Olivia Culpo dons bikini for Sports Illustrated bash after Danny Amendola split
Moving swiftly on! Olivia Culpo dons bikini for Sports Illustrated bash after Danny Amendola split… amid claims he ‘wasn’t happy’ with nude shoot
Olivia Culpo is keeping herself busy following her split from boyfriend of two years Danny Amendola.
The pretty brunette slipped into a stylish black bikini and sheer coverup for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit new issue launch at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas.
Olivia, 25, tagged herself into the event in numerous Instagram videos throughout the day on Saturday, including one of her tucking into a plate of fried chicken.
Ready to mingle: Olivia Culpo tagged herself at the Sports Illustrated bash in Las Vegas on Saturday following her split from Danny Amendola
‘Priorities’: The model, 25, tucked into fried chicken in her Instagram stories from the day
Making the most of her trip to Sin City the star also enjoyed a little retail therapy.
Other Sports Illustrated models at the event included Samantha Hoopes and 2019 rookies Haley Kalil and Camille Kostek – winners of the first-ever #SISwimSearch.
It comes after a source close to the pair confirmed the breakup on Saturday – explaining that the 32-year-old wide receiver was unhappy when 2012 Miss Universe pageant winner Olivia posed nude for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue last month.
The confirmation followed rumors of a break-up, sparked when the Miami Dolphins unfollowed his girlfriend on Instagram and deleted all their couple shots.
‘Can’t take her anywhere!’: Olivia’s Instagram stories appeared to be captioned by a pal
So sultry! The pretty brunette slipped into a stylish black bikini and sheer coverup for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit new issue launch at Encore Beach Club
The pair ‘definitely broke up’ a source confirmed, telling Us Weekly: ‘It had to do with the distance and them barely seeing each other.’
The source added that Amendola also wasn’t happy with Culpo’s nude photos – and that things had been strained between the two since he relocated to Florida two weeks ago.
‘He got signed to the Miami Dolphins and Olivia wasn’t going to move there,’ the source added.
While her boyfriend might not have approved, Olivia’s Sports Illustrated shoot was tastefully done.
Model pose: The former pageant queen showed off her cleavage in a busty bikini top and embellished bottoms
Bikini babes: Models Haley Kalil and Samantha Hoopes posed on a terrace at Encore Beach Club during the bash
Showing some skin: Danielle Herrington, Jasmyn Wilkins and Camille Kostek wore summery outfits for the pool party
Retail therapy! The pretty brunette also hit the shops in Las Vegas
‘Grl pwr’: Culpo spent the weekend in Vegas with her friend Cara Santana and her sister Aurora
She took part in the In Her Own Words spread, shot in black and white, naked but for phrases such as woman, love transforms, and imperfect painted on her skin.
Gymnast Aly Raisman, and Christie Brinkley’s daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, also took part in the photoshoot, which was produced by an all-female team.
Meanwhile after five years with the New England Patriots, earlier this month Amendola agreed to a new two-year deal with the division-rival Miami Dolphins worth $12million, $8.25million of which is guaranteed.
Done: It emerged on Saturday that Olivia split with Danny amid claims he ‘wasn’t happy’ with her nude Sports Illustrated shoot
Model figure: A source said Amendola wasn’t happy with Culpo’s nude photos – and that things had been strained between the two since he relocated to Florida; she is seen in a recent Instagram image
Cuddled up: The 32-year-old wide receiver who previously played for the New England Patriots before being traded to the Miami Dolphins also deleted all photos of the pair on his social media accounts; seen on Instagram
American Satan star Olivia had been dating her athletic beau for two years, having made the relationship Instagram official in February 2016.
Just weeks ago, the loved-up couple were enjoying a romantic getaway in the Bahamas, complete with sultry photos shared on social media.
Wearing a tiny nude bikini while posing in the arms of her man, she added the caption, ‘The drug…. love.’
Their first encounter was in Hollywood by chance, he has said in the past.
Breaking up? Danny Amendola reportedly unfollowed his girlfriend Olivia Culpo on Instagram, according to Barstool Sports; seen in 2017
Suited up: Amendola spent the last five years with the New England Patriots, but recently agreed to a new two-year deal with the division-rival Miami Dolphins worth $12 million, $8.25 million of which is guaranteed, according to the NFL Network; seen in 2017
‘I met her on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just walking down the street and we bumped into one another,’ he said. ‘It’s crazy.’
And he loves that she has his back. ‘She’s supportive. She’s just really supportive. That’s it.’
Olivia regularly gushed about her boyfriend on social media, and was just recently celebrating his team’s journey to the Super Bowl.
Kisses: Olivia still seemed to have her eye on Danny though, as the former beauty queen has yet to return the favor and unfollow Amendola on Instagram; seen on Instagram
Hold me closer: Olivia regularly gushed about her boyfriend on social media, and was just recently celebrating his team’s journey to the Super Bowl; seen on Instagram