NFL star Travis Kelce, who recently won his second Super Bowl, has spoken out about his whirlwind romance with pop star Taylor Swift. Since they started dating earlier this year, Kelce has experienced a whole new level of fame. Their relationship became official when Swift made an appearance at Arrowhead Stadium to support Kelce in late September.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal magazine, Kelce revealed that someone on Swift's team helped set them up after he failed to give her his number at one of her shows in Kansas City. He said, "There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was, in her corner [who said], 'Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had somebody playing Cupid.'"
Kelce admitted to feeling nervous before their first date, despite his usual confidence on the football field. He described the build-up as everyone around him warning him not to mess it up, but he was determined to make a good impression. Fortunately, they hit it off, and Kelce praised Swift as "hilarious" and a "genius." He mentioned being blown away by how smart she is and expressed his desire to continue learning from her.
The couple even enjoyed a late-night karaoke session together, singing "Teenage Dirtbag" at Kelce's house in Kansas City. He jokingly mentioned that wine was involved in their impromptu duet. While Kelce acknowledged that dating someone as famous as Swift has impacted his life, he stated that he is embracing it rather than running away from it. He expressed admiration for how Taylor handles the constant scrutiny and paparazzi, noting that he must also support and adapt to her lifestyle.
Kelce's parents are set to meet Swift's parents for the first time during the Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Philadelphia Eagles, as they are fans of both teams. Although Swift will not be in attendance due to a rescheduled concert in Brazil, it has been reported that both families plan to spend Thanksgiving together in Kansas City. Kelce emphasized the importance of family in his life and expressed his belief that Swift shares those same values through her close-knit team and family involvement in her career.