In an interview with Wall Street Journal Magazine, Travis Kelce opened up about his recent fame and fortune, which blew up when he started dating Taylor Swift in September. He admitted that he’d tried to meet her at her Eras Tour show at Arrowhead Stadium, where he plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, over the summer but was unsuccessful. Then, someone on Team Swift (perhaps the backup dancer who happens to be the brother of Kelce’s former teammate?) helped him out.
“There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was, in her corner [who said]: ‘Yo! Did you know he was coming?’ I had somebody playing Cupid.” Cupid gave Swift his number, and she texted him. “She told me exactly what was going on and how I got lucky enough to get her to reach out,” he said.
They texted a bit before the first date, as is custom, so things already felt comfortable when they finally met. “When I met her in New York, we had already kind of been talking, so I knew we could have a nice dinner and, like, a conversation, and what goes from there will go from there,” he said.
Kelce was wary of the media attention at first because he was afraid of saying “anything that would push Taylor away.”
“Obviously, I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them…I’ve never dealt with it. But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it…The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.”
We love a man secure enough in himself to not be intimidated by his partner’s power. I’m rooting for them.