Shaquille O’Neal Shares Dating Advice For Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift Amid Their Public Romance


Shaquille O’Neal offers some guidance on dating.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, who are still in love, receive some advice from the 51-year-old retired NBA player in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE related to his new commercial for Pepsi’s new mini cans.

O’Neal is used to having the world keep a close eye on his relationships, including his nine-year marriage to his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal. The biggest advise he can give the singer and NFL player regarding their relationship is therefore to “keep it out of the public eye.”

“They look good together,” he adds of Swift, 33, and Kelce, 34. “I wish them nothing but the best, and I hope they’re happy.”

September saw Swift become the subject of dating rumors after she was seen at a few of Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs football games. When they left a Saturday Night Live afterparty in October while holding hands, the two subsequently declared their love for one another.

Things are becoming “more serious” between Swift and the athlete, a source told PEOPLE, after their numerous outings together, which included Kelce attending her Eras Tour overseas.

“They share a strong work ethic and have a huge appreciation for life and their careers, strong family bond and values,” the source said, adding that Kelce is also “sweet, goofy and just a blast to be around.”

Another sports legend offered his opinion on everything “Traylor” last week when Derek Jeter spoke with PEOPLE regarding the connection between Swift and Kelce in the entertainment and sports industries.

The 49-year-old former baseball player stated that he believes “sports and music have been intertwined for long, long time” and added, “In that sense, I don’t think it’s anything new.”

“I think anytime you get a new set of eyes, a new demographic that’s paying attention to sports, [it’s great],” he continued. “I think Taylor Swift has a lot of fans anyway, so I don’t necessarily think it’s like, ‘Oh, she’s got a new set of fans now.’ They probably were fans anyway. But I think it just puts the sports world into the spotlight.”

“But, hey, if you go back over the years, it is funny. You always hear people say that a lot of entertainers want to be athletes, and then you look at athletes and they want to be entertainers themselves,” the former ball player added. “I think those worlds have coincided for quite some time.”