Matchmaker Tells Us Travis Kelce Gets Flirty To Hide His True Feelings For Taylor Swift

The Kansas City Chiefs are currently top of the AFC West and a shoo-in for the playoffs, but all anyone wants to know is whether Travis Kelce is in love with Taylor Swift. During a November 3 press conference, America's favorite tight end was quizzed about his feelings for the singer, and it's only the umpteenth time he's been asked about where things stand with Swift. To be fair, Travis has been pretty forthcoming about his relationship thus far. "I'm enjoying life and I sure as hell enjoyed his weekend," he dished on a September 27 episode of the "New Heights" podcast, after Swift showed up at Arrowhead Stadium to cheer him on.

Since then, he and Swift got cozy on date night, Swift and Brittany Mahomes debuted a touchdown handshake, and Travis' dad, Ed Kelce gave the romance his seal of approval — so you can say things have progressed. But the new power couple are still keeping their cards close to their chest. In the aforementioned press conference, Travis told the reporter that he "wanted to keep his personal relationship personal," and it's not the first time he's said that. Earlier in September, the athlete declined to spill the details on his romance during a conversation with NFL Network reporter Andrew Siciliano; meanwhile, Swift hasn't publicly spoken about Travis at all.

Given the question marks surrounding "Traylor," Nicki Swift spoke with Susan Trombetti, matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking, to determine how Travis really feels about the hitmaker.

Travis Kelce is feeling 'excited' and 'hopeful'

According to Susan Trombetti, Travis Kelce's body language during the press conference signaled that he's feeling "protective" of Taylor Swift, as well as "excited" and "hopeful" about the future. "As a matchmaker, I actually feel like [Travis] was flirting with the reporters which was a protection of how he feels for [Taylor] in a sense. He smiled and scanned the room from one side to the other. It was a big smile and a big confident glance which says [it] all," Trombetti explained. The matchmaker went on to add that Travis doesn't want to give too much away. "He is excited about the relationship and amused by their questions," she said. "It's pretty common to be excited like this, but he knows that if he gives anything away, it will be a firestorm so he is quiet."

NFL fans were highly entertained that the tight end was asked about being "in love," and social posts ranged from embarrassment on behalf of the reporters to hilarity at his teammates' reactions. Interest likely won't die down until we know for sure that Travis and Swift are in love — and even then, who knows? For now, let's just enjoy the fact Travis seems to bring his best game when Swift is watching. As Jason Kelce pointed out on their "New Heights" podcast, Travis averages 99 yards when his girlfriend is at Arrowhead, compared to his 46.5 yard average when she isn't there. The numbers don't lie, y'all.

What's next for Traylor?

Taylor Swift hasn't been taking interviews with the press, but the Grammy winner's recent social media activity does give us clues about her feelings for Travis Kelce. Per People, Swift 'liked' a November 6 Instagram post celebrating Kelce's newly-minted status as Kansas City Chiefs' all-time leading receiver. Much like her Arrowhead visits, it's a big show of public support from Swift — especially when you consider this is the same woman who once snuck around NYC in oversized hoodies to hang out with Joe Alwyn.

As for what's next for the couple, the latest update shared by Kelce tells us he's continuing to spend time with Swift. Though she wasn't in Germany on November 5 to watch Kelce and the Chiefs defeat the Miami Dolphins, the singer threw a watch party for her friends in NYC, per Elle. With the first U.S. leg of her "Eras" tour wrapped, and a return date set for October 2024, it seems like Swift is setting aside her Sundays for NFL games.

Meanwhile, while Kelce hasn't said the "L" word yet, his inner circle thinks it's just a matter of time. "[Travis and Taylor] are really happy ... Friends think they're in love," a source told Us Weekly in October. "Busy schedules" may often be cited as a reason for celeb breakups, but Traylor is intentional about spending time together. "He's going to see her when she's back on tour. That's already planned. And when she gets a break, she'll see him," the insider added. 

Alexa, play "Love Story."