Ever since Taylor Swift started dating NFL star Travis Kelce she’s found herself surrounded by some new girlfriends. Among them is Kylie Kelce, the wife of Travis’s brother and fellow NFL player, Jason Kelce. Kylie recently voiced her support for the ‘Bad Blood’ singer amidst swirling rumors about Swift’s past relationship with Joe Alwyn.
Defending Against Gossip
In November, the internet stirred with a rumor posted by the celebrity gossip account Deux Moi, suggesting that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn had secretly tied the knot. Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, stepped in, making a rare public statement to deny the story and criticize Deux Moi for causing unnecessary pain and trauma with their speculative posts. Amid this online chatter, Kylie Kelce made her presence felt by liking an Instagram post from Today reporting on the incident.
Kylie Kelce’s move to publicly support Taylor Swift, even in a subtle manner, is noteworthy given her typical low profile. Among the new wave of “WAGs” (wives and girlfriends) in Swift’s circle, Kelce is one of the less visible members. Her action may be just a like on social media, but it speaks volumes, especially considering Kelce’s preference for steering clear of the limelight.
In a rare interview with Spectrum News in Kansas City, Kylie Kelce opened up about her inclination to avoid the spotlight. Despite being a communication major in college, she expressed a strong preference for being behind the scenes. Given this camera-shy nature, Kelce’s public acknowledgment of Swift’s situation adds an interesting layer to the dynamics within Swift’s newfound circle.
It seems as though Taylor Swift has finally found a circle of friends who actually care about her. Her new supportive network goes beyond the glitz and glamor of Hollywood to building genuine bonds. This kid is finally not on her own.
Actor Patrick Stewart may hold many awards, but what he does not have is a world record. Thankfully for him, his namesake, a mouse named Patrick Stewart, has finally entered the league of Guinness World Records holders. Patrick, being almost 10 years old, exceeds a mouse’s average age. It is just two years older than the previous Guinness Award holder in the same category, Ian McKellen.
Patrick Stewart’s Family History
Pat, the Pacific pocket mouse, is the smallest mouse species in North America. It was born on the 14th of July, 2013 to two wild-caught parents during the first year of the San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Center’s work to preserve endangered species. For more than 20 years, it was assumed that this pocket rodent vanished until a small remaining population emerged in 1994 in California. Debra Shier, Associate Director of the Recovery Ecology Department at the San Diego Zoo, stated that Patrick Stewart had been paired with different females to produce his line many times. Still, things didn’t go according to plan and Pat failed to produce offspring.
The Pacific Pocket Mouse
The species weighs as much as three pennies and gets its name from the pouches in its cheeks that carry food and nesting materials. As small as these mice are, they play quite a crucial role in the ecosystem by circulating the seeds of native plants and stimulating plant growth through their digging movements. The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance explains that receiving the Guinness Award is a real win for this small, almost extinct species. Because of habitat degradation and human intrusion, there was a drastic population decline in Patrick Stewart’s species. That’s when the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance introduced a conservation, breeding, and reintroduction program in 2012 to help save the species from lifetime extinction. Such efforts to augment population numbers are critical for preserving this species.