The truth about Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey's relationship

The Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey may have suffered a setback with an ankle injury this season, according to the team's website, but the NFL hunk's relationship with model Olivia Culpo is not slowing down. The couple — who celebrated their one-year anniversary back in June 2020 — was introduced by fellow model Kristen Louelle and her husband Tyler Gaffney, before fans started noticing them liking each other's photo on Instagram, OK! reported. After that, they were spotted for the first time together at a beach in Cabo.

More recently, the Sports Illustrated model and the running back kicked off this year's NFL season with a steamy photo she posted of them cuddling in the ocean with the caption, "ITS GAME DAY !! !! lets goooo." This wasn't the only time Culpo showed her support for McCaffrey. After he posted an Instagram about his injury in September, his 28-year-old model girlfriend commented, "I love you!!!!!!!", and in another photo with their adorable pup, Culpo referred to them as her "best friends."

Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey moved into a mansion together

Christian McCaffrey, who is the highest-paid running back in NFL history, obtained a $64 million contract extension with the Panthers in 2020, according to Sport Illustrated. Now that the 24-year-old is expected to stay in North Carolina for the foreseeable future, he and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo just purchased a castle-like mansion. The NFL star isn't just shattering records through football, Mansion Global reported his French Chateau-inspired house broke the price record for the Charlotte, N.C. area, selling at $7.5 million.

While property records don't clarify if they jointly own the house on Lake Norman, Nick Jonas' former girlfriend is already making herself at home, posing for a photo with McCaffrey and their dog in front of the six-bedroom mansion, as well as photos of her decorating the home for fall and sitting on the spiral staircase.

The two are sure to create even more picture-worthy memories in their new home!