Travis Kelce, the star tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs, has been making headlines not only for his impressive performance on the field, but also for his possible relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift. The two have been spotted together at several charity events and NFL games, sparking rumors of a romance. But how does Kelce’s mom, Donna, feel about all the attention and speculation?
Donna Kelce, who is also a spokesperson for Kind’s limited-edition Donna’s Purse Snacks, told CNN in an interview that she is fully aware of what the world wants to know, but she prefers to stay out of her son’s personal life1. She said that she respects Swift as an artist and a person, but she did not confirm or deny that they are dating.
She also said that all the attention has been overwhelming and surreal for her. “It’s unreal,” she said. “I tell everyone that it’s kind of like an alternate universe that I just happened to be in. Like, I went through a third wall into another dimension. That’s what it feels like.”
She added that she understands why people are curious and want to capitalize on the situation, but she also said that her sons, Travis and Jason, who is also a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, have expressed their discomfort with the NFL’s exploitation of their brother’s possible romance with Swift1. The NFL has been featuring Swift and Kelce in their promotional materials and social media posts, claiming that it is a pop cultural moment that they have leaned into in real time1.Embed from Getty Images
Donna Kelce said that she tries to divide her time equally between both her sons’ games when they are playing at their home stadiums, but this weekend she will be watching them from a bar with multiple screens and enjoying some of her purse snacks1. She said that family is everything to her and that she only wants her son to be happy with whoever he chooses to love. “Whoever Travis loves,” she said. “It doesn’t matter who he picks. As long as he’s happy, I don’t care.”1
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift have not officially confirmed or denied their relationship status, but they have been seen exchanging flirty comments on social media and supporting each other’s careers and causes. Swift even dedicated her song “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” to Kelce during a recent concert1. Fans and critics have been divided over whether their romance is genuine or a publicity stunt, but one thing is certain: they have captured the attention and imagination of millions of people around the world.