Jason Kelce is cautious about expressing his desire to have Taylor Swift as a guest on his podcast.
The Philadelphia Eagles center, aged 35, casually mentioned the “Anti-Hero” singer while responding to Devin McCourty’s query about his dream guest on his podcast, “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce.”
“I can’t say Taylor Swift. Come on, it’s too obvious. Travis would kill me,” Jason stated in a video shared by NFL on NBC on its YouTube channel on Saturday.
While he initially listed a few athletes he admired, he eventually settled on his Aunt Judy as the dream guest for his podcast. Jason remarked, “We’ve got to get my Aunt Judy on the podcast.”
Jason’s comment coincides with the budding romance between his brother, Travis Kelce, and the 33-year-old singer. Since July, the NFL brothers have openly discussed the Grammy-winning artist on their “New Heights” podcast.
In July, Travis, aged 34, made headlines on the podcast when he disclosed his attempt to give Swift a friendship bracelet with his phone number after attending her concert in Kansas City during her Eras Tour.
Following that episode, Swift has been a recurring topic on the podcast, especially after she was spotted with the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end for the first time as they left Arrowhead Stadium in his convertible. This followed her attendance at the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Chicago Bears on September 24.
Most recently, Jason and Travis discussed their feelings about seeing their father, Ed Kelce, engage in a conversation with Taylor Swift during the Chiefs’ match against the Denver Broncos on October 13.
During Wednesday’s episode, Jason initiated the conversation by saying, “If you were watching the game, you saw something momentous happen, which was Taylor Swift talking to Ed Kelce.”
Travis added, “You know Dad like I know Dad. This is a terrifying conversation. I felt terrible for Taylor for being in this.”
The two bantered about how unsettling it can be to converse with their father. Jason humorously remarked, “If you see Dad talking to anybody and you can’t hear what’s happening, who knows where that conversation’s going.”
However, they ultimately praised Ed as “the best dad in the world” and acknowledged that he was genuinely supportive. Travis also mentioned that Ed has been listening to Swift’s music more and gave him a shoutout at the end of the segment.
Travis also talked about his weekend with Swift in New York City before concluding Wednesday’s episode. The couple was photographed holding hands after having dinner, and they made separate appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and at the show’s after-party. They were also seen walking hand-in-hand the following night after dining at the Waverly Inn restaurant.
“We showed up at SNL with the idea of going, supporting Ice Spice,” Travis explained. “Her and Taylor are good friends.”
Regarding his last-minute involvement in a sketch related to “Swift mania in the NFL,” Travis expressed, “I thought it was hilarious, and when they asked me to be a part of it, I was honored.”
He also shared his excitement about returning to “Saturday Night Live,” a place he last hosted in March. “There’s just something about being in that room, and being their first episode this season, I had such a blast,” said the two-time Super Bowl champion.
As for their blossoming romance, a source recently informed PEOPLE that “Taylor’s unlike anyone Travis has dated before,” and he’s fully embracing it.
“It was very unexpected for his friends, but he’s really into her and very, very happy,” the insider revealed. “Some people thought he was just joking about the bracelet and having a crush on her earlier this summer, but he was serious about it.”