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Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

tim tebow engagedMiss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Tim Tebow of ESPN attend the Party At The Playoff at The GlassHouse on January 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)

It’s Tebow time! Former college football sensation Tim Tebow is engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Tebow proposed on Wednesday, January 9, in Jacksonville, Florida, at his family’s farm. The former NFL quarterback and Nel-Peters shared photos from the romantic moment, which took place outdoors underneath an arbor and the swoon-worthy natural backdrop of a lake.

“Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world,” Tebow declared via Instagram Thursday. “You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

The model added, “Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!”

According to People, he delivered a few simple phrases to pop the question. “Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you,” he said. “Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, will you marry me?”

Tebow dropped to one knee with a massive 7.25-carat solitaire ring. He added, “This ring is internally flawless. Just like you.”

Photographer Kelly Braman Photography documented the moment. Clearly, ultra-prepared for the moment, Tebow also had several additional surprises in store including a performance by singer Matthew Mole, who delivered a rousing rendition of “The Wedding Song.”

Nel-Peters, a native of South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe 2017.

Her side of the family was also on hand to witness the sweet moment, as well as Tebow’s parents and siblings. “I actually wasn’t really nervous,” Tebow said. “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.