10 Powerful Great Things We’re All Getting Wrong About Travis Kelce

Being Taylor Swift’s boyfriend in no way guarantees that the world will love you as much as she does. Just ask The 1975 frontman and Swift ex Matty Healy, whose edgelord comments about future Swift collaborator Ice Spice, made on a dirtbag leftist podcast, sent him running for the hills when hordes of incensed Swifties canceled him earlier this year.

However, Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs tight end and current Swift paramour, has managed to ride out a few minor misconceptions—namely, that he might be dumb, or that his old tweets reveal him to be a “problematic” jock at heart—in order to become, not just Swift’s, but seemingly everyone’s, Dream Supportive Athlete Boyfriend in a remarkably short span of time.

Kelce has become just as much America’s Sweetheart as Swift is, and that’s saying something. Just check out his crowning profile in the Wall Street Journal this week—accompanied by a lustworthy photoshoot, naturally—in which the nattily groomed 6’5” Pro Bowler gushes over Swift from the comfort of his tricked-out Rolls-Royce.

Usually, such an audacious car would trigger class rage eye rolls, but Kelce somehow seems to belong in the vehicle, like a man filling out a perfectly tailored suit.

He’s aware that he’s living the kind of proximity to Swift that most fans could only dream of, and so, unlike press-shy boyfriends past, he lets eager readers know exactly what that’s like: “I’ve never been a man of words…Being around her, seeing how smart Taylor is, has been fucking mind-blowing. I’m learning every day.”

To become a widely popular man in America in the year 2023 is a rare phenomenon in and of itself, given our post-#MeToo cultural climate. Already you can hear the sounds of NFL fans roaring in protest: “Travis Kelce was famous way before Swifties bothered to Google first downs!” Yes, but not to this degree; and Kelce would agree.