Travis Kelce had “Cupid” on his side when it came to wooing now-girlfriend Taylor Swift.
While discussing the beginnings of their romance in a new interview, the NFL star, 34, recalled how he wanted to cross paths with Swift, 33, during her “Eras Tour” stop in Kansas City, but he failed – something he relayed on a July issue of his “New Heights” podcast.
“There were definitely people that she knew who knew who I was, in her corner (who said): Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had someone playing Cupid,” Kelce said of Swift, who relayed those details after contacting him.
“She told me exactly what was going on and how I was lucky enough to convince her to contact me.”
A part of Kelce wasn’t far from Swift when she visited Kansas City Stadium this summer, a story, he joked, “she’ll probably hate me for saying that.”
“When she got 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,” he told the WSJ. Review.
The two eventually met on the East Coast, where Kelce said he controlled their expectations, The New York Post reports.
“When I met her in New York, we had already kind of talked, so I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and whatever happens from there will go from there “, did he declare.
Spoiler alert: the sparks only continued to fly.
First publicly linked in September, Swift attended four Chiefs games at Arrowhead Stadium this season and became close to members of Kelce’s inner circle.
She sat in suites with her mother, Donna Kelce, and Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
“He’s happier than I’ve seen him in a long time…. God bless him, he aimed for the stars! » Donna told the WSJ. Review.
Swift and the Chief tight end have since taken their romance international, with the two-time Super Bowl champion traveling to Argentina during the Chiefs’ bye week this month to support the pop star at the game South America of his “Eras Tour”.
During a concert in Buenos Aires, Swift playfully changed the lyrics of her song “Karma” to include a nod to Kelce.
Instead of singing, “Karma is a guy on the screen coming straight to me,” she sang, “Karma is the guy from the Chiefs coming straight to me.” »
Unsurprisingly, Swifties went all out on social media.
Videos of Kelce’s reaction to the exchange of words immediately began circulating, as well as the moment Swift threw herself into his arms backstage for a kiss.
Amid the increased fanfare, Kelce remains in awe of Swift and how gracefully she handles it.
“Obviously, I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura…. I’ve never dealt with that,” Kelce said. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from anything…. The scrutiny she gets, how much she carries a magnifying glass with her, every day, the paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she lives, enjoys life . When she acts like that, I better not be the one who acts strange.
— This story was originally published on nypost.com and has been republished with permission