Kelly Clarkson Clarifies She Didn’t ‘Bash’ Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce’s Romance


“I am pro romance. Yay romance,” the pop star and TV show host wrote on Instagram.

Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson is setting the record straight about her comments regarding Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce‘s romance.

During The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (Oct. 19), the pop star and TV personality joked about the NFL’s constant coverage of the couple’s budding relationship.

“It’s not hilarious how it is literally taking over the NFL for people that like watching sports now,” Clarkson told her guest, Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang. “It’s like you’re watching Housewives while you’re watching.”

She added, “They’re just talking about gossip things and you’re like, ‘So, what about the play?’”

On Saturday (Oct. 21), the “Stronger” singer took to social media to respond to claims that she was bashing Swift and Kelce’s relationship.

“Just a quick public service announcement everybody since this seems to be breaking news…” Clarkson began her message on Instagram. “Do not fall prey to clickbait, trash reporters twisting the facts again. I did not bash anyone’s romance. I am pro romance. Yay romance.”

She continued, “Did y’all even watch what I actually said on my show? I just said I want to watch football when I tune in to watch football. Seems an appropriate request. Okay, carry on, and GO COWBOYS!”

Both Swift and Kelce made surprise cameos during the season 49 premiere of SNL on Oct. 14. The pop star helped introduce musical guest Ice Spice and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end appeared in a skit that parodied the NFL’s Swift-centric coverage of her recent attendance streak at his games.

Check out Clarkson’s post on Instagram below.

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