Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift led wild celebrations on the Strip last night after the won the with a last-gasp score in front of millions of fans across the globe
America’s hottest couple shared an emotional kiss in front of a huge crowd of cheering admirers before joining the raucous afterparty – which went on long into the night.
Moments earlier, an elated Kelce, 34, was seen leaping up and down with his teammates as champagne was poured over them before they lifted the Lombardi Trophy into the air.
Fans were kept on the edge of their seats throughout the dramatic NFL game, with Swift seen nervously chugging beer in the stands.
The Grammy winner held her breath as she watched the final nerve-shredding stages of the game, with her beau’s team the Chiefs winning over the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Sin City with seconds to go – sending her into wild celebrations.
But the night was full of twists and turns that kept spectators on the edge of their seats. Shortly before half-time the Chiefs were trailing the opposition prompting an outburst from Kelce.
He screamed in the face of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and nearly knocked the 65-year-old off his feet before being hauled away.
It was shocking and threatened to become the defining image of a night when Kansas City unravelled and spurned a chance to make history.
The tense game unfolded in front of a star-studded crowd with American rapper Jay-Z taking pictures of his daughters Blue Ivy and Rumi on the pitch before the game kicked off and then joining his wife Beyonce in the stands.
Justin Bieber, who had been rumoured to appear as a guest singer during the half-time show, and his model wife Hailey were filmed dancing during Usher’s performance, while Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Ray also enjoyed the day out. Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney spotted chatting away in Swift’s £1.6million suite.
Taylor Swift appeared almost in tears as she watched the Chiefs win over the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Sin City before sharing several kisses with her boyfriend Travis Kelce
He was also seen getting introduced to Travis Kelce’s brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (red and yellow overalls) in the suite
Fans marveled at Usher and Alicia Keys performance during the Super Bowl’s half-time show
Patrick Mahomes found Mecole Hardman open for a touchdown in OT to win a third Super Bowl in five seasons for the Chiefs
Taylor Swift and her friends celebrated alongside Donna Kelce and the rest of the Kelce family at Allegiant Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid celebrates after winning his third Super Bowl with the team
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was seen in lively conversation with singer Taylor Swift as he sat in her £1.6millon suite as they watched the Kansas City Chiefs victory
Patrick Mahomes and Mecole Hardman celebrated with the other members of the Chiefs in the end zone after the touchdown
Mahomes finished the night with 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a strong performance
That’s left the San Francisco 49ers on the short end of the stick having lost two straight Super Bowls – both to Kansas City
After a very slow start to the game, Travis Kelce finished with the most catches and led the team with 93 catching yards
Amid the crowd of people, Mahomes and Kelce found each other and celebrated with a hug on the field
Kansas City head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes hold aloft the Lombardi Trophy
As the ceremony began, Taylor Swift made her way down onto the field and watched as confetti rained down on her
She eventually found her man and in a tender moment, they embraced and kissed as Travis earned his third Super Bowl ring
Brits stayed up all through the night to watch the Super Bowl on TV. They reveled in the performances from R&B legend Usher and Alicia Keys during the half-time show
Swift (center) introduced Paul McCartney (left) to Travis Kelce’s dad Ed Kelce (right) inside a VIP suite at the Super Bowl on Sunday
Cameras picked up a few words shared between America’s hottest celebrity couple, with Kelce asking pop sensation Taylor ‘was it electric?’ before she gushed ‘It was unbelievable. One of the craziest things I’ve ever experienced.’
Kelce later got up onto the stage as he sung a rendition of Viva Las Vegas into the microphone before screaming ‘you gotta fight for you right to party’, making the crowd go wild.
He then went on to sing his traditional ‘Fight For You Right’ line, before insisting that the Chiefs will be doing all they can to seal a three-peat this time next year.
Speaking on stage, he told the fans: ‘We get a chance to do it three times in a row… I’ll see y’all next year.’
Kelce then went on to sing his traditional ‘Fight For You Right’ line, before insisting that the Chiefs will be doing all they can to seal a three-peat this time next year.
After stepping off the stage, Kelce ran straight into the arms of Swift and the pair shared a loving reunion. Many joked that it was Swift who helped them win the Super Bowl this year, including Hillary Clinton.
The former Presidential candidate wrote on X: ‘Congratulation’s to Taylor’s boyfriend – and the whole Kansas City Chiefs community.’
In response one man said: ‘Hey Bill’s wife did you enjoy the game?’ While another added: ‘He has a name.’
Last night’s win marks the third time the Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes, have won the Super Bowl in five years.
Mahomes led his team to a 25-22 victory in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, collecting his third ring, after he threw the match-winning touchdown to Mecole Hardman Jr in overtime. After the game he thanked his coach who he said ‘knows when to call those plays at the right time’.
The football star said: ‘He’s one of the best coaches of all time, I believe he is the best coach of all time.
‘I know he didn’t have the trophies yet, and I have a lot of respect for some of those great coaches, but the way he is able to navigate every single team he has, continue to have success no matter where he is at.
‘For me, he brings out the best in me because he lets me be me. He doesn’t try to make me anyone else, I don’t think I would be the quarterback that I am if I didn’t have coach Reid being my head coach.’
Down 19-16 with less than two minutes left, the quarterback took the game into his own hands and led his team downfield to give kicker Harrison Butker a chance at a 29-yard field goal with just six seconds left, which he converted, sending the game to overtime.
The 28-year-old continued to dominate the big moments in overtime, running the ball on fourth down to keep the game alive and give his team a set of new downs. He finished with 333-passing yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner.
The last-minute win had crowds on the edge of their seats – including Swift who was pictured watching the game intensely during the final moments.
Travis Kelce had a moment of madness as he screamed at his coach Andy Reid in the second quarter of the Super Bowl
Kelce’s girlfriend Taylor Swift had raced back from Japan for the game but the Chiefs made an underwhelming start
Jake Moody scored a 55-yard kick to break the deadlock and put the 49ers ahead – then the longest in Super Bowl history
San Francisco had a trick up their sleeves with a double pass set up leading to WR Jauan Jennings throwing the ball
He found a wide open Christian McCaffrey – who scampered to the house for a touchdown to take a 10-0 lead
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was able to get some points on the board giving us a 10-3 score at halftime
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was seen at the game alongside actress Minka Kelly and singer Dan Reynolds
Ramsay shared photos of himself at the game on his social media
The 34-year-old star had flown back from Japan just hours before where she had been playing four shows at the Tokyo Dome as part of her Eras tour.
Fans had been worried that Swift would not be able to make the game because of her hectic concert schedule but she managed to fly in before heading to Melbourne, Australia, to continue the tour.
Swift arrived at the Allegiant Stadium wearing an all-black outfit with a red jacket draped over her shoulder, alongside actress Blake Lively, rapper Ice Spice and her mother Andrea Swift.
The Shake It Off singer was seen talking to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, while Kelce’s mother Donna was also sitting in the box and his brother Jason opted for Chiefs-themed overalls.
US actor and long-time Kansas City Chiefs fan Paul Rudd appeared on the field sporting a moustache, alongside his teenage son Jack Rudd, while singer Luke Combs, actor Mark Wahlberg and basketball players LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal also appeared.
Mahomes’ wife Brittany was pictured at the game alongside their young daughter and son, while US singers Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey also made an appearance.
Later in the game, Moody’s record was broken by Harrison Butker, who kicked a 57-yard field goal in the third quarter
The 34-year-old Kelce, one of the star men for the Chiefs, had first looked cool and composed during the warm ups
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (center) gives a late Kansas City team talk with Kelce stood alongside him
Usher took over Allegiant Stadium for his halftime show and it was hugely popular with the crowd in Las Vegas
Swift was seen having a chat with fellow singer Lana Del Rey during a quieter moment at Allegiant Stadium
Rapper and musician Jay-Z was also in attendance watching on as the game unfolded below him
The Niners struggled to produce offensively throughout the third quarter – with three straight punts stalling them
A major turning point game when Ray-Ray McCloud (3) was unable to recover a muffed punt – turning the ball back to KC
Receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was able to convert the Niners’ mistake into a touchdown to take the lead
San Francisco immediately returned the favor with a touchdown pass to Jauan Jennings to take a three-point lead
Many joked that it was Swift who helped them win the Super Bowl this year, including Hillary Clinton. The former Presidential candidate wrote on X: ‘Congratulation’s to Taylor’s boyfriend – and the whole Kansas City Chiefs community.’
Before the game kicked off, the camera panned to Swift and Lively who were hugging and swaying along as US rapper and singer Post Malone performed America The Beautiful.
Country singer Reba McEntire also performed the US national anthem, while Andra Day delivered an emotional rendition of Lift Every Voice And Sing.
Swift’s romance with Kelce has been credited with generating greater global interest in the game, particularly among women.
Last month, photographs of the couple kissing went viral as Swift celebrated on the field after the Chiefs triumphed over the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 at the MT Bank Stadium in Baltimore to reach the Super Bowl
All night, Mahomes was hounded by San Francisco’s powerful pass rush – but he was able to battle through it for the most part
A final drive to try and win it in regulation fell just short of success with an incomplete pass to Travis Kelce with seconds left
The kickers did their jobs at the end of the game – with Butker kicking twice and Moody converting once to seal overtime
In OT, the Niners won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball to start the extra period
This miraculous catch by full back Kyle Juszczyk didn’t produce the necessary points to stave off elimination: only a field goal
The game ended on a 13 play, 75 yard drive with Mahomes finding Hardman and the Chiefs etching their names into history
Speaking after the game star quarter back Mahomes said he will celebrate and then ‘do whatever I can to be back in this game next year’. I think Tom (Brady) said it best, once you win that championship and you have those parades and you get those rings, you’re not the champ anymore.’
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said going back-to-back was ‘surreal’. ‘I got asked so many times it is a dynasty? I don’t know what a dynasty is,’ he said.
‘But it’s a great win because I know hard it is to do, and then how hard the season was, the ups and downs of the season, and how proud I am of the guys for hanging with each other, staying positive with each other. They’re passionate players and I love that.’
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said the team is ‘hurting’.
‘If I am going to lose with a group of guys, I’d do it with those guys anytime and we’ll take some time, we’ll get over this and come back next year ready to go.
‘That was the toughest defence we have been against this year, we knew it going into the game, that is a good group. We had our chances and needed to score a couple of touchdowns and we didn’t but I was happy with (quarterback) Brock (Purdy).’