Jason Kelce teased there was one person who wasn’t surprised by his appearance on this year’s list of sexiest men: his wife, Kylie Kelce.
Jason, 36, was asked about his inclusion as a finalist in People‘s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue while making a guest appearance on Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football broadcast on Thursday, November 9. The panelists joked that they were “surprised” Jason still had time to stop by now that he’s joined the ranks of A-listers like Patrick Dempsey, Pedro Pascal and Timothée Chalamet on the distinguished list.
“Listen, I don’t know how this all happened,” Jason replied. “But it’s honestly just another day. My wife tells me all the time I’m the sexiest man in the world. So I’ve been wondering what’s been taking so long for this nomination to happen.”
Jokes aside, Jason noted that his “whirlwind” week has been “fun” — and pointed out that representation matters. “It’s a win for plus size, bearded men all over,” he added.
Kylie, 31, has yet to directly address her husband’s nomination, which made headlines Wednesday, November 8. Jason previously confessed on 94 WIP Sportsradio that he wasn’t so sure he belonged among Hollywood’s hottest leading men.
“I’m not even the sexiest man in my family, let alone [the] sexiest man alive! I mean, what are we talking about?” he teased on Wednesday.
Jason’s younger brother, Travis Kelce, was also featured in the magazine, landing on the “Sexiest Swifties of the Year” list with Channing Tatum and Taylor Lautner.
Travis, 34, has been linked to Taylor Swift since September. As their relationship continues to bloom, the entire Kelce family has experienced new levels of stardom. While Travis’ parents — Ed and Donna Kelce — have both been spotted spending time with Swift, 33, in the stands at Kansas City Chiefs games, Jason and Kylie have yet to meet the pop star.
“They’ll flip, no doubt,” Ed told Entertainment Tonight last month when asked how the couple’s daughters — Wyatt, 4, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, 8 months — will react to meeting Swift.
Both Travis and Jason are in the midst of NFL bye weeks. When they take the field next on November 20, it’ll be against each other. (Travis plays tight end for the Chiefs, while Jason plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles.)
Donna previously hinted that fans won’t see Kylie in the VIP box at Arrowhead Stadium for the family game. “I don’t blame her [if] she wouldn’t want to be in the suite, I wouldn’t think,” Donna said on the “Got It From My Momma” podcast in October. “She may not want to be there because everybody will be rooting for the Chiefs, so she probably will be down [near the field], like, rooting for the Eagles.”