Erin Andrews felt “like a little kid” upon learning Taylor Swift was in attendance for Sunday’s Chiefs game to support rumored beau Travis Kelce.
When reflecting on the day during Monday’s installment of her “Calm Down” podcast, which she co-hosts with Charissa Thompson, Andrews detailed how she got the confirmation from Kelce while on the field before the game with her Fox NFL teammate Greg Olsen, who also appeared on the podcast’s episode.
“All of the sudden, Erin walked up and she’s like, ‘Guys, I just got a text from Z [their producer],’ and she’s like, ‘The word on the street is that Taylor Swift is here,'” Olsen, also a guest on the podcast. recalled.
The former NFL tight end, 38, then told Kelce as he was warming up: “‘Travis, when you’re done with this whole football thing, Erin Andrews needs to speak to you.'”
Andrews, 45, then connected with Kelce, who had invited Swift to check him out in action at Arrowhead.
Taylor Swift watches the Chiefs on Sept. 24, 2023.Getty Images
Travis Kelce prior to the Chiefs-Bears game on Sept. 24, 2023.AP
“He’s in the middle of a drill, Greg screams, ‘Hey, Trav, EA needs you in a minute to talk about some non-football things,'” Andrews said.
“I go and I talk to Travis, he confirms … and the three of us, great friends, Greg more so just because they have the brotherhood and the Tight End U going for them, but Trav, great guy, all three of us, he goes, ‘Yeah, she’s going to be here but you didn’t hear that from me.'”
She then ran over to Kevin Burkhardt, Fox’s play-by-play announcer, to share the news.
“I run over to Greg and Kevin like a little kid, I’m like, ‘You guys! She’s here!'”
Taylor Swift watches the Chiefs game with Travis Kelce’s mom, Donna.Getty Images
Andrews then detailed her animated reaction to seeing the shot of Swift in the box.
“When he [Rich Russo] finally got the shot, Greg, I don’t know about you, but, when she finally sat in the seat I started screaming and talking back, ‘That’s her!'”
“Cause I saw the red lips and I was just like a 15-year-old,” Andrews said. “It was so exciting.”
The longtime NFL sideline reporter also spoke to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes about Swift in a post-game interview, with the two-time Super Bowl champ revealing he felt pressure to get Kelce the ball.
“I heard she was in the house… so I knew I had to get the ball to Travis,” Mahomes said.
Fox NFL sideline reporter Erin AndrewsGetty Images
Shortly after the game, video emerged of Kelce and Swift walking together through the hallways of the stadium.
They later ventured to a local Kansas City restaurant to keep the post-game festivities going.
Swift and Kelce were first linked romantically earlier this month.