Former Heisman Trophy winner and current professional baseball player Tim Tebow is officially off the market.
After roughly six months of dating, Tebow has proposed to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, known for winning Miss Universe in 2017.
“Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” Tebow wrote in an Instagram post Thursday.
Nel-Peters, who is from South Africa, also posted about the engagement on Instagram.
“Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!” she wrote.
The engagement was reportedly an elaborate affair that had many of the couple’s friends and family members in attendance.
Tebow even hid the real surprise from Nel-Peters by pretending he was presenting his dad with a new truck.
Tebow spent a nice chunk of change on Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ engagement ring. He gave his followers a peek at the shiny new sparkler on Thursday when he announced the engagement.
“She is a really special girl, and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” he said. “I am usually very private with these things, but I am very thankful.”
Andrew Brown, president of WP Diamonds, suspected the athlete “sprung for the best diamond out there” for his fiancée and went with “an internally flawless stone.”
“This seven-carat round solitaire would go for anywhere from $600,000 to $750,000 depending on the color grade,” he said.
- westernjournal.com and other wire services