Here’s the latest on the famous college girlfriend of the NFL quarterback.
Blake Bortles is currently a household name, having led Jacksonville to the AFC Championship Game. In college, he was known mostly due to his girlfriend, Lindsey Duke.
Duke’s fame rose incredibly during her relationship with Bortles. She was Googled millions of times during the NFL Draft process. ESPN actually ran a feature on her, too.
Bortles and Duke were high-school sweethearts in Florida. They continued to date during his college career.
One NFL executive apparently asked Bortles about Duke during the NFL Draft process. “If we come to town, will she be there for dinner?” Bortles says he was asked.
Bortles was very aware of how famous she had become. “Apparently she is more of a household name than I am and there’s nothing I can really do about that,” he said.
The relationship didn’t last much longer, though. Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, ended his relationship with Duke a couple of months into his professional career.
What is Duke up to now? Here is the latest.
Duke has become a star on Instagram, labeled by some as a social-media “influencer.”
Duke has more than 75,000 followers on Instagram. She’s now located in Denver, Colorado, having moved from Florida.
The status of Duke’s personal life is unclear. She had been linked to The Bachelor star Ben Higgins, though it’s unclear if those rumors are true.
Bortles, meanwhile, is playing in the AFC Championship Game. He’s played great so far, leading the Jaguars to a touchdown lead over the Patriots. The game is on CBS.