Travis Kelce Opens Up About How His Romance With Taylor Swift Really Began
Travis Kelce is providing up new particulars about his relationship with Taylor Swift, beginning with the way it all started. The Kansas City Chiefs tight finish reveals that he might have had some assist when it got here to pursuing the pop star — and spills on who truly reached out first.
In a brand new cowl story for WSJ. Magazine’s December/January difficulty, on newsstands Dec. 9, Travis is interviewed by Pulitzer-winning creator J.R. Moehringer — who lately co-authored Prince Harry‘s memoir, Spare. After balking at a query in regards to the begin of his romance with Taylor, the NFL professional apparently adjustments his tune.
“I don’t know if I want to get into all of it,” he says at first. Famously, Travis beforehand mentioned that he had tried — unsuccessfully — to give Taylor his phone number on a friendship bracelet when he attended her Eras Tour cease at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, earlier this yr. He later issued a public invitation for the songstress to affix him at one in every of his NFL video games and, in September, she took him up on it.
“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,” Travis reveals to WSJ. Magazine, admitting that he solely discovered of that story later, after he was shocked to find a notification from Taylor on his telephone.
“She told me exactly what was going on and how I got lucky enough to get her to reach out,” he shares.
The matchmakers, apparently, had been Taylor’s younger cousins who’re followers of the two-time Super Bowl champion.
“She’ll probably hate me for saying this, but,” Travis spills, “When she came to Arrowhead, they gave her the big locker room as a dressing room, and her little cousins were taking pictures… in front of my locker.”
While public fascination surrounding the brand new couple has sparked a media frenzy, Travis had beforehand been tightlipped about his relationship with Taylor. In his new interview, he explains why he has been uncharacteristically guarded in latest months when requested about her.
“That was the biggest thing to me: make sure I don’t say anything that would push Taylor away,” he says.
“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them… I’ve never dealt with it,” he additionally shares. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it… The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.”
Travis’ well-known members of the family had been additionally interviewed for the profile. His brother — Philadelphia Eagles heart Jason Kelce, with whom he co-hosts the podcast New Heights — says that Travis is “always kind of surrounding himself with people who are funny, who have a zest for life; it’s one of the things that defines him.” Their mom, Donna Kelce, gushes that Travis is “happier than I’ve seen him in a long time.”
She hilariously provides, “God bless him, he shot for the stars!”
Back in September, a source confirmed to ET that Travis and Taylor had hung out collectively previous to their public debut at his recreation. “Travis and Taylor have a lot in common and they are having a great time getting to know each other. They have similar values,” the supply mentioned on the time.
According to Travis, their deep rooted household values are key to their connection.
“Everybody knows I’m a family guy,” he tells WSJ. Magazine. “Her team is her family. Her family does a lot of stuff in terms of the tour, the marketing, being around, so I think she has a lot of those values as well, which is right up my alley.”
He additionally gushes over the impression Taylor has by her lyrical prowess, calling her each “hilarious” and a “genius.”
“She writes catchy jingles,” he quips. “I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f**king mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.”
On Monday, Travis and Jason are set to face off on the gridiron when the Chiefs tackle the Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium. Taylor had reportedly deliberate to attend the so-called “Family Reunion Game,” however will now be performing in Brazil after one of her shows was rescheduled.
Last week, a source told ET that Travis, 34, and Taylor, 33, are planning to spend time collectively all through the vacation season because the GRAMMY winner is on a two-month hiatus from touring.
“Taylor and Travis are on the same page and have a lot in common,” the supply added. “Both are extremely close to their families and share morals and views on a lot of things.”
Before that, a source told ET that the couple is deep within the lavender haze on the subject of one another.
“They’re very into each other and it is clear to everyone around them. They are both excited and giddy that they can’t even hide it, and don’t want to,” the supply informed ET. “Their family and friends are very happy for them and think they are great together.”