Erin Andrews‘ “Calm Down” podcast cohost, Charissa Thompson, resurfaced a clip via Instagram of the sports commentators discussing Kelce and Swift, both 33, on an episode of their show recorded nearly two months prior. “Just saying … 🤷🏼♀️🏽 @erinandrews & I recorded this episode back on August 3rd,” Thompson teased in the caption on Sunday, October 1.
“Taylor, I don’t know what you’re doing in your life right now besides rocking the world [on The Eras Tour],” Andrews, 45, said in the footage. “Please, try our friend Travis. He is fantastic.”
Addressing Swift directly, she continued: “I know we’re not the best of friends, we’re not even friends, but I consider you one. Take us up on this. Go on a date with this guy. Do it for America.”
Thompson, 41, agreed. “Do it for yourself, do it for us,” she added. “Do it for the people. Because there is no one that would give you a better time than this guy.”
Kelce took to the comments section of Thompson’s post to give credit where it was due. “😂😂 You two are something else!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I owe you big time!!” he quipped. He received a reply from the podcast’s official Instagram account, which read, “@killatrav we do what we can. This is what we’re here for! 😘.”
Kelce first made his move on Swift in July via his own podcast, “New Heights,” which he hosts with older brother Jason Kelce. Recapping his experience at Swift’s Eras Tour stop in Kansas City, Travis revealed that he attempted to give the pop star a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it — but he was unsuccessful.
“She doesn’t meet anybody — or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal,” he said at the time. “But it was an unbelievable show. Kansas City showed out. … Everybody was dressed in pink and purple, going crazy for her.”
Two months later, rumors swirled that Travis and Swift had started spending time together. She broke the internet on September 24 when she showed her support for Travis and the Kansas City Chiefs as they faced off against the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium. Swift was spotted in the athlete’s suite with his friends and family — including his mom, Donna Kelce.
As the budding romance garnered even more attention, Travis addressed Swift’s “ballsy” appearance on the Wednesday, September 27, episode of “New Heights,” hinting that he planned to keep things a little more private moving forward.
“It was definitely a game I’ll remember, that’s for damn sure,” Travis said.
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Andrews previously weighed in on the relationship, teasing on an episode of “Calm Down” last month that she pressed Travis for details before the September 24 game.
“Travis was in the middle of, like, a drill [and my fellow FOX sports reporter] Greg [Olsen] screams, ‘Hey Trav! Erin needs you in a minute to talk about some non-football things,'” she recalled, noting that the tight end gave her the inside scoop about Swift. “He goes, ‘Yeah, she’s gonna be here, but you didn’t hear that from me.’ I run over [to my fellow reporters] like a little kid, like, ‘You guys! She’s here!'”