Former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and NFL player Christian McCaffrey are now engaged, according to an announcement made by the model on her Instagram account. The couple, who have been dating since 2019, shared a series of photos showcasing their happy and blissful engagement, with McCaffrey kneeling in front of his future bride.
A Journey of Love and Self-Discovery
Culpo, who won the titles of Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe in 2012, had previously been apprehensive about dating athletes after her past experiences with Tim Tebow and Ryan Lochte did not work out.
However, she eventually gave love another chance after being set up by friends with McCaffrey and reflecting on the need to not make decisions based on fear. "I was worried it would be the same old story all over again and that all guys were the same.
While my expectations were low, I knew I couldn’t close myself off and make decisions based on fear ... I’m so grateful for the voice inside me that told me to give love another chance. The yin to my yang, you are the epitome of strength through humility.
Thank you for being my rock and restoring my faith in love. You are everything I ever dreamed of and more."," Culpo wrote in a heartfelt post on their third dating anniversary. Open about her aspirations for their relationship, Culpo spoke about her desire to marry McCaffrey and start a family in the reality series "The Culpo Sisters," which features her sisters Sophia and Aurora alongside her.
A Star on the Field and in Life
McCaffrey, who joined the San Francisco 49ers from the Carolina Panthers at the trade deadline, had a standout season with 746 rushing yards, six touchdowns, 52 receptions, and 464 receiving yards, as well as a touchdown pass in a win over the Los Angeles Rams.
He played a key role in the 49ers' run to the NFC Championship Game, with 119 rushing yards and a touchdown catch in the wild-card round against Seattle, and 84 rushing yards and another score against the Dallas Cowboys. No wedding date has been announced for the couple, but with the love and support they have for each other, fans can expect a beautiful and memorable celebration when the time comes.