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Why Rob Gronkowski Believes Travis Kelce Is the Only Guy in the NFL Who Can Handle Taylor Swift Romance Attention (Exclusive)

Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski knows a thing or two about being in the spotlight. As a former wingman to GOAT quarterback Tom Brady, the retired NFL tight end has spent plenty of time under a magnifying glass himself. But recently, Gronk shared his candid opinion about the attention Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift's romance has attracted this season.

During an exclusive Zoom interview with Parade, Gronk opened up about all things related to Super Bowl LVIII, game-time snacks—and yes, even Swelce/Tayvis mania—while promoting Bounty's Ultimate Wingmen campaign.

"I think it's great," Gronkowski shared. "I think Travis Kelce is kind of the only guy in the NFL that can handle this type of attention as well."

For Gronk, the proof is in the results. Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers at the 2024 Super Bowl on Feb. 11.

"It hasn't affected him one bit. I mean, he's showing up week in and week out on the field every Sunday," the current Fox Sports NFL analyst told Parade. "He's producing big-time catches when needed on third down, he's producing big time catches in the red zone for some touchdowns as well. "

Gronkowski continued: "So Travis, man, I know the guy. He's fun, He's entertaining. And he can handle all the pressure that's thrown out, thrown at him. No doubt."

Of course, Gronkowski started dating model and TV personality Camille Kostek in 2015, when he played for the Patriots, so he had a tiny taste of what it's like as a professional athlete dating someone from the entertainment industry.

Kelce and Swift may be on a whole other level of superstar coupledom in the NFL—but no matter what happens, Gronk has faith in his fellow tight end to handle it like a champ.

For Kelce's sake, hopefully, he'll handle it as a Super Bowl champ on Feb. 11!

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