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Travis and Jason Kelce's sad family history revealed amid Taylor Swift romance and Super Bowl win

The athletic siblings play for opposing teams Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles watch game six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2023 NBA Playoffs
Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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Travis Kelce's family have been thrust into the limelight recently as his romance with Taylor Swift heats up. 

While Travis and his famous brother Jason Kelce appear to be lucky in love – the latter is happily married to Kylie McDevitt – their parents couldn't make their marriage work. 

Travis, 34, is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, which just emerged victorious at the Super Bowl, while Jason, 36, is a football center for the Philadelphia Eagles and their parents, Donna and Ed Kelce, ended their 25-year marriage shortly after their sons' college graduations.

Earlier this year, when the brothers went head-to-head at the Super Bowl earlier this year, Donna opened up on her son's hit podcast, New Heights, and spoke of her relationship with their dad after Jason asked her: "Why do you hate him?"

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Jason Kelce (L) and Travis Kelce (R) with their mom, Donna

"I don't hate him. We're still friends," Donna told her son with surprise. "We're friends to this day. We get along great… It's just sometimes people, they move apart, that's all."

While Donna and Ed's divorce was challenging for the whole family, she looks back on their marriage fondly.

Asked by Jason if she "regrets marrying" their dad, Donna said: "No. No never, because I got you two!"

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have dinner at Waverly Inn© Gotham
Taylor is dating Travis

Explaining the family dynamic when Jason and Travis were kids, Donna said: "We were like a tag team with you two. We got to do all sorts of fun things. When one of you had to go out of town, the other person would help with the other child. It was perfect."

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Donna also admitted during the podcast that she and Ed struggled to conceive "for whatever reason" before welcoming Jason.

After becoming pregnant with their youngest, Donna confessed that she was "hoping for a girl" – before joking that she "got one" because Travis is a "fashionista and a dancer."

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Their dad featured on their podcast too

However, Donna and Ed stopped with two children so Travis and Jason do not have another brother or any other siblings, which worked out well for their parents.

"You got to do whatever sports you wanted, you got to go on all the tournaments, you got to do everything and it worked out," Donna told her sons. She added: "If there would have been another kid, somebody was going to lose out."

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