Is Travis Kelce’s family overwhelmed with his relationship with Taylor Swift?

Travis Kelce’s family was thrust into the spotlight after his romance with Taylor Swift began, and according to a new report, they’re feeling overwhelmed by all the buzz. Not only that, but the 34-year-old athlete’s parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, and brother Jason Kelce are concerned about Travis’ safety, TMZ reported. 

According to the outlet’s October 31 report, Travis’ relatives have been seeing their phones and social media accounts “blow up” because of the Kansas City Chiefs player’s relationship with Taylor, 33. While his family is “happy” for Travis, they are also “startled” by Taylor’s fan base, a.k.a., the Swifties. 

Jason, 35, recently admitted that he is worried about his brother and called the “level” of the constant attention “weird” during an October 25 interview with NBC Sports. 

“On one hand, I’m happy for my brother that he seems to be in a relationship that he’s excited about [and] that he is genuine about. But there’s another end of it where it’s like, ‘Man, this is a lot,’” Jason explained. “There’s paparazzi talking about him fueling his car before the game today and I’m like, ‘Is that really necessary information to share?’ This is another level of stardom that typically football players don’t deal with.” 

The Philadelphia Eagles player also noted that it’s alarming to see Travis under a microscope but acknowledged the football tight end can handle the fame. 

“There’s some alarms, sometimes, with how over-in-pursuit people can be,” Jason continued. “Overall, he can deal with some of this. As long as it’s not becoming a threat to his safety and things like that.”

Travis’ mom, Donna, 70, also opened up about the media frenzy. She first commented on the “Traylor” hype during an interview on the “Got It From My Momma” podcast on October 6. 

“I thought it would be over at that point, but it seems to just continue,” she said. “Every week just seems to trump the week before. So, it’s really kind of wild, a wild ride. … I feel like I’m in an alternate universe because it’s something I’ve never been involved with before.”

Since the NFL hasn’t hesitated to zoom in on Taylor’s face during football games, Donna joked that the league is “laughing all the way to the bank,” thanks to the newfound interest in football among the pop singer’s fans. 

“I can tell you that they’ve told me personally that the Kelce family has done more good PR for football than they could’ve paid a million dollars to a PR firm,” Donna pointed out. “It’s just because we’re relatable, we’re normal, we’re genuine, we’re authentic, and we don’t put any airs on or be somebody that we’re not.” 


When Travis Kelce, the NFL star player, began dating Taylor Swift, his family found themselves thrust into the limelight. This newfound attention has left them feeling overwhelmed, as reported by TMZ. Travis’s parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, along with his brother Jason Kelce, are particularly concerned about Travis’s safety.

The report from October 31 states that Travis’s family is experiencing a constant bombardment of messages and social media activity due to his high-profile relationship with Taylor Swift. While they are happy for Travis, they are also startled by the sheer size and dedication of Taylor’s fan base, known as the Swifties.

Jason Kelce, Travis’s brother, recently expressed his worries during an interview with NBC Sports on October 25. He described the level of attention as “weird” and conveyed his mixed emotions about the situation. On one hand, he is glad to see his brother in a genuine and exciting relationship. On the other hand, he believes that the level of scrutiny Travis faces is excessive, with the media even reporting on mundane activities like fueling his car before a game. This level of stardom is unprecedented for football players and has raised concerns for the Kelce family.

Jason acknowledges that Travis, as a professional athlete, is accustomed to some degree of fame and can handle it. However, he also voices his alarms about the excessive pursuit from fans and stresses the importance of Travis’s safety.

Donna Kelce, Travis’s mother, has also spoken out about the media frenzy. During an interview on the “Got It From My Momma” podcast on October 6, she commented on the “Traylor” hype and its continued momentum, surpassing expectations week after week. Donna describes the experience as a wild ride and admits feeling like she is in an alternate universe, as it is something she has never experienced before.

Amidst the attention, Donna humorously points out that the NFL seems to benefit from Taylor Swift’s presence on the field, as the league is “laughing all the way to the bank.” The newfound interest in football among Taylor’s fans has provided positive publicity for the sport. Donna makes it clear that the Kelce family’s relatability, authenticity, and down-to-earth nature have contributed to the positive image they project, even without any intentional efforts to do so.

Travis Kelce’s relationship with Taylor Swift has undoubtedly brought immense attention to his family. While they are happy for Travis, his parents and brother are concerned for his safety and overwhelmed by the level of buzz and media scrutiny. However, they embrace their relatable and genuine image, seeing it as an unintentional boost for the NFL’s reputation.

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