Travis Kelce buys new $9.5m mansion to impress Taylor Swift after feeling ‘self-conscious’

In a move that’s got Kansas City buzzing, Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ dynamic tight end, has upgraded his living situation to jaw-dropping heights — and it’s all thanks to a certain pop sensation named Taylor Swift.

The deal on Kelce’s new $9.5m (US$6m) mansion there recently closed, and sources close to the situation told The Post that the NFL star decided it was time for a major upgrade.

And apparently his former abode just wasn’t cutting it when it came to impress his new love interest, Swift.

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Insiders told the Post that Kelce was feeling a tad “self-conscious” about his relatively modest pad and decided it was time to take things up a notch.

The reason? Winning over the heart of Swift, who is no stranger to the world of luxury.

It seems Kelce wanted to match the grandeur of her lifestyle, and this new residence might just do the trick.

Kelce’s salary with the Chiefs jumped from US$2.9M in 2022 to $11.2m this year.

Coupled with the millions he’s making in endorsement deals with companies like Pfizer, Nike, Bud Light and State Farm, 2023 has been a financial windfall for the tight end.

Aside from his mission to impress Swift, Kelce had another pressing reason to make this high-profile move.

His old house was just too accessible, becoming an unintended tourist attraction, according to TMZ.

The old place had its charm, but Kelce was over the constant swarm of fans and tourists who had turned his humble abode into a bona fide spectacle.

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Fans flocked to the area, staking out the place and snapping photos, leaving the football star increasingly uncomfortable.

Previous listing photos reveal the sprawling pad boasts both grandeur and seclusion, which was previously owned by a prominent Kansas City-area medical malpractice lawyer.

The home was listed in September 2022 for $6.9m, so Kelce got a $900k deal on the home.

Built in 1998, the house features six bedrooms, and six baths and spans nearly 1,600 sqm.

Kelce’s new love nest has a spacious six-car garage, a wine cellar to satisfy even the most discerning oenophiles, a ‘Beverly Hills’-style pool area, a tennis and pickleball court, and a miniature golf course.

All of this is situated on over three acres of pristine land.

The new-found privacy is proving to be a relief for Kelce, with Swift going to visit the 34-year-old NFL star in Kansas City on the weekend — where paparazzi had to park outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the celebrity couple.

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Parts of this first article appeared in The Post and was republished with permission.