Jason Sudeikis is weighing in on his hometown of Kansas City’s newfound celebrity after visits from Taylor Swift amid her romance with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Sudeikis — who returned to Kansas City on Nov. 11 to host his annual Thundergong! benefit concert in support of Steps of Faith, which helps amputees get the prosthetic limbs they need — tells THR that he saw Swift over the summer and thanked her for bringing her Eras tour to the city. Sudeikis notes that he often expresses gratitude to musicians and comedians for visiting Kansas City when some tours opt to visit nearby St. Louis or Chicago instead.
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“I was thankful to Taylor, just hanging out, coming to do two nights of shows here,” says the Ted Lasso star. “All my friends, people with kids, people without kids, just had a blast. And she was like, ‘Oh, it was an amazing run.’ Little did I know, just a few months later, she’d be our adopted daughter,” as Swift has attended several Chiefs games and visited local spots with Kelce since they started dating publicly in late September.
Sudeikis — a big supporter of the NFL team that auctioned off a number of Chiefs items at his charity event — adds, “I don’t blame her for wanting to hang out here more, I don’t blame her for wanting to hang out with Travis. He’s a good egg.”
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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