Marriage on his mind. Tim Tebow revealed his father’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis to People on Wednesday, November 2, and explained why it’s made him focus a little more on his future.
The former quarterback and his father, Bob Tebow, both invited People into their homes in Jacksonville, and opened up about the emotional journey. Tebow recalled how he was in Atlanta when he learned of his dad’s diagnosis.
“It wasn’t a good night,” the prolific college football player, 29, recalled. “I got really emotional. I mean, this is my dad.”
Since then, he’s re-evaluated what to pursue first. “Baseball takes a lot of time, and it’s not like I don’t have several other full-time jobs,” Tebow noted. “But I’m definitely ready for a relationship and I’m looking forward to it. I can’t wait for that, and I can’t wait to have kids.”
In fact, he’d like his children to spend quality time with their grandfather. “I want my kids to know my dad,” Tebow shared. “And to learn the same lessons from him that I did. That would make me happy.”
When it comes to his future wife, Tebow is now waiting—patiently. “I can’t wait, but I think it’s something that I’ll have to trust God for,” the devout Christian told the mag. “He’ll bring someone along at the right time. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want it, though! …I think when I find the right woman, I’ll make her the priority. You don’t know where you’ll meet the right person at, so you can’t make it a priority until you find the right woman.”