Will Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Attend the 2024 Met Gala?

‘The Tortured Poets Department’ singer hasn’t attended fashion’s biggest night since 2016.

ravis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs (L) celebrates with Taylor Swift after defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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After supporting one another by attending primetime football games and sold-out arena concerts—and showing some serious PDA at Coachella—diehard Swifties and NFL fans alike want to know if Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce will be attending the 2024 Met Gala.

After all, the (arguably) most famous couple on the planet has yet to make their highly anticipated red carpet debut.

Turns out, fans will probably have to wait a little longer to watch the famous pair have their all-cameras-on-us red carpet moment. “Taylor and Travis are not going to the Met Gala. They passed,” a source told Us Weekly.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce at Neon Carnival held during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 13, 2024 in Thermal, California.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce at Neon Carnival held during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 13, 2024 in Thermal, California.

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However, some outlets are reporting, including Page Six, claim The Tortured Poets Department singer will be in attendance—with or without her beau.

"With this year’s Met Gala just a week away, Page Six has exclusively learned that Taylor Swift will walk the red carpet on fashion’s biggest night,” reporter Mara Siegler wrote, adding that a "source tells us that Swift will indeed be attending the lavish event."

That said, People recently supported Us Weekly's original reporting that Swift will be sitting out this year's Met Gala. Instead of attending fashion's biggest night, the outlet reports, Swift will be "focusing on rehearsals and tour prep" before she starts up her history-making "Eras Tour" in Paris on May 9.

Swift hasn't attended the Met Gala since 2016, when she served as a co-chair for the event. It's believed that Swift met her ex-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, at the event.

Singer Taylor Swift attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.

Singer Taylor Swift attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.

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For the uninitiated, this year's Met Gala theme is "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion," and will include a display featuring 250 garments and accessories spanning over four centuries, including archival items by Schiaparelli, Dior, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent.

In a press statement, Andrew Bolton—Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute—said that the exhibit aims to "reconnect with the works on display as they were originally intended—with vibrancy, with dynamism, and ultimately with life." The exhibit opens to the public on May 10 and will remain open until September 2, 2024.

Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York.

Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York.

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If Swift does attend the Met Gala, the timing will be tight: The Met Gala is in New York on Monday, May 6, just three days before Swift is scheduled to take the "Eras Tour" stage in Paris, France on May 9.

And while Kelce won't likely have to report to training camp for the upcoming 2024-2025 NFL season until sometime in June, he is forever the busy bee. As he told his brother and podcast co-host Jason Kelce in a recent episode of the pair's podcast New Heights With Jason and Travis Kelce: "Obviously the schedule is always filled the f*** up on the off-season."

Danielle Campoamor is an award-winning freelance writer covering mental health, reproductive justice, abortion access, maternal mental health, politics, celebrity, and feminist issues. She has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Glamour, The Daily Beast, and more.