Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is getting married to former Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native who won the pageant in 2017.
Tebow, 31, posted photos of himself on one knee and Nel-Peters, of South Africa, who appears to be wearing her engagement ring.
Tebow quarterbacked Florida to national championships during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. He was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos, where he played two seasons. He also played for the New York Jets in 2012.
Tebow said, “Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
Nel-Peters also wrote on Instagram, “Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!”
The both reportedly shot the photos at Tebow’s family farm near Jacksonville, Florida, People magazine reported.
“I’m so excited for the wedding, and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim,” Nel-Peters, 23, told the magazine.
The report added that the former quarterback flew in Nel-Peters’ family and friends from South Africa so they could be there for their engagement.
“I actually wasn’t really nervous,” Tebow told People magazine. “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”
Last December, the model told Fox News about the relationship.
“It’s wonderful to be able to share my life experiences with somebody who’s so understanding and supportive,” Nel-Peters said.
She added: “He supports me in everything that I do. He’s just the sweetest person ever and it’s such an honor for me to be able to get to share my experiences with him.”
Tebow spent years looking for a relationship—despite being one of the most popular American sports figures at one point in his career.
“I’m looking, but I just can’t seem to find anyone,” he told People magazine 2017. “I don’t want to be single; I’m ready to settle down and start a family. I want to have kids. I have so many things I want. No one will be happier than me when I finally find the right person.
“I’m just looking for someone who has a good heart,” he continued. “They have to be kind, and they have to care about people who can’t do anything for them in return.”
“They have to really love God,” he also told the magazine. “My faith is important to me—it’s the most important thing—and I need to be with someone who also shares that faith.”
Tebow flamed out of the NFL in 2015 after a standout college career with the University of Florida, where he won two BCS National Championships.
In 2016, he announced he would pursue a professional baseball career and signed a single-year contract with the New York Mets. He played Minor League Baseball in 2017 and 2018.
From The Epoch Times