Travis Kelce is expanding his real estate portfolio. The NFL-star-also-known-as-Taylor-Swift’s-new-love-interest recently purchased a $6 million home in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s apparently a major upgrade from his current residence, which is basically a Mojo Dojo Casa House.
Kelce bought the swanky new property for better privacy while dating Taylor Swift, according to TMZ. As public fascination with the new couple continues to grow, it’s no surprise that the athlete is serious about protecting their relationship by investing in a paparazzi-free hideaway. (Given Kelce’s Kansas City-based career, the lovebirds can’t exactly shack up in one of Taylor’s many properties—plus, she’s already lent her Watch Hill, Rhode Island home to another publicity-shy new couple, Bradly Cooper and Gigi Hadid.)
Sources told TMZ that Kelce’s existing house was “simply far too accessible” and “starting to become a tourist attraction.” It’s easy for paparazzi to park right outside of the place, and the situation was reportedly making Kelce uncomfortable. Understandable!
According to the New York Post, Kelce was also “a little self-conscious with his pretty modest pad and wanted something a bit more grandeur to impress his new love interest.” (As Taylor herself might say, we know that it’s delicate.)
His new home reportedly boasts six bedrooms and six bathrooms, spanning thousands of square footage. While it’s unclear what neighborhood the home is located in (and that’s probably for the best!), the property exists in a gated community with a host of amenities including a pool with a waterfall, a tennis court, a pickleball court, and a mini golf course, per TMZ.
There are no reports yet on Kelce’s plans for his other Kansas City home. Located in the Briarcliff West neighborhood, that residence cost him $995,000 in 2019. Perhaps we’ll see it on the market soon! In any case, his new home purchase barely compares to Swift’s $150 million real estate portfolio. But it’s a good start! And, who knows, maybe the kickoff of a new era?