One of Florida’s most beloved former Gators is off the market. Tim Tebow and longtime girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters are engaged, according to People magazine.
On Wednesday, Tebow proposed to his longtime girlfriend, a South African model who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. The proposal took place at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville.
Reports say Tebow surprised Nel-Peters by telling her he wanted to meet for a belated Christmas dinner and that he would be giving his father a new truck. Family and friends, many of who had flown from across the world, emerged to surprise Nel-Peters after the proposal. The celebration continued with dinner and toasts at a Jacksonville club. The former NFL player also enlisted South African singer Matthew Mole to serenade her with “The Wedding Song.”
“I actually wasn’t really nervous,” Tebow said to People. “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”