Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is quite a catch. After auctioning off his heart on E!'s reality show Catching Kelce to winner Maya Benberry, the pair only dated for a short while before calling it off. And Travis found someone new very fast.
Travis has been with Kayla Brown (who goes by Kayla Nicole) since 2017, but it seems the couple called it quits after three years together. Keep reading to find out more about Travis and Kayla's breakup.
Why did Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole break up?
In a since-deleted tweet, which was screengrabbed by TMZ, the reigning Super Bowl champ responded to a rumor claiming he had cheated on his then-girlfriend. "Girlfriend of NFL Player Travis Kelce LEAVES Him After He Got Caught W/ Becky," the Twitter post read.
Travis replied, "This is fake news... a lie... and not why Kayla and I broke up... take all your hatred somewhere else please."
At this time, Kayla has appeared to have deleted all social media pics with her former beau. Though she has not specifically addressed their split, she did take to Instagram to post a "special tune" for the "cyber bullies out there." In the post, Kayla sings that she's "blocking" all of her critics.
Prior to the couple calling it quits, Travis shared an Instagram snap on July 21 of the pair enjoying summer vacation on a yacht.
Travis Kelce's former girlfriend is a sports media personality.
Just like her ex-boyfriend, Kayla is really into sports. Her Instagram bio claims that she's worked for media outlets like the NBA, BET, Global Grind, HotNewHipHop, XONecole, All Def Digital, BallisLife, mostly covering sports.
Kayla also has a YouTube channel, where she has an entire on-screen media reel covering events like the WEEN awards and a Lakers Game. Her reel also features her interviewing different celebrities like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.
Kayla has also hosted “Heat Check,” a YouTube show about basketball put on by the outlet BallIsLife, and was the “resident tastemaker" with HotNewHipHop.
All of her media work traces back to the broadcast journalism degree she received from Pepperdine University.
She's also worked as a model.
Outside of her media work, Kayla has also worked as a model, promoting brands on her Instagram to her 190,000 followers. Her brand deals have included the wine brand Babe, Gameday Tailgate Experience, and Tinder.
She's also shared various model shots she's done, though it doesn't look as though she's professionally signed by anyone currently.
Alongside modeling, Kayla has competed in various beauty pageants and has been awarded the titles of “Top 20 Miss CA 2013, First Runner Up Miss Malibu 2013, Top 10 Miss CA USA 2012, 2nd Runner-up in Miss Southern Coast Regional 2012, Third Runner Up Miss Malibu 2012,” according to her professional Facebook page.
Kayla is from Los Angeles.
Kayla seems to be based in Los Angeles, attending college in California and working for various outlets based in Los Angeles. Even though Travis was based in Kansas, it seems the two made plenty of time for each other, frequently posting photos together. Kayla also made it a point to attend as many of his Chiefs games as she could, showing up at tailgates and supporting Travis from the sidelines.
Travis' ex, Maya, had some issues with their relationship.
After Travis and Kayla went public, Travis' ex, Maya, had some thoughts about his new relationship.
According to The Shade Room's Instagram, Maya tweeted "When you and your ex broke up 5 months ago but you find out via social media that he's supposedly been in another relationship for 6..."
Maya alluded that Kayla and Travis' relationship started while he was technically still with Maya, though Travis did not confirm or deny the accusations.