Travis Kelce, the professional football player from the NFL, publicly expressed his admiration for Taylor Swift, the renowned pop star, after she made a memorable appearance at his game last Sunday.
Although Kelce’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs, emerged victorious with a 41-10 win against the Chicago Bears, it was Swift who captured the attention of many viewers.
Numerous videos circulated online, showcasing Swift cheering for the Chiefs and engaging in conversation with Kelce’s mother. One particular video of Kelce and Swift leaving the game together has already garnered over 16 million views.
During a recent episode of the podcast he co-hosts with his brother, titled ‘New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce,’ the American football tight end shared his thoughts on the matter. Kelce praised Swift, stating, ‘I was genuinely impressed by the positive remarks everyone in the suite had to say about her, including both friends and family.
She looked absolutely stunning, and everyone was speaking highly of her.’ Reflecting on the game, Kelce expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ‘The slow-motion chest bumps and high-fives with my mom made it a truly unforgettable experience.’
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, who is currently taking a break from her Eras stadium tour, has not made any public statements regarding her newfound fandom for the Chiefs. It is worth noting that Kelce himself is widely recognized in the celebrity sphere.
With two Super Bowl titles and even a dating reality show to his name, Kelce possesses his own level of stardom. However, Swift’s popularity far surpasses his, as the 12-time Grammy winner amasses over 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Following Sunday’s game, Travis Kelce’s merchandise experienced a dramatic surge in sales, with sportswear company Fanatics reporting a staggering 400% increase.
This surge catapulted Kelce into the top five selling players within the league. Additionally, according to Fox Sports, the Chiefs’ game against the Bears attracted a massive audience of 24.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched NFL contest of the weekend.
Moreover, it became the highest-rated NFL game of the week among women in three separate age demographics, spanning ages 12 to 49, as revealed by Fox Sports.
Kelce seemed to imply that this might be the last time he openly discusses his relationship with the pop sensation. During his podcast, he acknowledged that he is generally more public about his personal life compared to Swift.
He explained, ‘She is not in the media spotlight as often as I am due to hosting this show every single week.
What matters most is respecting both of our personal lives.’ Kelce further stated, ‘Moving forward, I believe I will have to confine my discussions to sports and refrain from sharing too much about my personal life.’