Inside Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey's Love Story
Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo have a lot to celebrate. Off the heels of their engagement in April 2023, the fiancés are hard at work planning their wedding, all while their personal careers continue to thrive. (If you're a football fan, you're probably tuned into McCaffrey's success on the San Francisco 49ers this season.)
As we anxiously await Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's wedding, which may take place as early as next year, we break down their entire relationship timeline. Look back on their sweet love story, along with their romantic engagement details. Plus, we share our top predictions for Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey's wedding day.
- Christian McCaffrey and girlfriend Olivia Culpo began dating in the summer of 2019.
- Christian McCaffrey proposed to Olivia Culpo in Utah on April 2, 2023.
- Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey hosted their engagement party over the Fourth of July weekend in her home state of Rhode Island.
- We predict Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's wedding may take place in the summer of 2024.
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Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's Engagement Details
Christian McCaffrey proposed to his girlfriend, former Miss Universe 2012, on April 2, 2023, while they were on vacation at Amangiri, a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah. Culpo shared the happy news on Instagram, writing, "♾️4.2.23♾️." The bride-to-be posted a carousel of black and white photos from the proposal, including a sweet shot of the NFL running back down on one knee. In another photo, Culpo rests her hand on McCaffrey's chest, showing off her bespoke engagement ring that was designed by Ring Concierge.
In a statement to The Knot and others, Ring Concierge's founder Nicole Wegman revealed that Olivia Culpo's engagement ring is a three-stone oval with epaulette side stones in a two-tone yellow gold and platinum setting. "We worked with Christian to thoughtfully design a ring that encompassed Olivia's trendsetting style while still remaining timeless," Wegman shared.
Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's Relationship Timeline
Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's engagement came four years after they were first linked together. We break down their relationship timeline, which traces back to 2019.
May 2019: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Spark Relationship Rumors
It all began in May 2019, when eagle-eyed fans caught onto a potential romance thanks to sneaky social media interactions. Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo first sparked relationship rumors when McCaffrey began engaging with Culpo's photos on Instagram.
July 2019: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Vacation Together
Shortly after the IG flirtation began, Christian McCaffrey and his girlfriend Olivia Culpo were photographed on vacation together in Mexico. That fall, Culpo was photographed wearing her boyfriend's NFL jersey, all but confirming they were officially dating.
February 2020: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Attend the NFL Honors
At the beginning of the year, Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo made their red carpet debut as a couple at the NFL Honors, which took place in Miami. That same month, she shared a touching tribute to her boyfriend on Valentine's Day. "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," she wrote on Instagram. "You are the definition of an answered prayer. I am the luckiest girl in the world ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️."
June 2022: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Celebrate Their Third Anniversary
On June 22, Christian McCaffrey and his girlfriend officially marked three years of dating. In honor of the milestone, Culpo posted a heartfelt tribute a touching tribute on Instagram. "I'm so grateful for the voice inside me that told me to give love another chance," she wrote. "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 ❤️ ❤️"
November 2022: Olivia Culpo Opens Up About Christian McCaffrey
Despite publicly admitting that she had sworn off of dating athletes due to past relationships, Culpo opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her choice to pursue McCaffrey. "He's just the best, I feel like he is really everything that I could ever ask for," she told the outlet. "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."
April 2023: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Get Engaged
Christian McCaffrey proposed to Olivia Culpo on April 2, 2023, while they were on vacation at Amangiri, a luxe wellness resort in Utah. He popped the question with a custom three-stone engagement ring designed by Ring Concierge.
July 2023: Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo Host Their Engagement Party
To celebrate their special milestone, Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey enjoyed an engagement party in July 2023. The event took place under a grand white tent in Culpo's home state of Rhode Island. "When I started planning my engagement party I knew every vendor would either be a high school friend or someone I knew through a brother, sister, or cousin," the bride-to-be captioned a reel of the lavish soirée. "I knew they would go above and beyond and they really did I can't really put into words what the community of our tiny state means but I wanted to shout out everyone who went above and beyond for this party. We are small but mighty! I love Rhode Island so much."
Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's Wedding Predictions
Following their lavish engagement party, which was decorated with clusters of romantic pink and white flowers, we already have insight into what Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's wedding could look like. Given McCaffrey's demanding NFL schedule, we wouldn't be surprised if the couple's nuptials take place next year, either in late spring or early summer. At the event, Culpo wore a Vivienne Westwood dress, so there may be a chance she will wear another design (or two!) by the celeb-loved label for her big day.
Given Culpo's strong ties to her home state, we also predict their venue will be somewhere in Rhode Island (perhaps in a coastal town like Newport or Watch Hill). And, if their engagement party is any indication, we can expect Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo's wedding to be a trendsetting affair with lush floral arrangements, engaging entertainment, significant personal details, and, of course, the bride's favorite: a statement champagne tower.