Travis Kelce is reflecting on the appearance of a certain guest at the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears.
"People were screaming, people were chest-bumping, people were high-fiving, banging on the glass, just doing everything," he said on the Sept. 27 episode of his podcast "New Heights."
One of those people was none other than Taylor Swift, who he's rumored to be dating. Swift attended Travis Kelce’s game against the Chicago Bears Sept. 24 and sat in the player’s box next to the tight end’s mom, Donna Kelce.
When broadcast cameras panned to Swift, she was seen wearing Kansas City Chiefs gear and cheering. After he scored a touchdown, she shared a chest-bump with a fellow fan in the box, banged on the glass in front of her and was seen screaming "Let's f------ go."
Travis Kelce, 33, called her appearance "pretty ballsy" on the podcast.
“Shout out to Taylor for pulling up, that was pretty ballsy,” he said. “I just thought it was awesome how everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her. You know, the friends and family. She looked amazing. Everybody was talking about her in a great light and on top of that, the day went perfect for Chiefs fans, of course.”
He said seeing all the clips of Swift that played on the Fox broadcast was "hysterical."
“It was definitely a game I’ll remember, that’s for damn sure," he said. "And then we just slid off in the getaway car at the end.”
He also clarified that this is the likely one of the last times he will comment on his personal life.
"I want to respect both of our lives. She’s not in the media as much as I am," he said. "... So like you said on that Thursday night game, I’m enjoying life, and I sure as hell enjoyed this weekend.”
“So everything moving forward, I think me talking about sports and saying, ‘Alright now,’ would have to be kind of where I keep it,” he added.
Before her appearance at the game, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end discussed the romance chatter during an appearance Sept. 21 on ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show."
When host Pat McAfee asked Travis Kelce if he hated the gossip, he said he didn’t.
“No, it’s life, baby. I threw it out there,” he said. “I threw the ball in her court and, you know, I told her, ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage at Arrowhead and you might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one is a little more lit.'
“So we’ll see what happens in the near future,” he added.
The future turned out to be very near after Swift's appearance at Arrowhead Stadium.
Travis Kelce originally compared the rumors to a childhood game of telephone in the Thursday interview.
"It's hilarious how much traction this (rumor) has actually got," Travis Kelce said in a snippet the show posted on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter.
"Right now, it's like an old game in school called telephone, where everybody's just whispering in each other's ear, just hearing some random stuff," he continued, adding, "Especially, no one actually knows what's going on."
Travis Kelce took the opportunity to take a playful swipe at his fellow NFL star brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, 35, who recently said, albeit perhaps jokingly, that the rumors about his younger brother dating Swift are "100% true."
“Especially when you’ve got Jason Kelce on live television telling people just both sides,” Travis Kelce said with the hint of a smile. “He doesn’t know. ... The guy is absolutely ridiculous. Can’t stay out of the freaking headlines.”
“Please, everybody, stop asking my brother about my love life,” Travis Kelce added.
On the July 26 episode of the “New Heights” podcast he hosts with his brother, Travis Kelce revealed that he attempted to meet Swift at the concert so he could give her his phone number.
“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings. So I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her,” he said.
“You made her a bracelet?” asked Jason Kelce.
“Yeah. If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets and I received a bunch of them being there, but I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it,” Travis Kelce responded.
Travis Kelce, who starred in the 2016 E! reality dating series “Catching Kelce,” said he enjoyed Swift's concert — even if he felt the singer snubbed him.
“She doesn’t meet anybody or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal. But it was an unbelievable show," he said.
“I’ve only seen Arrowhead filled like that for Chiefs games with that much excitement and, yeah, everybody was dressed in pink and purple going crazy for her,” he added. “It was wild. It was a wild show.”