Here's what Travis Kelce's nearest and dearest have had to say about his budding romance with Taylor Swift
We all love seeing Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce together, but it seems no one has been more impressed by the singer's presence than those nearest and dearest to the Kansas City Chiefs tight end. And it looks like her effect on them goes beyond just her superstardom and hanging in suite seats, as they've raved about her for all sorts of different reasons.
Jason Kelce's Internet-Breaking Joke
When Taylor Swift first started showing up to Kansas City Chiefs games, fans wanted to know whether there was a budding romance or the visits were just friendly. And because details were so scarce, Swifties grabbed hold of anything they could — including a not-so-subtle Jason Kelce prank on the fandom.
While on Audacy SportsRadio 94WIP, Jason was asked about the rumored romance and though sarcastic, his answer caused a firestorm among Swifties and Chiefs nation alike.
"It's hard to answer because I don't really know a lot about Travis' love life,” the Eagles center said. “I try to keep his business kind of his business, stay out of that world." But, he added, "having said that, man, I think they're doing great and I think it's all 100% true, and I hope this thing goes a mile — no, I'm joking, I don't know what's happening."
He would later take back the joke, saying, "My reaction was exactly, this is exactly what I think is gonna happen. She’s gonna go to the game, and the whole world’s gonna lose their goddamn mind," Jason said of his joke taking off.
"That’s exactly what I thought was gonna happen… 7:30 in the morning, I’m happy that WIP [the radio show] got the [publicity] for it, but I was just trying to be sarcastic," he added.
All in all, the Eagles star said it was "fun watching the whole world” take in Swift's presence at the Chiefs game.
Jason Kelce on His Dream Podcast Guest
So who is his dream guest, actually? His Aunt Judy.
Jason Kelce on Taylor Joining the Eagles' Christmas Album
For the second Philadelphia Eagles' Christmas album — an annual recording of holiday songs done to raise money for charity — the team managed to tap the legendary Patti LaBelle to sing a duet with offensive tackle Jordan Mailata.
And according to Jason, there are plenty more duets to go around should one "Shake It Off" singer feel inclined to join in on the holiday fun.
"Maybe, not this one, not this time around,” he said while on the Today show. "That would be pretty incredible, maybe in the future,"
Jason Kelce on Public Interest Surrounding Travis and Taylor
“It’s certainly been weird, the level that it is now,” he said. “On one hand, I’m happy for my brother that he seems to be in a relationship that he’s excited about, that he is genuine about. But there’s another end of it where it’s like, ‘Man, this is a lot.’ ”
He continued, “There’s paparazzi talking about him fueling his car before the game today and I’m like, ‘Is that really necessary information to share?’ ”
“This is another level of stardom that typically football players don’t deal with. And so on one hand, really, really happy for my brother and where he’s at in his current situation with Taylor but on the other hand, there’s some, I think, alarms sometimes with how you know, over-in-pursuit people can be,” he told NBC Sports.
Nonetheless, the protective big bro remains happy for his sibling, as long as he is safe. “Overall, he can deal with some of this,” Jason added. “As long as it’s not, you know, becoming a threat to his safety and things like that."
Kylie Kelce's Nod to All the Fanfare
The two were cuddled together watching the Eagles take on the Los Angeles Rams as Wyatt, 4, asked who's who on the field.
"Just another swiftie tryna learn football, or a kid tryna avoid a nap. Who knows? #GoBirds," the mom of three joked in the caption, giving a subtle nod to Travis' budding romance with the Grammy winner.
Donna Kelce on Hanging Out with Taylor
During an appearance on the Got It From My Momma podcast on Oct. 6, Donna Kelce revealed that hanging out with the 33-year-old pop star during Kansas City Chiefs games this season has been a surreal experience.
“I feel like I’m in an alternate universe, because it’s something I’ve never been involved with before,” Donna told host Jennifer Vickery Smith.
Donna added that she's surprised that the hype around her son’s romance has yet to die down, saying the last few weeks have been a “whirlwind,” and that there seemingly is no end in sight.
Donna Kelce on Her Private Chats with Taylor
After Donna was once again spotted cozying up to the 12-time Grammy winner during one of the Chiefs' games, millions of Swifties and NFL fans were curious to know what the pair was chatting about in between plays.
During an appearance on the Today show, Donna joked that she'll "never tell" what she and Swift talked about.
But then she went on to share some of their conversation, saying, "You know what it was, I was talking about this: you know when the commercial people come out in the orange gloves and they’re on the field. I was mentioning when they go like this," she said as she moved her hands in a circle, adding, "the commercial is over and they can play again."
Donna Kelce on Being a Swiftie
While she's a big fan of the "Cruel Summer" singer now, Donna admitted she wasn't a Swiftie prior to meeting her.
"I would say not," Donna told PEOPLE, when asked if she would use the label that mega fans of Swift call themselves. "My era was Earth, Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, things like that. That's more my music."
"But obviously, talent is talent," the beloved NFL mom clarified.
Ed Kelce on 'America's Girl'
In his first interview since Travis and Taylor became an item, Ed Kelce told PEOPLE he watched interviews and appearances with the "Bejeweled" singer in an effort to get to know her better.
Ed admitted he's "gone back and listened to interviews she's done over the years" since meeting Swift "because it gives you a sense of what a person is like."
Specifically, "she did a commencement address at NYU and I thought that was pretty cool," Ed shared, explaining that watching Swift speak in interviews "just confirms my initial impression of her," which is that "she's a very genuine, down-to-earth" person.
"She's America's girl," added Ed, who was first seen with Swift in a suite at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 12, during the Kansas City Chiefs home game against the Denver Broncos.
When Ed Kelce Was Impressed by Taylor's Humility
Ed continued to sing Swift's praises telling PEOPLE about the acts of kindness the decorated singer demonstrated.
“I’ll tell you something very special that I noticed about Taylor the first time I met her,” Ed began, “We're sitting in the suite, she gets up and in the front room, she gets up to go get a drink or something and she starts picking up empty bottles, cans, plates that are scattered around. Because in the suites, everybody gets stuff and you empty it down wherever you can.”
He continued, “And I'm just thinking, I don't think she got the diva memo. She didn't get the spoiled musician. She doesn't know how to pull that off. And that really to me said a whole lot,” he told PEOPLE. “She's very smart. I mean, very. That comes through right away.”
Donna Kelce on Seeing the 'Eras Tour' Movie
"I did see it and I did like it. It was awesome," she shared, adding she was "just totally enthralled" by the "extremely, extremely talented" songstress.
When asked if seeing the Eras Tour in concert is on her bucket list, she replied: “Hopefully in the future. Yeah, you never know!”
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