'Important to be faith-based': Olivia Culpo says her bond with BF Christian McCaffrey is 'rooted in God'
Olivia Culpo, 30, says she wants to have children soon but doesn't want to pressure Christian McCaffrey, 25, who wants to focus on his football career
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Olivia Culpo followed a "no athletes ever again" rule following a string of high-profile relationships, until she met NFL player Christian McCaffrey. The former Miss Universe and the 49ers running back were linked in 2019. The 30-year-old said their bond was "rooted in God" in her new reality TV series, 'The Culpo Sisters'. According to Culpo, the couple's steadfast commitment to their faith was crucial to their relationship, as per FoxNews.
"The foundation of our relationship has always been God," Culpo reportedly said, adding "And I feel like when things are hard or when you’re both overwhelmed [and] there’s not a ton that you can give to each other, you can always rely on God. So I feel like if the foundation is there, if there’s a foundation of that in any relationship, it is incredibly helpful. Sometimes you just need help with any relationship… That’s not only like with friendships. It’s with everything. I think it’s important to be faith-based, truly."
Culpo discussed her desire to have a large family and become a mother. The model revealed her fertility issues, which she believed may be exacerbated by her medical problems, E! News reported.
"Endometriosis can affect your fertility in a lot of different ways," she said on the show, adding, "There is so much that I don't know about what's going to happen in the future with that condition and I worry all the time about my timeline. I feel like I have to have kids ASAP."
She also spoke about freezing her eggs in order to keep her dream of experiencing motherhood alive in the future. "I feel like I’ve always known that I wanted to have a big family because I came from a big family," she reportedly said, adding, "I feel like freezing your eggs is a very empowering move. It kind of puts you in control a little bit more. And I would recommend anybody doing it who wants to have kids and is maybe in their 30s and hasn’t had kids yet. I hope it could be more accessible for everyone."
The couple was "on the same page about having kids," she claimed, acknowledging that this was not the ideal time for McCaffrey to start a family. "He is completely and totally focused on football and he should be," she said. "He's 25. He's not ready to have kids. When you add all of these fertility concerns, it's definitely very, very stressful."
Culpo acknowledged that she imagined having a family and getting married when she was 30 during the taping of her TLC reality programme confessional. She was unsure when her relationship with McCaffrey would move in that direction. "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. I'm so worried about what Christian thinks and putting pressure on my relationship in a way that's not going to move in the direction I want, but that's also not who I am. I just can't imagine having to start over again and I feel like I've always been in these vulnerable positions in relationships," she said.