Travis Kelce has lavished praise on his girlfriend Taylor Swift – saying that his mind is blown each day by her ‘genius’ and calling her intellect ‘f***ing mind-blowing.’
The 34-year-old has captured international headlines thanks to his quickly developing romance with pop superstar Taylor Swift – which has seen him travel across the country as well as across continents.
In a tell-all interview with the Wall Street Journal, Kelce opens up about what it’s been like getting to know Taylor and what he’s learned about her in the course of their relationship.
Kelce admitted that he tried avoiding speaking about the relationship out of an abundance of caution to ‘make sure I don’t say anything that would push Taylor away.’
But these days, Kelce beams about Swift – calling her ‘hilarious’ and ‘a genius’ and that they have similar views and thoughts about the world, family, and work.
In an exclusive with the Wall Street Journal, Travis Kelce opens up about his new relationship
He provides further details about his whirlwind romance with pop star Taylor Swift
‘Everybody knows I’m a family guy,’ he says. ‘Her team is her family. Her family does a lot of stuff in terms of the tour, the marketing, being around, so I think she has a lot of those values as well, which is right up my alley.’
Now that he’s dating the pop star – who he was a fan of before meeting her – he’s taken more care to listen to the lyrics of his music.
‘I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f***ing mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.’
While Kelce has been learning about Swift through her music, he’s also getting a glimpse into the attention surrounding her every day while the media frenzy concerning their relationship only gains speed.
Kelce’s seemingly quiet neighborhood is now bustling with paparazzi, drones, and cameras all around his home – following him everywhere he goes.
‘Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them…. I’ve never dealt with it,’ Kelce says. ‘But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it….
‘The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.’
In the opposite direction, Kelce has been showing Swift glimpses into how he operates.
Kelce: ‘I’ve never been a man of words. Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been f***ing mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.’
Kelce says that he and the pop star share similar values and worldviews with each other
Travis says he and Taylor share similar values – especially when it comes to work and family
Now, Kelce says he’s starting to open up more to Taylor – showing sides of his life as well
He grew up eating dinner while surrounded by family and with the TV on, usually tuned in to some form of comedy.
His personality has reflected some of his favorite comedians: Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and Will Ferrell.
‘I told Taylor that I have that world, I’ve got to introduce it to her. I let her know: This is my jam right here,’ Kelce said.