Donna Kelce Reveals Her Thoughtful Approach to Bonding With Her Granddaughters

Donna Kelce Reveals Her Thoughtful Approach to Bonding With Her Granddaughters — & the Similar Advice She Gave Son

As the mom of not one but two super successful NFL players, Donna Kelce is a busy woman. When she’s not jetting across the country to support both Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce, there are three other family members she loves to visit: her granddaughters.

During an interview with Us Weekly on Tuesday, Donna opened up about the sweet way she likes to interact with Wyatt, 4, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, 11 months, whom Jason shares with his wife Kylie Kelce. Though, like many grandmothers, Donna wishes she could see her grandbabies more, she’s 100% focused on the girls when she does get to visit them.

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PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 06: Donna Kelce holds up photos of her sons, Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Footprint Center on February 6, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images.
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“When I’m with them, I’m in the moment,” the matriarch said. “I want to do what they’re doing. I want to play what they’re playing. I want to read to them. I want to build blocks, try to be as active as I possibly can and be attentive to what they’re doing and know that I value their time and I value who they are,” she explained. We love her child-led approach and openness to supporting their individuality!

Like Donna, Jason loves to dote on his little girls. “He loves the cuddling, he loves how sweet they are, the little comments that they make, how much they love their animals and their dolls,” Donna said of the way her son has embraced being a girl dad. And when he’s been unsure of how to navigate certain situations, the mom of two has urged the football player to follow her lead.

Jason and Kylie Kelce get real about the struggle to capture that perfect family snapshot. Who else can relate? 📸 https://t.co/OCxVVwyVDK

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“Let your children choose what they love to do,” she said of her parenting advice for her son. “Don’t try to steer them into something. Give them an opportunity to get involved in as much as you possibly can and let them decide,” Donna continued. “They will be good at whatever they love to do. It’s just the way it is. If they love to do something, they will do it over and over and over again. … Whether it’s art or sports or music or whatever they love to do, try to let them do it and try to get them help with it and support them.”

No wonder why Jason seems like such a great dad — he has a wonderful example in his mom.