Kylie Kelce Talks Being Welcomed Into Kelce Family: ‘It Is as Fun as You Think It Is’

The wife of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is interviewed for an ABC News special on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
Kylie Kelce is embracing her in-laws. The wife of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is lending her voice to a new special about her brother-in-law, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and his relationship with pop icon Taylor Swift.

Kylie, a former college athlete, was interviewed by ABC News at a kids field hockey clinic she hosted in Kansas City ahead of the brothers’ NFL matchup earlier this month. During the sit-down, she opened up about her experience marrying into the Kelce family.

“I was on the outside at the beginning because I married in,” she said. “And the most amazing part is that I was welcomed in with open arms.”

Kylie tied the knot with Jason in 2018. Together, they are parents to three daughters — Wyatt, 4, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, 9 months.

“They’re a pretty small family, so it is a little bit of an adjustment,” she said of the Kelce crew. “But it feels so warm and inviting like, I think, a big family feels, that it was sort of second nature to hop in there. And it is as fun as you think it is.”

Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce

ESPN’s Monday Night Football sideline reporter Lisa Salters also speaks to the siblings’ personalities, calling them “the most real, down to earth, fun-loving, completely different guys that you ever want to meet.”

Travis and Jason’s mother, Donna Kelce, has become something of a celebrity herself among both football fans and Swifties. During her own interview for the special, she was asked whether she ever could have imagined herself becoming so famous.

“Not without them, that’s for sure,” she said of her sons. “I think it’s just one of those things in life that just, somehow things happen and then exponentially they just grow and this year has been just one week after another after another and it just seems like it’s never gonna stop.”

Taylor Swift and Donna Kelce

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The Kelce family has seen a steady rise in popularity as both Jason and Travis made their respective names in professional football. For his part, Jason recently starred in a Prime documentary, Kelce, about his 2022-2023 season that culminated with a historic Super Bowl face-off against his brother.

Travis, of course, appeared in Kelce, as well as the Netflix doc Quarterback about his Kansas City Chiefs teammate, Patrick Mahomes, and their team’s 2022-2023 season. Travis also enjoyed a turn hosting Saturday Night Live in March.

Now, more eyes than ever are fixed on the Kelces amid Travis’ high-profile relationship with Taylor.


Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, Street Style

A source told ET on Wednesday, “Things between Travis and Taylor are going really well. Their relationship is progressing in a great way. Taylor is planning to spend a lot more time at Travis’ house in Kansas City while she is on a break from touring.”

“They’re both very excited to be together, and Travis is making sure that Taylor feels comfortable and at home. They have mutual respect and admiration for one another, and their feelings for each other are sincere,” the source added.

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Being an eclectic chap, Cockburn has sampled his fair share of music. And he’s not ashamed to admit, contrary to Al Michaels’s suggestion that Taylor Swift only appeals to teenage girls, that he considers himself a “Swiftie” — not least of all because Swift makes repeated reference to one of his favorite activities: drinking alcohol.

Swift just released her new album, Midnights, along with an official music video to accompany her catchy and oh-so-clever song, Anti-Hero. The video tells you all you need to know about Swift’s preferred method for dealing with her problems. Though she never mentions booze by name, she appears in the video taking shots and desperately shaking the last drop from a bottle of wine directly into her mouth.

If Al Michaels thinks such twenty-one-plus imagery and metaphors are for “teenage girls,” he obviously hasn’t listened to much beyond Swift’s 2014 album, 1989. In studying her catalog — casually, of course, and not at all because Swift is his go-to Spotify station — Cockburn noticed that alcohol started to become a recurring theme in her music with the release of her record Reputation. This also came shortly after Swift met her now-longtime English boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and, boy, do those Brits know how to drink.

If Cockburn had to guess, he would say Swift developed a liking for the strong stuff after she swam “in a Champagne sea” in 2017. This is the same year she admitted to spilling wine in a bathtub while drunk and drinking beer out of plastic cups. She once drank old-fashioneds and focused on drinking while her love interest at the time was more focused on thinking. Later on in the same album, she met a new love interest in a bar, asked a former love interest to make her a drink, got drunk and made fun of the way Alwyn, presumably, talked and compared one of her boyfriend’s eyes to liquor. She also professes a fondness for Tennessee whiskey and informs us she can be found in a pub.

It was in 2020, however, that Swift really seems to have found refuge in the bottle. It was during Covid, when everyone was drinking more than we should. On her albums evermore and Folklore, Swift refers to her “spite and my tears and my beers and my candles,” “sitting in an airport bar,” “champagne problems,” “that dive bar,” “getting wasted,” being drunk under a streetlight and kissing in downtown bars, being drunk on something stronger than the drinks in the bar, getting drunk “but it’s not enough,” and drunk crying in the back of the car coming from the bar.

Cockburn senses Swift is something of a wino, making reference in other songs to “a glass of wine,” “cheap wine,” “rosé flowing,” “cheap-ass screw-top rosé,” “merlot on his mouth,” “priceless wine,” “a bottle of wine,” “the wine,” “my husband’s wine,” “a wine-stained dress,” and “cold wine.”

In Midnights, the drinking continues, with songs about “liquor in our cocktails,” “one drink after another,” and “my fourth drink in my hand.”

This latest offering is Swift all over — sentimental, inventive, memorable, and, as Cockburn’s colleague Alexander Larman labels it, “a bright spot in a bland music industry.” There’s something more brooding, introspective, and self-deprecating about Swift’s lyrics this time around, though, with the songstress admitting to “falling apart” and reflecting on the stress of fame’s constant scrutiny. Alcohol is a well-known recourse for creative types, and though Cockburn doesn’t encourage it as a solution to life’s challenges, he can hardly blame Swift if she is wont to overindulge now and then.

 

 

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