Travis Kelce is headed back to the Super Bowl with the support of his parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and his girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
After the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens to advance to the 2024 Super Bowl, Swift, 34, went down onto the field with Donna and Ed at M&T Bank Stadium as they congratulated Travis, 34, on his return to the NFL’s biggest night.
Ed, sporting his son’s Chiefs jersey, stood by as Swift and Travis shared a celebratory kiss on the field before the trophy ceremony began. Swift was later seen with her arm around Ed as she pointed to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who was on stage receiving their AFC Championship trophy.
The tight end’s brother, Jason Kelce, also took the field to celebrate with his parents and Swift. The two brothers embraced on the field, and Jason told an emotional Travis to “finish this motherf—er” as he and the Chiefs head to the Super Bowl.
During Travis’ speech after the game, the tight end quoted the Beastie Boys’ lyrics “You’ve got to fight/ for your right/ to party” — the same lyric he repeated last year when they won the 2023 Super Bowl — as he addressed Chiefs friends and family.
Swift was seen laughing as her beau got Chiefs Kingdom hyped for another Super Bowl appearance.
It was a huge game for Travis, who officially passed NFL legend Jerry Rice for the most postseason catches in NFL history.
On Friday ahead of the game, Travis had shot down criticism that he was distracted this season by his romance with Swift.
In response to a reporter who specifically asked Kelce if he and Swift have discussed the increased attention on them, the tight end said he and the “Karma” singer “talked about” managing privacy. “As long as we’re happy, we can’t listen to anything that’s outside noise,” Kelce said. “Thats all that matters.”
Kelce said he’d “be silly” not to acknowledge the increased attention on him over the last year. “I think the Super Bowl helped that, and obviously how I live my off-field life, definitely helps out,” he said, referring to the infamous 2023 “Kelce Bowl” matchup between his Chiefs and Jason’s Eagles, which his side won.
Travis added that he knew what he was getting into when he started dating Swift.
“I brought this upon myself, and I do enjoy having fun with it all, and the biggest thing is making sure my focus is right here in this building,” Kelce told reporters during Friday’s presser.
Kelce continued to point out all of the “outside noise” from the media and fans, and said it’s challenging “dealing with everyone else’s perspective of things” as he gets criticism for having a very public romance during a busy NFL season.
“You hear the media throughout the year if we’re not having success, you know, maybe throw it out there that I wasn’t focused or that the team isn’t focused on certain things, and if you’re in this building, you know exactly what’s going on,” said Kelce.
“So, you gotta compartmentalize what you’re hearing and make sure that you’re staying on task, and giving everybody in the building and on that team the right perception.”