Travis Kelce continues to be a very good sport in relation to public dialogue of his relationship with Taylor Swift.
Kelce, 34, recapped the NFL’s Week 7 video games with older brother Jason Kelce on the Wednesday, October 25, episode of their “New Heights” podcast, beginning with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ 31-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. When Jason, 35, introduced up the now-viral evaluation of Travis’ recreation efficiency with Swift, 33, within the stands — which was proven in the course of the Sunday, October 22, broadcast on CBS — Travis laughed off the comparability.
“Taylor was in attendance and it’s turning out it was good she was in attendance as a result of they put your stats up — when she’s on the recreation, when she will not be on the recreation. I don’t know in case you’re conscious of this,” Jason stated on the podcast, to which Travis quipped, “How may I not concentrate on this?”
Jason continued: “When TSwift is on the recreation, you might be averaging 99 yards. And if you end up left with solely your folks and remaining household there, you might be at 46.5 yards a recreation.”
Travis famous that he noticed the graphic, which made a reference to lyrics from Swift’s 2022 single “Anti-Hero.” He teased, “‘Left to his personal gadgets.’ Properly put.”
Swift made her fourth NFL look of the season on Sunday, cheering on the tight finish from a personal suite at Arrowhead Stadium with Patrick Mahomes‘ spouse, Brittany Mahomes. Swift wore a pink Chiefs sweatshirt and a friendship bracelet adorned with Travis’ jersey quantity, 87. She and Matthews, 28, had been even caught celebrating a landing by utilizing a particular handshake.
The pop star stunned sports activities followers and Swifties alike in September when she attended Travis’ recreation towards the Chicago Bears after he publicly invited her to see him “rock the stage” in Kansas Metropolis. (He made his first transfer on “New Heights” in July, revealing that he hoped to attach with Swift at considered one of her Eras Tour stops on the identical stadium this summer season.)
Swift’s recreation day appearances have brought on a serious uptick in NFL viewership — and the Kelce household has been candid concerning the elevated consideration. Earlier this month, Jason and Travis debated whether or not the league was “overdoing it” with its nonstop protection of the budding romance.
“I feel it’s enjoyable after they present who all’s on the recreation. I feel it brings somewhat bit extra to the ambiance, brings somewhat bit extra to what you’re watching. However on the identical time, I feel … they’re overdoing it somewhat bit, for positive, particularly in my scenario,” Travis confessed on “New Heights,” acknowledging that the NFL was “simply making an attempt to have enjoyable” by capitalizing on the second.
Jason added on the time that he thought “the NFL’s not used to celebrities coming to the video games,” utilizing the NBA as a comparability. “Basketball has it discovered,” he argued.
The NFL later defended its techniques, noting in an October 4 assertion, “The Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce information has been a pop cultural second we’ve leaned into in actual time, because it’s an intersection of sport and leisure, and we’ve seen an unbelievable quantity of positivity across the sport.”
After Sunday’s recreation, Swift celebrated with Travis and a few of his teammates — and the couple packed on the PDA in photographs shared by Chiefs star Mecole Hardman Jr.‘s girlfriend, Chariah Gordon. Swift planted a kiss on Travis’ cheek in a single snap, inserting her hand on his chest.