Travis Kelce’s ex Maya Benberry questions ‘genuineness’ of ‘narcissist’ athlete’s romance with Taylor Swift

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Travis Kelce’s ex-girlfriend Maya Benberry is skeptical of the authenticity of his budding romance with Taylor Swift.

“The only reason that I question the genuineness of the relationship is because he’s talking to the media a lot,” Benberry told “Inside Edition” in a sit-down interview Thursday.

The life coach, 31, recently sent Swift’s diehard fans into a frenzy when she “liked” a comment calling the pop star a “5,” which she later walked back.

Benberry told “Inside Edition” she received plenty of blowback for the allegedly inadvertent double tap, calling Swifties “aggressive” and “hypocritical.”

“It’s really crazy to me that someone that I think is positive and really nice has such a negative and angry fanbase,” she said, insisting that she has no ill will toward the singer.

Benberry called out her ex-boyfriend for “talking to the media” since the news of his relationship with Swift broke.
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“I don’t know Taylor Swift, but I’m a fan of her music,” she shared. “I don’t feel any way about her dating Travis. It’s cute. … She’s beautiful. She’s successful. We’re in two different lanes.”

But the Kentucky native made sure to add, “I had him first.”

Moreover, Benberry said she’s “offended” by the narrative that she’s “jealous or bitter” because the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 33, has moved on with the songstress.

“I don’t feel any way about her dating Travis,” Benberry insisted, noting that she “had him first.”

Benberry — who won Kelce’s 2016 reality dating show, “Catching Kelce” — claimed she and the athlete were together for eight months and that he led her to believe they had “a future.”

She said she loved him and thought the two would get married, explaining, “He met my parents. I had a key to his penthouse. To me, that means that you’re pretty serious.”

Benberry also tripled down on her claim that Kelce cheated on her. “Certain qualities don’t change in men,” she said before calling him a “narcissist.”

The life coach dated the NFL star after winning his 2016 reality show, “Catching Kelce.”

Benberry previously seemed to accuse her former flame of cheating on her with his next girlfriend, model and sports broadcaster Kayla Nicole.

“When you and your ex broke up five months ago but you find out via social media that he’s supposedly been in another relationship for 6…” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

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Benberry told “Inside Edition” that Kelce never publicly or privately addressed her allegation.

Therefore, she said her “issue is more with Kelce” than Swift, as she feels the footballer is “laughing” at and “mocking” her.

Rumors began swirling earlier this month about Swift and Kelce hanging out.
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Though Kelce has yet to speak out on Benberry’s comments, a source recently told Page Six that the two “weren’t even together long enough for him to cheat on her.”

“They dated literally less than three months, and they were contractually obligated to not announce their breakup,” the source explained, saying Benberry was “just the winner of the show.”

“So when she says, ‘Once a cheater, always a cheater,’ she doesn’t even know what she’s talking about. This is very much a 15-minutes-of-fame type of a moment for her.”

Our informant made sure to add that Kelce has “been in other very public relationships after that where no one else has said that he’s cheated.”

The pop star recently attended his Kansas City Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears, where she sat next to his mom.
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Kelce dated Nicole on and off from 2017 to 2022.

A few months after he vocalized his interest in Swift, the Grammy winner, 33, was spotted leaving Kelce’s Kansas City, Mo., mansion with his family on Sunday before popping up at his game against the Chicago Bears, where she sat next to his mother, Donna.

The “giddy” musician then joined the two-time Super Bowl champion and his victorious teammates at an afterparty, where they were seen cuddling up to each other.

She flew home Tuesday on her private jet.

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