- Gia Duddy went viral at the NFL Draft as boyfriend Will Levis fell down the boards
- Levis had said back in July that Duddy planned to follow him to Nashville
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Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Will Levis has broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Gia Duddy, who went viral during the 2023 NFL Draft, according to a report.
Levis said back in July that Duddy planned to follow him to Nashville, where she was intending to pursue being an influencer before trying to get into nursing school, after he was taken by the Titans.
However, that plan appears to have fallen apart as the couple have split, according to Pardon My Take. They had been together for three years after meeting at college.
Duddy set social media alight on the night of the NFL Draft in April when her reaction to her boyfriend falling went viral.
The former Kentucky signal caller was shown on television as he fell further and further down the board, ultimately dropping out of the first round.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis has broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Gia Duddy
Duddy went viral on the first night of the 2023 NFL Draft as her boyfriend fell down the board
Levis was the focus of the broadcast as he was snubbed in the first round back in April
He was ultimately taken by the Titans at pick No. 33 overall pick in the second round.
But his misfortune proved profitable for Duddy who went viral after being picked up by the broadcast.
Levis revealed in July that Duddy’s Instagram following had doubled following his draft nightmare.
‘The one positive thing that me and my family took from draft night is just the attention on social media that my sisters and girlfriend got, so that’s good,’ Levis said.
Levis added, ‘Her followers doubled on draft night and I was like “I need a cut of this.”‘
When one of the hosts joked about what NIL deals she’d be signing, Levis remarked that she ‘just signed a Burger King deal’.
‘It’s crazy, seriously, I was like “you’re paying for lunch”,’ Levis joked.
Duddy has 183,000 followers on Instagram and over 500,000 on TikTok – many coming after the draft.
He was ultimately taken by the Titans at pick No. 33 overall pick in the second round
Duddy signed an endorsement deal with Burger King as a result of the draft night exposure
Levis was at one point projected to be the second quarterback off the board, but didn’t get to experience the same draft-day moment as his fellow passers Bryce Young, CJ Stroud and Anthony Richardson.
But, after being the repeated subject of TV cameras during his ill-fated draft night, he was finally taken by Tennessee.
The Titans have a quarterback in Ryan Tannehill, who turned 35 in July and has one year left on his contract with a salary cap hit of $36.6 million.
Levis is playing third string behind backup Malik Willis, who the Titans drafted with the 86th overall pick last year.