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We haven’t heard the last – or best – of Kayla Nicole.
Kayla Nicole, former girlfriend to Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce, is back in the headlines. But this time, her story has nothing to do with the football star – or his evolving relationship with Taylor Swift.
Instead, Kayla is looking inward. And she hopes to inspire others with her personal journey.
The fitness influencer told PEOPLE that therapy has helped change her life. Kayla said speaking to someone about her feelings, thoughts, and behaviors was vital to her getting over a breakup in 2022. She calls it an “a-ha moment.”
The eye-opening experience with therapy is different for the 31-year-old, who admits to previously turning to the gym in times of mental struggle.
Kayla told the celebrity outlet, “I genuinely say this and mean this — I don’t like who I am when I don’t work out. I’m naturally an anxious person. I’ve had some bouts with depression, and honestly, my fitness world has saved my life on numerous occasions.”
Kayla’s dedication to wellness has helped her maintain her curves – which continue to be our body goals – and build a lucrative fitness influencer business venture. (Though the LA native also shared in the same interview she still doesn’t like that title).
Amid fame and growth, however, Kayla said she still struggled. And positive comments from fans and followers made this difficult time even more complicated.
The outside world related her thin appearance and weight loss with what – and who – they aspired to be. Inside, Kayla disagreed. “I’m posting content and people are like, ‘You look so good. Tell us your tricks. You look amazing.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m miserable. I’m miserable. I’m