Audio from Jason’s interview shows he immediately says he’s 'joking' about having the insider information on his brother’s rumored romance
Jason Kelce got social media buzzing on Wednesday morning after he went on a sports radio talk show and joked that rumors about his brother Travis Kelce and singer Taylor Swift dating are “100% true.”
The elder Kelce was recently asked about Travis dating Swift on live television after his game on Thursday night, and at the time said he doesn’t “really know” what’s going on in his brother’s dating life.
Asked again on the talk show Wednesday morning, Jason said that the report was “100% true,” which led to the internet — and the hosts themselves — thinking it was fully confirmed.
But audio from Jason’s interview shows he immediately says he’s “joking” about having the insider information on his brother’s rumored romance.
"It's hard to answer because I don't really know a lot about Travis' love life,” Jason told the radio hosts. “I try to keep his business kind of his business, stay out of that world." But, he continued, "having said that, man, I think they're doing great and I think it's all 100% true, and I hope this thing goes a mile — no, I'm joking, I don't know what's happening."
— WIP Morning Show (@WIPMorningShow) September 20, 2023
Representatives for the “Blank Space” singer and Travis, a two-time Super Bowl champion, have not commented on their relationship when reached by PEOPLE in recent days.
Rumors have swirled that Travis and Swift, both 33, are dating since a report earlier this month linked the two romantically.
Earlier this summer, the NFL star had said on his and Jason's New Heights podcast that he was trying to meet Swift backstage at one of her stops on her Eras tour this summer and that he tried to give her his phone number. But ultimately, Travis said his initial attempt to woo the pop star was unsuccessful.
"I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings," he said.
The Kansas City Chiefs tight end formerly dated on-air sports journalist Kayla Nicole for several years before the couple broke up in August 2020 amid a cloud of cheating rumors. Travis had denied the rumors in a since-deleted tweet and has been quiet about his love life since then.
More recently, however, he’s opened up about dating again, telling his brother on their podcast that he’s “back on Tinder” again and was going to use a sideline photo of him as his profile picture.
The rumor that he and Swift are dating has stirred excitement and spawned some playful teasing around the sports world in recent days.
After Travis caught a touchdown pass during the Chiefs’ game on Sunday, NFL Network broadcaster Rich Eisen made a nod to Swift’s Grammy winning 2014 single, yelling, “Kelce finds a blank space for the score!”
The call drew a laugh from Travis, who joked about it on social media afterwards.
“Well played Rich…. Well played 👏🏻😂,” he wrote.
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