Study extra in regards to the lady who received Travis Kelce’s coronary heart — actually — after beating 49 different contestants on his actuality courting present, Catching Kelce.
Earlier than vying for Taylor Swift’s coronary heart, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs soccer star was enjoying the sector (pun meant) with ladies from each state on the E! actuality collection, which premiered in 2016.
The ladies competed on the variability present for an opportunity to lock him down (one other soccer pun) and ultimately, the soccer star selected Maya Benberry. The 2 dated for a number of months afterwards.
Within the years since, each Kelce and Benberry have commented about their time on the present, with the soccer participant noting the method was “extraordinarily awkward” as he “didn’t have a lot to say about what we had been doing on the present.”
“It was positively a studying expertise,” Kelce stated throughout an episode of The Pivot Podcast.
From what she’s stated in regards to the present to what she’s doing now, right here’s every little thing to learn about Kelce’s ex, Benberry.
She’s from Kentucky
In her official bio for Catching Kelce, Benberry famous that she hails from Kentucky. Whereas finding out on the College of Kentucky, she received her diploma in elementary schooling.
She’s a Capricorn
Benberry is a Capricorn who was born on Dec. 27, 1991, making her two years youthful than Kelce, who was born on Oct. 5, 1989.
She and Travis Kelce dated for just a few months after Catching Kelce
After profitable Kelce’s coronary heart on the courting present, she and the soccer participant went on so far for just a few months in 2016 earlier than calling it quits. (Following their breakup, Kelce started courting Kayla Nicole in 2017, and the 2 had been in an on-again, off-again relationship for 5 years.)
Forward of the present’s finale, Kelce mentioned the winner (with out naming Benberry particularly) with E! Information, calling her an “completely fantastic lady … I would not have picked her if I did not really feel a sure method about her.”
Nonetheless, he famous that he wasn’t in any rush to get engaged or married.
“I’ve at all times been the ‘simply let it roll’ [kind of guy] and reap the benefits of the alternatives once they come about. I’ve at all times been a really success-driven individual too, so I am very targeted on making an attempt to get my profession someplace,” he stated. “That and I am nonetheless attending to know her — and to be sincere marriage is a big step, that it takes some time to get to know you are prepared for.”
Later that yr, Benberry mentioned her expertise courting Kelce after the present, in a Q&A on her YouTube channel in December 2016. Along with speaking in regards to the struggles of being on a actuality present, she additionally defined that Kelce was her first interracial relationship, which got here with its personal challenges.
“It positively was tough,” she defined. “Simply because I needed to take pleasure in my relationship and lots of people noticed shade … I’d assume that individuals would respect me and all my flaws however as an alternative, I received picked on by it. So of something, that was probably the most tough factor.”
She was on one other actuality TV present after Catching Kelce
After starring on Catching Kelce in 2016, Benberry went on to look on season 2 of MTV’s actuality present Ex on the Seaside in 2018. The present, hosted by rapper Romeo Miller, options varied actuality stars who’ve to return face-to-face with their exes.
She’s a life coach
Per her Instagram bio, Benberry is a life coach, providing periods by way of her model, Moments with Maya Benberry. She additionally lists herself as a advertising and model guide by way of MXM Advertising Company.
She began a magnificence Instagram
Moreover, Benberry launched a magnificence Instagram Benberry Magnificence Bar, the place she shares suggestions and recommendation. Nonetheless, it has been dormant for a number of months and the web site is now not energetic.