Why Travis Kelce Is Apologizing to Taylor Swift's Dad Just Days After Their First Meeting

Travis Kelce apologized to Taylor Swift’s dad, Scott Swift, on his and brother Jason Kelce’s New Heights podcast after missing out on a high five during a recent Eras Tour show.

By Brahmjot Kaur Nov 15, 2023 9:04 PMTags
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Travis Kelce is leaving no blank spaces in his apology to Taylor Swift's dad.

After all, the NFL player was so enchanted by the "Bejeweled" singer's lyric change referencing their relationship during her Nov. 11 Eras Tour concert in Buenos Aires that he inevitably missed an iconic high-five moment with her dad Scott Swift.

"You were so shocked," Jason Kelce said to his brother during the Nov. 15 episode of their New Heights podcast, "you left Scott hanging."

In a viral video from that moment at the concert, Travis puts his head in his hands before cheering as Scott lifts his hands in a high five before patting the Kansas City Chiefs player on the back. And the 34-year-old lamented missing out on the bonding moment with Scott. 

"Yeah, Mr. Swift, I apologize, big guy," Travis responded. "Oh man, I missed that. I never miss a high five, too. It's the most electric thing you can do at an event."

The tight end hinted that he had an idea that knew Taylor, 33, was planning to switch the lyrics but admitted the moment still caught him off-guard.

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"Yeah, no, had no clue that—well, I might have had a little bit of a clue," he revealed to his older brother. "But definitely, when I heard it come out of her mouth, still shocked me. I was like, ‘Oh, sh... she really just said that.'"

The weekend was full of exciting firsts for the couple, including traveling internationally and having dinner with Scott, whom Travis met for the first time in Argentina. And the athlete wasted no time trying to convert him into a Chiefs fan.

"I might have persuaded him at dinner the night before," Travis noted. "When I met him."

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While the Catching Kelce star acknowledged his trip to Argentina was well-documented, he did give a formal review of his whirlwind trip. And, of course, had a whole lot of praise for the Grammy winner.

"For those of you who haven't seen all the videos of me on your TikTok and your Instagram feed," Travis, who famously attended the Kansas City Eras Tour concert over the summer, explained, "I was enjoying myself down there in Buenos Aires. The show was even more electric knowing that I had a little bit more to enjoy for, and yeah, Taylor absolutely ripped it. She killed it, and it looked like she was having some fun up there."

While Travis played cheer captain at her recent tour stop, Taylor has shown her support by attending several Kansas City Chiefs games this season. Keep reading to check out Taylor's winning game-day outfits.

NFL Debut

While supporting Travis Kelce as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 24, her first-ever NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium, Taylor Swift sported DÔEN's white Lois Tank and Ksubi's distressed denim shorts, which she paired with a Chiefs windbreaker and matching New Balance sneakers.

Welcome to New Jersey

For the Chiefs' Oct. 1 game against the New York Jets, held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Taylor wore Area's denim shorts, which quickly sold out. The singer completed the look with Christian Louboutin boots and Gant's relaxed leather shirt.

Classic Swift

And Taylor couldn't forget her signature red lip for the star-studded game.

Erin Andrews Assist

For the Chiefs' Oct. 12 game, where she spent time with Travis' dad Ed Kelce, Taylor wore a Chiefs jacket from WEAR, a line by Erin Andrews (who Travis has credited for connecting him with Taylor).

Suite Style

Taylor, who also spent time with quarterback Patrick Mahomes' wife Brittany Mahomes at the game, sported a Balenciaga corset top underneath the Chiefs jacket.

She's Got His Number

Taylor had an extra special accessory on her wrist for the Chiefs' Oct. 22 game: An Erimish bracelet with Travis' jersey number on it.

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...we can't calm down.

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