Travis Kelce's Dad Reveals He Didn't Recognize Taylor Swift at Their First Meeting: Details inside

Discover how Travis Kelce's dad amusingly failed to recognize Taylor Swift at their first meeting, revealing her humble side and his comical oversight.

Updated on Jan 27, 2024  |  02:21 PM IST |  64.9K
Image Credits: Getty
Image Credits: Getty

In a recent and humorous revelation, Ed Kelce, father of NFL star Travis Kelce, shared a candid detail about his first encounter with Travis's girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

Ed Kelce's amusing encounter with Taylor Swift

This encounter, taking place before a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, was anything but ordinary for Ed, who didn't immediately recognize the globally renowned singer.

A casual gathering at Travis Kelce's house, a routine pre-game meetup spot, but with a special guest in attendance.

Taylor Swift, accompanied by a security person, walks into the room, and Ed Kelce finds himself in a moment of disbelief.

Ed Kelce turns to his girlfriend and says, "Oh my god, I know this kid, but I don't know what her name is."

It's a moment that borders on the comical, with his girlfriend quickly filling him in: "You don't know her? This is Taylor Swift, you idiot."

Further illustrating Taylor Swift's down-to-earth nature, Ed Kelce also recounted an incident where Swift was seen picking up empty bottles and plates in a suite, a task not typically expected from someone of her celebrity status.


This act was a pleasant surprise to Ed, who noted that it demonstrated Swift's lack of diva-like behavior, showcasing her genuine and approachable personality.

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Ed Kelce, reflecting on this encounter and the impact of his son's relationship with Swift, noted a significant increase in the attention the family receives.

He adds, "More people recognize us since he [Travis] started dating Taylor, though – I’ll be [in] the grocery store, somebody will smile and say, ‘Hey!’ Come over and say [hi], and I have no idea who they are. That has certainly picked up and become more frequent by a long shot than the before Taylor days.”

Swift and Kelce's relationship, blooming since their meeting during her Eras Tour stop in Kansas City, their public appearances and the support Swift shows at Chiefs games only add to the fascination with this unique pairing.

Travis Kelce on navigating fame ft. Taylor Swift

In a candid moment, Kelce addressed the increased attention his relationship with Taylor Swift has brought.

When a reporter inquired about their discussions on privacy and public scrutiny, Kelce revealed, "As long as we’re happy, we can't listen to anything that's outside noise. That's all that matters."

This statement reflects a mature approach to their high-profile romance, emphasizing their personal happiness over public opinion.

He further adds, "I brought this upon myself, and I do enjoy having fun with it all," suggesting an acceptance of the situation, focusing on maintaining his professional integrity amidst the whirlwind of media attention.


Kelce remains focused on his responsibilities to his team and the game.

Kelce's relationship with Swift, while public, is handled with a certain grace and discretion that allows them both to thrive in their respective careers.

Their mutual support is evident in Swift's presence at Chiefs games and her interactions with Kelce's family.

As Kelce and the Chiefs gear up for another potentially monumental game, AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens, it's clear that his life off the field is just as dynamic and compelling as his athletic prowess.

In the whirlwind of fame, Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift's story stands out as a reminder of the delicate balance between public and private life. Don't you agree?

Also read: Tom Brady-Irina Shayk's romance intensifies as they see each other 'several times a week'

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