With Taylor Swift romance, Travis Kelce's 'wholesome' charm gets the Swiftie spotlight

Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

On Aug. 6, 2011, he tweeted: “At this improv comedy show....At least if sports isn’t where I make money, I can easily do stuff like this...” Twelve years later, Kelce would host “Saturday Night Live” twice.

Comedy has long had an important place in the two-time Super Bowl winner’s heart and home, the tight end told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday. When he began dating Swift, he said he needed to invite her into the world of his favorite comics.

“I let her know: This is my jam right here,” he told WSJ. According to the newspaper, Kelce’s phone ringtone is a clip of late comedian Chris Farley screaming “For the love of God!”

The athlete’s seemingly unpretentious personality and in-the-moment culinary musings remain in his current, highly public life. According to the WSJ interview, one of his favorite “desserts” is French toast “dripping with whipped cream and syrup.” Additionally, his custom Rolls-Royce Ghost flexes a ceiling of twinkling lights mimicking a galaxy of stars — including shooting stars.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, kisses his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, after they exchanged jerseys

“Make a wish. Dreams come true,” Kelce told writer J.R. Moehringer. When asked about the stars, Kelce responded, “How do you think I manifest it all?”


Kelce, a devoted Swiftie who wanted to meet the singer during her July show at Arrowhead Stadium, also said he continues to be impressed by the artist and her song-writing skills. One of his personal favorite lyrics: “I could make a bad guy good for the weekend” from Swift’s 2014 hit “Blank Space.”

“That’s a helluva line!” he said.

He continued: “I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f— mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.”


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