Why Travis Kelce Didn't Join Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes, Despite Being in L.A.

NFL star's game day priorities overshadow Hollywood's big night.

by Zain ul Abedin
Why Travis Kelce Didn't Join Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes, Despite Being in L.A.
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In a surprising twist to the glitzy Golden Globes scene, NFL star Travis Kelce was notably absent from the red carpet where Taylor Swift, the renowned singer-songwriter and his rumored romantic interest, made a solo appearance.

Swift, who is in the running for the prestigious Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award for her critically acclaimed "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" concert film, attended the event without Kelce by her side. This has sparked curiosity and speculation among fans and observers alike.

Despite being in Los Angeles, Kelce's commitments were firmly rooted in the world of sports rather than the glamour of Hollywood. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end was in town for a pivotal game against the Los Angeles Chargers a match that concluded just hours before the Golden Globes ceremony commenced.

Winning the game with a kickoff at 1:25 P.M. PT, Kelce and his team's victory clashed with the timing of the award show, which started at 5 P.M. PT, leaving no opportunity for the athlete to join Swift for the evening's festivities.

Kelce's Professional Commitment

Insiders familiar with the situation revealed to Page Six that Kelce's absence was expected, as his primary reason for being in California was strictly professional. Following the Chiefs' triumph over the Chargers, Kelce was scheduled to return to Kansas City with his team, foregoing any chance of attending the Golden Globes or the ensuing after-parties.

This development comes after Swift was seen cheering for Kelce during the Chiefs' New Year's Eve game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Although she didn't attend the Chargers game, recent footage from the Bengals' game captured her enthusiasm and support for Kelce from the stands.

Kelce himself has spoken about the significance of having Swift, his mother Donna Kelce, and a large group of friends and family with him during the Bengals game. On his podcast, "New Heights," he reflected on the joy of celebrating the New Year with his loved ones, highlighting the presence of over fifty guests who came to support him.

This blend of professional dedication and personal celebration underscores the multifaceted lives of public figures like Kelce and Swift, whose schedules often dictate the feasibility of such high-profile appearances.

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