt the impact of a long flight, I guess.
That’s something Swift might really like: a short flight to either coast for someone who spends a lot of time in New York and California, while still having ties to Nashville.
Yahoo Sports reported in late October that although Kelce paid for the new mansion himself, he and Swift toured the properties together before deciding to purchase the $6 million home.
The publication quotes a source as saying, “Travis loves having Taylor attend his games and hang out in his town, and they’ve talked about how they both want to have a stable home base.”
“They looked at the houses together before he bought them. Things have been so smooth and natural. The longer this relationship lasts, the more obvious it becomes that Taylor and Travis are simply a perfect fit for each other.
Travis, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Chiefs, and Taylor made their relationship public on September 24 when she made her first appearance at one of his games at Arrowhead Stadium against the Chicago Bears.
But long before Travis finally got what he wanted and took the singer out on a date, he was putting down roots in Kansas City.
Speaking at a charity golf event in Tahoe in 2022, Kelce said: “He’s the best. I love KC. This is my home for me now.
“Over the last 10 years, I have developed a lot of love for this film because of how communities feed off each other and how much they support each other. It’s the best, man.
“When we can come together for a good cause and really make a difference. That’s it for me, and Kansas City is always for that.
Swift now has a break in her touring schedule until February, where her Eras Tour goes truly global – starting in Tokyo, Japan, before heading to Australia, Singapore and Europe before wrapping up the year in the United States and Canada.