If you’ve literally been anywhere near a cellphone, computer, or Swiftie in the past few days, you’ve probably heard that the couple everyone cannot stop talking about — Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce — made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.
Taylor was there supporting her good friend and “Karma” collaborator Ice Spice, who was the musical guest for the show’s season premiere alongside host Pete Davidson. Taylor made a brief, and unusual, appearance on screen to introduce Ice Spice before her live performance of “Pretty Girl.”
Travis Kelce also made an onscreen appearance as himself at the end of this football-themed Swiftie sketch that poked fun at the NFL’s current obsession with covering him and Taylor.
With the intense media storm surrounding the couple and the NFL’s truly dedicated coverage of every time Taylor so much as breathes in a stadium, people have naturally been a bit curious whether this relationship is the real deal or a clever publicity stunt in motion.
This is especially true for the couple’s appearance on SNL. Following Taylor’s largely private six-year relationship with famous Pisces Joe Alwyn, some fans are surprised by just how public Taylor and Travis have been thus far.
Well, none other than SNL cast member Bowen Yang has swooped in with some answers as to just how “staged” this late-night appearance was. On his podcast Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers (10/10 recommend, an absolute delight), Bowen spilled the beans.
When asked if he knew they were coming, Bowen said, “No, they just came!” After dress rehearsal was finished, Bowen was leaving his dressing room and explained, “I walk outside to go to my makeup chair. I see two people talking to two tall people…tallest people in the world… I see them together, and I go, ‘I’m in the Redwood Forest.'” To which Matt said, “It might as well have been Evermore staging.”
So, it sounds like Travis’s cameo in the sketch and Taylor’s introduction were totally unplanned, and the two just stopped by, perhaps to support Ice Spice. Honestly, I love that for them! It’s giving 1989-era in the best way possible. Here’s to seeing what other exciting cameos the couple has in store for us soon. 👀
You can watch this episode of SNL — and a ton of others — on Peacock.