Mahomes Comments On How Kelce's Relationship Has Affected His Game

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said teammate Travis Kelce's relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift has "not become a distraction."

"I've been lucky enough to meet Taylor and see how good of a person she is," Mahomes said during a recent interview with ESPN's Jeff Darlington. "I think you can understand why it's not become a distraction or anything like that because everybody cares about being the best they can be every day."

"We'll see when we get to the off-season, maybe I'm traveling to Europe to go to a concert or something," Mahomes added.

Kelce has recorded 57 receptions for 597 yards and four touchdowns during the 2023 season, which includes 12 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Los Angeles Chargers on October 22, as well as nine catches for 124 yards against the Denver Broncos on October 12, with Swift attending for both games.

The Chiefs have won seven of the eight games Kelce has appeared in and currently have the best record of any AFC team at 7-2 heading into their 'Monday Night Football' matchup against the tight end's brother, Jason Kelce, and Philadelphia Eagles, who currently have the best record in the NFC.

Kelce was spotted with Swift's father in a VIP tent at her Buenos Aires, Argentina, 'Eras Tour' concert on November 11, which coincided with the Chiefs' bye week. A viral video showed Kelce putting his hands on his face and smiling after Swift changed the lyrics to her song 'Karma' from "Karma is the guy on the screen" to "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs."

Another video shared online Saturday night showed Swift kissing Kelce after walking offstage, which also caused a loud cheer from the fans in attendance.

Videos shared online showed the couple on a date at Elena restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Friday (November 10) night, which coincided with the decision to postpone Swift's second scheduled Argentina show due to heavy rain in the area. Swift began the international leg of her tour on November 9 and had another show last Sunday (November 12).

Kelce was expected to be spend part of his bye week in Argentina with Swift before being photographed outside an airport in Buenos Aires last Friday.

Last month, Entertainment Tonight reported that Kelce planned to visit Swift on the international leg of her 'Eras Tour.'

"Travis and Taylor are all in. The two are very into each other and are enjoying their time together but are also planning for the future. Taylor starts her international tour in November, and Travis is planning to be there to spend time with her," a source said at the time. "Travis and Taylor are very serious about their careers, and the two bond over that and want to show support for each other whenever they can."

The All-Pro tight end was absent from last Thursday's show, having attended a gala for teammate Patrick Mahomes' '15 and the Mahomies Foundation' foundation, amid reports that he planned to be in Argentina during the Chiefs' bye week.

“He has to be back on Sunday for practice on Monday,” an insider told Page Six days prior.

Travis and the Chiefs will resume action in Week 12 in a matchup against his brother and the Eagles, who were also on a bye last weekend, in a rematch of Super Bowl LVII on Sunday (November 19).

Last month, Chariah Gordon, the girlfriend of recently re-acquired Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. shared multiple photos of herself and Hardman alongside Swift and Kelce after Kansas City's 31-17 win against the AFC West Division rival Los Angeles Chargers on October 22, which included one photo of Swift kissing a smiling Kelce on his left cheek, the first time the singer was seen kissing the All-Pro tight end publicly. Multiple commenters acknowledged that Gordon's post "broke the internet" after it was shared.

Swift and Kelce were seen holding hands as the exited Arrowhead Stadium together and drove off in Kelce's Rolls Royce -- which was flanked by Swift's security team -- before celebrating the win at Kelce's Kansas City mansion, which reportedly included food catered by a popular local barbecue truck, the Daily Mail reported. Swift attended four of the Chiefs' last six games, all of which the team has won, but was absent from last week's upset loss to the Denver Broncos.

Swift and Kelce were previously seen holding hands as they left The Waverly Inn in the West Village on October 15, one night after both made surprise cameos on the 'Saturday Night Live' Season 49 premiere and attended the show's overnight afterparty at Catch Steak together. The tight end was also spotted on the sidelines at MetLife Stadium to support his brother during the Eagles' game against the New York Jets earlier in the evening, which Swift reportedly didn't attend.

The couple was reported to have been seen kissing and getting "handsy" during the 'SNL' afterparty at Catch Steak in the meatpacking district of New York City early Sunday morning.

“Travis and Taylor seemed to really be enjoying the night, and each other, even kissing throughout the night,” an insider told Page Six.

Videos shared online showed Kelce and Swift walking hand in hand as they entered the restaurant at around 2:20 a.m. Kelce was reported to have had his hand around Swift's waist throughout the night before both left at around 4:00 a.m.

Both Kelce and Swift made surprise appearances on the 'SNL' premiere, with Kelce making a cameo in a skit parodying FOX Sports' coverage of their relationship and Swift introducing her friend, rapper Ice Spice, who served as the show's musical performer.

In September, TMZ reported that Swift and Kelce hung out "several times" in a "very private setting" prior to the singer's initial appearance at Arrowhead Stadium.

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