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On Wednesday, the model, 30, celebrated her third anniversary with the Carolina Panthers running back, 26, with a series of sweet throwback photos on Instagram including the couple sharing a kiss and a cute family mirror selfie of the pair with their pup Oliver.
"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," she captioned the post.
She continued, "I was worried it would be the same old story all over again and that all guys were the same. While my expectations were low, I knew I couldn't close myself off and make decisions based on fear."
Culpo also shared a snap of the NFL player waiting for her before their first meeting.
"I love this photo (the 2nd pic) that Kristen snapped when he wasn't looking, waiting to meet me for the first time, so sweet, vulnerable and humble (and with the flowers, I can't )," she wrote.
"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," she added. "Thank you for being my rock and restoring my faith in love. You are everything I ever dreamed of and more ❤️ ❤️"
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McCaffrey went down memory lane with his own Instagram post including sharing several photos of the couple and a video of Culpo playing the cello.
"Hard to believe it's been 3 years with my best friend. I'm not sure if it was the first time I heard you play the cello (3rd slide), or the first time I saw you hit the heavy bag (5th slide), when I knew I loved you," he captioned the post. "Thanks for making me laugh, always sticking by my side, and inspiring me every day! ❤️"
Rich Graessle/Getty Images Christian McCaffrey and Olivia Culpo
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To celebrate her bombshell moment, he shared a photo of the two paddleboarding, captioning the post, "When your gf is on the cover of @si_swimsuit, you do a victory lap on paddle board." He also shared Culpo's solo cover in an Instagram Story, writing "Congrats to the queen."