Before he married Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas dated model Olivia Culpo. The two parted ways in 2015 after two years of dating — and Olivia is finally letting fans know what it was like.
People obtained clips of TLC’s The Culpo Sisters, which include Olivia begrudgingly speaking about her past romance.
“Do I have to talk about that?” she asked. She was seemingly egged on by producers and continued, “I did date Nick and that was a very formative experience for me.”
Olivia, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2012 — America’s first winner since 1997 — opened up about the effect that relationship had on her. “I moved to LA with him. I had no brand, no money and I was in love,” she reminisced. “That was great, right, but when he broke up with me, I was kind of left with no sense of identity.”
Olivia said her “whole identity was in him” and confessed her experience is “a very common story of a young person in love.”
“I thought we were going to get married,” she added. “I thought all the things, and I just remember night after night looking up at my ceiling in my apartment that I couldn’t afford thinking to myself, ‘How am I going to pay my rent?’ I couldn’t even afford my groceries.”
Olivia said of the breakup, “It was a serious, pivotal moment for me, but it was something that taught me that you can’t give up.”
She has since found love with Christian McCaffrey, a running back for the San Francisco 49ers.
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