Taylor Swift Talks About Her Relationship With Travis Kelce for the First Time

Travis Kelce is opening up about how he and Taylor Swift are handling the media spotlight on their relationship. During a January 26 press conference, Kelce fielded questions about the noise.

“I’d be silly to say I didn’t see it go up,” Kelce said when he was asked about the uptick in attention he has been receiving on and off the field. “I think the Super Bowl helped that and obviously how I live my off field life definitely helps out. I brought this upon myself. I do enjoy having fun with it all. The biggest thing is making sure my focus is right here in this building.”

But when he was asked about the challenges of having all eyes on him at all times, Kelce said the biggest thing is ignoring the outside noise. “It’s just outside noise. Dealing with everyone else’s perspective of things,” he admitted.

“You hear the media throughout the year, if we’re not having success, maybe through it out there that I wasn’t focused or that the team isn’t focused on certain things. If you’re in this building, you know exactly what is going on. So you have to compartmentalize what you are hearing and make sure that you’re staying on task.”

And while it’s something he had dealt with even before he started dating Taylor, Kelce admits he and his pop star girlfriend haven’t talked about it much, but agreed that they are only focused on one thing. “The only thing we’ve talked about is, is as long as we’re happy, we can’t listen to anything that’s outside noise. That’s all that matters.”


Kelce’s interview comes after months of special public moments between the two. Let’s not forget one of the more special moments when Taylor Swift visited Gillette Stadium this year for the second time but not because she was headlining one of the biggest stadium tours in history but because her boyfriend, Travis Kelce and his Kansas City Chiefs took on the Patriots.

Swift and Gillette Stadium have a special relationship and as a result, there is a poster of Swift permanently hanging in the halls of the stadium.

What fans didn’t expect however is that Kelce would walk past the poster to give it a look while warming up for the game and the moment was caught on camera.

@nfl ???????? #traviskelce #taylorswift #nfl #kansascitychiefs ♬ snowfall – Øneheart & reidenshi

How sweet was that moment?

Taylor Swift also opened up about her romance with NFL star Travis Kelce in her interview with TIME Magazine as TIME’s Person of the Year

While the world has watched the beautiful couple from afar, up until this interview, the only person who has briefly talked about their romance was Travis Kelce and a slew of outsiders who truly have no clue.

But now, the pop star is sharing the real story and shutting down rumors about the timeline of when and how she fell in love with the football star.

On Wednesday, December 6, Time Magazine named Swift Time’s 2023 Person of the Year. In her interview with the magazine, Swift revealed exactly when she began dating Travis.

As many already know, the first time anyone started talking about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce in the same sentence was when Kelce admitted on his podcast with his brother, Jason, that he attempted to shoot his shot following Swift’s three-night performance at Arrowhead Stadium.

He admitted that he made a friendship bracelet with his number on it but was never given the chance to give it to her.

Taylor caught wind of the podcast episode and as she told Time, it “all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell. We started hanging out right after that.” 

“So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for because we got to get to know each other,” Swift admitted.

It was only after they “were a couple” did Swift publicly attend one of Kelce’s football games in person on September 24. “I think some people think that they saw our first date at that game. We would never be psychotic enough to hard launch a first date,” the songwriter explained.

But it really wasn’t until Taylor changed the lyrics to one of her songs live on stage that really had fans in a frenzy over their relationship. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Miss Swift gave her fans exactly what they were looking for at one of her Brazil shows:

@bethany_pendleton13 MY HEART IS SO SO SO FULL FOR THEM???? cr: inyourcardigan on twitter! #taylorswift #swifttok #erastour #taylornation #swiftie #theerastour #taylorsversion #1989taylorsversion #1989 #1989taylorsversionvault #buenosaireststheerastour #traviskelce #chiefs #traviskelcetaylorswift ♬ You Are In Love (Taylor's Version) – Taylor Swift
@bethany_pendleton13 FJDJAKSKDJ I CANT MAKE THIS UP #taylorswift #swifttok #erastour #taylornation #swiftie #theerastour #taylorsversion #1989taylorsversion #1989 #1989taylorsversionvault #buenosaireststheerastour #traviskelce #chiefs #traviskelcetaylorswift ♬ Karma – Taylor Swift
@flormosso_ @Taylor Swift @Travis Kelce ❤️ “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me” #karma #theerastour #river ♬ sonido original – Flor Mosso

When it comes to this relationship, Swift is doing things differently than her last. “When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care,” Swift told Time, which is vastly different than how her last relationship with actor Joe Alwyn played out.

“The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone. And we’re just proud of each other.” How amazing is that?

As for the attention she’s received while attending Kelce’s football games, there is not much she can do about it, “I’m just there to support Travis. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads and Chads.”

Taylor Swift Also Takes on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in her TIME’s Interview: “Trash takes itself out every single time.”

When discussing her feuds with Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kanye West, Taylor Swift did not mince her words.

“You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar,” Swift said of the drama that some believe inspired her 2017 album Reputation.

“That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before. I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I didn’t trust anyone anymore. I went down really, really hard.”

With the exception of her sixth studio album, Swift rarely has talked about this time in her life. Nonetheless, “like a phoenix rising from the ashes,” Swift managed to use that trauma and learn from it.

“Nothing is permanent,” Swift admitted. “So I’m very careful to be grateful every second that I get to be doing this at this level because I’ve had it taken away from me before. There is one thing I’ve learned: My response to anything that happens, good or bad, is to keep making things. Keep making art.”

“But I’ve also learned there’s no point in actively trying to quote unquote defeat your enemies,” she says. “Trash takes itself out every single time.”

To read TIME’s full interview with Taylor Swift which dives into her childhood, her massive success, her friendship with Beyonce, and her past feud with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Scooter Braun, click here!

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