Travis Kelce’s ex-girlfriend Maya Benberry has issued a stern warning to Taylor Swift to stay vigilant amid her budding new romance with the NFL hunk, after previously accusing him of being unfaithful to during their short-term relationship.
Benberry, 31, dated the Kansas City Chiefs tight end for several months after winning his E! reality television series Catching Kelce in 2016.
However, they quickly split and the reality star accused the Super Bowl champion of cheating on her when he began his next relationship with sports TV networker Kayla Nicole in a series of now-deleted tweets.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com about his ex’s headline-grabbing relationship with superstar singer Swift, Benberry warned: “Once a cheater, always a cheater.”
Travis Kelce’s ex-girlfriend Maya Benberry warned Taylor Swift to stay vigilant amid her budding romance with the NFL hunk
Kelce and Swift confirmed dating rumors after they were photographed together following the close NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
She said: “Taylor seems like such a fun girl with a beautiful spirit, so I wish her well, but I wouldn’t be a girls’ girl if I didn’t advise her to be smart!”
“I’m sure she’s now mastered the ability to see who’s really there for her – and who’s just using her.”
The marketing and branding consulting expert continues: “I can only hope that she becomes the teacher in this situation and not the student.”
Benberry, who also works as a life coach, said she could only share advice based on “the man I knew when we dated”, before adding: “Only time tells us will say, but as the saying always goes, once a cheat, always a cheat.
Benberry starred in E! reality series, Catching Kelce, alongside 49 other women as contestants from all 50 states competed for the NFL player’s affection and love.
The two only dated for a few months after the series ended before breaking up.
Shortly after, the TV personality accused the professional sports star of cheating on her in a series of since-deleted tweets.
Benberry appeared to criticize Kelce’s new romance with Kayla Nicole, saying there was overlap with their relationship.
Benberry, 31, dated the Kansas City Chiefs player for several months after winning his E! reality TV series Catching Kelce in 2016
However, they soon broke up and the reality star accused the Super Bowl champion of cheating on her.
Benberry exclusively told DailyMail.com: “I wouldn’t be a girl if I didn’t advise her to BE SMART!!!…I can only hope she turns out to be the teacher in this situation and not the student.
“When you and your ex broke up five months ago and you find out via social media that he was supposed to be in another relationship for 6 months…” she allegedly wrote.
Kelce, who dated Nicole on and off between 2017 and 2022, has never spoken publicly about Maya’s claims. He also faced allegations of infidelity during a brief breakup with Nicole in 2020.
“This is fake news…a lie…and it’s not the reason Kayla and I broke up…take all your hate elsewhere please,” he told the ‘era.
Now, Kelce has apparently moved on with Swift. Talk of their romance began when Travis revealed on New Heights, the podcast he hosts with his brother and fellow NFL star Jason, 35, that he had hoped to catch the attention of the Cruel Summer singer during his concert in KC via a friendship bracelet with his phone. number on it.
Unfortunately, Taylor had left the stadium before she could bring it to her, but she found out after the conversation went public.
As speculation began to build, his brother Jason – who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles – further fanned the flames during an interview on Audacy’s 94WIP Midday Show.
Swift sat with Travis Kelce’s mother, Donna, to cheer him on during the Kansas City Chiefs’ NFL game on Sunday.
The Eagles center told the hosts: “I don’t really know much about Travis’ love life. I try to keep his business as his business, to stay out of this world.
He then added: “That said, man, I think they’re doing great and I think it’s all 100% true, and I hope this thing goes a mile – no, I’m kidding, I don’t know what is happening. .’
Shortly after, Travis addressed the romance rumors that had begun circulating between him and Swift during an interview on The Pat McAfee Show.
The host spoke of the speculation that “the whole world was talking about at the moment”.
The professional NFL star admitted to McAfee, “That’s life, baby. I threw it out there, threw the ball in his court.
Clearly, his invitation did the trick as the Bad Blood hitmaker was seen entering the game as the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
She happily cheered on her boyfriend as she joined her mother, Donna, in the stands in a special VIP section.
The Grammy winner wore a red and white ensemble to show her support for the recent Super Bowl champions and appeared to be having fun with Kelce’s mom as they screamed and cheered on the team and the tight end.
The couple then left the stadium together in their vintage convertible and headed to a private afterparty at Prime Social Rooftop in Kansas City.
Any relationship between the two busy professionals should be long distance.
The Bad Blood singer was seen getting into the game while hanging out with Kelce’s box at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
The couple then left the stadium together in their vintage convertible and headed to a private afterparty called Prime Social Rooftop in Kansas City.
The Grammy winner is expected to continue performing on the South American legs of her Eras tour through November 26.
She is scheduled to travel to Asia, Australia and Europe starting in February 2024 with dates scheduled through August.
Travis and the Chiefs are scheduled to play weekly games through at least Jan. 7 and, if the season goes well, they could contend for another Super Bowl victory in February.
Taylor is currently enjoying a break from her Eras tour after a whirlwind few months of traveling across America and the UK, with a South American leg coming up in November.
Interestingly, the first date – November 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina – is the exact week Kelce will be away from the NFL during the Chiefs’ bye week.
This raised the possibility that, if their relationship continued in a month, he would be available to travel to South America with his new lover.
DailyMail.com has contacted Kelce’s representatives for comment.