If fans were wondering if Travis Kelce would rush to Australia to be with his girlfriend Taylor Swift following his triumphant return to Kansas City and the tragedy that followed, the answer is: not yet.
So far, Travis has stayed close to home, with exclusive photos from DailyMail.com showing the Super Bowl LVIII winner driving his Rolls Royce to lunch with a friend on Saturday.
Travis dropped a big hint that he might be heading to Australia on this week’s episode of his New Heights podcast, stating that he would be “venturing to an island very soon” and the best ones would be “south” of the US.
He added that next week’s podcast is a pre-recorded guest episode in which he does not appear, leading fans to believe he would meet his girlfriend in Sydney starting February 23 and perhaps travel with her to Singapore. for their shows during the first week. of March.
Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has so far not joined his girlfriend Taylor Swift in Australia
Kelce was seen heading out to lunch in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Swift, pictured performing in Melbourne, is on the Australian leg of her tour.
Kelce shares a kiss with Swift after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl
On Saturday, however, the 34-year-old Chiefs tight end took a leisurely stroll through Kansas City with the windows down, smiling and waving to fans who saw him.
Kelce spent less than an hour at one of his favorite spots in the city, Rye, grabbing a to-go bag as he headed out the back entrance of the busy restaurant.
A regular at Rye, Swift, 34, treated her teammates’ girlfriends to a birthday dinner in January, footing the bill and opting to try the cinnamon roll that is reportedly Kelce’s favorite. .
Swift is currently on the Australian leg of her Era tour and fans have speculated whether Kelce would rush to support her in Melbourne after their romance dominated NFL coverage this season.
But Swift’s boyfriend appears in no rush to make the long trip to Australia, looking calm as he walked towards Rye, despite receiving criticism for his party antics.
The NFL star received a barrage of criticism after he was photographed at a “scaled down” party following the mass shooting at the Chief’s Super Bowl parade.
The Super Bowl LVIII winner was seen driving his exclusive Rolls Royce around town on Saturday.
Kelce was seen outside while going to lunch with a friend on Saturday.
The Kansas City Chiefs star spent less than an hour at one of his favorite spots in the city, Rye.
Both Kelce and Swift donated $100,000 to victims of the shooting, in which 22 people were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds and left one woman, a local radio DJ, dead. Police confirmed that around half of those injured were children.
The tight end’s donation came after he faced waves of criticism for partying and posing for a smiling selfie with a police officer following the deadly shooting.
He was seen beaming at the Granfalloon restaurant and bar on Wednesday, in a snap obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, alongside several teammates and his WAGs, including Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany.
Kelce was part of a small group at the sports bar that also included Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend, center Creed Humphrey, tight end Matt Bushman, his wife Emily and Mahomes.
Earlier that same day, local DJ Lisa López-Galván was shot and killed in the incident that began as a “dispute” between a group of two young men, according to investigators.
Two juveniles were arrested and charged Friday in connection with the incident, but Missouri law means their hearing was held in private and no other details have been made public.
The couple appeared in Jackson County Family Court on weapons charges and resisting arrest.
Authorities expect more charges against the teens that could lead to them being tried as adults.
Swift is seen performing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday night as part of her Eras Tour.
The star made panicked calls to Travis Kelce and Brittany Mahomes when she heard about the shooting in the early hours of the morning in Australia.
Kelce seemed calm as he entered Rye, despite receiving criticism for his partying antics earlier in the week following the fatal shooting.
Kelce was wearing brown sweatpants and a matching hoodie with black sneakers.
Kelce celebrates with Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII
If charged with first-degree murder, they could receive the death penalty, according to the Jackson County Court, as long as they were 16 years old at the time of the crime.
Nine children were injured during the incident, and Kelce donated the $100,000 through his charity, Eighty-Seven & Running Foundation, an organization that aims to help “underserved youth strive to become productive citizens.”
The GoFundMe page was started by friends of the Reyes family, who had two young daughters injured in the shooting.
It has already surpassed its goal of $100,000, reaching $189,000 as of Saturday afternoon. Swift donated to Lisa’s fundraiser, which was related to the two girls.
Flowers, signs and other items are left in front of Union Station, the site of the shooting.
All patients admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after Wednesday’s shooting have been discharged.
People flee after shots fired near Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory parade
Terrified parade-goers run for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the Super Bowl winners walked off the stage.
Kelce sparked backlash with his antics after the parade, during which he appeared too drunk to speak.
Kelce was also seen smiling with his Chiefs teammates after a shooting during the parade.
Kansas City police and the FBI are searching for others who may have been involved and are calling for witnesses, victims and people with videos of the violence on their cellphones to call a dedicated hotline.
All patients who were admitted to Children’s Mercy Hospital after the mass shooting were discharged, and doctors treated 12 patients.
In total, at least 39 people were injured, 23 of them from gunshots, including nine children.
The number of victims ranges from eight to 47 years old, and the hospital confirmed that the children should make a full recovery.
“Thank you for your support and grace toward our team members last week,” spokeswoman Marlene Bentley said in a statement.
University Health said three shooting victims are still under care at the hospital, one remains in critical condition while the other two are improving.
In total, they treated eight patients with gunshot wounds and four with other injuries related to the demonstration.