Taylor Swift may have been perfectly primed for Travis Kelce’s pursuit of her, at least according to a newly resurfaced video clip.
In a 2012 interview with Extra, Taylor spoke about how her mostly low-key suitors at the time had eschewed grand romantic gestures when trying to get her attention.
Kelce previously spoke about his attempts to catch up with Taylor, 33, while on her blockbuster Eras tour, where he had hoped to give her a bracelet with his phone number on it.
He appears to have had the right idea, though, as the singer — who enjoyed an ‘affectionate’ late-night dinner with him after she attended his Kansas City game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday — was recently seen wearing his birthstone on a necklace.
In the clip, which made rounds thanks to a TikTok video, Taylor said she wished guys would do something ‘crazy’ to get her attention.
Taylor Swift reveals no guys do grand romantic gestures for her
Missing out: Taylor Swift complained in a resurfaced 2012 interview with Extra that none of her suitors at the time had made grand romantic gestures to woo her
Getting serious? The clip started making the rounds on TikTok after she attended new beau Travis Kelce’s Kansas City Chief’s game against the Chicago Bears; seen in July in Hollywood
Extra’s Renee Bargh began by asking Taylor what the ‘craziest thing’ was that a boy had ever done to get her ‘attention.’
‘Nobody ever does anything crazy to get my attention!’ the singer replied in exasperation, which got a shocked response from the interviewer, who urged men to ‘take note.’
Taylor was quick to add that several of her fans had done extreme things to get her attention, though.
She said the ‘nice fans’ had made songs for her and videos, which she added was ‘really nice’ and ‘sweet,’ though it didn’t sound as if she would consider any of those gestures as a romantic prelude.
But thinking back about men who had tried to court her, she added about their romantic gestures, ‘I can’t remember, so I guess there hasn’t been anything.’
However, she got an excited look on her face and joked that that was ‘good.’
‘It’s easier, the bar is set really low for anyone I date in the future to come in and be, like, a great guy,’ she added. ‘I’ll be like, “Oh, you exist? This is so crazy.”‘
Taylor’s under-the-radar romances were best exemplified by her last major romance with actor Joe Alwyn.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce spotted leaving the Chiefs game
Missing out: ‘Nobody ever does anything crazy to get my attention!’ the singer said in exasperation, which got a shocked response from the interviewer, who urged men to ‘take note’
Only improving from here: She joked that it was ‘good,’ because ‘the bar is set really low for anyone I date in the future to come in and be, like, a great guy’
Too much attention: Taylor’s under-the-radar romances were best exemplified by her last major romance with actor Joe Alwyn, who eschewed the spotlight and reportedly split due to it; seen in January 2020
Sapped of charisma: Even the normally over-the-top Matty Healy from The 1975 turned down his antics during his brief fling with Taylor earlier this year; seen in Chicago in August
The couple, who dated for six years before their breakup in April of this year, kept their love largely out of the spotlight, making it a noteworthy event whenever they were seen together in public.
Joe reportedly was made uncomfortable by the public interest in his relationship with the Anti-Hero singer, which contributed to the end of their relationship.
Even her brief fling with The 1975’s Matty Healy was largely conducted out of the public eye, a major departure for the singer and guitarist, who is known for his attention-getting and sometimes-offensive antics.
But her newest romantic interest, Travis, doesn’t seem to be afraid of going all out to get Taylor’s attention — and win her love.
Back in July, Travis revealed on his New Heights podcast that he had hoped to introduce himself to Taylor when he attended one of her Eras Tour stops.
‘I wanted to give Taylor Swift [a bracelet] with my number on it,’ the 33-year-old tight end shared, but he learned that the singer’s devotion to putting on the best performance possible made it impossible to chat with her.
‘I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings, so I was a little butt-hurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her,’ he said.
Travis’ interest in her clearly didn’t wane, and he shared on the Pat McAfee podcast this month that he tried to turn the tables by inviting her to see him play football.
Taylor Swift roots for Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs
Wooing her: But Travis revealed that he tried to meet Taylor at one of her shows to give her a bracelet with his number on it. After failing, he urged her to check out one of his games in a flirty exchange; seen Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri
Big fan: During the game, Taylor was spotted enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs beat the Bears 41–10 while catching up with his mother; seen Sunday
Dining out: Afterward, the two enjoyed an intimate dinner together that kept them out until 2 a.m.
‘I told her, “You know, I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead [Stadium], you might have to come see me rock the stage in Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.” So, we’ll see what happens in the near future,’ he said.
He added that he ‘threw the ball in her court,’ though it’s unclear if he was aware at the time that Taylor planned to attend his game on Sunday, which also marked the first time they have been spotted together in public.
During the game, Taylor was spotted enthusiastically cheering on Travis and Kansas City as the Chiefs beat the Bears 41–10.
The Lover singer could be seen rooting for the home team next to Travis’ mother, and afterward she met up with the football star in the locker room before they headed to their intimate dinner.