In an exclusive interview for the cover of WSJ. Magazine’s December/January issue, NFL superstar Travis Kelce, 34, candidly unfolds the narrative of his “Love Story” with Taylor Swift, sparing few details. Initially hesitant, Kelce delves into the story of his initial, unsuccessful attempt to meet the pop sensation at her Eras Tour show in July. While he previously shared the tale on his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, he now offers additional insights.
Kelce discloses that individuals in Swift’s inner circle were instrumental in facilitating their connection, with someone playing the role of Cupid. Swift herself reached out, providing him with details about the situation. He shares that some members of the Swift family even contributed to getting her attention, playfully recounting an amusing incident involving her little cousins taking pictures in front of his locker at Arrowhead Stadium.
Reflecting on their first encounter in New York, Kelce emphasizes that they had already been engaged in conversation, setting the stage for a delightful dinner and meaningful conversation. Throughout the interview with journalist J.R. Moehringer, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end opens up about his relationship with his brother Jason, his mother Donna’s feelings toward Swift, and the unique aura the 12-time Grammy winner possesses.
Kelce acknowledges that Swift’s level of scrutiny and constant media attention is unlike anything he’s encountered before. Despite the challenges, he expresses his commitment to navigating the complexities and not shying away from the public eye. Describing Swift as both “hilarious” and “a genius,” Kelce highlights the similarities in their outlook on family and work, emphasizing the importance of family values in both their lives.
As the interview unfolds, Kelce provides a glimpse into the shared values and dynamics that contribute to the unique and evolving love story between him and Taylor Swift.