Travis Kelce thinks “cranky” NFL fans are finally coming around to his romance with Taylor Swift — despite incessantly complaining about it during the season.
During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs star agreed with host Pat McAfee that a lot of people are starting to realize his relationship with Swift is actually the real deal.
“At the beginning a lot of football people just thought it was fake,” McAfee explained. “Now I think people can’t help but realize that Travis is phenomenal at football — this guy is everything that we like in a football player — and he is in love!”
“It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it?” Kelce, 34, replied, noting that he and Swift, also 34, “are just two people in a relationship supporting each other and having fun with it.”
Although Kelce only hinted at his love for Swift on the radio show, the couple was caught exchanging “I love you’s” following the Chiefs triumphant win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
“We’re just two people in a relationship supporting each other..
The pair has faced lots of backlash from football fans over the last couple months due to the amount of screen time Swift receives while at Kelce’s games — despite the “Cruel Summer” singer averaging less than 25 seconds on air per game.
However, Kelce insists that he and Swift will continue to go about their relationship with as much normalcy as possible — regardless of people trying to make them the “enemy,”
“We just have fun with it and we enjoy every single bit of it,” the tight end said. “I love it when Taylor comes and supports me and enjoys the game with the fam and friends. It’s been nothing but a wonderful year.”
Swift — who started dating the NFL star over the summer — has attended 12 of Kelce’s game this season, often rocking up to the stadium alongside his parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and his closest childhood friends.
She also recently met the two-time Super Bowl champion’s older brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Kylie Kelce, at one of Travis’ games earlier this month.
The group is expected to get together again on Feb. 11 to cheer on the Chiefs as they face off against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl — despite Swift having a concert across the globe the night before.
Although the Super Bowl is nearly two weeks away, there has already been grumbling from some NFL fans about Swift’s presence at the game — yet Travis also noted that getting “hate” is nothing new for Swift, who has “dealt with it forever.”
“We hear it but we hardly ever talk about it,” he said of the criticism. “Its nothing to even talk about — nothing to bring up.”
Although the pair don’t give the negative attention much thought, Travis admitted elsewhere in the episode that the extra media scrutiny has been a “brand new” experience for him.
“From having the paparazzi follow me every single day into work to everybody having my name on their talk show every single day whether it’s sports whether it’s not sports,” he explained. “You know it’s just been a crazy, crazy ride I could have never anticipated.”
“But I’m having fun with it — the majority of the world is having fun with it — outside the cranky NFL fans that just don’t want to see the Chiefs win… but we are slowly reeling them in.”.