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Travis Kelce’s Dating History Goes Way Back To His Reality Dating Show Days

It’s impossible for anyone to scroll social media right now without seeing Travis Kelce on their timeline or For You page. The two-time Super Bowl champion on the Kansas City Chiefs hit a new level of fame during last year’s Super Bowl, which fans nicknamed the Kelce Bowl, once it was announced Travis would be up against his brother, Jason Kelce, center for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Chiefs tight end is dominating headlines recently, and not only because of his football performance. No one can stop talking about Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s rumored relationship that has even non-sports fans interested in football. Swifties tuned into the Chiefs’ game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 24, when the Grammy winner was spotted in a suite with Kelce’s mom. As their romance seemingly heats up, fans are curious about who the football player has been previously linked to. With Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift quickly becoming the new It Couple, let’s take a look into everyone Travis Kelce has dated in the past.

Taylor Swift

The rumored romance between Swift and Kelce began when he attended the pop-star’s Eras Tour concert at Arrowhead Stadium in July 2023. Soon thereafter, on an episode of Kelce’s podcast with his brother, Jason Kelce, the Chiefs star revealed that he made a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it to hand to Swift prior to the show, but failed to get it to her. 

Since then, their relationship timeline has only expanded, leaving fans shocked on Sept. 24 after watching Taylor Swift leave the Kansas City stadium with Travis Kelce in his 1989-inspired outfit. The couple left the stadium in his drop-top “getaway car” and headed to dinner together with his team.

Kayla Nicole

Prior to Travis Kelce entering his Lover era, he was in a long-term relationship with influencer and journalist Kayla Nicole from 2017 to May 2022. According to E! News, the couple met on Instagram when the Super Bowl winner came across Nicole’s profile, spamming her pictures with likes until she caved and DMed him. 

After three years of public sightings, the two split in August 2020 with rumors of infidelity, which Kelce quickly shut down on Twitter. A few months later, the pair got back together only to break up for a final time in May 2022. Both party’s social media profiles were wiped of each other, letting everyone know they were done for real this time.

Zuri Hall

Although not really serious, Kelce was rumored to be dating Access Hollywood co-host Zuri Hall following his split with Kayla Nicole. In October 2022, rumors circulated that the two were dating after Barstool Sports spotted Hall in Kelce’s suite at Arrowhead Stadium. Unfortunately, neither half of this couple ever addressed the rumors, so fans were left wondering if it was just a coincidence.

Maya Benberry

For Travis Kelce fans, they all know that his love life has always been public since he starred in the 2016 E! reality show Catching Kelce, where 50 women from 50 states had a chance to couple up with the tight end. The purpose of the show was similar to The Bachelor, the end goal being for Travis Kelce to get engaged to someone after dating the other women to narrow the choice down. In the end, he chose Maya Benberry from Kentucky. 

The couple dated from April 2016 until the end of that year. Benberry reportedly took to Twitter in May 2017 to air out the reason for the breakup, ultimately accusing Travis of cheating on her with his then-new girl, Kayla Nicole. Unfortunately for fans, the tweets have since been deleted, and there was never any closure on if the rumors were true, as Kelce never made a public statement.

Kaitlyn Bonk is a Style writer for the Her Campus National Writer program. Previously, she was the social media director for the University of Delaware chapter of Her Campus. Beyond Her Campus, Kaitlyn works at a corporate communications job in Philadelphia. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys reading, going to concerts, and watching movies to reach her goal of becoming a Letterboxd influencer. She's an avid binge watcher of shows she's already seen and can be found strolling the beautiful streets of Philly, especially on game days.