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Taylor Swift 'Loves the Game,' Says Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid: 'And Obviously Loves Kelce'

"I'm happy for both of them," the NFL coach said of the musician and tight end

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Taylor Swift is getting some serious praise from Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid!

Ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl, Reid — who coaches the team that Swift’s boyfriend, Travis Kelce, plays for — spoke to SiriusXM NFL Radio about the pair's relationship amid the football season.

“Listen, it’s a tribute to how she’s handled it, how Kelce has handled it. It hasn’t been a distraction, so there haven’t been any problems with it,” Reid said in a clip posted on X, formerly Twitter, seemingly referring to the attention that has been on the couple since they started dating last year.

“She’s a good girl,” he continued, adding, “She loves the game, and obviously loves Kelce. So I’m happy for both of them.”

<p>Jamie Squire/Getty </p> Taylor Swift celebrates with fans during the AFC Wild Card Playoffs between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 13, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Taylor Swift celebrates with fans during the AFC Wild Card Playoffs between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on January 13, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Ahead of Sunday’s big game, speculation was rife as to whether Swift — who wrapped up four consecutive Eras Tour shows in Tokyo on Feb. 10 — would be able to travel to Las Vegas in time to see the Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.

On Saturday, Gracie Hunt —  the daughter of Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt — confirmed to PEOPLE at the Fanatics Super Bowl Party that Swift, 34, was indeed traveling to watch her boyfriend Kelce, also 34, play.

“She’s coming! She’s coming! We’re excited,” Hunt, 25, said.

<p>Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty</p> Travis Kelce (87) hugs Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid as Tammy Reid looks on after the Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII, defeating the the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Travis Kelce (87) hugs Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid as Tammy Reid looks on after the Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII, defeating the the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Reid's recent comments aren't the first time that the NFL coach has given the “Blank Space” singer a public shout-out.

Reid — who has aided the Chiefs to Super Bowl wins in 2020 and 2023 — spoke to Tom Brady and Jim Gray on their SiriusXM podcast, Let's Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gary, last month, revealing that he actually met Swift ahead of Kelce.

"Yeah, listen, she's been great. I knew her before, from Philadelphia. Her dad [Scott Swift] played at [University of] Delaware and was a big football fan and good guy,” he said. “So I had met him there and her.”

Reid even joked that it wasn’t ideal for the tight end when Swift revealed her connection with Reid. "That was the last thing Trav wanted to hear, that I knew her before him," he said. "She told him, ‘I know your coach.' And he went, ‘Oh, God, come on!’ "

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<p>Patrick Smith/Getty </p> Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland

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Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland

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Back in October 2023, Reid told PEOPLE that he was "glad" Swift had attended Chiefs matches, as he is a fan of the singer.

"Listen, I'm a big fan, so I'm glad she was here, and I hope she enjoyed it," Reid said at the time, adding, "She's got a great guy she's dating right now, so I'm happy for both of them."

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