Travis Kelce’s mother Donna received a hero’s welcome on her flight to Germany on Wednesday, joining the legions of Kansas City Chiefs fans heading to Europe.
Travis and his teammates will play against the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt on Sunday, and mom Kelce appears to be making the long journey on time, even arriving before her son.
Donna was photographed by fans as she boarded the plane, pinning her son’s number 87 on her denim jacket.
According to fans on social media, she received an enthusiastic welcome from fellow Chiefs fans aboard the long-haul flight.
Unfortunately for Travis, while the No. 1 woman in his life will be present, the No. 2 — new girlfriend Taylor Swift — will be avoiding the game as she prepares for the South American leg of her Eras tour.
Donna Kelce is photographed by fans after arriving for her flight from Kansas City to Germany
She has spent much of the last few weeks watching her son alongside his girlfriend Taylor Swift
Travis is unlikely to have Taylor in the stands in Germany, but his mother Donna will be there
The pop superstar will perform in Buenos Aires a week from today, beginning a run of nine shows in 17 days, and she is in the middle of preparations for the sold-out show.
Swift missed Kelce’s final game in Denver after attending four of his previous five games in Kansas City and New Jersey, but the two then spent Halloween together after she flew to his home from her base in New York.
Kelce, meanwhile, didn’t mince his words as he looked ahead to this weekend’s game in Germany, which looks set to be the Chiefs’ toughest test of the season so far.
They enter the game following a shock loss to the Broncos in snowy Denver and the tight end has no plans to take any prisoners.
“I’m ready to move the fuck on from last week,” Kelce said during his New Heights podcast on Wednesday. “I’m bloody excited to get this train rolling.”
“Next week we have a big game against the Dolphins in Germany.” Lots of excitement, lots of extras, a kind of Super Bowl media. “It’s going to be damn important to stay focused on the task at hand,” Kelce continued.
Donna rose to fame last year when her sons competed against each other in the Super Bowl
Taylor and Travis’ romance has gone from strength to strength over the past few weeks
Kelce, whose fame grew thanks to his romance with girlfriend Taylor Swift, was a prime target after Kansas City lost to Denver for the first time since 2015, scoring just nine points in the game.
He was spotted at the World Series in Texas last Friday night and was seen partying and singing Swift’s “Love Story” at a bar early Saturday morning.
“This is a point in the season where we’re either going to feel comfortable and be the team we think we are or it’s going to be harder,” Kelce said.
“Because right now we’re tied for first place in the conference with a 6-2 record and have strong division opponents.” “We still have the (Las Vegas) Raiders twice and the (Los Angeles) Chargers again,” said Kelce.
“We need to get this thing fixed immediately, enough talk about it.”
Kelce said the team will fly to Europe overnight Thursday and arrive Friday.
Taylor Swift has reportedly taken the first step toward rekindling her romance with NFL star Travis Kelce
The Dolphins have one of the best offenses in the NFL and scored 61 more points than the Chiefs against the Broncos.
“I don’t feel the jet lag as much.” “I’m also a guy where if you wake me up at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. from a damn good deep sleep, I’ll play you in a heartbeat, anywhere,” Kelce said .
“I don’t care what time it is; I don’t care if I haven’t slept for three days. I love this damn game. “I love going out and playing ball,” Kelce continued.
“I wouldn’t care if we got there on Sunday morning, five days early.” “I just want to go out there and get a damn win,” Kelce said.