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Alex Rodriguez thinks Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s budding romance is a house run for the NFL.
“I adore it, I believe it’s nice,” Rodriguez, 48, informed E! Information in a Wednesday, October 18, interview, including that the eye across the pair is bringing a little bit extra “vitality” to the world of soccer. “It’s cool,” he stated.
Rodriguez is not any stranger to life within the highlight. The previous MLB participant dated A-list celebrities like Madonna, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz earlier than his engagement to Jennifer Lopez. The duo have been collectively for 2 years earlier than calling it quits in April 2021. Rodriguez is now retired from baseball and having fun with life with girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro and daughters Natasha, 18, and Ella, 15 — whom he shares with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis — however can nonetheless bear in mind the sensation of attempting to impress a cherished one within the stands.
“In highschool, if there’s a woman you may have a crush on, you need to placed on an excellent present,” he quipped. “We’re all showmen.”
Kelce, 34, has definitely put his greatest foot ahead since first being linked to Swift, 33, earlier this 12 months. The athlete has received all of his video games with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs — regardless of sustaining an ankle damage — this season, with the pop star there to help him on three totally different events. She first made an look on the Chiefs vs. Bears recreation in September, earlier than cheering the group on towards the New York Jets and the Denver Broncos the next month.
“I simply thought it was superior that everyone within the suite had nothing however nice issues to say about her,” Kelce gushed throughout an episode of his “New Heights” podcast after Swift’s first look at Arrowhead Stadium in September. “She regarded wonderful, To see the slow-motion chest bumps, to see the excessive fives with mother [Donna Kelce], to see how Chiefs kingdom was all excited that she was there … it was positively a recreation I’ll bear in mind, that’s for rattling certain.”
Kelce has proven up for Swift as nicely. He attended her Eras Tour present in Kansas Metropolis in July, the place he made headlines for attempting — and failing — to provide her a friendship bracelet together with his quantity on it. It’s unknown if he’ll go to her when she kicks off the worldwide leg of her tour in November, however a supply solely informed Us Weekly earlier this month that the NFL star “helps her independence” but in addition makes her really feel “secure and guarded” amid their blossoming romance.
“Travis is totally different from anyone Taylor has dated earlier than and she or he is falling for him increasingly as the times go by,” the insider continued, noting that Kelce “goes out of his option to make Taylor really feel particular in any approach he can.”
The duo’s respective good friend teams additionally “couldn’t be happier” in regards to the matchup, with the supply telling Us that buddies “near Taylor and Travis suppose they make a tremendous energy couple.” The insider added that regardless of the twosome’s “busy schedules” they “attempt to make as a lot time for one another as they will” and are respectful of one another’s demanding careers.
On the subject of the additional consideration from the general public, Kelce is taking it in stride. “We’re studying with the paparazzi simply taking photographs from everywhere. It comes with it,” he shared throughout a press convention earlier this month. “You’ve bought lots of people that care about Taylor, and for good cause. You simply should maintain dwelling, studying and having fun with the moments. On the finish of the day, I’ve at all times been good at compartmentalizing and with the ability to keep centered. I’ll simply maintain rolling with that.”
Swift, in the meantime, has but to publicly touch upon her new beau, however a second insider revealed to Us that the singer has “excessive hopes” for the connection and is “having fun with attending to know Kelce.” Whereas Swift stored a notably low profile throughout her almost six-year relationship with ex Joe Alwyn, whom she break up from in April, a further supply stated that she’s “not going to cover anymore” and as a substitute is selecting to “be her genuine self and revel in life.”
“Taylor is at a degree in her life the place she’s not keen to carry again,” the insider defined. “If one thing feels proper — prefer it does with Travis — she’s leaping in with each toes. She’s very completely happy and loving life proper now.”