Former NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, and his girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters have taken the next step in their relationship and can’t wait to plan their lives together, as they share the happy news with beautiful pictures.
On Thursday Tim took to Instagram and shared the news that his girlfriend, a former Miss South Africa, and Miss Universe is now his fiancee.
The New York Mets farmhand shared images of the event that took place on his family’s farm outside Jacksonville on Wednesday.
Tim flew in Demi-Leigh’s family and friends in from South Africa so that they could attend the proposal and celebration afterward. After he picked a spot on the farm where he would like to propose he had a bench built with an engraving of the day they met on the front.
He had his clandestine bases covered and told Demi-Leigh they were going to the farm for a belated Christmas dinner. To cover for his nerves, Tim said to her that he was going to surprise his dad with a new truck, and went as far as borrowing a truck from a dealership to sell his cover.
As the big moment crept closer, Tim led Demi-Leigh to the bench, where they spoke about their relationship for a few minutes before he took out the stunning 7.25-carat diamond solitaire ring.
He got down on one knee and proposed, and when she yes, her family and friends came out to surprise her, however, the surprises did not stop there. Tim had Matthew Mole, a South African singer come out to sing their favorite song, “The Wedding Song.”
The happy couple has not shared the wedding date yet, but for now, Tim said they are excited to get the planning started, and most of all, that he is excited to have Demi-Leigh by his side for the rest of his life.
Tim had made quite a name for himself over the past 12 years and even had a few unique things named after him.
Born in the Philippines, to Baptist missionaries Robert and Pamela Tebow, he grew up homeschooled in Florida, where he received the Heisman trophy in 2007 as the best college football player in the country.
Even though he got homeschooled, he was still allowed to participate in school sports and could pick any school provided it was within the district he lived. This rule got named the Tebow Law.
Known for being outspoken and demonstrative about his faith and Christianity, Tim often wrote Biblical references to verses with paint around the eye area during football games. In 2010, the NCAA passed a rule that banned players from writing any messages with paint under their eyes and became known as the Tebow rule.
Not everyone can claim to have added a new word to the English Language, not a recognized one anyway, however, ‘Tebowing’ is known as the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer, and became a registered trademark in October 2012.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Early last year, a big fan of Tim, Mark Migliori posted a picture he took during a baseball match between the Lakewood BlueClaws and the Columbia Fireflies that went viral. Oddly enough the image showed the shadow of a cross across the field close to where Tebow stood, but there was no cross in sight.
Also a former Heisman-winning quarterback, Mark said that the shadow was a sign that God was watching over him. Is it coincidence or is it indeed a sign?