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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is dealing with his rumored romance with Taylor Swift — even on the football field.
He scored his first touchdown of the season during a confrontation between the Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday September 17. Since Kelce missed last week’s game – the first game of the regular season – the visit to the end zone assisted by Patrick Mahomes was especially special.
NFL announcer Ian Eagle took the opportunity to tease the player by slipping in a few lyrical references to Swift as he called the play. “Kelce finds empty space for the score!” “” he joked, a callback to Swift’s 2014 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Blank Space.”
Eagle is the latest voice to join the chorus of opinions and comments on the alleged romance between the Grammy-winning pop star and the 2023 Super Bowl champion. Last week, Kelce’s older brother – Eagles center of Philadelphia Jason Kelce – said “I can’t comment” when asked about the rumors.
During a recent interview with NFL+ host Andrew Siciliano, Travis addressed the situation — barely. In their conversation, he confirmed his story that he tried to shoot Swift via an Eras Tour friendship bracelet, but he also refused to get any more specific than that. “I said what I said. And I meant what I said when I said it. And you know what, it is what it is,” he said before shutting down any conversation about the couple’s relationship status. “I’m not going to talk about my personal life.”
Fully aware of how quickly people latched onto this story, the Kansas City Chiefs teased their listeners by saying, “I know what you writers want to hear, and you want to know more about it and I won’t give you anything! When Siciliano asked if Swift had contacted him, Kelce replied, “And it’s going to end here,” thus ending the interview.
Check out Kelce’s interview with Sicilliano below: