Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce is facing criticism following the resurfacing of comments he made about starting a family, coinciding with rumors about his relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift. The controversy centers around comments made during a February 2023 episode of his podcast, New Heights, co-hosted with his brother Jason Kelce.
During the podcast episode, Jason playfully asked their mother, Donna, which son she was "rooting for" as their respective football teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, prepared to face off in the Super Bowl.
Donna, with a sense of humor, dodged the question, prompting Travis to interject with a remark about wanting to start a family. "I gotta start breeding," Travis joked. "I’ve gotta start breeding, to all the breeders out there." This comment drew criticism from some fans on social media who found it se*ist and offensive, emphasizing that women should not be referred to as "breeders."
Rumored Romance and Family Plans
Swift's involvement in the controversy comes as she and Travis Kelce appeared to confirm their relationship, with Swift attending several of his games and sharing moments of affection.
However, some fans questioned reports suggesting that the couple plans to have children soon, pointing out Swift's busy schedule with her ongoing Eras Tour until November 2024. In addition to sporting events, Swift and Kelce have been spotted together on various occasions, including a recent date in New York City.
During that outing, Kelce's interaction with Swift's security personnel generated some buzz, but Kelce clarified that he had not pushed the bodyguard. This controversy has brought attention to Travis Kelce's comments and the public's reactions, particularly concerning gender-related issues. As the story continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how both Kelce and Swift will respond to the scrutiny.