Travis Kelce Discusses Meeting Taylor Swift's Dad; Awkward Viral Moment

By Jason Hall

November 15, 2023

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce addressed meeting Taylor Swift's father, Scott Swift, for the first time, as well as the awkward moment that took place during their viral video together over the weekend.

During the latest episode of his 'New Heights' podcast alongside his brother and co-host, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, Travis joked that he "might've persuaded" Scott into wearing a Chiefs lanyard "at dinner the night before when I met him" prior to the two being spotted in a VIP tent together at Taylor's 'Eras Tour' concert.

Travis also apologized for leaving Scott hanging when he reached out for a high-five after Taylor changed the lyrics to her song 'Karma' from "Karma is the guy on the screen" to "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs."

“Yeah, Mr. Swift, I apologize big guy,” Travis said. “Aw, man. I missed that. I never miss a high-five, too. Big high-five guy. It’s the most electric thing you can do at an event and so — sorry Mr. Swift.”

The viral video shows Kelce putting his hands on his face and smiling after being referenced by Swift as the crowd cheered before continuing dancing.

“Yeah, no, had no clue. Well, I might have had a little bit of a clue but definitely when I heard it come out of her mouth, still shocked me. I was like, ‘oh, shh,’ she really just said that," Travis said on his podcast.

Another video shared online Saturday night showed Swift kissing Kelce after walking offstage, which also caused a loud cheer from the fans in attendance.

Videos shared online showed the couple on a date at Elena restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Friday (November 10) night, which coincided with the decision to postpone Swift's second scheduled Argentina show due to heavy rain in the area. Swift began the international leg of her tour Thursday (November 9) night and had another show on Sunday (November 12).

Kelce was expected to be spend part of his bye week in Argentina with Swift before being photographed outside an airport in Buenos Aires last Friday.

Last month, Entertainment Tonight reported that Kelce planned to visit Swift on the international leg of her 'Eras Tour.'

"Travis and Taylor are all in. The two are very into each other and are enjoying their time together but are also planning for the future. Taylor starts her international tour in November, and Travis is planning to be there to spend time with her," a source said at the time. "Travis and Taylor are very serious about their careers, and the two bond over that and want to show support for each other whenever they can."

The All-Pro tight end was absent from last Thursday's show, having attended a gala for teammate Patrick Mahomes' '15 and the Mahomies Foundation' foundation, amid reports that he planned to be in Argentina during the Chiefs' bye week.

“He has to be back on Sunday for practice on Monday,” an insider told Page Six days prior.

Travis and the Chiefs will resume action in Week 12 in a matchup against his brother and the Eagles, who were also on a bye last weekend, in a rematch of Super Bowl LVII on Sunday (November 19).

Last month, Chariah Gordon, the girlfriend of recently re-acquired Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. shared multiple photos of herself and Hardman alongside Swift and Kelce after Kansas City's 31-17 win against the AFC West Division rival Los Angeles Chargers on October 22, which included one photo of Swift kissing a smiling Kelce on his left cheek, the first time the singer was seen kissing the All-Pro tight end publicly. Multiple commenters acknowledged that Gordon's post "broke the internet" after it was shared.

Swift and Kelce were seen holding hands as the exited Arrowhead Stadium together and drove off in Kelce's Rolls Royce -- which was flanked by Swift's security team -- before celebrating the win at Kelce's Kansas City mansion, which reportedly included food catered by a popular local barbecue truck, the Daily Mail reported. Swift attended four of the Chiefs' last six games, all of which the team has won, but was absent from last week's upset loss to the Denver Broncos.

Swift and Kelce were previously seen holding hands as they left The Waverly Inn in the West Village on October 15, one night after both made surprise cameos on the 'Saturday Night Live' Season 49 premiere and attended the show's overnight afterparty at Catch Steak together. The tight end was also spotted on the sidelines at MetLife Stadium to support his brother during the Eagles' game against the New York Jets earlier in the evening, which Swift reportedly didn't attend.

The couple was reported to have been seen kissing and getting "handsy" during the 'SNL' afterparty at Catch Steak in the meatpacking district of New York City early Sunday morning.

“Travis and Taylor seemed to really be enjoying the night, and each other, even kissing throughout the night,” an insider told Page Six.

Videos shared online showed Kelce and Swift walking hand in hand as they entered the restaurant at around 2:20 a.m. Kelce was reported to have had his hand around Swift's waist throughout the night before both left at around 4:00 a.m.

Both Kelce and Swift made surprise appearances on the 'SNL' premiere, with Kelce making a cameo in a skit parodying FOX Sports' coverage of their relationship and Swift introducing her friend, rapper Ice Spice, who served as the show's musical performer.

In September, TMZ reported that Swift and Kelce hung out "several times" in a "very private setting" prior to the singer's initial appearance at Arrowhead Stadium.

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