Travis Kelce Reveals the Moment He Knew He Was Starting to 'Really Fall' for Taylor Swift

"It can get crazy for somebody with that much attention ... and she just keeps it so chill and so cool," the NFL player said of the pop superstar

<p>JC Olivera/Getty Images; John Salangsang/Shutterstock</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift
  • Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift first sparked dating rumors in September 2023, before confirming their romance the following month

  • The Kansas City Chiefs tight end has now told the Bussin' With The Boys podcast when he started to "really fall" for the "Love Story" musician

  • "It can get crazy for somebody with that much attentio n... and she just keeps it so chill and so cool," Kelce told the podcast

Travis Kelce is all loved up!

While speaking on the latest episode of Barstool Sports' Bussin' With The Boys podcast released on June 25 (recorded on June 19), the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, recalled when he knew he was starting to "fall" for girlfriend Taylor Swift, also 34.

Discussing how Swift "understands situations" like his team winning the 2024 Super Bowl, Kelce shared, "She's very self-aware. And I think that's why I really started to really fall for her, was how genuine she is around friends [and] family. It can get crazy for somebody with that much attention ... and she just keeps it so chill and so cool."

"I can admire it for sure," he added.

Kelce went on to recall Swift not wanting lots of attention in terms of things like security when she publicly attended her first Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 24, 2023.

<p>bussin' with the boys/youtube</p> Travis Kelce on the 'Bussin' With The Boys' podcast

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Travis Kelce on the 'Bussin' With The Boys' podcast

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"She really won me over with that one," the sportsman said, stating that Swift wanted to "be around family and friends, and experience this with everybody," opting to just walk through the front door instead.

Elsewhere in the interview, Kelce said no one really gave him "s---" in the locker room when the dating rumors first started in Sept 2023. The two confirmed their romance in October 2023 when they stepped out holding hands at a Saturday Night Live afterparty.

<p>JC Olivera/Getty Images; John Salangsang/Shutterstock</p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

"Nobody knew what was going on, [it was] really all over the place. I think it was ... we kinda kept it between us as much we could," he said.

"But once she came to a game, obviously it was all poppin' from there," Kelce told the podcast hosts.

He admitted he wants to "keep things private," but "at the same time, I'm not here to hide anything ... that's my girl, that's my lady," and that he's "proud of that."

<p>Jason Hanna/Getty</p> Donna Kelce and Taylor Swift at the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears game on Sept. 24, 2023

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Donna Kelce and Taylor Swift at the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears game on Sept. 24, 2023

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"I've had fun with just about every aspect of it, it's just when you're at home you want privacy, and you don't always get that," he shared while discussing some of the attention the pair receive.

Swift and Kelce hit the headlines yet again over the weekend after the NFL star made his Eras Tour stage debut at her third show at London's Wembley Stadium.

<p>Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty </p> Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift at the 2024 Super Bowl

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Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift at the 2024 Super Bowl

Kelce surprised fans by joining Swift for her "I Can Do It With a Broken Heart" outfit change — which is something that was added following the release of her latest studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19.

Kelce stepped in for the dancer who usually carries Swift on stage during the segment, smiling as he gently put the singer down on a red couch in the middle of the stage.

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Dressed to the nines in a tuxedo and top hat, the athlete did Swift's faux touch-up during the segment, dusting his girlfriend's face with powder as the crowd cheered.

The pair celebrated Kelce's big appearance by heading to London hotspot the Chiltern Firehouse, where they were snapped wearing similar style crochet outfits. They stayed at the popular venue until around 4 a.m. local time.

Sunday's gig marked Swift's final Wembley Stadium show for now, but she'll return to play five shows at the venue starting Aug. 15.

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