Dave Portnoy and Silvana Mojica were one of the most popular influencer couples on social media.
Because of Portnoy’s standing as the boss of Barstool Sports, and given Mojica’s surprisingly massive reach across her various accounts, news of their break-up set the internet ablaze last week.
It didn’t take long for reports to surface about why Portnoy dumped Mojica.
This week, the Barstool Sports boss appeared on his BFFs podcast and confirmed the real reason he dumped his girlfriend of three years.
Essentially, she was asking things of him that he wasn’t prepared to give her. And apparently it had been happening for some time.
In a week where an NFL star’s wife leaked his messages with his mistress, few would be able to steal the headlines from that drama. But that is exactly what Portnoy and Mojica did.
Fans had some strong reactions to Portnoy’s explanation for why he broke up with Mojica:
She wants kids, he doesn’t. Pretty simple
— Steal Every Sign (@JoeMamaa6942083) November 30, 2023
Let’s get the First Lady back
— Thomas Wood (@twood775) November 30, 2023
She dropped the bag 💰
— James (@hunceyah) November 30, 2023
She wanted the ring to get the life time bag you dont get as a GF. If i was worth what Dave is i would have a vasectomy and like freeze some sperm 🤣
— Ronin (@trevnorton) November 30, 2023
News flash: she has plenty of youth left. It’s Dave who needs to worry about wasting years on his old ass life.
— Big Cat’s Hair (@BigCatsHair) November 30, 2023
Big picture, this seems like it was the best long-term move for all parties involved.
Mojica, after all, is very young. Hitching your wagon to a man approaching his 50s who has no intention of settling down doesn’t make a ton of sense.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) November 30, 2023
It seems like, much as he alluded to in that podcast, Portnoy was just looking out for someone he cares about.
Will Portnoy and Mojica eventually be able to be friends after the wounds heal a bit? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.