By Gary Smits/Florida Times-Union
Ladies … he’s taken.
Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is engaged to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a 23-year-old native of South Africa and the 2017 Miss Universe.
Tebow himself broke the news on Instagram Thursday with a picture of him on bended knee at an undisclosed location, in front of an outdoor awning with woods in the background.
“Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world,” Tebow posted. “You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Nel-Peters also posted: “Any dreams I’ve ever had, you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!”
Tebow, 31, is playing professional baseball in the New York Mets chain and is a college football analyst for the SEC Network. After playing for three years at Nease High School, he went on to a star-studded four-year career with the Gators, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and playing for two national championship and two SEC champion teams.
After playing for Denver, the New York Jets, Philadelphia and a stint during the preseason with New England, Tebow gave up football and began training for an attempt at the Major Leagues. He’s batted .244 with 14 home runs and 88 RBI in 210 minor league games and might have been called up to the Mets from Double-A Binghamton had it not been for a broken bone in his right hand.
Tebow hit .273 with six homers and 36 RBI for the Rumble Ponies.
Well, I guess all the FSU and Georgia fans can stop saying he is gay now. Ok with me if he had been. Same person either way. My best to you Tim, and your lady for life.
Looks like Tebow hit another home run on the marriage front.
It’s just like Tebow to have a Miss Universe end his bachelor run.
I never heard the rumor that he was a homosexual. Regardless, I don’t think anybody should get married until they’re at least 30 — so congratulations, Tim! Go Gator! (and Gatorette).
You live in Texas where no one is allowed to be gay (and that is a joke, I think). Georgia fans refer to Florida with the homophobic term, (Gaytors), as they do with Tebow (Teblow). FSU fans do the same. Education is a powerful thing.
I get it now….no, in all my years as a Gator, I never heard the term, “Gay-tors”, or even “Te-blow”, for that matter. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention? Thanks for the “education” just the same, if that’s what you meant.
As far as Texas, everybody is allowed to be gay…..happiest place on earth, as a matter of fact, but all that clinging to our guns and bibles sure wears a cowpoke out. What’s actually true about Texas tho, is that we’re not allowed by law to marry our sisters. We can still date ’em even so, no law against that. No matter, at least during the Christmas season we still get to don our gay apparel……. 😜
What exactly is “gay apparel”?
Don’t exactly know — the Christmas carol it’s in didn’t come with pictures.
You seemed to think you knew when you posted. You probably visualized that image in your mind when you posted “gay apparel”, whatever that apparel image is or was in your mind. But I doubt “gay apparel” comes with an AR-15, does it?
From the Christmas carol, “Deck the Halls”. To my knowledge, no, not an accessory to the AR-15, but check with somebody else because I haven’t shot long rifles, even .22 centerfires, in years. Ask me anything about the 1911, however, and I’m your huckleberry.
Hey man I got your Christmas carol reference from the get go, guess ole Tampa ain’t a merry soul or never listened to Christmas carols growing up. Must be that anti religion agnostic kinda thing. To each his own.
I guess Miss World wasn’t galactic enough. Welcome to Gator Nation, Mrs. Tebow!
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Universe to the world. Tebow is a perfectionist. I think he might have found the perfect wife for him. Perfectly gorgeous. Perfect looking body. Perfectly Christian. Kind of looks like his mother. I just hope both will be perfect with something they say they have never done.
Congrats Timmy and Demi-Leigh!!! God has blessed you as you been a blessing to many.
I have never been able to figure out why God blesses Tim Tebow and his perfectly gorgeous, model future wife and not some kidnapped and suffering soul somewhere out there who just wants a chance at life. Does God just bless some people and curse others just because he/she/it can? If so, why is that? And what kind of God does that? Personally, I just think both took full advantage of genetics and opportunity and others did not. And some were in or were just born into the wrong place and time. But that is just me.
And you never will coming from the liberal, “progressive” B.S. worldview
As your ex-officio attorney, CO, this is what Sparky would call “click bait”; beware or you’ll likely have WWIII on your hands before you know it. Even if you resign as President of my fan club, I’ll still continue to represent your best interests — at least until the retainer runs out!
I can’t answer for God. If you genuinely seek the answer and ask God yourself, I suspect you will get an answer.
I hope the future Mrs Tebow doesn’t read the Gatorsports.com posts. If she did that would probably break the engagement. Her question would be…”what kind of friends do you have with those comments”…