An old yearbook photo of Kylie Kelce, wife of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, has gone viral online.
The couple originally met on Tinder and after two years of dating, they married in April 2018. Kylie Kelce has become a popular figure among NFL fans after multiple appearances on the New Heights podcast, which is hosted by her husband and his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. While on the show she has told amusing stories about Jason Kelce abandoning her on the slopes when she had no experience skiing, and about him leaving her hanging when he spotted a shark in the water while paddle boarding.
Years before the pair met on the dating app, Kylie Kelce attended Lower Marion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Now, a former fellow pupil has taken to X, formerly Twitter, to share a snap of their yearbook photo.
“Kylie Kelce and I went to the same high school, yet somehow she ended up in a box with Taylor Swift while I ordered DoorDash and watched them on TV,” Erin, who goes by @swiftbunnies on X, wrote. She was referencing the fact that during the Chiefs game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Kylie Kelce and Swift were both seen in the VIP box, cheering Travis Kelce on.
At the time of writing, the post had been viewed 3.3 million times.
Erin continued: “But good for her and good for me (the food delivery was [fire emoji])! Kobe Bryant also went to my high school. Legends only (I type as I finish my cold leftovers in sweatpants).
“Kobe and Kylie were both athletes. I was in the film club and wrote an article for the school newspaper. All equally cool, am I right?
“P.S.: This is pure, harmless self-deprecation. Sarcasm. And a nod to how amazing (yet different) Kylie’s and my Sunday evenings were. We are two Philadelphia queens who have great lives and I will not tolerate any slander toward anyone. We celebrate the Kelces in this house!”
Newsweek contacted Kylie Kelce via the New Heights podcast email and Erin via X for comment on Wednesday.
Elsewhere in the comments of her post, Erin explained that she didn’t know Kylie Kelce personally but it was “just a fun connection through the school.”
She added: “Although, I’m not personally connected to Kylie; we just have the same school in common. And if she and I were personally connected, I wouldn’t be exploiting it.”
People took the opportunity to share their shock at the fact that they thought Kylie Kelce’s appearance hadn’t changed since high school.
“She hasn’t aged a day,” one person wrote.
How does she look the same???” someone else asked.
A third person added: “She is beautiful now and back then.”
In the Kelce documentary on Amazon Prime, Kylie Kelce revealed that when she came across Jason Kelce’s Tinder profile, she didn’t immediately realize he was an NFL player. “None of his pictures showed Eagles football,” she said.
Jason Kelce recalled the first time they met, describing his feelings as “very much like love at first sight.” He said in the documentary: “Right away when she walks in the door, the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen,”
The date didn’t last long, however, as Kylie Kelce explained: “Forty-five minutes later, he fell asleep at the bar, like just, out, like asleep, asleep. The next day, he called and was like, can we try that again?”
Kylie Kelce said he “did much better” impressing her on their next date—and they’ve been together ever since. They share three daughters: Wyatt Elizabeth, Elliotte Ray and Bennett Llewellyn.