Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs have touched down in Baltimore ahead of tomorrow’s AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens.
Players stepped off the Chiefs’ flight from Kansas City shortly after 3pm and with just 24 hours to go before the game that will be the end of one team’s Super Bowl LVIII dreams and a ticket to Las Vegas for the other.
Dressed head to toe in black – beanie, shades, jacket and pants, with heavy chain at his neck – Kelce swaggered across the tarmac looking every inch like a man who means business. He had a similar gait when arriving at the team hotel, that is, until DailyMail.com caught the normally sure-footed tight end tripping on the stairs in some exclusive footage. Fortunately, Kelce caught himself before completely losing his balance.
He’ll have more obstacles to deal with on Sunday, including the Ravens’ sixth-ranked defense and the pressure of playing in front of a star-studded crowd in Baltimore.
And right at the front of the celebrity pack, Kelce’s girlfriend Taylor Swift, 34, a regular fixture in the VIP box at her boyfriend’s games, is expected to join the tight end’s friends and family to cheer the Chiefs to what they hope will be victory.
Last week Swift had a riotous meeting with Kelce’s brother Jason, 36, when the older Kelce sibling stripped off his shirt, leapt out of the box and crushed cans of Budweiser with Buffalo Bill’s fans while celebrating one of his younger brother’s two touchdowns.
Earlier this week, speaking on New Heights, the podcast they co-host Jason admitted that his wife Kylie had warned him to be on his ‘best behavior’ when meeting Swift,34, for the first time.
Regardless, Jason said informed the mother of his three young children, that he planned to take off his shirt and leap into the crowd.
He admitted, ‘I gave Kylie a heads up. The moment I got in that suite I said I’m taking my shirt off and I’m jumping out of that suite, and she said, ‘Jason don’t you dare.’
He continued, ‘[I said] ‘I’m not asking for permission I’m doing this,’ and she was already telling me to be on my best behavior because we were meeting Taylor.’
Laughing Travis, 34, said, ‘I watched this, and it was just pure pandemonium. Tell you what man, if you don’t run for president this is all just going to go to waste.’
He reassured Jason, who retired from the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of this season, that ‘Tay absolutely loved’ him and the antics which have seen the older Kelce the focus of a myriad of affectionate memes across the past week.
Swift joined Jason, putative sister-in-law Kylie new BFF quarterback Patrick Mahomes’s wife, Brittany, 28, model and actress Cara Delevingne, 31, and Kelce’s parents Donna, 71, and Ed, 72, in the box at Buffalo’s Highmark Stadium last Sunday.
Freezing temperatures saw Bills fans dig out the stadium seating from under heavy snow ahead of the game but did nothing to diminish the heat of the competition, or Kelce’s evident ardor.
In one sweet moment Kelce blew a kiss at his loved ones in the box. At another, he celebrated one of his two touchdowns by forming a heart-shape with his gloved hands and sending it straight to a beaming Swift.