Travis Kelce’s inner circle might not be as famous as girlfriend Taylor Swift’s crew, but they are just as important to the pair’s relationship. Case and point: Kelce’s best friend Aric Jones, who has been spotted at Kansas City Chiefs games with Swift.
Jones made headlines on Sunday, December 10, after he was seen hugging Swift, 33, in the Chiefs’ suite during the team’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs lost, but Jones and Swift looked happy in the box, according to a fan video, before the Grammy winner met up with Kelce, 34, for a festive night out with friends.
While Swift has become a staple at Arrowhead Stadium since sparking a romance with Kelce over the summer, Jones has been part of the NFL player’s squad for decades.
Jones and Kelce were childhood friends before they became roommates in their 20s. “I was just like, ‘Are you sure this is cool? I don’t want to be a burden on you,’” Jones recalled to Vanity Fair in July, revealing that Kelce called him in 2014 and offered him a place to live. “He just sent me a picture of a bedroom and said, ‘Here’s your room. It’s waiting for you.’”
While the friends no longer live together, Jones rarely misses a Chiefs game. Swift also seems to have Jones’ stamp of approval as they’ve been seen together at multiple NFL games since October.