On Wednesday 20 September, the Philadelphia Eagles player was speaking on DeCamara & Ritchie on Audacy’s 94WIP Morning Show, where he was once again asked about the relationship with his brother and the Grammy winner. “It’s hard to answer because I don’t really know a lot about Travis’ love life,” he said.
“I try to keep his business kind of his business, stay out of that world. But having said that, I think he’s doing great and I think it’s all 100 per cent true,” he added.
But he added right after that he was joking: “...and I hope this thing goes a mile—no, I’m joking, I don’t know what’s happening.”
The rumours of the pair being together date back to July 2023. Kelce admitted on his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, that he tried - and failed - to give Swift his number after attending one of her Eras Tour concerts. The 33-year-old football star revealed that he even made Swift a friendship bracelet, in line with Swiftie tradition, but he was left “disappointed” when things didn’t go according to plan.
“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows, because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” he explained to his brother on their podcast. “So I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her.”
“If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it,” Kelce said. However, he wasn’t able to meet Swift after the show, and he jokingly told listeners that he "took it personal”.
Last week, Jason also commented on his brother’s love life while speaking on Prime’s Thursday night football. “I’ve seen these rumours. I cannot comment,” he told co-host Tony Gonzalez. The 35-year-old father of three noted that ever since his brother’s short-lived reality dating series Catching Kelce, which premiered on E! in 2016, “everyone’s been infatuated with Travis’ love life”.
“I don’t really know what’s going on there,” Jason continued. “I know Travis is having fun, we’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with."
Jason’s tight-lipped comment had come amid rumours that the Kansas City Chiefs tight end and the “Anti-Hero” singer are “quietly hanging out”.
A report from The Messenger claimed recently that Kelce and Swift hung out when she was in New York City. “Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,” the source said. “She saw him when she was in NYC a few weeks ago.”
However, following the report, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Swift and Kelce are not officially dating. “Travis has been into Taylor for a while and definitely has a crush on her. He is a simple guy that is very funny, charismatic, chill, and loves playing football,” they said.
Most recently, Swift was linked to The 1975 frontman Matty Healy. Prior to their short-lived romance, which came to an end in June, she and British actor Joe Alwyn called it quits after six years of dating.
Meanwhile, Kelce was previously in an on-again, off-again relationship with ex-girlfriend Kayla Nicole for five years. The former couple reportedly ended their long-term relationship in 2022. In January, the Ohio native announced that he was single on The Pivot Podcast. “I’m in the free market right now,” he said. “I’m out there just enjoying life, focused on my profession.”
The Independent has contacted representatives for Swift and Kelce for comment.