Travis Kelce finally broke his silence about his relationship with Taylor Swift, just days after the “Cruel Summer” singer was seen cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs star and his team from a luxury box at Arrowhead Stadium over the weekend.
In the latest episode of the New Heights Podcast, Travis and his brother Jason Kelce opened up about the unexpected relationship that has Swifties and social media buzzing. “How does it feel that Taylor has finally put you on the map?” Jason asked his co-host.
“Thanks to Taylor for stopping, that was pretty bold,” Travis said to his brother. “I just loved how everyone in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her, the friends and the family.”
He added: “She looked fantastic. Everyone spoke great about her and on top of that, of course, the day was perfect for the Chiefs fans.”
On Sunday, Swift, 33, was seen in the stadium’s Travis Kelce Suite wearing Chiefs colors and cheering alongside the football star’s mother, Donna Kelce. Swift’s appearance at the game comes weeks later Reports that the couple was “quietly hanging out.” In July, Travis opened up about his unsuccessful attempts to get in touch with the singer.
After Sunday’s game, the two were seen driving off alone in a convertible — Kelce’s “getaway car,” he said on Wednesday’s podcast. Accordingly ANDKelce rented a trendy restaurant in Kansas City for Swift and his team to celebrate the Chiefs’ victory over the Chicago Bears.
“Seeing the chest bumps in slow motion, seeing the high fives with mom, seeing how excited Chiefs Kingdom was that she was there, it was absolutely hysterical and it was definitely a game I will remember.” “For sure,” he remembers.
The hype surrounding Swift and Kelce’s alleged romance has apparently increased Chiefs jerseys for sale and a new limited edition Heinz Spice inspired by Swifts Dips of your choice at the game. However, not everyone falls in love with the Swift and Kelce concept.
“Real Housewives of New York” alum Bethenny Frankel criticized Swift for being “really, really over the top” while cheering for Kelce. “It felt like a Chia Pet of relationships,” she said in a shared TikTok video Tuesday.
She spoke about football fans’ alleged “ride or die” attitude and encouraged Swift to “maintain his own identity.”
“No other person should be your identity,” she said. “We’ve seen celebrities where the person they’re with becomes their identity.”
On Wednesday’s “New Heights” episode, Travis told Jason that he’s taking responsibility for the new attention his friendship with Swift has brought him. At the start of the podcast, he said paparazzi are now showing up at his house.
“What’s real is that it’s my private life and I want to respect both of our lives,” he said.
The episode, which premiered on YouTube to at least 90,000 viewers, also included a segment in which the Kelce brothers explained basic football terminology for new fans, namely Swifites.
“There was no stupid question,” Travis said. “It’s difficult to talk about it in elementary school [way]. We’re asking the wrong questions.”
“Thank you Swifties, thank you for making this happen,” Jason added.
Times staff writer Helen Li contributed to this report.