- Christian McCaffrey is a running back for the NFL who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers.
- He is the fiancé of actress and model Olivia Culpo.
- The sweet couple announced their engagement via Instagram on Apr. 7, 2023.
The Culpo Sisters star Olivia Culpo, 30, and her boyfriend, Christian McCaffrey, 26, have been dating for three years now, and these two are going strong! In Oct. 2019, a source shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife that the former Miss Universe had been “quietly dating for several months,” and their love only continues to blossom! The relationship confirmation came after the pair were spotted holding hands and getting cozy during the summer of 2019.
Most recently, Olivia and Christian announced their engagement with a sweet carousel of black-and-white photos on Apr. 7, 2023. “4.2.23,” they captioned the joint announcement, along with forever emojis. In the first slide, Olivia gasped, as her now-fiancé bent down on one knee and popped the question. Her diamond engagement ring appeared to be a giant oval-shaped rock, with adorable accent stones on each side. For the engagement shoot, the bride-to-be rocked shorts and an oversized blazer, while her man opted for a sweater and a button-up shirt underneath.
Their engagement appeared to have taken place amid their RV road trip, which she has documented in several posts on her Instagram account. “Road-trip shenanigans,” she captioned a carousel of photos from their trip on Apr. 5, 2023. Since Olivia revealed they got engaged on Apr. 2, 2023, it would appear that they were engaged while on the romantic getaway. Amid the exciting news that the pair is set to walk down the aisle soon, here’s everything you need to know about Christian and how he became a successful football player!
1. Christian Has A History Of Football Playing In His Family
Christian isn’t the only football star in the McCaffrey family. The San Francisco 49ers NFL star is the son of former Stanford Cardinal and NFL player Ed McCaffrey, 54. Ed was a wide receiver in the NFL for 13 seasons and played for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos during his time on the field. Ed also attended Stanford College where he played football, like his son.
2. Christian Plays For The San Francisco 49ers
Christian was selected 8th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers and played as the team’s running back and return specialist, wearing the number 22 on his jersey until he joined the 49ers in Oct. 2022. He signed with the former team following his junior season with the Stanford Cardinals. Later, as mentioned above, he left the Panthers and signed with the 49ers on Oct. 20, 2022. During games, his leading lady can often be spotted on and off the field showing her support for her man. As seen in the clip above, Olivia and Christian love to pause for hugs during his games!
3. He Attended A Prestigious University
Christian attended Stanford University where he played for the Stanford Cardinals and was the star running back and kick/punt returner. While on the team, he set the NCAA record for all-purpose yards with 3,864 in 2015. In 2018, Christian was honored with the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team. Christian received the award for his role being a part of the offensive backfield for the Carolina Panthers.
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4. He’s Been Dating Olivia Culpo Since 2019
As previously mentioned, Christian and Olivia have been romantically linked since 2019. Three years later and they are still madly in love! Most recently, the 30-year-old brunette bombshell took to her Instagram to show her support for her beau during the Jan. 22, 2023, game between the 49ers and The Dallas Cowboys. “LETS GOOOOO 49ers!!!!!! what a freaking year @christianmccaffrey @49ers,” she captioned the adorable carousel of photos at the game. Olivia even included a romantic embrace between the couple during the big game. So cute!
5. Christian Has Set Numerous Records As A Pro Player
In 2018, Christian became the first NFL player in history to achieve 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards in five consecutive games — weeks 9-13 of the season. When he first joined the Carolina Panthers in 2017, he also became the first rookie running back in the history of the NFL with at least 70 receptions and five receiving touchdowns. And he’s only getting started! Christian has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL.
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