Swift performed in Japan Saturday night before jetting across the globe to Las Vegas to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce
After the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce shared a kiss on the field.
Swift arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday with actress Blake Lively and rapper Ice Spice ahead of the big game. They headed to Allegiant Stadium where the Super Bowl was held.
She was seen going into the stadium through the San Francisco 49ers side, where her suite was located.
A photo on social media showed Swift carrying a football-shaped bag with the number 87 on it, which is Travis Kelce’s number.
Swift, who completed her journey from the Tokyo Dome, is here to watch Chiefs tight end Kelce, whom she has been dating for a few months.
She attended her first game in September, and the Super Bowl is her 13th game appearance – 13 is considered lucky for Swift, as her fans know.
Another nod to lucky numbers came from Swift’s accessories. She wore a gold necklace with a pendant shaped like the number 87.
Just before the game started, Swift was seen chatting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell inside her suite, which was filled with stars. Her mom, Andrea Swift, was also spotted in the clip, and her dad, Scott Swift, is said to be there too.
In the first quarter, Swift had a big reaction to a play, while a surprised Lively watched. Behind them, Kelce’s brother, Jason Kelce, and mom, Donna Kelce, cheered enthusiastically.
She's here.— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) February 11, 2024
Taylor Swift has arrived at Allegiant Stadium for Super Bowl LVIII. pic.twitter.com/dYGYpt2dQ0
Body language expert Blanca Cobb discussed Swift’s reactions during the game with Fox News Digital.
Regarding a moment in the first quarter, Cobb noted, “Taylor looked shocked! Her mouth dropped open, eyebrows raised, and she crossed her arms in front of her chest, indicating surprise at what unfolded on the field. Notice Mama Kelce and Blake Lively showing similar surprises on their faces. When you’re fully engaged in what you’re watching, your reaction can be quite instinctive.”
During the second quarter, Swift seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the game, despite the Chiefs not scoring much. At one point, she even lifted her friend, Lively, into the air during a play.
“Blake jumping into Taylor’s arms expresses pure joy and excitement. When you’re happy, it’s instinctive to lift others up with you,” Cobb commented on her body language.
Earlier in the game, Lively’s husband, Ryan Reynolds, shared a photo of himself alone, watching the trailer for his upcoming movie, “Deadpool & Wolverine,” which debuted a teaser during the Super Bowl.
“Has everyone watched the #Deadpool trailer? Also, has anyone seen my wife?” Reynolds joked in the caption.
The NFL also posted on X, formerly Twitter, a video of Swift and Ashley Avignone, a designer and close friend of Swift, chugging a drink during a break in play in the second quarter.
According to Cobb, “Taylor quickly downed a beer, perhaps to ease her nerves. It’s a tense game, with her partner competing for a third Super Bowl victory.” She also mentioned, “It’s also a way to enjoy herself with a friend,” highlighting Avignone’s company.
Towards the end of the second quarter, Swift was joined in the suite by her friend and collaborator on “Snow on the Beach,” Lana Del Rey. Photographers and game cameras captured their presence as halftime approached.
Swift and Kelce’s father, Ed Kelce, had the opportunity to meet the legendary Sir Paul McCartney during a break in the game.
In the early part of the third quarter, Swift was seen singing along to the in-stadium music, which was playing “Viva Las Vegas” in celebration of the first-ever Super Bowl held in the city.
After two field goals, the Chiefs scored a touchdown, putting them ahead in the final minutes of the third quarter. This led to a celebration from Swift.
She was seen pulling Avignone, Lively, and Ice Spice into a huddle, where they jumped up and down in celebration.
Early in the fourth quarter, before the Chiefs kicked another field goal to tie with the 49ers, Swift cheered loudly for Kelce when he made a successful catch.
As the tied game reached the final two minutes, Swift began to feel the pressure. Cameras captured her biting her nails just before the two-minute warning.
Cobb observed Swift’s body language, saying, “She’s not just biting her fingernails; she’s also pulling her right arm tightly across her midsection, and her hand is clenched into a fist. Notice the tension around her eyes. When stressed, people tend to find ways to release excess energy. Nail-biting is one way to alleviate tension while wrapping your arms around yourself can be a way to shield yourself from feelings of vulnerability.”
In the final seconds of the game, just before heading into overtime, Swift cheered a play by Kelce where he ran with the ball for several yards, though not enough to break the tie.
With the game in overtime, tensions were high. But after the Chiefs scored the game-winning touchdown, Swift and her crew were jumping for joy in their suite.
“Let the celebration begin! Taylor’s wide smile, drawing closer to her friends, and shouting in excitement are significant emotional releases after the tension and stress of the game,” Cobb remarked on the jubilant celebration.
In another photo, Swift and the suite can be seen raising their hands in the “it’s good!” gesture during the Chiefs’ decisive victory.
Swift joined Kelce on the field for the post-game celebration, where they shared a kiss after he serenaded the crowd with “Viva Las Vegas” and “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” by the Beastie Boys.
“This kiss shows that Travis and Taylor can’t get enough of each other. You can tell by Travis’s smushed nose. She brings him in for a tight embrace while their lips come together,” Cobb said of the sweet moment on the field.
Cobb noted that as they hold each other, “Travis is looking at her affectionately while Taylor is pulling him closer to her.”
“This hug is all about closeness and connection. The way Travis is pulling Taylor towards him suggests he can’t get close enough to her. It seems like he doesn’t want to let her go. Taylor’s handhold shows she’s not ready to let go either.”
Swift and Kelce’s public display of affection marked the culmination of a successful season for the team and a successful year for Swift. It also marked roughly the eighth month of their relationship.
Travis and Taylor. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wCb19KO0Qa— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2024
Swift performed in Japan on Saturday night before flying across nine time zones and the international date line to reach the U.S. to cheer on Kelce.
“I think some people might have thought they saw our first date at that game? We would never be crazy enough to make our first date so public,” Swift said during her Time Person of the Year interview, referring to her attendance at a Chiefs game with Kelce in September.
After the big game on Sunday, Taylor will resume her international shows and head to Australia for a show in Melbourne on Feb. 16.