When you have a smash hit, the only logical next step is a sequel. After Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce blew the doors off of holiday cuteness with a festive Christmas photo to end all festive kissy Christmas photos, it was only a matter of time before they followed it up with the time-honored tradition of a midnight kiss to ring in the new year.
Swift and Kelce locked lips at midnight Sunday at a private party in Kansas City, a video captured by a fan and shared to social media shows. Swift was very publicly on hand for the winter holidays in the Midwest, where boyfriend Kelce is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs: She cheered him on from a VIP box on both Christmas Day (a loss, though she scored points by wearing a festive Santa hat emblazoned with Kelce’s jersey number) and New Year’s Eve (a victory for the Chiefs! The Swift sartorial score: No hat, cool jacket).
After Kelce’s last game of the year, the duo dressed up to send 2023 on its way in style. Swift wore a sparkly silver minidress, which a Swift fashion blog has identified as being by designer Clio Peppiatt, the same label responsible for her moon-and-stars emblazoned bedazzled birthday minidress in December. She kept the Midnights theme going strong on New Year’s, sporting celestial-inspired hairpins in her ‘do. And, lest we forget, her red lip classic thing that you like is still going strong. For his part, Kelce wore a dark corduroy ensemble, even pulling the old “sunglasses inside at night during a time of year when the sun sets before 6 p.m.” move in some snaps.
The couple toasted alongside Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Mahomes, the quarterback for Kansas City and his wife, with whom Swift appears to have become fast friends since she and Kelce began dating over the summer.
Swift will begin the next leg of her record-breaking Eras Tour in Tokyo in February.
A representative for Taylor Swift did not immediately respond to a request for comment.