Patrick Mahomes asserts that Travis Kelce has remained unchanged despite the attention he’s received for dating Taylor Swift. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback shared with reporters that Kelce continues to be the same person, treating everyone in the stadium and the locker room like they’re his best friend.
Mahomes, 28, emphasized that Kelce has stayed true to himself, remaining consistent even in the face of increased fame from dating the pop-culture icon Swift.
The NFL star noted that Kelce’s rising popularity aligns with his lifelong dream and reiterated that, regardless of the added attention, Kelce is still the same person he has always been.
Kelce’s popularity soared when rumors of his relationship with Swift surfaced in September 2023. The couple made their relationship public that same month when Swift attended one of Kelce’s games. This public revelation resulted in a significant boost in Kelce’s jersey sales, increasing by about 400 percent.
The Chiefs star’s newfound fame extended to an unexpected appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in October 2023, where he humorously addressed the NFL’s fascination with his relationship while Swift watched from the audience. The couple, seemingly very much in love, attended the “SNL” afterparty together.
Kelce, 34, reportedly considers Swift his “lucky charm,” associating her presence with the Chiefs’ victories in games she attends. This was evident in the recent playoff game against the Buffalo Bills, where Kelce played a crucial role in leading his team to victory, with Swift cheering him on from the VIP suite.
Even if the Chiefs don’t secure a spot in the 2024 Super Bowl, Kelce remains highly valued, being dubbed the MVP. Sources reveal that corporations are eager to have him make appearances at sponsored events in Las Vegas during the Super Bowl, with offers reaching up to $1 million due to his ability to draw attention.