The Kansas City Chief tight end shared the news days after the two were seen kissing following his AFC Championship win
According to the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, the two had already been getting to know each other weeks before she attended his game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 24, 2023.
"We had known each other for close to a month up to that point," Kelce, 34, shared during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show Wednesday.
We're happy for you brother..
"It's been a crazy ride that I could've never anticipated and I'm having fun with it..
Taylor and I knew each other for close to a month before she came to that first game"@tkelce #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/W38R6RYxzi
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 31, 2024
Three days before Swift attended the Chiefs-Bears game, Kelce shared on The Pat McAfee Show that he "threw the ball in her court" and had invited her to see him play. On Wednesday, he revealed he had already known she would go see him play when he said that on the show.
"It wasn't just an out-of-the-blue, 'Hey, come to the game,'" Kelce said. Since that first appearance, Swift, 34, has attended 12 of Kelce's games.
"I love it when Taylor comes and supports me and enjoys the game with the fam and friends. It's been nothing but a wonderful year, man," he told McAfee.
Although the attention their relationship has brought him is "brand new," he said it's something he's having fun with.
"You know, it's been a crazy, crazy ride that I could have never anticipated," he continued. "But I'm having fun with it. The majority of the world is having fun with it, outside all the cranky NFL fans that just don't want to see the Chiefs win."
Rumors of a romance between the two started after the athlete attended the singer's Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium and attempted to give her his number.
"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," he recalled to his brother Jason on their New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce podcast in July.
Kelce said he was "a little butthurt" to have not had the chance to give her the personalized bracelet due to her being busy prepping the show.
— New Heights (@newheightshow) July 26, 2023
"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 told his older brother.
Her work ethic is something he admires and that they share in common, he revealed during an interview for WSJ. Magazine's December/January issue. His own work ethic is why he won't be at the Grammy's on Sunday. he told McAfee.
"I wish I could go support Taylor at the Grammys and watch her win every single award that she's nominated for but I think I got practice on Sunday," said Kelce.
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Kelce and the Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. At the Grammy's, Swift up for six awards, including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.
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