Travis Kelce’s mother Donna received a hero’s welcome on her flight to Germany on Wednesday as she joined the legions of Kansas City Chiefs fans heading to Europe.
Travis and his teammates play the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt on Sunday, and Mama Kelce appears to be making the long trip on time, even arriving before her son.
Donna was snapped by fans walking onto the plane, wearing her son’s number 87 on her denim jacket.
According to fans on social media, she was received enthusiastically by fellow Chiefs fans on board the long-haul flight.
Unfortunately for Travis, while the No. 1 woman in his life will be there, the No. 2 – new girlfriend Taylor Swift – will be out of 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 past few weeks keeping an eye on her son, along with his girlfriend Taylor Swift
It’s unlikely that Travis will have Taylor in the stands in Germany, but his mother Donna will be there
The pop superstar will perform a week in Buenos Aires today to kick off a run of nine shows in 17 days, and she is deep in preparations for the sold-out series.
Swift missed Kelce’s final game in Denver after attending four of his previous five in Kansas City and New Jersey, but the pair then spent Halloween together after flying to his home from her base in New York.
Kelce, meanwhile, didn’t mince his words as he looked ahead to next weekend’s game in Germany – in what is likely to be the Chiefs’ toughest test of the season so far.
They enter the game coming off a shocking loss to the Broncos in snowy Denver, and the tight end has no intention of taking any prisoners.
“I’m ready to go further than last week,” Kelce said Wednesday during his New Heights podcast. “I’m excited to get this train rolling.
‘Next week we’re going to play a big game against the Dolphins in Germany. Lots of commotion, lots of extra added, kind of Super Bowl-like media. It’s going to be so damn crucial to focus on the job at hand,” Kelce continued.
Donna rose to prominence last year when her sons faced off in the Super Bowl
Taylor and Travis’ romance has only gotten stronger in recent weeks
Kelce, amid his rising celebrity status thanks to his romance with girlfriend Taylor Swift, was a top target after Kansas City lost to Denver for the first time since 2015, collecting just nine points in the game.
Last Friday night he was seen at the World Series in Texas and early Saturday morning he was spotted partying and singing Swift’s ‘Love Story’ at a bar.
“This is a point in the season where we’re either going to feel like we are and be the team we think we are, or it’s going to be harder,” Kelce said.
“Because right now we’re tied in the conference with a 6-2 record for the No. 1 spot and we have tough opponents in the division. We still have the (Las Vegas) Raiders twice and the (Los Angeles) Chargers once more,” Kelce stated.
“We need to fix this thing right now, enough talking about it.”
Kelce said the team will fly to Europe Thursday night and arrive Friday.
Taylor Swift has reportedly taken the first step toward igniting her romance with NFL star Travis Kelce
The Dolphins have one of the best offenses in the NFL, scoring 61 more points against the Broncos than the Chiefs.
‘I don’t actually suffer from jet lag that much. “I’m also a guy where if you wake me up at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m., out of a good deep sleep, I’ll play you anywhere right now,” Kelce said.
“I don’t care what time it is; I don’t care if I haven’t slept in three days. I love this damn game. I like to go out there and ball,” Kelce continued.
“I don’t care if we get there on Sunday morning, five days in advance. I just want to go out there and get a win,” Kelce said.