"The majority of the world is having fun" watching his love story with Swift play out in the public eye, the tight end said
Travis Kelce said he "loves" when Taylor Swift "supports" him at Chiefs games
Kelce addressed the NFL fans who criticize his relationship, calling them "cranky"
The NFL star revealed that he and Swift "hardly ever talk about" their haters
Kelce, 34, opened up about how the couple maintain their privacy despite their celebrity status on Wednesday's episode of The Pat McAfee Show.
Kansas City's star tight end said, "It's a beautiful thing, isn't it? Hopefully, everybody realizes we’re just two people supporting each other and having fun with it, man."
Kelce continued, "It's nothing more than that, and how much the world wants to paint the picture and make us the enemy, we just have fun with it, and we enjoy every single bit of it."
With Swift becoming a celebrated member of Chiefs Kingdom after regularly supporting the team at games throughout the season, Kelce gushed over the singer finding time to attend games despite her ultra-packed schedule.
"I love it when Taylor comes and supports me and enjoys the game with the fam and friends," Kelce said. "It’s been nothing but a wonderful year, man."
Kelce said he and Swift are aware of the NFL purists who criticize the league's coverage of the singer during games, and that Swift "has dealt with" similar negativity "forever."
"We hear it but we hardly ever talk about it," Kelce said, brushing off the digital toxicity by calling hateful comments "nothing to even talk about, nothing to really bring up."
Looking back on having his girlfriend by his side throughout the NFL season, Kelce said the experience was "brand new" for him, citing "having the paparazzi follow me every single day into work" and "everybody having my name on their talk show" as elements of the media frenzy he's learned to adapt to while dating Swift.
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"You know, it's been a crazy, crazy ride that I could have never anticipated," Kelce shared. "But I'm having fun with it. The majority of the world is having fun with it, outside all the cranky NFL fans that just don't want to see the Chiefs win," he added.
Still, Kelce joked that he and Swift are "slowly" winning over the naysayers. "You know what, we're slowly reeling them in. They're fighting it right now," he joked.
The couple shared several kisses and the NFL star was heard saying, "I love you," during the celebrations in Baltimore.
On Wednesday's episode of New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, Travis said to his brother, “Shoutout to Tay, thanks for joining the team," after Jason, 36, joked that Swift had "reached the Super Bowl in her rookie year."
"It was so fun seeing you guys afterwards hanging around to see us raise that Lamar Hunt trophy yet again," Travis said. "We had the whole family down on the field," Jason recalled. "We had me, mom, dad and Taylor. Everybody was down there."
Among the other sweet moments the couple shared on the field included several kisses and embraces, and the NFL star switched up his usual "Tay" nickname to call the singer "sweetie" in a video captured and circulated online.
Swift's attendance at Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11 remains uncertain.
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