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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce finally spilled the details about his romance with Taylor Swift and confessed it didn’t all start with a friendship bracelet, or that first Chiefs football game Swift attended in September.
Kelce told the Wall Street Journal magazine that while it’s true he failed to meet the superstar singer when she was performing in Arrowhead Stadium in July, they did end up getting introduced to each other soon after.
“There were definitely people she [Swift] knew that knew who I was, in her corner [who said]: Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had somebody playing Cupid,” Kelce said.
“[The Cupid] told me exactly what was going on and how I got lucky enough to get [Swift] to reach out,” he added, noting about looking down at his phone and getting what the outlet called “the shock of a lifetime.”
“She’ll probably hate me for saying this, but … when [Swift] came to Arrowhead, they gave her the big locker room as a dressing room, and her little cousins were taking pictures … in front of my locker,” Kelce continued.
While the Chiefs player didn’t share all the details about their first date, he did share that when they were spotted out in New York City, they had already been talking.
“I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and what goes from there will go from there,” Kelce said.
And after all the media attention of Swift attending his game, Kelce admitted the “biggest” concern to him was to “make sure I don’t say anything that would push Taylor away.”
“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them … I’ve never dealt with it,” Kelce said. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of I t… The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.”
Kelce also said they have compatible views, especially when it comes to family and work.
“Everybody knows I’m a family guy,” Kelce said. “Her team is her family. Her family does a lot of stuff in terms of the tour, the marketing, being around, so I think she has a lot of those values as well, which is right up my alley.”