Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce has not only brought her both a new boyfriend and even more attention in the public eye, but also a blossoming friendship with one of her fellow Kansas City Chiefs WAGs.
Ever since making her second trip to Arrowhead, Swift has developed a close bond with Brittany Mahomes – the wife of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes – after sitting next to her during the Chiefs’ win over the Denver Broncos on October 12.
It didn’t take long for the pair to become best friends; first coming up with their own special handshake when Taylor returned 10 days later for a win over the LA Chargers, and then hitting the town together with celebrity pals including Selena Gomez and Sophie Turner.
And such is the level of hysteria surrounding both Swift and her new relationship with Kelce, Brittany has stumbled upon a new level of stardom in the process.
Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce has not only brought her a new boyfriend, but also a blossoming friendship with Brittany Mahomes
The pair have developed a close bond since Swift began dating Kelce back in September
Brittany is the wife of legendary Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes
But the 28-year-old has also enjoyed her own success away from her husband’s NFL career
Now, as well as being the wife of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Mahomes is a key member of a girl gang spearheaded by arguably the most popular female artist on the planet.
But perhaps unbeknown to the NFL fans and Swifties who follow her husband and new best friend closely is the fact that Brittany has also enjoyed great success in her own right.
The 28-year-old’s romance with Mahomes dates all the way back to their high school days, before the Chiefs QB slowly emerged from the self-confessed ‘friend zone’ and took their relationship to the next level. Now, the couple are married with two children.
By the time they left high school, top football prospect Patrick was embarking on the start of his iconic career with college team Texas Tech. Brittany, meanwhile, headed 450 miles east to Texas-Tyler as an aspiring soccer player.
Despite not expecting to play collegiate soccer after leaving high school, Brittany soon did so for the Texas–Tyler Patriots, where she eventually became the first player to score three hattricks in both a season and a career in the program. She finished the campaign with four.
Her total of 78 points won (31 goals and 47 assists) and 111 shots on goal were each the second-most by a player in Texas-Tyler history, while her return of 40 points (18 goals and 22 assists) during her senior year in 2016 are program records.
Brittany graduated from Texas-Tyler with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, which would later play an integral part in one of her most successful business ventures.
After waving goodbye to college, Mahomes signed professional terms with Icelandic third-division club UMF Afturelding and moved to the Nordic Island in 2017. She scored two goals in five appearances during her only season with the team before being released upon the expiry of her contract.
She opened up on her decision to leave Afturelding and quit soccer four years later, admitting that her passion lies somewhere else.
Brittany, who now has close to two million Instagram followers, is a former pro soccer player
Her romance with Mahomes dates all the way back to their high school days, before they eventually married last year
Since bowing out from soccer she has launched her own online workout service after realizing her passion lies in fitness
Brittany’s vast social-media following, which has increased to nearly two million on Instagram, helps her to promote the workout service
‘I realized that you have to have a huge passion if you want to play soccer,’ she told Essentially Sports. ‘I found that my passion was in fitness and helping others.
‘Even through college and when I came back to America before I moved to Kansas City, I was that friend that all my friends, you know… “I would work out with Brittany because she could train me” – and so I decided to create an app home workout program.’
It was then when Mahomes turned to personal training, studying to become a Certified Fitness Trainer and eventually launching her own online workout service ‘Brittany Lynne Fitness’.
On the company’s website, she describes her fitness brand as focusing on ‘working hard, staying dedicated, not making excuses, and most of all, no BS’.
Brittany’s vast social-media following, which has increased to nearly two million on Instagram, helps her to promote the workout service while also carrying out a number of brand deals.
However, personal training and brand deals are not the mom-of-two’s only business interests.
Back in 2020 an ownership group including Brittany was awarded an expansion team in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top tier of women’s soccer in the US.
The team, named Kansas City Current, effectively relocated existing club Utah Royals FC after taking on their contracts and draft picks, and three years on Mahomes still serves as a founding co-owner.
Earlier this year Patrick himself also hopped on board the organization by becoming a co-owner of the Current.
Back in 2020 an ownership group including Brittany was awarded an expansion team in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top tier of women’s soccer in the US
Earlier this year Patrick himself hopped on board the organization by becoming a co-owner
Her several ventures have reportedly earned Brittany a net worth of $10million, according to Hello, meaning she certainly doesn’t depend on the income of her football star husband.
When discussing his wife on Netflix docuseries Quarterback, Patrick said: ‘She has her head on her shoulders the right way.
‘She’s my rock. She’s the one that, through tough times, can get me through.’
Now, Taylor Swift is reaping the rewards of Brittany’s greatest assets as their friendship goes from strength to strength.
Earlier this week Mahomes shared a behind-the-scenes look at her gameday experience with Swift over the weekend, as the friends watched the Chiefs from a box at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
It wasn’t the best day on the field for Kansas City, as the defending Super Bowl champs lost to the Packers. Yet Mahomes and Swift appeared to be all smiles as they watched the game together.
Even if Taylor’s love story with Travis falls by the wayside, she may well have found a friend for life.