KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — Talk of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s appearance together at Sunday’s Chiefs game has been nonstop, especially among Swifties and the Chiefs Kingdom. Now, the Chiefs’ tight end is breaking his silence about Swift”s stay in Kansas City.
On Wednesday morning, Kelce and his brother released a new episode of their podcast, wherein he finally commented on the rumors about him and the pop idol. “We’ve been avoiding this subject out of respect for your personal life,” Jason Kelce said in the episode. “Now, we’ve got to talk about it.”
“My personal life that’s not so personal! I did this to myself, Jason. I know this,” laughed the tight end. “I want to respect both of our lives. She’s not in the media as much as I am doing this show every single week.”
On Sunday, Swift attended the Chiefs’ game against the Chicago bears, cheering for Kelce alongside his mother Donna from a box suite at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. After the Chiefs’ victory, the two were spotted walking side-by-side in a now-viral video.
Before Wednesday’s podcast, however, Kelce and Swift had revealed little to the public or in the media. Since she attended the game, he said his life has changed, even though it’s only been a couple of days.
“I’ve noticed a few things, like paparazzi outside of my house, 100%,” Kelce said. “They all have British accents or something European. They have a camera in their hands, and they’re screaming my name.”
He revealed in July that he went to one of Swift’s Eras Tour dates in Kansas City over the summer, where Kelce failed to meet her and give her a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it. But a few weeks later, rumors emerged that the two were seeing each other.
Toward the end of their discussion about Swift, Kelce revealed he won’t be talking much about his relationship or personal life going forward. “I’m enjoying life and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend,” Kelce said. “Everything moving forward, I think talking about sports and saying ‘alright now’ will have to be kind of where I keep it.”
Last week, Travis Kelce said on a sports talk show that he invited Swift to a Chiefs game, but little did anyone know she would actually show up. During the podcast episode, he praised the singer for coming to the game. “It was awesome how everyone in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her. She looked amazing. Everybody was talking about her in a great light,” he said. “On top of that, the day went perfect for Chiefs fans, of course.”
“We script it all ladies and gentlemen,” he joked. “It was just impressive.” He did make at least one reference to one of Swift’s songs, claiming the two “slid off in the ‘Getaway Car’ in the end.”