Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is dealing with his rumored romance with Taylor Swift — even on the football field.
He scored his first touchdown of the season during a showdown between the Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (Sept. 17). Since Kelce missed last week’s game — the first game of the regular season — the Patrick Mahomes-assisted visit to the end zone was particularly special.
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NFL announcer Ian Eagle took the moment as an opportunity to tease the player by slipping in a few Swift lyric references as he called the play. “Kelce finds a blank space for the score!” he quipped, a callback to Swift’s 2014 Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Blank Space.”
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Eagle is the lastest voice to join the choir of opinions and commentary on the alleged romance between the Grammy-winning pop star and the 2023 Super Bowl champ. Last week Kelce’s older brother — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce — said “I cannot comment” when asked about the rumors.
During a recent interview with NFL+ host Andrew Siciliano, Travis addressed the situation — barely. In their conversation, he confirmed his story about trying to shoot his shot at Swift via an Eras Tour friendship bracelet, but he also refused to get any more specific than that. “I said what I said. And I meant what I said when I said it. And you know what, it is what it is,” he said before shutting down further conversation about the pair’s relationship status. “I’m not gonna talk about my personal life.”
Fully aware of how quickly people have latched onto this story, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end teased listeners, saying, “I know what you writers wanna hear, and you wanna hear more about that and I’m not gonna give you anything!” When Siciliano asked if Swift had reached out to him, Kelce responded, “And that’s gonna wrap it up here,” thus ending the interview.
Check out Kelce’s interview with Sicilliano below:
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