The budding romance between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. The duo even made separate cameo appearances on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live last week to cement their It-couple status.
Now it turns out we may have a certain sportscaster to thank for this unexpected pairing.
At an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers On Monday night, Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews joked on her podcast about pairing the Grammy winner with the Kansas City Chief tight end. Chill out. On the August 3 episode — a month before Swift was first seen cheering on Kelce at a Chiefs game — she and her co-host Charissa Thompson suggested that the two should date.
“Taylor, I don’t know what you’re doing in your life right now except rocking the world,” Andrews said at the time. “Please try our friend Travis. He’s fantastic.”
Apparently Kelce had tried to get in touch with the “Cruel Summer” singer. “Travis was very open about not getting to know her, and so we were just very open because we love him,” she told Meyers. “We are good friends of his. And we just said, ‘Taylor, go out with this guy.'”
“He’s just a great guy,” Andrews continued. “And we just threw it out there. They came together. Of course, we now deserve full credit for this Chill out Podcast.
Andrews joked that she and Thompson hope to “officiate the wedding” and “be there when he proposes.” The TV personality also gushed about Swift wearing a jacket from her sportswear line WEAR by Erin Andrews during a Chiefs game against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 12.
“I started screaming and freaking out and singing all my favorite Swiftie songs,” Andrews said. “And then we restocked and sold out.”
Knowing Swift’s love of Easter eggs, this probably wasn’t a coincidence. We’ll have to see if Andrews gets an invite to one of her famous New York dinners.