Taylor, 33, had to kiss a lot of frogs before finding Mr. Right. With everyone from Joe Jonas and John Mayer to Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal on her list of exes, it’d be understandable if she were wary of getting into another headline-making romance.
Especially since Travis, 34, first professed his interest in the music superstar on a July episode of his podcast, detailing how he’d unsuccessfully tried to slip his phone number to Taylor on a friendship bracelet at an Eras tour concert. The tale — which garnered lots of publicity — led to talk that the NFL pro was just using Taylor to raise his profile.
However, “Travis made a confession to Taylor that changed everything — he told her that this wasn’t going to be just a fling,” says the source, revealing that Taylor cautiously reached out after hearing his “adorable” story, and it led to a first date in NYC. “He said he can see himself marrying Taylor.”
Her friends can see it, too. “Taylor’s squad is convinced he’s the one!” dishes the source, adding that some are predicting she and Travis will be engaged by New Year’s Eve. “They’re so in love.”
Next up? Getting the rest of the parents’ approval. After Taylor hit it off with the Kelces, “Travis has been invited to Tennessee to meet” Scott and Andrea Swift, says an insider. “They’re looking forward to spending the holidays together, too. His schedule is crazy during football season, and she’s got more concerts coming up, but they’re working around all that.”
Indeed, while Taylor is performing in Brazil from November 24 to November 26, and Travis has a game in Las Vegas on November 26, the Grammy winner still “wants to find a way to host a big Thanksgiving dinner with both of their families,” shares the first source. “She says she’s ready to start traditions.”