That guy named Travis, and his popular mom, Donna, are not the only members of the Kelce family to have fans in Kansas City.
Add Kylie Kelce to the list now.
“Welcome to Kansas City Kylie!! We (heart) the Kelce family!!” a Chiefs fan wrote on Facebook before she got to town.
The lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan came to Kansas City for the Super Bowl rematch on “Monday Night Football” and left admirers in her wake. Kylie is married to Jason Kelce, the Eagles center and brother to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Kylie, who played field hockey in college and coached her former high school team, led two sold-out field hockey clinics on Sunday at Swope Park. As she described it, the event was a thank-you to Kansas City.
One reporter asked her about all the attention the Kelce family has received lately, a reference to her brother-in-law Travis Kelce’s romance with pop superstar Taylor Swift.
“It’s not particularly my cup of tea to be in the spotlight or in front a camera,” she said. “I was a communications major in college. I love to be behind it, that’s my bread and butter.
“But at the end of the day, if it creates opportunities like this where we can leverage my network and figure out how to impact a community that has been so, so kind to the entire Kelce family, I’m so happy to be able to give back to Kansas City in this way.”
Social media gave her a warm welcome and high marks during her visit to Kansas City, calling her a “great role model for the younger generations” as she led the field hockey clinics.
“Honestly, Kylie might be my new favorite Kelce,” wrote a sports fan on Facebook, reflecting dozens of positive comments there.
“Way to go Kylie Kelce! The Chiefs and Eagles are connected at the hip.”
“I know nothing about field hockey but I’d go just to meet this queen!”
One starstruck member of Chiefs Kingdom wanted to take Kylie’s picture at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, but honored her space.
“I saw Kylie Kelce and I wanted to ask for a picture but I know she doesn’t like that kind of attention so I literally just got star struck and waved very hard and said “hi Kylie!!” she wrote.
I saw Kylie Kelce and I wanted to ask for a picture but I know she doesn’t like that kind of attention so I literally just got star struck and waved very hard and said “hi Kylie!!”
— Kyra (@kyradakota95) November 21, 2023
Swift fans had hoped to see both the Swift and Kelce families sharing a suite at Arrowhead during the game. That didn’t happen after Swift rescheduled a Saturday concert in Brazil to Monday.
But Kylie hadn’t planned to watch the game from a suite anyway. That’s not her style, she told reporters Sunday, an attitude that earned her more applause on social media.
She chose instead to watch in the stands with other Eagles fans, calling herself a “stands girl” who loves cheering alongside fans even in an opposing team’s stadium.
“I’m just hoping that we’ll have enough people in the stadium saying ‘Go Birds’ that we will get my husband’s first win against the Kansas City Chiefs in his career,” she said. Sunday. “He’s 13 years in. We’re due, I think.”
The native of Philadelphia has built a healthy fan base of her own through occasional appearances on the “New Heights” podcast hosted by the Kelce brothers, and her star turn in her husband’s documentary, “Kelce.”
The film debuted in September on Prime Video and quickly became the streamer’s most-watched documentary ever in the United States.
Before kickoff Monday, Kylie popped up on social media posing with a young Chiefs fan in a wheelchair. The person who posted the photo wrote that the boy, named AJ, was from Philadelphia and from a family of Eagles fans. But he roots for the Chiefs.
Kansas City saw quite a bit of Kelce family members in the hours leading up to the game.
Her mother-in-law Donna Kelce watched the field hockey clinics on Sunday while wearing her famous red and green split jacket, showing equal support for her sons’ teams.
Then on Monday morning Mama Kelce drew long lines to Raising Cane’s at 7501 W. 135th St. in Overland Park where she worked a one-hour shift serving chicken.
Last week, after Jason was named a finalist in People’s annual Sexiest Man Alive edition, Kylie warned women to stay away from the man she married in 2018. They have three daughters under the age of 4. Their youngest, Bennett, was born just days after the Super Bowl in February.
“I am almost six feet tall and I’m not thin,” she said on the podcast. “I will hold my ground. That’s mine.”