Christian McCaffrey and girlfriend/fiancee Olivia Culpo.
Taylor Swift may be the most famous woman dating an NFL player right now, but she’s certainly not the only one. San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is also in a relationship with a celebrity: Olivia Culpo, the influencer, reality star and former pageant queen.
McCaffrey and Culpo met in 2019 after they were set up by mutual friends. Culpo had sworn off dating athletes after being linked to Ryan Lochte, Tim Tebow and Danny Amendola, but McCaffrey inspired her to break her own rule. "He's just the best, I feel like he is really everything that I could ever ask for," Culpo explained during a November 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight. "So I never have to worry about anything. I think that was the reason why I didn't want to date an athlete, no offense, because there is a reputation there."
McCaffrey so thoroughly won Culpo over that she said yes when he popped the question in 2023, and now she’ll be on hand to support him as the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. “She’s sacrificed so much, and I think all the wives do, but it's tough especially in season, a lot of late nights, a lot of time at the facilities,” McCaffrey told reporters at a press conference in February 2024. “She obviously is so successful in the world right now in her career, and to see her support me the way she does it means the world to me … and hopefully I can return the favor.”
Keep reading for more info on McCaffrey and Culpo’s romance.
Who is Christian McCaffrey’s girlfriend and fiancée?
Christian McCaffrey is engaged to Olivia Culpo, who initially rose to fame in 2012 after winning the Miss Universe pageant. After her pageant days, she became a social media influencer and landed roles in films including I Feel Pretty, The Other Woman and American Satan.
In 2022, she appeared on a TLC reality show called The Culpo Sisters with her siblings Sophia and Aurora. One year later, she competed on Season 9 of The Masked Singer as the UFO.
Before sparking a romance with McCaffrey, Culpo dated Nick Jonas from 2013 to 2015. She later moved on with NFL player Danny Amendola, whom she dated off and on from 2016 to 2018.
How did Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo meet?
McCaffrey and Culpo started dating in June 2019 after they were set up by mutual friends. On their third anniversary, Culpo reflected on how they met, noting that she “was not looking for a relationship” at the time.
“When my best friends Kristen & Tyler called me and asked if I would be open to meeting their friend Christian I was apprehensive. I was worried it would be the same old story all over again and that all guys were the same,” she recalled in a June 2022 Instagram post. “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.”
How old is Christian McCaffrey’s fiancée Olivia Culpo?
Olivia Culpo was born on May 8, 1992, making her 31 years old in February 2024. She’s a few years older than McCaffrey, who was born on June 7, 1996, and will celebrate his 28th birthday this year.
How long have Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo been together?
McCaffrey and Culpo have been together for nearly five years after going on their first date in June 2019. They kept their romance out of the spotlight for a few months before making their romance Instagram-official in October 2019. The pair initially dated long-distance while McCaffrey was playing for the Carolina Panthers, but they both ended up on the West Coast when he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in late 2022.
“I’m so happy that Christian is in San Francisco. It’s going to make everything so much easier,” Culpo told Us Weekly in November 2022. “I feel like when you care about somebody, you have to understand the things that they’re gonna have to do to reach their dreams and potential. And part of that means being apart.”
When did Christian McCaffrey get engaged?
McCaffrey and Culpo got engaged on April 2, 2023, after nearly four years together. Days later, Culpo told People that she was ecstatic about her future with McCaffrey. "I'm so excited," she said at the time. "It's been the thrill of a lifetime, honestly."
When are Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo getting married?
Culpo and McCaffrey haven’t publicly confirmed their wedding date, but Culpo said in an Instagram Q&A that their nuptials will take place sometime during the summer months. Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, McCaffrey that his fiancée was handling a lot of the wedding planning as he geared up for the big game.
“She’s definitely steering the ship when it comes to anything regarding the wedding as of now,” he said during a February 2024 press conference. “I give my input when needed, but obviously her style is unbelievable, and everything that she wants, I also like, but it’s going really well. I’m so thankful that I have someone like her who’s not just supporting me the way she is but also handling all stuff like that and allowing me to do what I love in the moment while she’s still working on her career as well.”
Does Christian McCaffrey have kids?
McCaffrey and Culpo don’t have any children, but Culpo has previously said she does want to start a family after they tie the knot. “I feel like the day after my wedding, I’m just gonna rip out my IUD and start trying immediately,” she said in an October 2023 TikTok video. First, off to the 2024 Super Bowl!