As the world continues to wonder about Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s dating status, we finally have a response from none other than the man himself about the pair’s rumored romance.
The NFL player was asked about his rumored relationship with the singer during an appearance on NFL+ with host Andrew Siciliano after reports that he once tried to give the “Lavender Haze” singer his phone number earlier this year at one of her concerts. “The only thing anyone really wants to talk about is Taylor Swift,” Siciliano said in the interview, a clip from which has since been reshared on TikTok. “Did you really have your phone number ready on a friendship bracelet to give to Taylor?”
Travis, 33, seemingly confirmed that the reports about trying to give his number to Taylor were true. “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 playing it coy about their relationship status. “I’m not gonna talk about my personal life,” he added.
The Kansas City Chiefs tight end went on to playfully tease listeners. “I know what you writers wanna hear, and you wanna hear more about that and I’m not gonna give you anything,” he joked while pointing a finger at the camera.
Siciliano pressed him for more, however. “Has she reached out?” he asked, to which Travis remained tight lipped. “And that’s gonna wrap it up here,” he said, ending the interview.
The football player’s comments come after The Messenger reported that “Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,” according to a source who spoke to the outlet. “She saw him when she was in NYC a few weeks ago,” the insider said.
According to sources who spoke to ET, however, the pair aren’t actually an item—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any feelings involved. A source told ET, “Travis has been into Taylor for a while and definitely has a crush on her. He is a simple guy that is very funny, charismatic, chill, and loves playing football.”
Two months ago, Travis seemingly opened up about his crush on the singer during an episode of the podcast “New Heights,” in which he revealed that he tried to give her a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it before one of her concerts for her Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. “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 admitted at the time.
The football player’s brother, Jason Kelce, had a funny theory as to why Taylor didn’t end up meeting them that night: “She probably just hasn’t gotten over the Super Bowl yet,” Jason joked. “She’s a big Eagles fan, so maybe she just made something up and didn’t want to talk to you,” to which Travis quipped, “Dammit!”
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