Taylor Swift “Wants a Happy Ending” with Travis Kelce, and Hopes “He Doesn’t Get Freaked Out About the Fame”

The couple just returned from a private couples’ getaway with friends Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper.

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Leave it to Mama Kelce to spill the tea! None other than Travic Kelce’s mother, Donna Kelce, revealed that Travis and his girlfriend, some up-and-coming singer named Taylor Swift, had a couple’s vacation to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California with another famous couple we can’t get enough of: Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper. (Swift and Hadid are longtime friends.)

Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid together

Swift and Hadid go way back, and Swift even reportedly loaned Hadid her Rhode Island home so Hadid and Cooper could bond privately early in their courtship.

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Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper

Cooper and Hadid began dating last fall.

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Donna knows this because her younger son sent her a photo of the foursome’s getaway, she shared at QVC’s Age of Possibility Summit in Las Vegas—which, interestingly, Cooper was also attending. That’s what prompted Travis to send the photo of the two couples to his mom, and when Cooper arrived in Vegas with his food truck Danny and Coops Philly Cheesesteak, Donna greeted him warmly, saying “Travis told me you were going to be here,” People reports.

Donna added that she wished Travis could have joined them in Vegas for the event, but he was tied up finishing production on Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?, his new game show spinoff of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? that is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video

Travis Kelce

In addition to his work on the gridiron for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kelce is now a game show host, as well.

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Just as Travis is busy with a new project, so is his girlfriend, who last Friday released her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, to much fanfare. Both Travis and Donna have reacted to it, with Travis reportedly having listened to tracks from the album early. “He is always in awe of her,” a source told People. (Apparently his favorite tracks were “Down Bad” and “LOML,” and surprisingly not “The Alchemy,” which is heavily laden with football references like touchdowns, trophies, “and even being the greatest in the league,” Page Six reports. Travis plays tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, and won his third Super Bowl with them earlier this year.) Mama Donna also reacted to The Tortured Poets Department, saying at the QVC event in Vegas that she listened to the entire album, and listened to it the morning it was released (last Friday, April 19). “I was just very impressed,” she said. “She is a very talented woman, and I think it is probably her best work.”

Taylor Swift wearing a strong shouldered top and an Elena Velez skirt in the "Fortnight" music video

Swift truly laid it all out there on "The Tortured Poets Department," released last Friday.

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In Carmel-by-the-Sea, Page Six reports that Travis and Taylor were spotted eating at La Bicyclette Restaurant; their visit comes right on the heels of the new album’s release and the complicated feelings that must come with releasing your innermost thoughts into the world. “It’s stressful, you feel vulnerable,” a source speaking to Page Six said. “It’s her most complicated piece of art.”

She is so in love with Travis “she’s getting nervous about things going wrong—or that he’ll wind up thinking the fame is too much,” Page Six reports. The source told the outlet “She wants a happy ending with Travis. She is worried about jinxing things,” adding that she cares so much that “she is nervous something will mess things up.” 

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce on a date in Los Angeles

The two seem to really be deeply in love and able to go the distance.

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Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game

Swift's level of fame is basically unparalleled, and it's natural for her to have concerns about how that could impact her relationship.

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Though Travis seems comfortable with the limelight—certainly more comfortable than some of her exes (cough, Joe Alwyn)—Taylor has a level of fame that “can be daunting for anyone,” Page Six writes. 

“There’s very little oxygen between her life and fame,” the source said. “Travis is a peacock, but he has never dated a celeb before, and she is one of the most famous women in the world. Right now he is enjoying everything and she is hoping that is stays like that.” They added that Taylor is hoping “he doesn’t get freaked out about the fame. That the constant-ness of it doesn’t get exhausting for him.”

Our fingers are crossed, too.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.