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Travis Kelce Says Celebrating with Taylor Swift After AFC Championship Is 'Another Memory in the Journey We Get to Cherish'

The tight end added that off-the-field support "gives me a reason to play that much harder"

<p>Patrick Smith/Getty</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate Chiefs

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate Chiefs' AFC Championship victory on Jan. 28, 2024

After Sunday's AFC Championship victory and on-field celebration with Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce is toasting the people who give him "a reason to play that much harder."

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, opened up about his heartfelt celebratory moment with Swift, 34, during a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Friday.

"It's another memory in the journey that we get to cherish, man," Kelce told reporters after being asked about the post-game celebration.

"And I'm fortunate that I got all the support I need off the field," he added. "And, you know, it gives me a reason to play that much harder on the field is the people you just mentioned."

<p>Rob Carr/Getty</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in Baltimore on Jan. 28, 2024

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in Baltimore on Jan. 28, 2024

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After Kelce's Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens last week, Swift joined him on the field to celebrate the victory, when she could be seen greeting him as he was surrounded by teammates and cameras.

"Tay, I'm gonna enjoy with the guys," Kelce told Swift, before going in for a kiss and telling her, "I love you."

The Chiefs' next stop is Super Bowl LVIII, where they'll face off against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

<p>Rob Carr/Getty</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate Chiefs' AFC Championship victory

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift celebrate Chiefs' AFC Championship victory

And while Kelce is currently prepping for game day, a source close to him and Swift told PEOPLE this week that this past week's victory was "the best night ever" for those involved. The "whole family was so, so excited and riding a high," the insider said, noting that "phones were blowing up all night with congrats."

"To be going to Vegas now is indescribable," the insider added. "Having his family there, all his best friends and managers, and of course, Taylor, celebrating with him was very special."

"It’s obvious, isn’t it? They’re genuinely happy together," the source also shared of the couple. "She’s there to support him and cheer him on, and she’s fit in seamlessly with everyone he loves."

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<p>Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management</p> Taylor Swift performs on the 'Eras Tour' in March 2023 in Arizona

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Taylor Swift performs on the 'Eras Tour' in March 2023 in Arizona

Before the big game next week, Swifties have been wondering if the musician will be cheering on Kelce from the sidelines of Allegiant Stadium. The Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. has since shared updates on the possibilities of Swift's travel schedule on Friday.

On Feb. 10, the day before the Super Bowl, Swift has an Eras Tour stop in Tokyo. But, as the embassy notes, she could still “comfortably” make the trek.

“Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” the embassy wrote in a social media statement.

“We know that many people in Japan are excited to experience Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, so we wanted to confirm that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to Las Vegas to support the Chiefs when they take the field for the Super Bowl wearing Red,” the statement concluded.

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Swift is also scheduled to attend the Grammys on Sunday, before flying to Japan to play her four-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome.

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