+22 votes
in General Factchecking by Genius (41.9k points)
Taylor Swift publicly confirmed she's dating Travis Kelce, saying, "I'm in love with him."
by Novice (550 points)
After diving into the history of these two and their coverage after dating rumors had spread, the claim that "Taylor Swift says, 'I'm in love with him.'" is false. While the first half of the main claim has proven to be true from the hints and words used to describe their relationship by Taylor - as we know now as labeled "dating" - from her interview with Time Magazine for "Person of the Year", there is no confirmation of her ever stating that she was/is in love with him. In the interview sourced by Rolling Stones, Taylor was curious how the cameramen in the NFL game stadiums always find their focus on her wherever she is seated and states "'I'm just there to support Travis.  I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.'" and wondering that around the time the public found out they were "dating" was from her attending his games. She hasn't publicly stated she's in love with him yet, but their outings and support of each other could lead to assumptions about their relationship status.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/taylor-swift-travis-kelce-relationship-comments-time-1234917910/
by Novice (630 points)
After searching the web and finding multiple articles from various news sources I have concluded that this is false information. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have been seen in public on multiple occasions, including Swift attending Kelce's football games. However, despite there public affection and seen together, there are no reports that Swift said "i'm in love with him." In the summer of 2023 the couple was reported being seen together and since than have had a big presence in the media.
by Novice (600 points)
After a substantial amount of research I did not find any evidence that this is true. Despite multiple romantic photos of the two together, there is no evidence of Taylor saying she is "in love" with Travis. This report is straight up false.
by Novice (710 points)
I agree with you that this claim is more of an assumption as opposed to Taylor Swift actually coming out and saying she loves Travis Kelce. The video included on this post is mostly clickbait and has no claim in it where Swift says she is in love with Kelce.
by Novice (820 points)
I totally agree with your statement that it was never clearly stated that Taylor Swift publicly said "I'm in love with him." While in recent pop culture news it has been seen that her and Travis Kelce seem to be in a romantic relationship. I think the video is misleading and a false claim to get people to view the video.

13 Answers

+3 votes
by Journeyman (2.2k points)
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Based on the current confirmation of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift dating it could be speculated that Swift is “in love with him” based on the constant support they each show to one another such as showing up to games/concerts. In TIME Magazine Swift states “ When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” along with that in a Wall Street Journal article with Kelce he shares that he has never dated anyone with an aura like Swifts. However, there is no evidence in the media stating that she has said this, the source where this statement comes from is a YouTube channel called “Gossip Tea” in which they share celebrity drama. Digging deeper into this account I’ve found that the majority of what they share is clickbait within the past 2 months, and the majority of what they’ve been sharing is misleading information revolving around their relationship.

Sources:

https://time.com/6342806/person-of-the-year-2023-taylor-swift/

https://www.wsj.com/style/travis-kelce-chiefs-taylor-swift-relationship-413ce0d7

Exaggerated/ Misleading
by Novice (660 points)
At first I concluded this claim was false, but after reading your review I agree that is is exaggerated/misleading. I like how you used multiple sources to point out how she has publicly confirmed they are dating, and then point out that while this is true, there is no proof that the second part of the claim is real. Therefore, it is not entirely false. Good job.
by Apprentice (1.5k points)
I think this fact check does a very good job of researching the original video's author and analyzing their credibility. Pointing out the fact that the YouTube channel has a pattern of posting videos with clickbait titles and thumbnails definitely adds to your point of their information being misleading!
+15 votes
by Apprentice (1.1k points)
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The claim that Taylor Swift has publicly confirmed she's dating NFL player Travis Kelce is true, however, there is no documentation of Taylor admitting she's "in love with him." The two have been seen out together on numerous occasions, there are videos of Taylor going to Travis' games, and Travis has been seen attending her concerts which has gained lots of media attention. 

Before Time magazine released their 2023 Person of the Year: Taylor Swift, she hadn't spoken on the matter. In the article, she explains how the two started dating, but never spoke on whether she loved him stating '"When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,' she says. 'The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.'"

The YouTube video itself didn't speak on their feelings for each other either; rather, they used a clickbait thumbnail that said "I'm in love with him" next to a picture of Taylor's face. They proceed to not address that quote at all. Mostly it was all based on speculation and quotes from anonymous sources close to the couple, which aren't always the most reliable. Moreover, the video is titled "Taylor Swift Finally Speaks On Her Relationship With Travis Kelce" and was posted by a gossip channel: Gossip Tea. 

Overall, from my fact-checking, this claim seems to be false. The YouTube channel was also purposefully trying to deceive the viewer in order to get views.

Sources:

https://time.com/6342806/person-of-the-year-2023-taylor-swift/

Exaggerated/ Misleading
by Novice (630 points)
I agree with your statement, the article was very misleading as it is giving a quote that was never made or brought up in the video. The quote can be slightly harmful to fans of Taylor and Taylor herself. This inaccuracy is only to get clicks and to mislead viewers to watch the whole video.
by Apprentice (1.1k points)
This was a very well organized fact check. You found articles from more credible places that were written about them and there was nothing about her saying "Im in love with him." You also watched through the video and found that they the video doesn't say anything about them being in love and rather the quote was used to clickbait people into watching the video.
by Novice (810 points)
I agree with your fact check and your statement on how this article is spreading exaggerated and misleading information. I think that it's important how you mentioned that although a part of the claim was true, Swift and Kelce being in a relationship, the part where Swift publicly says she's in love is false. With videos, its important to watch out for clickbait and misleading thumbnails because they tend to provide false claims into the world, which is harmful for the public and younger viewers.
by Novice (520 points)
I agree with this fact check, and the evidence I found pointed in the same direction. While it is true that the two are in a romantic relationship, it is important not to misuse quotes that were never said. i also appreciate the formatting as this was a very well-organized check.
by Apprentice (1.3k points)
This fact check provided some much-appreciated clarity on the wild claims of this video. Sightings of the couple spending time together does not equate to expressions of the word "love." The creator of this claim used the use of pictures to insinuate any truth behind the claim, but this fact check clearly defines the line between what was said and what was just fan speculation.
by Novice (660 points)
I agree, and I like how you provided evidence of what little Taylor Swift has publicly said about her relationship, for it indicates that nothing she has said comes close to "I'm in love with him." I also like how you pointed out that the video does not even address its main claim, for that is what most gossip pages do, create a clickbait headline and then never address it. I also like how discuss that it is clear the two are dating, but provide thorough evidence that purpose of the false main claim is purely to deceive viewers.
by Novice (620 points)
This fact check was incredible well thought out and detailed. I appreciated the use of direct quotes and evidence to debunk the claim. Bringing up the concept of clickbait provides another example of misleading information and false claims that can spread due to captivating titles, when in reality, the content itself never explains the title's claim. Even though it can be assumed and is ultimately proven that Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift are dating, your detailed fact check has helped to confirm that Swift has still not publicly addressed it in such a straightforward manner.
by Novice (540 points)
Incredible job, you went into detail about the relationship that they are in and explained things throughly. We can see why someone thought that perhaps they had openly said they love each other on to the public however in this case they did not and you did an amazing job doing your research to back up on whether or not the comment was right.
0 votes
by Novice (720 points)
Although it is very apparent that Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift are a can't miss couple in the NFL world, it's very obvious that the two like each other a lot. Today.com mentions how the two relentlessly kissed when the New Years ball dropped at midnight which hints at the idea that the two are in love which each other. CNN.com a very reliable source mentions how Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift "appear to be very much in love". They use interviews with Kelce and Swift to get this information. What CNN does well is incorporate how the NPR which is a another reliable source gathered their information on the Kelce and Swift relationship.
True
by Novice (520 points)
While I agree with the points you are making, I think one thing you could do in the future is looking at the YouTube channel's previous videos to see if they have a pattern of being misleading. When it comes to quoting people, there has to be record of them saying the statement somewhere.
by Novice (740 points)
As stated above, your points are agreeable. However, this is still misleading since there aren't any sources reporting that either Taylor Swift or Travis Kelce have explicitly stated, "I love you." To say that an article is true, I think you should look for further sources to agree or back this claim.
by Novice (660 points)
Next time you fact check, I suggest linking the articles you use as evidence. However, while your statements about Today.com, CNN, and NPR do seem to check out, these sources do not provide evidence that Swift has ever said she is "in love" with Kelce. While these articles do claim the Swift appears to be in love, they provide no evidence of Swift making such a claim. Next time, check to see if this video is even a legitimate source before stating that this claim is true.
by Genius (41.9k points)
It's best to add hyperlinks to your sources when conducting a fact-check.
+4 votes
by Apprentice (1.1k points)

After watching this video as well as looking at two legitimate sources I have found that this information is false. Back in the summer of 2023 rumors, photographs, and articles began to circulate surrounding a supposed relationship between Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce and star artist Taylor Swift. 

In November of 2023, Taylor Swift was nominated for Time Magazine's Person of The Year Award. In the article, Swift for the first time to the media opened up about her relationship with Travis Kelce stating, "By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple. I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game? We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date.” This quote shocked the internet because it was the first time the pop artist had informed the media and the public that they were dating. However, Travis Kelce in an earlier interview in November of 2023, had conducted an interview with the Wall Street Journal. On the front page of the article the headline stated "I've [Travis Kelce] never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them". These two articles created the foundation for the public's intel on Kelce and Swift's relationship. However, not once did the articles state that they were "in love". 

When watching the Youtube video produced by the content creator 'Gossip Tea' and looking at the two articles as evidence we can see how this claim that they are "in love" is false. When watching the video the video did not state that they were "in love" it only talked about their relationship status and how others perceive their relationship. When looking at the creators' content on their channel it is noticeable that a lot of their content is filled with clickbait headlines that do not match with what they are sharing in the video. Although they may be "in love" it can't be specified because no trustworthy platform has disclosed this information. Overall, this content would be seen as False Connection content because the headline does not match with what the video is stating. 

Sources: 

https://www.wsj.com/style/travis-kelce-chiefs-taylor-swift-relationship-413ce0d7 

https://time.com/6342806/person-of-the-year-2023-taylor-swift/

Exaggerated/ Misleading
+1 vote
by Novice (780 points)
While there are many sources to support the claim that Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift are dating, there are not any sources that claim that she is in 'love' with the football player. In most interviews with each star, they claim to be proud of each other and support each other's career choices. This may seem like a declaration of love without the explicit use of the word but this is a claim that she said they are "in love." Which has not yet been confirmed or denied.

https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/taylor-swift-breaks-silence-travis-kelce-relationship-1235540377/

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/taylor-swift-travis-kelce-relationship-timeline
by Genius (41.9k points)
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+2 votes
by Apprentice (1.1k points)

The claim that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are dating has been confirmed by Taylor during her interview for Times 2023 person of the year. In the interview she confirms "This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” she says. “We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other. By the time I went to that first game, we were a couple." This statement coupled with numerous sitings of the happy couple, cement this. However the claim that Taylor said "im inlove with him" is very poorly fact checked. Upon my research there has been no instances where taylor has publicly made these claims. While many can assume and speculate what is shared between Travis and Taylor in private. Observors may observe that their behaviour must be that of people"inlove" claiming that Taylor herself has said publicly still remains an assumption. Assumptions are not the truth because they lack evidence. The Youtube video aswell did not name any crediable sources for their claims instead named anonymous sources, futher proving that there is no vaild grounds for these claims. 

From fact checking this claim, it seems to have many holes, ultimately proving it to be false.

Times Article: https://time.com/6342806/person-of-the-year-2023-taylor-swift/

Exaggerated/ Misleading
by Newbie (400 points)
I agree with your reasoning that this claim is exaggerated. While in a few articles, both Swift and Kelce have made references to their relationship and the two have been spotted with each others' parents, there is no evidence of Taylor Swift saying she is "in love with Travis." It can be fun to speculate the depth of a relationship between two of the most influential American celebrities, however, the original claim is not supported by any concrete sources.
+1 vote
by Novice (770 points)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have been a hot topic within pop culture over the past few months. They have been spotted leaving his NFL games together and publicly showing each other enormous support. This leads fans to speculate how serious they actually are quickly. However, I have not found evidence of Taylor Swift saying she is in love with Kansas City Chiefs Tight end Travis Kelce. The articles I found relating to this topic are solely based on speculation and rumors that have been floating around online.
False
by Novice (810 points)
I agree with your statement on how fans have been speculating about the relationship between Swift and Kelce. Its important that you mentioned how related articles are based on speculation and rumors because with a lot of pop culture, the public tends to exaggerate every claim they see on the internet in order to make a headline and feed into the gossip. This is crucial to point out because it shows how easy it is for false information to spread.
+1 vote
by Novice (630 points)
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After searching the web and finding multiple articles from various news sources I have concluded that this is false information. The source Gossip Tea is an account that is known to dramatize different stories in the media. While some information throughout the video was true the title was completely misleading. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have been seen in public on multiple occasions, including Swift attending Kelce's football games. However, despite there public affection and seen together, there are no reports that Swift said "i'm in love with him." In the summer of 2023 the couple was reported being seen together and since than have had a big presence in the media. According to elle magazine, Taylor Swift said to TIME magazine that she began dating Kelce in July. After going through many articles I stand by my conclusion,  that Taylor Swift said "I'm in love with him" is not true. 

https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a46423604/taylor-swift-travis-kelce-relationship-work-tough-period/

False
+1 vote
by Novice (810 points)

After conducting a fact check on the relationship coverage between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, the claim that Taylor Swift publicly said that she's in love with Travis Kelce is false. The main source for this claim is from the Youtube video, Taylor Swift Finally Speaks on her Relationship With Travis Kelce, created by the channel, Gossip Tea. Throughout this video, there is no mention of Swift publicly announcing that she was in love with Kelce. Instead, the video mentions media coverage of the two, which includes pictures of them with their arms around each other at a New Years Eve party and video footage of them holding hands outside of a restaurant. A lot of this evidence supports that the two are in a close relationship, but does not explicitly claim that Swift is in love. Similar entertainment articles covering this relationship have also not reported on Swift being in love. Many entertainment articles, including People and US Weekly, provide similar paparazzi and fan footage of the two being seen out in public together. However, it's clear that the main source that this claim is made around, Gossip Tea, is not a legitimate or credible source because it is ran anonymously and uses clickbait to gain views and to spread misleading information. 
https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/taylor-swift-and-travis-kelce-celebrate-new-years-eve-with-a-kiss/

Exaggerated/ Misleading
+1 vote
by Novice (520 points)
edited by
While it is true that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are in a romantic relationship. This is confirmed by videos of them kissing, and clips from Kelce's podcast, New Heights affirming this notion. Swift has also been seen attending many of Kelce's games sitting with Kelce's mother, Donna. She has seemingly also made friends with the wife of one of Kelce's teammates in Brittany Mahomes, wife of Patrick. Brittany has posted pictures of them two together, and they have been seen at games together.

Swift, however, has never publicly come out and said she is, "in love" with Kelce. While all signs point to them being in a romantic relationship that is to be taken seriously, it is not true that Swift has ever publicly declared her love for Kelce. The YouTube video that this "quote" comes from also never shows her saying this. It is also worth noting the channel that posted this video, Gossip Tea, has posted numerous videos about Swift and Kelce, all with misleading titles that do not deliver on the promises the title and thumbnail make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX6dzwlSZ0M

https://www.today.com/popculture/taylor-swift-brittany-mahomes-rcna121662

https://www.kctv5.com/2024/01/15/total-pinch-me-moment-designer-taylor-swifts-custom-kelce-jacket-shows-her-process/

https://www.youtube.com/@GossipTea
Exaggerated/ Misleading

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