Donna Kelce opens up about divorce and why she and ex-husband Ed decided to wait

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Donna Kelce, mom of Kansas City Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce and former Philadelphia Eagles middle Jason Kelce, says she and ex-husband Ed Kelce made the joint determination to remain collectively whereas their sons had been “in the home.” 

In a latest podcast look with Martha Stewart, Donna opened up about her divorce and their determination to not cut up till the well-known NFL sibling duo was now not residing at residence in Ohio.

Travis Kelce of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs celebrates with Donna Kelce after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 within the Tremendous Bowl at State Farm Stadium Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures)

“It was after the children had been out of faculty,” she stated on Wednesday’s episode of “The Martha Stewart Podcast.” “Ed and I, we labored collectively as a workforce.


“It’s very, very tough to lift youngsters by yourself,” she continued. “And with as energetic as they had been, how do you do this by yourself? So, we determined that we’d be married all through your entire time that the children had been in the home, and that’s the best way it labored out.” 

Within the Prime Video documentary “Kelce,” Ed echoed that sentiment. 

“If we had cut up as we in all probability each would have most well-liked, that may have been a nightmare with the logistics, getting youngsters the place they needed to be and offering all of the help,” Ed stated, by way of the New York Post

Travis Kelce's parents take the stage

Donna Kelce and Ed Kelce, mother and father of Jason and Travis Kelce, take the stage earlier than their sons are offered with diplomas at their alma mater, the College of Cincinnati, April 8, 2024. The brothers each earned levels however by no means participated in commencement ceremonies. (Cara Owsley/The Enquirer/USA Right now Community)


On a earlier episode of the “New Heights” podcast, Donna stated she and Ed met at a bar in Ohio when she was on her method to a date with another person. 

“I used to be alleged to exit with a man that night time. We had been alleged to go to a play, and I by no means made it. Your dad and I talked perpetually,” she recalled within the podcast, by way of Individuals Journal. 

Donna Kelce with sons, Travis and Jason

Mom Donna Kelce provides cookies to her sons Jason Kelce, left, of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Travis Kelce of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs throughout Tremendous Bowl LVII Opening Evening at Footprint Heart Feb. 6, 2023, in Phoenix, Ariz. (Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures)


Donna, sporting her well-known cut up jersey, captivated soccer followers through the lead-up to the 2023 Tremendous Bowl, the place the Kelce brothers confronted each other. 

Jason Kelce retired earlier this 12 months after 13 seasons with the Eagles. Travis Kelce, contemporary off successful his third Tremendous Bowl with the Chiefs, not too long ago agreed to a brand new two-year deal value $34.25 million. 

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