After a tense fourth quarter and an overtime period (only the second in Super Bowl history), it’s official: Taylor Swift has won the Super Bowl in her true rookie year. The Kansas City Chiefs won their second consecutive Super Bowl with a touchdown pass with three seconds left on the clock in overtime.
Swift was on hand at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium Sunday to watch boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, dressed for battle (and, according to fan-captured videos, beer chugging) in an all-black ensemble topped off with a red Chiefs bomber jacket from Erin Andrews’s collection of merch.
Swift was flanked by friends Ice Spice and Blake Lively in a VIP suite, with mom Andrea Swift and Travis’s mom Donna Kelce (not to mention an overall-wearing Jason Kelce) on hand to cheer during the historic game. Also in attendance with Swift: Ashley Avignone, Keleigh Sperry Teller, and more.
When the Chiefs scored the decisive touchdown, cameras showed Swift, Lively, and several others in a crushing hug up in the suite as families began surging the field to celebrate. Swift then braved the confetti and the crowds to take to the field and catch Kelce, and was seen smiling in reaction to his jubilant belt of “Chiefs kingdom! Viva Las Vegas!” from the podium, followed by his signature “fight for your right to party” sing-scream wail. She was also caught blowing kisses to Kelce during his speech from her place in the crowd behind Donna Kelce.
Oh, and those who speculated about a retirement announcement from the tight end? Keep waiting. “See y’all next year!” he declared, stating that “the goal’s always been to get three [consecutive Super Bowl wins], but we couldn’t get there without getting two.”
Once Kelce left the podium, he and Swift finally united, sharing several passionate kisses on the field, Swift grabbing his face and yelling in excitement with the visibly emotional Kelce. The two embraced and swayed, clinging to each other in the mayhem. Swift also covered her mouth with her hand at some points while talking with Kelce to share a few private words amongst the cameras.
This is Kelce’s third Super Bowl win, all with the Chiefs, and his second in a row, last year besting brother Jason Kelce’s Philadelphia Eagles.
Swift, who wrapped a four-show run of her Eras Tour in Tokyo over the weekend before flying to Vegas for the Super Bowl kickoff, will next head to Melbourne, Australia for concerts beginning February 16.