Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey Get Married on Rhode Island

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Model and influencer Olivia Culpo and NFL star Christian McCaffrey might be the perfect match. After dating for a little over three years, they got engaged in 2023 and she has been keeping fans updated with the wedding plans.

Here’s the couple’s full relationship timeline so far.

May 2019

NFL reporter Dov Kleiman shared a screenshot in 2019 of one of Culpo’s Instagram posts, which had been liked by McCaffrey. Fans wondered if they were dating, though she was linked at the time to Zedd and attended Coachella with him.

July 2019

But the post was foreshadowing! Culpo and McCaffrey were photographed together in July holding hands and soaking in the rays in Mexico.

October 2019

By the fall, they were being pretty open about dating. Culpo attended a Panthers game wearing his jersey.

November 2019

McCaffrey went Instagram official to celebrate Culpo’s Sports Illustrated shoot, writing on his Instagram Story, “Proud of you! @oliviaculpo.”

She shared it to her own Story, adding, “My eyes are half open here but this made my day @christianmccaffrey.”

That month he also shared an Instagram Story of Culpo and his mother, Lisa, together at a game.

December 2019

Culpo shared a video on her Instagram Story of herself and McCaffrey at the grocery store, captioning it, “Have you ever had to cart around a toddler at the grocery store? Yeah me too.”

That month, Culpo was seen celebrating McCaffrey after he became the third Panther to join the North Carolina football teams 1K,1K club. Bleacher Report says that means he gained both 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.

February 2020

The couple went red carpet official at the 9th annual NFL Honors in Miami.

miami, fl february 01 carolina panthers running back christian mccaffrey and olivia culpo pose on the red carpet poses prior to the nfl honors on february 1, 2020 at the adrienne arsht center in miami, fl photo by rich graessleppiicon sportswire via getty images
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Shortly after, she celebrated her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day on Instagram, writing, “Happy Valentine’s Day to my best friend. Thank you for changing my life and showing me the kind of love I always wanted but never thought was possible. You are the definition of an answered prayer. I am the luckiest girl in the world ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

The NFL star defended his girlfriend on Instagram after a commenter wrote something rude about Culpo’s lifestyle, insinuating she dates him for money. He commented, “1. Won Miss Universe on her own 2. World class musician 3. Self made millionaire 4. Actress 5. Model 6. On the board of multiple charities 7. Owns a restaurant 8. Owns multiple properties … She doesn’t need my money bubbs.”

June 2020

She wished him a happy 24th birthday on Instagram, writing, “Happy birthday to my best friend in the whole world. Unicorns really do exist 🦄 I love you baby ❤️.”

July 2020

Culpo was featured in Vogue India and revealed on Instagram that the pics were taken by McCaffrey. She wrote, “@VogueIndia editorial shot at home by my ❤️. Thank you so much for including me in this. The best excuse to play dress-up at home ✨.”

The next step in their relationship and pandemic time involved adopting a dog. They named him Oliver Sprinkles and made him an Instagram account.

Soon after, Culpo was put on the July 2020 cover of Sports Illustrated, and McCaffrey wrote her a loving tribute, saying, “When your gf is on the cover of @si_swimsuit, you do a victory lap on paddle board.”

March 2021

Culpo revealed in an Instagram Story that he named his boat after his girlfriend calling it “Olivia.”

June 2021

Culpo and McCaffrey joined her sister Sophia and her boyfriend Braxton Berrios for a trip. Culpo shared a pic of them sharing a simultaneous smooch on Instagram taken in St. Bart’s, writing, “Welcome to baecation!”

May 2022

Culpo celebrated her 30th birthday in May 2022, posting fun times from the big day on Instagram.

“This milestone scared me but I have to say I feel so incredibly grateful for the people in my life, and for all of you,” she wrote in the caption. “Thank you for following my crazy journey through life and giving me an outlet to be myself. I don’t want this to be too long but I love you guys and thank you so so much for the bday wishes!!!!”

June 2022

Culpo celebrated McCaffrey’s birthday the following month and then their three year anniversary.

“Three years ago I was not looking for a relationship. When my best friends Kristen & Tyler called me and asked if I would be open to meeting their friend Christian I was apprehensive.... While my expectations were low, I knew I couldn’t close myself off and make decisions based on fear,” she captioned the post. “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 ❤️ ❤️.”

October 2022

After playing with the Carolina Panthers for over five years, McCaffrey was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Culpo wrote on Instagram, “This city stole my heart and I’ll never forget the memories and people who made the last 3+ years so special. I’ll miss you all so much and you’ll always hold a special place in my heart 😭.”

The model added, “I’m so proud of you Christian! Seeing your light shine is one of my favorite things in life and I’m beyond excited and grateful for this next chapter in Cali, the place I’ve called home for the last 8 years ❤️ Niners Nation, let’s go!”

November 2022

Culpo said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she broke her rule about not dating athletes for McCaffrey.

“He’s just the best, I feel like he is really everything that I could ever ask for,” she explained. “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.”

She continued, “He just comes from a great family. We have a lot in common in that respect. I feel like you can really tell who a person is by the people that raise them, and I just love his parents so much. They have a great relationship.”

Later that month, on an episode of her podcast The Culpo Sisters, she talked about starting a family.

“I’ve talked to Christian and we’re on the same page about having kids, we both want to have kids, but the timeline of that is something that is not in the foreseeable future,” Culpo said. “He is completely and totally focused on football and he should be. He’s not ready to have kids. It’s not really an option.”

She added, “I always thought that by 30 I’d be married and have kids. I’m definitely the kind of person who likes to have a plan. Right now, I have no plan because I have so many question marks, so I’m freaking out.... It’s definitely very, very stressful.”

April 2023

In April 2023, McCaffrey proposed to Culpo while staying at Amangiri in Utah.

In an interview with People, Culpo said, “I’m so excited. It’s been the thrill of a lifetime, honestly.”

She also said during an Amazon Live that wedding plans were already in the works.

“It’s so much work,” she said. “My parents want us to get married in Newport, I don’t know about that. I do like the idea of mountains, so we will see.”

July 2023

The couple enjoyed their engagement party on Rhode Island, and Culpo called him the “love of my life” on Instagram.

February 2024

McCaffrey was announced as the 2023 Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year at the NFL Honors. The 49ers ultimately lost at the Super Bowl, but she was with him all the way to Allegiant Stadium.

June 2024

Culpo celebrated McCaffrey’s birthday with some kissing in the pool pictures.

On June 29, the couple were married at a small church on Rhode Island. According to Vogue, Culpo wore a Dolce & Gabbana wedding dress with a “long-sleeve crepe crew neck ball gown with a voluminous skirt and button-lined back.”

She left her long brunette hair down, capped with a 16-foot lace veil. She told Vogue she wore very little makeup for a natural look.

“I wanted something that felt as serious as that commitment,” she said of her look. “When I think about Christian and what he loves and the moments that he thinks that I’m most beautiful, it’s absolutely in something like this: timeless, covered, and elegant.”

She shared a glimpse of her final fitting on TikTok.

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