Nicole says she still has loves for her friends, but she had to create a distance to “protect” herself amid the tight end’s new romance with Taylor Swift.
Kayla Nicole dated Travis Kelce for five years and unfollowed her longtime friends last month, something that she says she discussed with Brittany in private.
“I do think it’s important to publicly address this because I did publicly unfollow people,” Nicole told People. “The reality is I know these people in real life. And so, in real life, I’ve communicated to these people why I’ve had to publicly make the decisions that I made.”
Shortly after Kayla’s unfollow, many speculated she was upset about Brittany getting close with her ex’s new woman. Yet, she says that is not the case claiming she is in contact with not only the Mahomeses but also Travis Kelce.
“To everyone it’s like, ‘Oh, you broke up a year ago,’ and that meant it’s like a light switch, you turn it on and off and everything goes dead and black and you don’t ever speak to anyone ever again. That’s not reality. I have ongoing relationships with all parties involved.”
Kayla knows Brittany still cares about her according to sources.
“That’s a lot of history and friendship there, that doesn’t change overnight,” Kayla said. “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.”