Kayla Nicole took a courtside seat to see the Lakers in action on Wednesday night as she comes to terms with her inadvertent new-found fame with her ex-boyfriend, Travis Kelce, dating Taylor Swift.
Nicole, a model, was with Kelce for five years from 2017 and the couple split last year, leading to the NFL star eventually linking up with one of pop’s biggest stars.
Nicole, 32, has had to distance herself from Kelce and even recently admitted to unfollowing Brittany Mahomes, who has been watching Chiefs games alongside Swift in recent weeks.
And on Wednesday, it appeared that she had found a new sport to enjoy as well.
Not only that, she had a front row seat to a LeBron James masterclass as the 38-year-old poured in 35 points to lead his team to victory.
Recently, Nicole spoke out against the online hate she was receiving from people who had unearthed Kelce’s dating history since his links to Swift.
In a lengthy open letter she published on social media, she wrote: ‘They’ll say you deserve the backlash and embarrassment. Because of your Blackness, you should have known better.
‘They’ll even try to tie your value to your net worth. But Black girl, please remember your value lies elsewhere. Your value is deep within your heart.’
Fortunately for Nicole, she looks likely to be spared from too many headlines about Travis and Taylor in the coming weeks.
Swift starts a month-long tour in November in South America, playing dates in Argentina and Brazil.
Travis, meanwhile, is in the middle of the NFL season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
They are heading to Germany late on Thursday night before playing against Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Kelce, however, has a bye week after the Dolphins game and is expected to head to South America to see one of Swift’s latest shows on her hugely popular Eras tour.