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Travis Kelce Says Dating Taylor Swift in Public Spotlight Has Been an 'Unexpected Ride' and 'Nothing but Fun'

In a pre-Super Bowl interview, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end reflected on having his pop-star girlfriend on the NFL sidelines since September 2023

<p>JC Olivera/Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images</p> Travis Kelce on July 11, 2023, in Hollywood, California; Taylor Swift in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2022

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Travis Kelce on July 11, 2023, in Hollywood, California; Taylor Swift in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2022

Travis Kelce has nothing but fond thoughts about his ultra-publicized romance with Taylor Swift.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end spoke about the course of his relationship throughout the 2023-2024 NFL season in a pre-Super Bowl interview with Tracy Wolfson.

"It's been nothing but fun," he said about Swift's presence throughout the season. "We've both been learning about this lifestyle, knowing that I brought her into the football world."

"It's been an unexpected ride that I've just been having a blast with," the athlete added.

Travis, 34, further addressed fan conspiracies that the relationship is a fraud. "You're all crazy," he said with a laugh. "Every last one of you is crazy."

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Travis and Swift, 34, first sparked dating rumors in September 2023, when the "Cruel Summer" singer attended her first Chiefs game. Travis had attended a performance of Swift's The Eras Tour earlier in the year, when he joked about wanting to 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," Travis said to his brother, Jason Kelce, on an episode his podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce.

Travis also revealed he made a friendship bracelet — in the style of Swift's fans — with his contact information. Unfortunately, he didn't get to hand it over that night.

The podcast moment later caught Swift's attention, she said in her Time Person of the Year interview. “This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” the 14-time Grammy winner said.

<p>Rob Carr/Getty</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in Baltimore on Jan. 28, 2024

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in Baltimore on Jan. 28, 2024

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Swift also commented on the public nature of her relationship with Travis, something that differs from her private relationships past.

"When you say a relationship is public, that means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re showing up for each other, other people are there and we don’t care," she said.

"The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you’re seeing someone," Swift added. "We’re just proud of each other.”

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will face off in Super Bowl LVIII, airing on CBS on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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