Travis Kelce’s teammate Patrick Mahomes explains why Taylor Swift romance isn’t a ‘distraction’

Patrick Mahomes sweared the frenzy surrounding Taylor Swift’s romance with Kansas City Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce isn’t a “distraction.”

“I don’t think it feels any different,” the Chiefs quarterback, 28, told ESPN in an interview.

“People see the whole Taylor Swift and Travis [thing] and they make it a huge deal because it is a huge deal. I think it becomes a bigger deal to the fanbases than it does to the guys who are actually in the building.”

Patrick, whose wife Brittany Mahomes has been spotted out with Swift, shared that he’s “been lucky enough to meet Taylor and see how good of a person she is.”

He explained that her fame is not a “distraction” because “everybody cares about being the best they can be every day,” noting that may travel to Europe during the team’s off-season to see the pop superstar in concert.

“I think it becomes a bigger deal to the fanbases than it does to the guys who are actually in the building,” the quarterback told ESPN.
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Swift and Kelce were first linked in September after he tried and failed to give her his number after her Eras Tour concert in Kansas City, Mo., in July.

Since then the “Bad Blood” singer, 33, has been spotted enthusiastically cheering on Kelce, 34, at several of his football games.

Earlier this month, the NFL star has returned the favor by jetting to attend her Buenos Aires show where she shocked him by changing the lyrics to “Karma.”

Swift has been spotted at several Kansas City Chiefs games this season.
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Swift swapped the words in her hit song from “Karma is the guy on the screen” to “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs.”

“I had no clue, well I might have had a little bit of a clue. Definitely when I heard it come out of her mouth [it] still shocked me,” Kelce confessed on his “New Heights” podcast. “I was like, ‘Oh s–t. She really just said that.’”


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The pair delighted fans at the same concert when footage surfaced of them smooching.

The couple was first linked in September.
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The football player — who had just watched the concert alongside Swift’s dad — was waiting for the “Anti-Hero” singer backstage at Estadio Monumental once the three-hour gig concluded last week.

Swift waved to adoring fans as she walked off stage before running into a smiling Kelce’s arms to give him a big hug and kiss, causing the crowd to cheer.

The couple’s parents reportedly had plans to meet each other at Monday’s Eagles vs. Chiefs game, though Swift has since been forced to postpone her second Brazilian show to that same night due to extreme temperatures.

Mahomes added that he’s “been lucky enough to meet Taylor and see how good of a person she is.”
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“I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium. The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio,” she wrote on her Instagram Story Saturday afternoon.

“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers and crew always has to come first.”

Sadly, a young fan died from heart failure at her first show due to the sweltering conditions.