Kayla Nicole is ready to tackle that Instagram drama.
After making headlines earlier this month for unfollowing Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Mahomes, the 31-year-old, who previously dated his teammate Travis Kelce, spoke out about the social media move.
"I do think it's important to publicly address this because I did publicly unfollow people," Kayla told People in an interview published Oct. 25. "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."
According to the magazine, Travis—who's recently been sparking romance rumors with Taylor Swift—and Kayla broke up in May 2022 after five years of dating. During her time with the Chiefs tight end, the Tribe Therepe founder formed a friendship with Brittany. In fact, she even attended the former soccer player's bridal and baby showers, and they would be seen cheering on the Chiefs together.
And Kayla admits it hasn't been an easy time.
"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," she noted to the outlet. "I have ongoing relationships with all parties involved."
Still, she added that she's talked to Brittany privately and that, "She knows that I love her."
"That's a lot of history and friendship there, that doesn't change overnight," Kayla continued. "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."
And fans are loving the glimpses they've gotten into Travis and Taylor's outings since the NFL star decided to shoot his shot with the Grammy winner after attending her Eras Tour this summer. As followers know all too well, these have included them grabbing dinner in New York, appearing on Saturday Night Live and at its after-party, and her cheering him on with his mom Donna Kelce and dad Ed Kelce at games.
To see photos of Taylor at the Chiefs' recent faceoff against the Los Angeles Chargers, keep reading.