Travis Kelce gives subtle nod to Taylor Swift amid her absence at ‘New Heights’ live show

Travis Kelce gave a subtle nod to Taylor Swift at his “New Heights” live show in Ohio Thursday night.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end wore a few of the signature friendship bracelets Swifties have come to know and love and gave the camera a glimpse of them as he accepted his accepted his degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Kelce was first spotted wearing the friendship bracelets in September, when he and the “Cruel Summer” singer made their public debut as a couple at one of his football games.

He revealed the baubles when he accepted his degree from the University of Cincinnati. gobearcats/Instagram
The “All Too Well” singer didn’t attend the taping. Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

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The two-time Super Bowl Champion seemingly hasn’t taken the bracelets off since their romance began, as he’s been photographed wearing them while supporting Swift, 34, at her concert in Sydney, Australia, and even during his brother Jason Kelce’s retirement press conference.

The tight end has been wearing the friendship bracelets seemingly since the start of their romance. Danny Mahoney/Wynn Las Vegas / MEGA
Swift also has honored their relationship with NFL merch. Media-Mode / SplashNews.com

Of course, Swifties will recall Kelce’s ill-fated attempt to woo the pop star by sending a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it to her.

“I never thought it would’ve landed,” Kelce said during a pre-Super Bowl 2024 press conference.

Kelce, 34, shared that he “didn’t even think” he would get “a response” from the “Cats” actress when he declared his interest in her on his “New Heights” podcast.

Kelce previously revealed that he tried to capture Swift’s attention by sending her a friendship bracelet with his phone number. John Angelillo/UPI/Newscom/MEGA
“We’re here, and we’re all happy. I know that,” he gushed before this year’s Super Bowl. AP

“We’re here, and we’re all happy. I know that,” he gushed.

The athlete also paid homage to his girlfriend, who didn’t attend the event, by dancing to the singer’s hit “Shake It Off.”

“That’s one of my favorites,” he told the crowd at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.

Although Swift didn’t attend, the Kelce brothers were joined by their parents, Ed Kelce and Donna Kelce, and Jason’s wife, Kylie Kelce.