Tim Tebow, one of the sports world’s most eligible bachelors, is officially off the market — he is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Tebow, 31, popped the question Wednesday night, according to People magazine, on his family’s farm near Jacksonville, Florida.
People reports the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner had a special arbor and bench installed beside a lake, where he dropped to one knee for the proposal. Tebow told the magazine what he said to Nel-Peters as he gave her the ring: “This ring is internally flawless, just like you.”
Tebow had secretly flown her family and friends to Florida from South Africa, and they surprised her after his proposal. Her engagement ring is a 7.25-carat solitaire.
Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe, apparently had no idea Tebow had something planned.
“I’m so excited for the wedding,” she told People, “and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim.”
After a storied college football career at the University of Florida, Tebow played three seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets from 2010-12 . He’s currently playing minor league baseball in the New York Mets farm system and will begin the 2019 season at Class AAA Syracuse.
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