Uncle Travis Kelce praised his niece as a ‘trooper’ while his girl dad brother assessed the situation

• Jason Kelce was podcasting when he heard daughter Elliotte, 2½, crying from upstairs

• The father of three noted these kinds of outbursts are “standard” within his family of five

• Jason Kelce welcomed youngest daughter, Bennett, weeks after competing against brother and co-host Travis Kelce in Super Bowl LVII

 

Jason Kelce took a moment from the podcast on Wednesday to make sure his little girl was okay.

As the Philadelphia Eagles center, 36, talked football with brother Travis Kelce, 34, during a recording of their podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis, the father of three could hear one of his three daughters crying upstairs. He continued through the conversation, but as the noise picked up, he appeared more concerned.

“Ellie is losing her mind up there,” he said of his middle daughter, Elliotte, 2½, before calling up the stairs to her.


“Ellie, are you okay?” he asked, but didn’t get an answer.

“Hopefully, she’s alright,” Travis said, snickering at the situation unfolding.

The girl dad replied, “Yeah, I mean this is standard.”

Jason Kelce holding daughter Elliotte, Donna Kelce, Travis Kelce holding niece Wyatt.

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“She’s a trooper,” Travis noted of his niece.

Jason mused, “Wyatt probably took one of her toys or something,” with Travis jokingly calling his oldest niece a “thief” before they moved on.

In addition to Elliotte and Wyatt, 4, Jason shares daughter Bennett, 10 months, with wife Kylie Kelce.


Travis Kelce (L), Elliotte Kelce (R). TODD OWYOUNG/NBC VIA GETTY, KYLIE KELCE/INSTAGRAM

Ahead of the 2023 Super Bowl — in which the Kelce brothers faced off against one another — Jason’s wife Kylie told PEOPLE that Travis is the “absolute best” uncle to her girls.

“It’s very funny, Jason said in an interview that he thinks [the girls] might like him more than they like Jason,” Kylie joked.

“I tell everybody, he comes to our house to visit and the poor guy doesn’t sit on the couch because our daughters will be like, ‘No, no, you sit on the floor. We’re gonna do a puzzle. We’re gonna build blocks. We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that,’” she added.

Jason and Travis Kelce cover.

“Our oldest, she’s our boss. She’s our ring leader, and she just has demand after demand for him. And I’m like, ‘Trav, you know you can tell Wyatt no?’”

“He was like ‘Yeah, I don’t think I can.’ And so he will do it,” she shared.

“She’ll be like, ‘Jump up and down.’ He’ll do it. ‘Roll on the floor,’ he’ll do it. ‘Be the pony.’ He’ll do it. So he’s all-in when it comes to being an uncle. He is the epitome of an uncle, just through and through.”