What Donna Kelce Had To Say About The Viral Travis Kelce Gnocchi Video - Exclusive

If you're "online" in any capacity, you know all about the Kelce family. Brothers Travis and Jason Kelce play in the NFL (most notably in the 2023 Super Bowl when Travis' Kansas City Chiefs overcame Jason's Philadelphia Eagles). Mom Donna Kelce has been there the entire time, watching her sons' careers. Most recently, she's shared a skybox with Travis' new girlfriend, Taylor Swift. Needless to say, the Kelces have spent some time in the limelight in the last few years. 

Recently, a video of Travis has resurfaced, showing him, mid-game, asking a staff member on the sidelines if he can call his mom to clarify what kind of food he wants after the game (via the Daily Mail). In the video, he says, "Tell her that I don't want the macaroni and cheese with the regular noodles. I want the gnocchi. How do you say it?" 

In an exclusive Mashed interview with Donna Kelce, we got the low-down, but it turns out that Travis' request that's received so much attention may just all be in good fun. Upon asking Donna if she'd seen the video, she laughed and confirmed she had. Then, she clarified, "That was a joke. That definitely would never happen, and he would never ask for it. I don't make gnocchi, but I know he loves it."

All just a joke?

So, does Travis Kelce really love gnocchi? Maybe if Donna's not the one cooking it. Joke or not, there is some truth in the video, though. Macaroni and cheese is one of the foods Travis loves on game day, along with French toast, pizza, steak, barbecue, and gummy bears, to name a few.  

Donna Kelce told TODAY that she does cook macaroni and cheese for her sons, using a variety of different cheeses (but with "the regular noodles," not the gnocchi. Sorry, Travis). Additionally, Travis has launched a food line via a partnership with Walmart that includes multiple versions of macaroni and cheese. The line, dubbed "Travis Kelce's Kitchen," was announced in late 2023 and features a heat-and-eat bacon macaroni and cheese dish, as well as a variation topped with burnt ends (barbecued brisket). The line includes seven dishes, all with a Kansas City-inspired comfort food twist.

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