Travis Kelce‘s ex, Kayla Nicole, might have had a falling out with Patrick and Brittany Mahomes … but there’s clearly no love lost between her and Jackson Mahomes — ’cause TMZ Sports has learned the two rubbed elbows in Vegas before the big game.
Eyewitnesses tell us … Kelce’s former flame — whom he was with for years before Taylor Swift — and the Chiefs QB’s younger bro came together at the Aria’s High Limit Lounge at around 10:15 PM Thursday night — and they didn’t leave each other’s side for about an hour.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us this meetup wasn’t planned — it was more of a bump-into sitch, apparently — although people on the scene say it certainly seemed coordinated, as we’re told Kayla joined Jackson at the hotel‘s fancy bar after he had been waiting around for a minute. Eyewitnesses tell us it appeared Jackson might’ve, perhaps, been waiting for her.
Regardless, witnesses say Jackson and Kayla — who became good friends during the years that the model dated Kelce — were super warm toward each other while they talked … appearing jovial throughout their entire conversation — an engrossing one for both, we’re told.
Of course, this is notable because Kayla has recently attempted to distance herself from Patrick and Brittany … after the latter struck up a bond with Kelce’s new bae, Tay Tay.
ICYMI … Kayla unfollowed the famous couple online — later explaining she did it to “protect” herself amid the tight end’s new romance and his obvious continued bond with PM.
While Kayla seemingly shook off any connection to Mahomes/Kelce — she’s clearly still cool with Jackson here — which makes sense based on what else we know. Sources tell us there’s really no bad blood between any of the parties … and we’re told that just because Brittany and Kayla’s friendship fizzled after she and Trav split — our sources insist there was never an expectation that anyone else surrounding them would cut ties, including JM.
Trav, of course, has moved on … and Kayla seems more than ready to do the same — saying last month she’s no longer interested in dating athletes, wanting a man with power instead.
On its face, her run-in with Jackson doesn’t appear to have been romantic. But it is interesting that Kayla is in Vegas at all right now … suppose we’ll see what happens.