Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s whirlwind romance has taken the world — and the NFL — by storm, however Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts stays unbothered.
“It’s probably not my cup of tea,” Hurts, 25, quipped to reporters on Tuesday, October 24, whereas attending the Time 100 Subsequent Honors gala. “I’m extra centered on successful soccer video games.”
Swift, 33, and Kelce, 34, have been going sturdy since she attended the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs dwelling recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bears final month. The Grammy winner has since been a fixture at Kelce’s soccer video games, typically sitting within the stands together with his dad and mom, Donna and Ed Kelce, or Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ spouse, Brittany Mahomes.
Swift — who was noticed holding palms with Travis on back-to-back date nights in New York Metropolis earlier this month earlier than attending his Sunday, October 22, recreation in Kansas Metropolis — has stolen the highlight throughout NFL broadcasts.
“I believe it’s enjoyable after they present who all’s on the recreation. I believe it brings somewhat bit extra to the environment, brings somewhat bit extra to what you’re watching,” Travis stated whereas discussing the NFL’s fixation on his romance throughout the October 4 episode of his “New Heights” podcast. “However on the similar time, I believe … they’re overdoing it somewhat bit, for positive, particularly in my state of affairs.”
Travis’ older brother, Jason Kelce, took a special perspective. “I simply assume the NFL’s not used to celebrities coming to the video games,” the 35-year-old — who performs on the Eagles with Hurts — famous. “Basketball has it discovered. They’re all courtside, they’re sitting there. They present ’em a few times after which they get again to the sport.”
Throughout Travis’ recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, CBS confirmed a graphic about his efficiency on the sphere when Swift confirmed up in comparison with when he’s “left to his personal gadgets.” Per the community’s math, the Chiefs tight finish has gained 99 yards per recreation with Swift within the stands in comparison with the 46.5 yards when she’s not there.
“How might I not concentrate on this?” Travis informed Jason with fun throughout the Wednesday, October 25, episode of their “New Heights” podcast, earlier than referring to the graphic’s pun utilizing her “Anti-Hero” lyrics. “‘Left to his personal gadgets.’ Effectively put.”
The overwhelming protection even made it to the Saturday Night time Stay studio, the place the forged spoofed the NFL’s consideration on Swift throughout the season 49 premiere. Travis made a cameo on the finish of the sketch.
“It was humorous. Clearly, [I] didn’t know what was gonna go down however simply determined to hit SNL final second they usually requested me if I needed to finish the skit that was about, you understand, me and Taylor’s takeover of the NFL video games,” he recalled throughout a Friday, October 20, press convention. “Which was hilarious. I liked each little bit of it and was laughing my tail off throughout the skit.”
Swift will proceed to assist Travis’ mojo by attending extra of his video games, however a supply completely informed Us Weekly earlier this month that she “doesn’t wish to be a distraction.”
Per the insider, “She is aware of it’s not straightforward when she exhibits as much as his video games. It’s a spectacle. She needs to help him and strike a steadiness whereas, on the similar time, not be distracting to the workforce.”