Jason Kelce has officially won over Taylor Swift. On the latest episode of their New Heights podcast, Travis Kelce told his older brother that his superstar girlfriend was absolutely enchanted to meet him at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills playoff game Sunday (Jan. 21), where both were in attendance to cheer on the tight end as he helped lead his team to victory.
“Tay said she absolutely loved you,” Travis revealed to the Philadelphia Eagles center in their Wednesday (Jan. 24) episode.
Jason, whose own football season wrapped up earlier this month when the Eagles lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shared a box suite at Highmark Stadium in New York with the 34-year-old pop star. Also in the suite were his wife, retired field hockey player Kylie Kelce; Brittany Mahomes, who is married to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes; and model-actress Cara Delevingne, one of Swift’s longtime friends.
And while he was neither on the field nor the most famous person in his box, Jason may have been the most memorable part of the game. The 36-year-old athlete went viral several times over for taking off his shirt, guzzling beer, passionately cheering on his brother and jumping out of the suite to join Bills Mafia in the stands. At one point, Jason picked up an 8-year-old Swiftie and held her up to the box so that the singer could see the little girl.
“I’m not going to lie, I gave Kylie a heads-up,” Jason recalled. “The moment we get into the suite, I said, ‘I’m taking my shirt off and jumping out of that suite.’ And she said, ‘Jason don’t you dare.’”
“She was already telling me to be on my best behavior ’cause we were meeting Taylor, so she’s like, ‘Do not. Be on your best behavior,’” he added, sending his 34-year-old brother into stitches of laughter. “I was like, ‘Kylie, the first day I met you I was blackout drunk and fell asleep at the bar. This is part of the charm. This is part of the Jason Kelce charm. I wanna make my best first impression.’”
Travis also spoke about one of his most talked-about moments from the game, when, after scoring the first of his two touchdowns that night, he flashed a hand-heart at the unruly mob of Bills fans booing him near the end zone. “Had to spread the love, baby,” he said of the gesture, which happens to be one of Swift’s signature onstage moves.
“Coming into a hostile environment, I respect it,” Travis continued. “But I just wanted to make sure they knew it wasn’t mutual. I don’t hate you guys like you hate us. It’s all love.”