Jason and Travis Kelce open up about parents’ marital challenges in revealing documentary


NFL brothers Jason and Travis Kelce are getting candid about an emotional chapter of their childhood.

In the new Amazon Prime Video documentary “Kelce,” which chronicles Eagles center Jason Kelce through the 2022 season as he contemplated retirement, Travis — who is a tight end on the Chiefs — expressed how he suspected early on that parents Donna and Ed Kelce were going to split up.

“I knew my mom and dad’s situation was different than other parents,” Travis said in the documentary. “I would go and have sleepovers at other houses and the other parents are staying in the same room, and my parents didn’t stay in the same room.

“I started making those connections when I was in middle school and I realized that they were probably gonna split — but they stayed together for me and Jason’s benefit, I believe.”


Eagles center Jason Kelce with his mom, Donna.
Eagles center Jason Kelce with his mom, Donna.
Getty Images for Prime Video

Donna and Ed were married for nearly 25 years and split after raising their sons together.

It’s unclear exactly when they parted ways.

Ed explained in the documentary that he and Donna made sacrifices to make sure their sons found their passion and followed it.


Travis Kelce hosted "Saturday Night Live" while his family, brother Jason and parents Donna and Ed sat in the front row on March 4, 2023.
Travis Kelce hosted “Saturday Night Live” while his family, brother Jason and parents Donna and Ed sat in the front row on March 4, 2023.
Will Heath/NBC via Getty Images

“If we had split as we probably both would have preferred, that would have been a nightmare with the logistics, getting kids where they had to be and providing all the support,” Ed said.

See also  Christian McCaffrey counts down to Olivia Culpo wedding with new photos

Donna recalled that time as being “tough” while juggling parenting.

“Just trying to keep it all together when you’re being a parent,” she said. “It’s tough.”

Elsewhere in the documentary, Jason, 35, explained that fatherhood made him realize the sacrifices Donna and Ed made for him and Travis, 33.


Jason Kelce and his wife Kylie with their three daughters, Wyatt, Elliotte and Bennett during Eagles training camp in August 2023.
Jason Kelce and his wife Kylie with their three daughters, Wyatt, Elliotte and Bennett during Eagles training camp in August 2023.
Instagram/Kylie Kelce

“I think I told my mom after Wyatt was born, maybe the first year, I was like, ‘I’m sorry, I had no idea what you guys were actually sacrificing and doing on a daily basis for us,’” Jason said.

The Super Bowl champion’s wife, Kylie Kelce, is featured in the documentary, along with the couple’s three young daughters: Wyatt, 3, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, 6 months.

Kylie shared that she and Jason met on Tinder, and she believed she was getting catfished the first time they met.


Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Donna Kelce after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.
Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Donna Kelce after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.
Getty Images

The couple hit it off and eventually tied the knot in April 2018.

They welcomed their third child, Bennett, in February after Travis’ Chiefs defeated Jason’s Eagles in the Super Bowl, 38-35.

Jason and his wife attended the red carpet premiere of the “Kelce” documentary last week at Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia.



Source link
#Jason #Travis #Kelce #open #parents #marital #challenges #revealing #documentary

Leave a Comment