Photos of Travis Kelce and his girlfriend Taylor Swift enjoying some PDA after he won the Super Bowl went viral. And now, Travis Kelce’s ex Kayla Nicole has taken to Instagram to share a cryptic—but we think positive—post. She and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end dated for 5 years before calling it quits in 2022.
On February 11, 2024, social media was flooded with photos of Taylor and Travis locking lips and hugging on the field of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after the Chiefs defeated the 49ers in overtime at Super Bowl LVIII.
Two days later, on February 13, Kayla shared a quote in her Insta stories from @thedeadthoughts account that read: “I just wanna see everyone win in life. So if you’re reading this I’m rooting for you. May all your soons turn into finally!” A nice message to send regardless of whether it was a literal response to Traylor.
Travis and Nicole started dating in 2017 after some Instagram interactions together. “He had been following me and Insta-flirting for a few months,” she revealed in an Instagram Story. “All double taps and no dm. Soooo after a little liquid courage and a pep talk from @iqueenb (something along the lines of ‘WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR’) I dm’d him on New Years.”
“I didn’t just go through every single pic and just start liking it immediately,” Travis clarified with E! News. “It was over the course of a month’s span, just following her and liking the pictures that she was posting and watching all of her stories when stories had first started coming out.”
He continued, “I was just stalking her and then finally on New Year’s, she gave in. And, you know, New Year new me. She just shot her shot, jumped in my DMs and the rest is history.”
After their breakup, the model posted a since-deleted Tiktok shedding light on what might’ve led to their split. “You’re not stupid Kayla. No, I am actually. Thought I’d get wifed after dating for 5 year. That’s 1,825 days.”
During an interview with People published on October 25, 2023, she confessed: “Just full transparency, I went through this major breakup, major life change, and I had lost a substantial amount of weight within a very short amount of time. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating. I was really abusing melatonin to sleep at night,” she said.
“It was like I was working out, I was in really great shape, but I felt like sh— and I was sad, and I was having a hard time getting out of bed. It got to the point where I was like, ‘Okay, what else can I possibly do?’ So, I started to go to therapy … and quickly realized, okay, it’s one thing to be physically fit, but it’s another thing to be mentally fit. You could be in the best shape of your life, but mentally, if you are not a healthy person, it’s not going to feel good.”