Travis Kelce shares precious throwback pics of Jason Kelce for National Siblings Day

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Jason and Travis Kelce have come a long from from their upbringing in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Today, they're veritable NFL stars with Super Bowl rings — Jason Kelce won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017; Travis Kelce in 2019 and 2023. His team, the Kansas City Chiefs, will play the Super Bowl again in 2024. Famously, the brothers became the first to go head-to-head in a Super Bowl.

The duo co-host a podcast, "New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce," where they discuss a little bit of everything: Football, of course, but also fatherhood, family and, of late, Travis Kelce's relationship with Taylor Swift.

Jason and Travis Kelce are the only children of Ed and Donna Kelce. The parents opened up on "New Heights" about raising kids who were bound for professional sports, recommending parents “feed a passion for athletics, not the NFL.”

But what, exactly, is fueling the hype for these brothers? Here’s everything you need to know about the first brothers of football.

Jason Kelce, Travis Kelce  (David Eulitt / Getty Images)
Jason Kelce, Travis Kelce (David Eulitt / Getty Images)

Facts about Jason Kelce

Jason Kelce (Cooper Neill / Getty Images)
Jason Kelce (Cooper Neill / Getty Images)
  • Age: 36

  • Year he was drafted to the NFL: 2011

  • NFL team he currently plays for: Philadelphia Eagles

  • Football position he plays: Center

  • Relationship Status: Married to Kylie McDevitt Kelce

  • Children: Father to three daughters (Wyatt, 4, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, 8 months

Jason Kelce (@kykelce via Instagram)
Jason Kelce (@kykelce via Instagram)

Facts about Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Getty Images / Getty Images)
Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift (Getty Images / Getty Images)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Gotham / Getty Images)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Gotham / Getty Images)

They have a lot of love for each other

Travis Kelce celebrated National Siblings Day on April 10, 2024, with a sweet video of him and his brother over the years that he posted on TikTok.

“Had to wish my guy who loves made up holidays more than anyone a HAPPY NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY!!” the Chiefs tight end captioned the clip, which features several moments of their lives, ranging from their childhood to more recent events.

Jason Kelce (@traviskelce via TikTok)
Jason Kelce (@traviskelce via TikTok)

Set to the song “Family” by Kygo and The Chainsmokers, the video begins with baby Jason smiling and then holding a football before cutting to shots of the brothers playing together, goofing around in a locker room and one of them dressed as Batman as a kid. Then, we see Jason Kelce wearing a Batman mask while in his Eagles uniform.

Jason Kelce (@traviskelce via TikTok)
Jason Kelce (@traviskelce via TikTok)

The montage also features shots of them swimming, Jason Kelce’s infamous shirtless moment at his brother’s playoff game last season in Buffalo, as well as images of them riding a camel as kids and more recent shots of them on the football field together after games.

Their parents are divorced, but supportive

Donna and Ed Kelce, Travis and Jason Kelce's parents, have opened up multiple times about their marriage.

In the "Kelce" documentary, focused on Jason Kelce and his family, Ed Kelce said he and Donna Kelce stayed together for their sons.

“If we had split as we probably both would have preferred, that would have been a nightmare with the logistics, getting kids where they had to be and providing all the support,” Ed Kelce said in “Kelce".

Donna Kelce said, on the "New Heights" podcast, that the two remain amicable “I don’t hate him. We’re friends to this day. We get along great,” she said.

Back in Cincinnati, they played for the same team — and lived together

Before they were Eagles and Chiefs, they were Bearcats. While attending the University of Cincinnati, Jason and Travis Kelce briefly overlapped and played football together.

They also roomed together. Jason Kelce appeared on the Mythical Kitchen YouTube show in April 2023 and recounted how they ended up living with two queen beds in a shared dorm room.

When Travis Kelce tested positive for marijuana and got suspended from the team, Jason Kelce had him move in with him to "keep an eye" on his whereabouts. The room was "not pristine," he said.

“In the same time period, he had the audacity to kind of go back the other way again,” Jason Kelce said said. “I was so mad I punched the wall, and when I punched the wall my arm went through one piece of drywall, through the insulation, and then through the other side of the wall. So, there was just a big hole from the living room to the bathroom for like the rest of the quarter.”

They host a podcast together

During the NFL season, the Kelce brothers co-host a podcast called “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce," where they discuss everything from red carpet fashion snafus to their personal lives (and, of course, football).

In a 2022 interview with Forbes, Travis Kelce said he appreciates the time he gets to spend with his brother while filming their podcast.

“It’s been good to just have that set amount of time to be able to just sit down and chat,” he said. “It’s like we’re just kicking it at dinner back when we were in high school and college together.”

Travis Kelce chose his jersey number to honor his brother

Jason and Travis Kelce (Gabriella Ricciardi / MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Jason and Travis Kelce (Gabriella Ricciardi / MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Before the 2023 Super Bowl, Travis Kelce spoke about the significance of his football jersey number: 87.

“If there is a Kelce legacy, two brothers making it to the NFL, it all started in 1987, because this big guy was born in 1987,” he told NFL Films.

Travis Kelce said his brother "paved the way" for him in the same interview.

“I can’t think him enough for doing that. I just hope he stays as happy as he is right now and that that never changes for him and that he only wins one Super Bowl and that I win the rest," he said.

The brothers faced off in the 2023 Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVII Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch (Cooper Neill / Getty Images)
Super Bowl LVII Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch (Cooper Neill / Getty Images)

The Kelce brothers and their teams went head to head at the 2023 Super Bowl.

Donna Kelce, the mother of Jason and Travis Kelce, spoke to TODAY beforehand to discuss the dynamic of having two sons on opposite sides of the big game.

She joked she was rooting for the “offense,” since both of her sons play offense.

“I think that Jason would say I am going to root for the baby of the family, which is Travis. And I keep trying to tell him, ‘No, you’ve given me grandchildren,’ so we’ll leave it at that,” she then teased.

Jason Kelce has said he's 'proud' of his brother

Super Bowl LVII Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Super Bowl LVII Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

During an interview with NFL films before the 2023 Super Bowl, Jason Kelce said he's proud of his younger brother's accomplishments.

“Seeing him turn into the player and the man that he is has been just the ultimate feeling of being proud,” he added.

Jason Kelce says Travis lives life 'with so much joy'

Later on in 2023, and amid his headline-making romance with Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce was featured in the Wall Street Journal. His older brother Jason Kelce offered the following description of the tight end.

"He just lives his life with so much joy,” he said. "He’s always kind of surrounding himself with people who are funny, who have a zest for life; it’s one of the things that defines him."

How they're adjusting to Travis Kelce's new 'level of stardom'

Ever since Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift were first romantically linked in September 2023, the younger Kelce brother has been in the spotlight. His older brother commented on the matter in an interview with NBC Sports in October.

“This is another level of stardom that typically football players don’t deal with,” he said.

Jason Kelce then explained that he's cautiously supportive of his brother's relationship.

“On one hand, I’m happy for my brother that he seems to be in a relationship that he’s excited about, that he is genuine about,” he said. “But there’s another end of it where it’s like, ‘Man, this is a lot.’ There’s paparazzi talking about him fueling his car before the game today and I’m like, ‘Is that really necessary information to share?’”

The brothers agreed, speaking on their podcast, that the NFL was "overdoing it" in its coverage of Taylor Swift, especially when it came to her appearances at Travis Kelce's games.

“They’re overdoing it,” Jason Kelce said, which his brother replied: “They’re overdoing it a little bit, especially with my situation.”

The league also mentioned Swift in its social media accounts for a time. In a statement to TODAY.com, the NFL said in part, “We frequently change our bios and profile imagery based on what’s happening in and around our games, as well as culturally. The Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce news has been a pop cultural moment we’ve leaned into in real time, as it’s an intersection of sport and entertainment, and we’ve seen an incredible amount of positivity around the sport."

Jason likes to poke fun at his younger brother's fits

The duo's brotherly banter is always on display on their podcast.

Leading up to the Kansas City Chiefs-Buffalo Bills playoff game Jan. 21, 2024, the brothers’ “New Heights” podcast shared a video on X of Travis Kelce walking off the team’s plane for the matchup with the caption “KILLA.”

Poking some fun at his younger brother’s colorful outfit, which included a multi-colored striped shirt, yellow jacket and red beanie, Jason Kelce re-shared the post with the caption, “Looks like he’s auditioning for a new Wes Anderson film.”

The Philadelphia Eagles center wasn’t the only one to notice Travis Kelce’s unique look.

Some compared his outfit to one that Taylor Swift, who is dating the Chiefs player, wore in her music video for “Anti-Hero.”

“You look like midnight becomes your afternoon,” one person shared, referring to the song.

Another person wrote, “He look like he in a movie about a bank heist,” while one other shared, “Partridge family vibes.”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com