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Brotherly Rivalries and Touchdown Dips: Donna Kelce’s Playbook for Family Unity

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Donna Kelce sheds light on the enduring closeness of her family amidst the bustling NFL careers of her sons, Travis and Jason Kelce, who play for […]

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Donna Kelce sheds light on the enduring closeness of her family amidst the bustling NFL careers of her sons, Travis and Jason Kelce, who play for different teams.

Despite their demanding schedules, Donna emphasizes the family’s tight-knit nature, stating, “We stay together and try to help each other as much as we can.”

Born into a small family, the Kelce brothers, both professional NFL athletes, have relied on each other for companionship, especially during childhood when the absence of cousins led to playful complaints on Christmas.

Donna acknowledges the impact of football on their family dynamics but cherishes the moments when they can come together.

Travis, as the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Jason, as the center for the Philadelphia Eagles with three children, have notably busy lives.

Donna expresses her happiness for their success, recognizing the challenges they faced to reach their current positions.

Football serves as a unifying force for the Kelce family, transcending team rivalries. Donna, a dedicated mother, goes to great lengths to support her sons, often traveling significant distances to attend their games.

During the 2022 playoffs, she watched Jason play against the Buccaneers in Tampa before swiftly flying to Kansas City to catch Travis in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Beyond football, Donna highlights the family’s common interests in “food” and “friends.” She emphasizes the significance of “grandchildren,” pointing to the three daughters of Jason and his wife Kylie: Wyatt, Elliotte, and Bennett.

Competitiveness is ingrained in the Kelce family, extending beyond the football field to activities like dodgeball and golf.

Donna reminisces about childhood competitions, noting that the sibling rivalry has persisted into adulthood, with Travis and Jason playfully jabbing at each other.

Despite their competitive spirit, Donna reveals that the brothers are each other’s biggest fans, holding no grudges from their childhood competitions.

Donna also shares a fun fact about Travis’s love for dips, which aligns seamlessly with her partnership with Heluva Good!.

The snack brand is collaborating with Donna for a Super Bowl countdown calendar, featuring her favorite Tex-Mex seven layer dip with Jalapeño Cheddar.

In summary, Donna Kelce’s insights into her family’s journey through the challenges of NFL stardom reveal a unique blend of competition, camaraderie, and shared moments, both on and off the football field.