The 23-year-old Miss Universe 2012 winner and 28-year-old NFL free agent had been dating since September. Sources told the New York Daily News Culpo initiated the breakup due to frustration over Tebow’s abstinence vow.
“She had to break up with him because she just couldn’t handle it,” an insider said. “He still hits her up, but she just can’t deal with the sex thing. He’s pretty adamant about it, I guess.”
Tebow, who has played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets, is well known for his devout Christian beliefs. He famously told Clay Travis of AOL’s Fanhouse.com he was “saving [him]self for marriage” at an SEC media day in 2009.
“They are not seeing each other anymore but are still friends,” a source told E! News of the split. A different insider insisted Tebow’s vow had “nothing to do” with the breakup.
Culpo previously dated singer Nick Jonas, who also maintained a vow of abstinence for many years. She has appeared on Extra, Good Work and Secrets of New York Fashion Week since winning Miss Universe in December 2012.