A year after the split and now with his pending relationship with Taylor Swift many Kansas City Chiefs fans might be asking why did Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole break up? Previously, during an episode of the podcast New Heights in July 2023, the star tight end and single player for the Kansas City Chiefs star revealed that he tried to give Swift a friendship bracelet with the digits of his phone number before her concert for her Eras Tour at the Arrowhead Stadium.
“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings, so I was a little butthurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her,” Kelce admitted. Kelce’s brother, Jason Kelce added, “She doesn’t meet anybody — or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personal, but it was an unbelievable show.”
The Super Bowl winner has a complicated dating past (including his own personalized dating show). So what exactly happened between Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole that caused them to break up? Read more to find out.
Why did Travis Kelce and Kayla Nicole break up? We don’t have a reason but Kelce and Nicole started dating 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,” Kelce 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.”
The two nearly dated on and off for five years, but Kelce confirmed that he was single in 2023. “I’m in the free market right now. I’m out there just enjoying life, focused on my profession,” he said in an interview with Pivor.
Barstool Sports alleged that Kelce did not pay for half the bills or their dates when the two were together. The tight end shut down those rumors immediately. “Don’t buy into that s–t,” he said. “I would never say that I was supporting her. She had a very financially stable life and what she was doing in her career.”