Donna Kelce is surrounded by the entertainment industry elite these days, but she says she’s just going with the flow.
During an appearance on Today on October 6, Kelce said: “Every week there’s something new happening, really? It really feels like you’re in some kind of parallel universe. It’s really, really weird. But it was fun. It was fun.” A great ride. “
Of course, “Today” co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb couldn’t help but ask her about her son, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tra The rumored romance between Travis Kelce and pop star Taylor Swift. But Kelce’s mother is tight-lipped about her son’s personal life.
“It’s fairly new, so I don’t want to talk about it,” she said. “It’s just one of those things that you know, obviously everyone sees me. I’m in the box with her and it’s just another thing that makes my life exciting.”
When asked if she thought this was a budding romance, she responded: “I honestly couldn’t tell you. It’s so new.”
On September 24, during the Kansas City Chiefs’ home game against the Chicago Bears, Donna Kelce was seen in the suite with Swift. After months of romance rumors, Swift’s surprise appearance appears to confirm a connection to Travis Kelce. After the Chiefs beat the Bears 41-10 that day, the two left the stadium together in what Travis Kelce called a “getaway car” — a nod to Swift. A tribute to the song.
On the “Today” show, Donna Kelce described sitting down with Swift in simple terms: “It’s OK.”
She added that she didn’t like talking about her sons’ personal lives.
“I would talk about my life and how I was with my children when they were little but they are men now,” she said. “They have their own lives and no man alive is going to talk to their mom about their personal life. It’s not going to happen.”
Swift attended a Kansas City football game again a week later on October 1, when she joined stars including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman to watch the Chiefs take on the New York Jets the match of.
Donna Kelce also attended that road game, arriving directly from the Philadelphia Eagles stadium to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where she watched her oldest son, Jason Jason Kelce’s team defeated the Washington Commanders 34-31.
She told the “Today” show that her parenting style has always been to let her sons take control of the decision-making process in their lives.
“No, no, no, I’m not going to give them advice,” she said. “They have to sink or sink on their own, they have to make their own mistakes and achieve their own wonderful things in life, and then they know it’s theirs.”
“I really think it’s important to follow them. What do they want to do? What do they like? If you can support them, that’s the best thing you can do,” she added. “There are all kinds of ways to help them achieve their dreams. As a parent, what more could you want?”
On Oct. 1, during the MetLife game, Donna Kelce was spotted hugging Swift on NBC during the fourth quarter. The famous NFL mom re-shared the footage in a joint post with the “Sunday Night Football” account on Instagram.
The video read, “Travis Kelce’s biggest fan,” along with a red heart emoji.
While Donna Kelce often travels from her home in Florida to watch her sons play, Oct. 1 was a rare opportunity for her to see both of them play on the same day.
At Lincoln Financial Field, she sat next to State Farm’s internet celebrity Jack, cheering on the Eagles.She also received praise from Ryan Reynolds after adding a Swift-related “looks like a ranch” meme Posted on X, “Donna Kelce FTW”.
She then quickly flew to East Rutherford, New Jersey, to arrive at MetLife, where she was surrounded by celebrities to cheer her young son on.
“Man, she’s on top of the world,” Travis Kelce said on the Oct. 4 episode of his podcast “New Heights” with his brother Jason said.
“Shout out to Kells’ mom for coming forward. She also told me thank you because she’s in another universe,” he added. “She’s sitting next to Deadpool and Wolverine… just in a different world.”
While media attention has increased for a phenomenon often referred to as the “Taylor Effect,” Donna Kelce has been in the spotlight before. Earlier this year, she went viral for her 2023 Super Bowl game day outfit, which she always wore to cheer on the “offense.”
“The NFL laughs all the way to the bank,” she said on a recent episode of the “Got It From My Momma” podcast. “They told me personally that the Kells family has done more good PR for football than they would have paid a million dollars to a PR company. It’s just because we’re relatable. We’re just normal people. We’re genuine.”