Travis Kelce is here for the online rumors.
During Wednesday’s episode of his “New Heights” podcast with brother Jason, the starting center for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs star tight end denied speculation that he “pushed” one of Taylor Swift’s security guards during a recent date in New York City.
Some people believed Kelce pushed a member of Swift’s security so that he could get to the car door and open it for his pop star lover, but that was not the case.
“I didn’t push him. I placed my hand on the gentleman’s back to let him know I was behind him,” Travis told Jason. “If I had pushed him, he probably would have turned around and tased me.
“[It was like] ‘Good sir, can you excuse me? I need to get the door. Sorry, I’m right behind you. Don’t want to startle you. I know it’s your job to keep crazy people away and if you just randomly get pushed in the back while standing in front of a door, that could probably be a little alarming.’”
📹 | Travis Kelce on if he feels like a security guard when he’s with Taylor Swift
— “I feel like whenever I’m on a date I’m always having the sense, like, I’m a man in the situation. I’m protective.”pic.twitter.com/dsybLRmn5x
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) October 18, 2023
Kelce also said he has a protective nature when he is on a date, so that is why some interpreted his interaction with Swift and the security guard as a nudge.
“I feel like whenever I’m on a date I’m always like having the sense of, ‘I’m a man in the situation. I’m protective.’ Yeah, for sure, you always kind of have that feeling or self-awareness, I guess,” Kelce said.
What a gentleman.
While Travis and Taylor made surprise appearances on Saturday Night Live before spending the weekend together in New York City, they’re now getting back to day-to-day life as Travis gears up for a Week 7 showdown against the division rival Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday evening.
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