Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift have been making headlines since they started dating in the summer of 2023.
From Swift’s game appearances to concert attendances and public outings, the couple has been heavily scrutinised for their every move.
In a press conference held on Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs tight-end responded to a question about navigating the public attention on his romance with the Grammy-winning musician.
“It’s just outside noise, dealing with everyone’s perspectives of things,” Travis responded to a reporter. He added that the media criticises the players all year on whether they are having success or not, so one has to “compartmentalise” and “make sure you’re staying on task.”
On his relationship scrutiny, he said, “The only thing we’ve talked about is as long as we’re happy, we can’t listen to anything that’s outside noise,” adding “that’s all that matters.”
The NFL athlete have also received criticism for his game being impacted by his high-profile relationship with the Lover songstress.
Teammate Patrick Mahomes defended Travis in an interview that “he’s still Travis Kelce.”
“He still will walk through the stadium and treat every single person like they’re his best friend. And he’s going to be like that in the locker room every single day,” Patrick said at the time.