Kayla Nicole

Lessons in Love: Kayla Nicole's Inspiring Post-Breakup Journey


Dec. 3 2023, Published 5:43 p.m. ET

After dating someone for almost five years, it’s almost unimaginable to see the entire relationship come to an abrupt end.

Unfortunately, that’s the reality for Kayla Nicole after splitting from her long-term boyfriend, Travis Kelce. Every breakup leaves one with takeaways, but not every ending is a failure. So, what lessons can be retrieved from Kayla’s dating history? We will analyze some of the best takeaways from Kayla Nicole’s experience with her dating life.

It’s OK To Be Alone

Going through a breakup isn’t a walk in the park. Acceptance will take some time. Kayla Nicole doesn’t get involved in relationship scandals.

While not much is known about her dating history before Kelce, Kayla has maintained a low profile after the breakup.According to the New York Post, Nicole was allegedly single for over a year after their break-up in 2022.

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Kayla prioritized her mental health and has been taking her time to heal before moving on to another relationship. She isn’t in a rush to get into another relationship despite rumors that her ex-boyfriend has already moved on.

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Parting Ways Doesn’t Have To Be Messy

Kayla Nicole succeeded in keeping a low profile despite dating a public figure and being a media personality herself. After calling it quits, neither Kayla nor Travis made the reason for their splitting public. However, this hasn’t stopped the media and public from making assumptions about the duo’s reason for splitting.

Silence is a powerful weapon. Nicole just demonstrated the power of reservation and silence. A short while after the two love birds split, there were rumors that the NFL star made her go Dutch during dates and trips. Kayla quickly addressed the rumors via X and said they were all lies. The two parted ways amicably.

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Don’t Depend on Your Partner for Financial Security

Although the media often referred to Kayla Nicole as Travis Kelce’s girlfriend, she had a life outside their relationship. Despite dating a professional NFL player, the model continued to work on her pursuits.

Kayla worked as a sports reporter for popular media networks such as ESPN. She has also made a career out of modeling for popular fashion brands like Savage x Fenty.

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The Kansas City Chief star once clarified that he was never responsible for Kayla’s finances because she proved she could take care of herself.

I would never say that I was supporting her. She had a very financially stable life and what she was doing in her career,” Travis shared on the Pivot Podcast in 2023. "But you've got to be crazy if you'd think I would never helped or gave her a couple thousand to grab some food or she gave me some money to go get some food.... we were in a relationship for five years.”

Self-Care Comes First

Kayla is a fitness expert who prides herself in keeping up with the latest workout trends. She has made working out a habit for the longest time, even before meeting the NFL player. After ending the long-term relationship with Travis, physical fitness alone didn’t cut it anymore.

The model stated that she needed to do more to protect herself from total breakdown. Kayla turned to therapy for better support. She even launched her brand, Tribe Therepe, to help people access therapy at an affordable cost. The model noticed tremendous improvement in her overall health after combining therapy and workouts.

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Moving On Is Inevitable

Since the NFL player announced that he was no longer in a relationship with Kayla Nicole, the model swiftly moved on with her life, according to her social media posts.

Not only did Kayla remove all her photos with Travis but she also unfollowed her former friend Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Travis’ teammate Patrick Mahomes, on social media.

“That's a lot of history and friendship there, that doesn't change overnight," she told People3 of her decision to unfollow Brittany amid Travis’ new relationship with Taylor Swift. "But publicly, because things are happening so quickly and so publicly, I have to protect myself. That's really all that is. The love is still there."

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from Kayla’s dating history is never being afraid to let it go when time is up.

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