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Travis Kelce told the Wall Street Journal that “somebody was playing Cupid” to introduce him to Taylor Swift.

Kelce recounted his first attempt to meet Swift before her Arrowhead Stadium concert in Kansas City on his podcast, “New Heights,” in July. He claims he obtained therapy when that failed.

“There were definitely people she knew that knew who I was, in her corner [who said]: “‘Yo! Did you know he was coming? I had somebody playing Cupid,” Kelce said in an interview published Monday (November 20).

Swift contacted Kelce. While the football player wasn’t nervous to talk to her because they had spoken before their date in New York, his friend group was concerned.

“Everyone told me, ‘Don’t f— this up!” I’m sitting here saying—got it,’” he remarked. Travis admits that he didn’t want to say anything that would “push” Taylor away. He praised Taylor for being clever, saying she’s “mind-blowing” and he learns from her daily.

Things appear to be going well. Kelce described his new girlfriend as “hilarious” and “a genius.” He also discusses what it’s like dating someone with that kind of fame.

“Obviously I’ve never dated anyone with that kind of aura about them…. I’ve never dealt with it,” Kelce told the publication of Swift’s life in the spotlight. “But at the same time, I’m not running away from any of it…. The scrutiny she gets, how much she has a magnifying glass on her, every single day, paparazzi outside her house, outside every restaurant she goes to, after every flight she gets off, and she’s just living, enjoying life. When she acts like that I better not be the one acting all strange.”