Travis Kelce is a millionaire thanks to his career in the NFL, though he had faced financial troubles in the past. Over the past seven years, he has amassed more than $200,000 in back taxes stemming from 2016, 2017 and 2018 liens, In Touch can exclusively confirm.
The Kansas City Chiefs player, 33, has a state tax lien from his home state of Ohio for $46,579 from June 2016. While the lien is still active according to Franklin county online records, In Touch can confirm it has been paid off.
In November 2018, Kelce was also hit with a $64,198 state tax lien in Ohio, In Touch can confirm. The lien is listed as active, according to Franklin county online records.
Kelce also faced a $909 state tax lien in Ohio from December 2018, according to Cuyahoga county online records viewed by In Touch.
He had two additional tax liens: a $77,128 federal tax lien from June 2017 and a $111,123 tax lien from the state of California in August 2018. Both have since been released.
Separate from his money issues, Kelce has committed six vehicle related criminal offenses since 2011, all in the state of Ohio. Each offense was the result of speeding or seat belt-related issues. He has pleaded guilty to all of his vehicle-related offenses.
In Touch discovered his money woes amid his rumored romance with Taylor Swift. Whispers began to swirl that the duo are in the early stages of dating when a source told Page Six that they have been “quietly hanging out.” The insider added that Taylor, 33, saw Kelce just weeks earlier when they were both in New York City.
However, an additional source told Entertainment Tonight that Kelce and Taylor are not officially dating.
Speculation that the pair are spending time together comes nearly two months after Kelce expressed his disappointment after he tried and failed to give the “Cruel Summer” singer his phone number when he attended her Eras tour in July.
Kelce’s team did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s request for comment.
“Well, I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” Kelce told his brother, Jason Kelce, during the July 26 episode of their “New Heights Show” podcast. “So, I was little butthurt that I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her.”
The Super Bowl champ also revealed that he planned a unique way to ask Taylor out. “If you’re up on Taylor Swift concerts, there are friendship bracelets, and I received a bunch of them being there [sic],” he stated. “But I wanted to give Taylor Swift one with my number on it. … She doesn’t meet anybody, or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal [sic].”
While Taylor never publicly responded to his comments, Kelce fueled speculation that he might have been able to give her his phone number when Jason, 35, asked what she would think about his mustache during an August episode of their podcast. “We’re not gonna bring up Taylor Swift,” he told his brother. “But something tells me she’s gonna like it.”
Reporting by Nate Grant
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