Not one to shy away from the limelight, Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce once played three years as a quarterback, and posted a total of 2,539 yards as a senior. He also had 1,016 rushing yards for 10 touchdowns, and 1,523 passing yards on 103-of-198 attempts, with 21 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in 2007. Almost 10 years later he starred in the 2016 E! Entertainment Television show Catching Kelce. On the reality dating show, women from all 50 states competed to win the title of being Travis Kelce’s girlfriend.
Initially, Travis picked a woman called Maya Benberry as the winner, but the couple dated only briefly. After the show’s conclusion, he met and began dating Kayla Nicole online, and she has been famously featured on his Instagram cheering him on during big games, even one on her 30th birthday week. Travis Kelce’s girlfriend Kayla Nicole who has more than 600,000 Instagram followers, can hold her own when it comes to the limelight as well. Let’s look into their lives.
Who Is Travis Kelce’s Girlfriend? 3 Kayla Nicole Facts!
One of the NFL’s biggest stars Travis Michael Kelce was born on October 5, 1989. The professional American football player who plays in the tight end position set the NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end and gained the second most receiving yards of any player in the 2020 season. Kelce attended Cleveland Heights High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. Graduating from the University of Cincinnati, (where he played for the Bearcats), Kelce received scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Akron, and Miami (Ohio).
Kelce was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (ranked 63rd) of the 2013 draft. With the Chiefs, Kelce has achieved two ratings for Wild Cards in 2013-14 and 2015-16. In 2014, they were defeated by the Colts 45-44, and in 2016, they swept the Texans 30-0 before falling 27-20 to the Patriots. And in the 2019-2020 season he was champion of the Super Bowl defeating the 49ers 31-20. On June 6, 2013, Kelce signed a 4-year, $3.12 million contract with a signing bonus of $703,304. On January 29, 2016, Kelce renewed his contract for 5 more years, at a rate of $ 46 million.
The man who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) was always meant to be in the football industry – he is the little brother of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce. What about off the field? The six-time Pro-Bowler was nominated for the NFL’s prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Not only is he a total philanthropist (running a nonprofit called Eighty-Seven & Running to help underserved youth in his native Ohio strive to become productive citizens), he has also found love.
1. Who is Travis Kelce’s girlfriend Kayla Nicole?
One look at her Instagram and we can see that she is a model, actually, she lists her profession as a model/reporter for the NBA and BET. Nicole is also an on-camera host, hosting her youtube show where she posts workout videos for the inclusive fitness brand called Strong Is Sexy. It makes sense that she is a reporter as she has a journalism degree from Pepperdine University. Prior to this, the model/reporter competed in beauty pageants.
2. She met Travis on Instagram:
Nicole’s followers on Instagram have seen her two puppies. The first is Rambo (a Goldendoodle) and the second is Chauncey (a pomeranian-husky mix).
While they used to make regular appearances on Nicole’s social media feeds, now Travis has claimed most of her attention. But it all began online according to one person who asked the couple how they met in an Instagram Q&A, and Nicole replied, “He Insta stalked me. I DM’d him. The end.”
Their romance went public slowly at a friend’s wedding where the two announced their relationship. The wedding was the May 2017 wedding of Travis’s then-teammate, NFL wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to Adia Kuzma.
The next wedding they could be seen at is perhaps Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his fiance Brittany Matthew as Travis and Nicole are great friends with this couple – they recently went on vacation in Lake Tahoe
3. Travis and Nicole broke up briefly in 2020:
She’s ready to take their relationship to the next level – but was he? Well, we don’t know. We didn’t even know that Travis and Nicole ended their relationship in August 2020.
While the reasons for the breakup were never revealed, a few months later during an interview with WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike Travis announced that he would be celebrating Christmas together with his girl.
All in all, they experienced quarantining last year getting tested for COVID-19 a few times a week so that Travis could get to work and they could keep seeing each other – cheering and playing to impress fans!