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Travis Kelce says he and Taylor Swift ignore 'outside noise' about their relationship as he discusses dealing with public attention

Travis Kelce says he and Taylor Swift ignore 'outside noise' about their relationship as he discusses dealing with public attention
Fan holding Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift posters at NFL game.
Fan holding Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift posters at NFL game.Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
  • Travis Kelce spoke about his relationship with Taylor Swift in a press conference on Friday.

  • Kelce said they've discussed navigating privacy amid their very public relationship.

  • "I brought this upon myself, and I do enjoy having fun with it all," Kelce said.

Travis Kelce says he and Taylor Swift don't pay attention to "outside noise" surrounding their very public relationship.

Kelce, 34, shared details during a press conference on Friday ahead of his big game on Sunday.

Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2024 AFC Championship Game. The tight end told reporters that he and Swift, also 34, have discussed how to navigate their relationship, which has garnered so much national attention.

"As long as we're happy, we can't listen to anything that's outside noise, "Kelce said. "That's all that matters."

In the same conversation, Kelce said he'd "be silly" not to recognize how his star has risen last year. In addition to his romance with Swift, Kelce won Super Bowl LVII with the Kansas City Chiefs against his brother Jason Kelce's team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I think the Super Bowl helped that, and obviously, how I live my off-field life definitely helps out," Kelce said. "I brought this upon myself, and I do enjoy having fun with it all."

Kelce continued telling reporters he was focused on Sunday's game despite potential distractions.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in New York City on October 15, 2023.
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift in New York City.Gotham/Getty Images

"The biggest thing is making sure my focus is right here in this building," he said.

When asked what challenges came with the elevated attention, Kelce said sometimes people question his commitment to the game.

"It's just outside noise. Dealing with everyone else's perspective of things. You hear the media throughout the year, if we're not having success, maybe throw it out there that I wasn't focused or the team isn't focused on certain things, " Kelce said. "If you're in the building, you know exactly what's going on."

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Taylor Swift cheers for the Kansas City Chiefs.David Eulitt/Getty Images

Kelce added that he's learned to "compartmentalize" what he hears and tries to stay on task.

Rumors about the couple's romance swirled last summer and fall, before Swift confirmed the relationship in a December 2023 interview with Time magazine. The pair began dating around July 2023.

"When you say a relationship is public, that means I'm going to see him do what he loves, we're showing up for each other, other people are there and we don't care," Swift told the outlet. "The opposite of that is you have to go to an extreme amount of effort to make sure no one knows that you're seeing someone. And we're just proud of each other."

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