Tim Tebow is engaged to his former Miss Universe girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
The former NFL quarterback reportedly proposed on Wednesday at his family’s farm in Florida.
According to PEOPLE, Tim, 31, got down on one knee by a lake during a sunset stroll and Demi-Leigh said yes.
The Heisman Trophy winner – who confirmed he was dating Demi-Leigh in July last year – had installed a specially made arbor along with a bench engraved with the date the couple first met.
Heading down the aisle! Tim Tebow is engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
The website reports that couple talked about their future for a few minutes before Tim dropped to one knee and said: ‘Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you. Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, will you marry me?
Tim presented the pageant beauty with a 7.25-carat solitaire ring while telling his wife-to-be, ‘This ring is internally flawless, just like you.’
The 23-year old beauty is from South Africa but now lives in New York.
After the proposal, as a touching surprise organised by Tim, South African singer Matthew Mole appeared and serenaded the couple with their favorite song The Wedding Song.
Tim had secretly flown Demi-Leigh’s family over from South Africa to be there for the special moment. They joined his family to watch the proposal from a distance so Demi-Leigh wouldn’t suspect anything.
Engaged! According to PEOPLE , Tim, 31, got down on one knee by a lake during a sunset stroll at his family’s Florida farm and Demi-Leigh said yes
Smitten: Tim presented the pageant beauty with a 7.25-carat solitaire ring while telling his wife-to-be, ‘This ring is internally flawless, just like you.’
Dishing on the proposal to PEOPLE, Tim revealed he wasn’t nervous.
‘I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.’
The University of Florida alum said he’s also excited to plan the wedding, with Demi-Leigh echoing his sentiments.
‘I’m so excited for the wedding, and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim.’ she gushed.
‘She is a really special girl and I am lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,’ he told ESPN last year.
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‘I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.’
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is known for being a devout Christian, and has said he is saving himself for marriage.
Tebow previously dated Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, but the two split in 2015 after just a few months.
Back in the spring of 2017 Tebow told PEOPLE about is desire to find the right woman to settle down with.
‘I don’t want to be single; I’m ready to settle down and start a family. I want to have kids. I have so many things I want. No one will be happier than me when I finally find the right person.
‘I’m just looking for someone who has a good heart,’ he explained. ‘They have to be kind, and they have to care about people who can’t do anything for them in return.’
After winning two national championships at Florida, Tebow was was taken with the 25th-overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
He initially had success in the NFL in 2011, going 7-4 and winning a playoff game against Pittsburgh.
Tim confirmed their romance in July 2017, telling ESPN ‘She is a really special girl and I am lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,’
However, accuracy issues limited his potential as a quarterback and he ultimately failed to win the starting job with the New York Jets in 2012. Tebow went on to have brief stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but never officially played for either team in a regular season game.
Over parts of three NFL seasons, Tebow earned about $9.6 million.
Tebow has maintained his role as college football analyst for the SEC Network, and he remains a minor league baseball player in the New York Mets’ farm system.
In 2018, Tebow was assigned to the Double-A Binghamton Mets before a hand injury ultimately ended his season.
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is known for being a devout Christian, and has said he is saving himself for marriage