Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has tied the knot with former NFL star Tim Tebow. The couple reportedly tied the knot in an intimate half-hour ceremony in Nel-Peters’ native South Africa, attended by about 260 guests, according to PEOPLE.
Nel-Peters, 24, said they settled for an intimate, elegant, and traditional wedding, because, being “both very traditional,” they wanted their wedding to be an event they would remember for the rest of their lives with the satisfaction that “nothing was dated.”
According to PEOPLE, 32-year-old Tebow was dressed for the special occasion in an Antar Levar tuxedo. Nel-Peters wore a custom David’s Bridal gown with Marion Rehwinkel diamond and pearl earrings.
She explained that she chose the David’s Bridal gown design because she wanted “something sleek and elegant and timeless.”
Who is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters?
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was born in Sedgefield, South Africa, in June 1995. The South African model won the Miss South Africa title in 2017 before she went on to win the Miss Universe crown the same year.
She was the second South African beauty queen to win the Miss Universe title after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.
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On this day a year ago my life changed forever. What a defining and life changing moment it was being crowned Miss Universe 2017. Forever grateful to everyone who believed in me and my dreams just as much as I did. South Africa, thank you for trusting me to represent you. I’m still in awe of God’s grace and the surprises he blesses us with. Jeremiah 29:11. ❤️ This one is for my biggest motivation and inspiration in my life, my little sister. I love you ❤️ #missuniverse #oneyear
Nel-Peters attended North-West University in South Africa and graduated with a degree in business management.
She had a half-sister, Franje Peters, who suffered from a condition called cerebellar agenesis that she was born with. Nel-Peters shared the sad news of Franje’s death at the age of 13 in 2019.
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My little Princess, Angel on Earth, biggest joy and baby sister, Franje, passed away earlier today. Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth. She’s laughing, running and playing in heaven just like we always hoped she would on earth . She’s free ! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support. ❤️ Lief jou vir altyd my Sussa en eendag sal ons weer bymekaar wees!
Nel-Peters and Tebow are devout Christians and multiple reports claimed that they wanted to wait for their wedding night before having sex.
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