The Untold Truth Of Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce is one-half of the football-phenom Kelce brothers. Both have taken home Super Bowl wins, with Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Eagles winning in 2018 and Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs winning in 2020. But, during the 2020-2021 season, Travis knocked his brother's team out of the running, allowing the Chiefs to return to Super Bowl LV in 2021. 

Born in Westlake, Ohio, Kelce grew up playing football and other sports, via Gossip Gist. After getting a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, Kelce joined his brother Jason to play tight end and quarterback on the Bearcats. His performance on the team led to him being among the "first of two Kansas City third-round draft selections" at the 2013 NFL Draft, per his Chiefs bio

In 2020, Kelce earned his first Super Bowl ring after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, ESPN reported. His six catches and one touchdown helped his team come back from a double-digit deficit, as noted by Bleacher Report. All the pressure leading up to the big game wasn't a threat to Kelce, who boasted about wanting to "go back again" when he appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers. His ease might've come from the advice he received from his fellow Super Bowl-winning brother Jason. "Just be yourself. Don't let the moment get too big," he recalled his brother telling him ahead of the main event. It seems the advice was effective, as Travis is headed back to the Super Bowl.

Travis Kelce fights for his right to party

In addition to Travis Kelce's close relationship with his older brother Jason and parents, Ed and Donna Kelce, (via Gossip Gist) the Kansas City Chiefs player also has a strong romance with his girlfriend Kayla Nicole. Kelce and the model and media personality went public with their relationship in 2017. Following a brief split in 2020, the couple came back stronger than ever, according to the New York Post. By January 2021, Kayla proudly cheered Kelce on when the Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills to head to Super Bowl 55. "Prada you... #RUNITBACK," she captioned an Instagram post of the two goofing around after his AFC Championship win. 

One year before settling down with Nicole, Kelce was looking for love on his short-lived reality show Catching Kelce, via IMDB. The dating competition series followed 50 women from 50 states competing to be the pro athlete's leading lady. He ultimately didn't end up with anyone from the show, but it demonstrated the outgoing personality and love for adventure that has made him so popular (and so in demand romantically). 

Those qualities were more than clear when the Chiefs clinched the AFC Championship in 2020. "I'll tell you what, it's been seven years coming, baby," Kelce said at the celebration before snatching mic, via NFL. "I've learned one thing since I've been here, 'You've gotta fight for your right to party.'" So, go ahead: Keep the good times rolling Kelce. We're here for it.

Travis Kelce has received some serious praise from a football legend

In January 2021, Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs were crowned AFC Champions, Sports Illustrated reported. Their win came after they dominated the Buffalo Bills with a score of 38-24 that took them to the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year. After being positioned against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their star quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL began weighing statistics on which team would pose a bigger threat on Super Bowl Sunday: Feb. 7, 2021.

While discussing the opposing team's potential, Buccaneers' tight end Rob Gronkowski praised Kelce for being "the best player on the Chiefs' offense." "One thing that's very intriguing about Travis Kelce, and I've never really seen this with any other player ... is that Kelce gets better every single year that I've seen him play in the NFL," Gronkowski told the Kansas City Star's Sam McDowell in February 2021.

After his AFC Championship win, Kelce's longtime girlfriend Kayla Nicole teased how ready she was for marriage, as noted by the New York Post. While answering fan questions on Instagram, she teased her eagerness to walk down the aisle. "I am ready to be a wife ... COUGH COUGH COUGH COUGH." Though Kelce didn't publicly respond to his girlfriend's wedding hints, it's possible he got the message. Considering how teammate Patrick Mahomes proposed after receiving his 2020 Super Bowl ring, Travis Kelce could be taking some notes on when he'll pop the big question.