Tim Tebow won two rings playing for the Florida Gators more than a decade ago. He’s ready for another.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and current Mets’ minor leaguer got engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters this week, asking the 2017 Miss Universe winner to marry him on a visit to his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville. Tebow shared photos on his Instagram.
The engagement comes roughly two years after Nel-Peters was crowned Miss South Africa 2017 and began dating Tebow.
The 23-year-old Nel-Peters reportedly celebrated her first American Thanksgiving with Tebow’s family while dating the former Gators and NFL quarterback.
According to reports, the 31-year-old Tebow secretly had his now-fiancée’s family and friends flown to Florida to witness the sunset proposal, which included an arbor and a “specially made bench that was engraved with the date the couple first met.”
Tebow also enlisted South African singer Matthew Mole to serenade them with a surprise rendition of “The Wedding Song.”
Tebow has had one of the sports’ most polarizing careers, flaming out as a first-round NFL draft pick and one-time comeback artist of the Denver Broncos, then spending time with the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles before transitioning to a career in broadcasting.
Since 2016, he’s had his sights set on an MLB career within the New York Mets organization, ascending to Double-A All-Star status in 2018.