Travis Kelce appears emotional during Taylor Swift’s mashup nod to him

Travis Kelce appears to be getting emotional over Taylor Swift’s latest wink to him during her Eras show!

The 34-year-old Kansas City Chiefs player seemed moved as he watched Swift, 34, perform a mashup of “Mary’s Song,” “So High School” and “Everything Has Changed” during her final performance in Amsterdam on Saturday, July 6, at the Johan Cruijff Arena. He was even spotted wiping his face multiple times during the performance.

In a video posted by a fan account on X (formerly Twitter), Kelce stood in the stands filming his girlfriend as she performed on his phone, before slowly panning back and forth to Swift’s mashup performance. At one point, as Swift sang the sweet lyrics to “Everything Has Changed”: “Cause all I know is we said, “Hello”/ And your eyes look like comin’ home/ All I know is a simple name/And everything has changed,” the tight end was seen wiping his face and cupping his eyes.

Kelce then clapped his hands above his head and continued watching Swift’s performance.

Seconds later, Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, who also attended the singer’s final show in Amsterdam with her husband, walked up to Kelce and appeared to check on him as he wiped his face and eyes again.

Taylor Swift performs during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at Johan Cruijff Arena on July 5, 2024 in Amsterdam; Travis Kelce 2024 Big Slick Party & Show, Kansas City.

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Toward the end of the mashup, as Swift sang the closing lyrics to her 2006 song “Mary’s Song,” “I’m turning 87, you’re turning 89 / I still look up to you like the stars that shine / In the sky, oh my my my,” Kelce clapped again with his arms raised above his head as fans in the arena cheered loudly.

The lyrics to “Mary’s Song” have taken on new meaning since the singer and Kelce started dating, as his team number is 87 and both Kelce and Swift’s birth year is 1989 (the singer’s 2014 album is also titled 1989). And of course, “So High School” would be about Swift’s relationship with the tight end, meaning the mashup itself seemed to be a nod to her boyfriend.

Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour show on July 5, 2024 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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After the final show in Amsterdam, Kelce and Swift – who sparked relationship rumors in September 2023 and went public with their romance in October 2023 – were spotted by fans leaving the arena together for the second time, having done so the night before.

In a video posted to TikTok by a concertgoer, the couple emerged from backstage as Swift waved to fans in the stands, while Kelce raised his hands in the air to cheer the crowd on before extending his hand for his girlfriend to take. The pair exchanged sweet looks before leaving the arena hand-in-hand.

Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour show at Johan Cruijff Arena on July 5, 2024 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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During Swift’s second performance in Amsterdam on Friday, July 5, she paid tribute to Kelce again by striking her archer pose, mimicking the NFL star’s signature pose. Swift also changed the lyrics to “Karma” to “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs” — something she typically does when Kelce visits her shows. She made the “Karma” lyric change again during the July 6 show.

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Kelce has supported Swift at many of her recent shows in Europe, including Dublin, Ireland and London, where he surprised fans by appearing on stage with the singer for the first time at Wembley Stadium.

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