Tim Tebow’s fiance: Who is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and how did he meet Miss Universe?

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as Miss Universe
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters won Miss Universe then she won Tim Tebow’s heart. Pic credit: FOX

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is engaged! Tim Tebow announced via Instagram on Thursday that he popped the question and the former Miss Universe said yes.

Though Tim and his soon-to-be bride have been dating for some time now, many of the former NFL star’s fans are wanting to learn a bit more about the future Mrs. Tebow.

Who is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters?

Those who follow the Miss Universe pageant probably already have an idea who Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is, considering she won the title in 2017.

Just prior to winning that title, Nel-Peters also managed to take home the Miss South Africa title in the same year as she is from Sedgefield in the Western Cape.

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Demi-Leigh is a bit younger than Tim Tebow at just 23 years old. Her fiance is 31.

She speaks two languages, English and Afrikaans, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from North-West University.

Prior to her Miss Universe win in 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters also modeled a bit for Boss Models and Vision Management in Cape Town, South Africa.

How did Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters meet?

It was during her reign as Miss Universe that Demi-Leigh began dating Tim Tebow, with him revealing how they met during a book tour back in September 2018.

“We actually met through one of our nonprofits called Night to Shine,” Tebow told Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb on Today. “Her sister has special needs, so we invited them to Night to Shine in South Africa. We kind of met and started talking through that and haven’t stopped.”

Night to Shine is an event for special needs individuals that is sponsored by the Tebow Foundation. It’s a prom night experience for those ages 14 and up where hundreds of churches come together and host the special event.

While Demi-Leigh and Tim began spending time together months before, they became Instagram official in August 2018 when she took to the social media platform to wish him a happy birthday.

Since they began dating, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has experienced many firsts, including her first American-style Thanksgiving and attending her first football game.

What we know about the engagement ring?

Tim Tebow went all out on the engagement ring that he presented to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. According to People, it’s a 7.25 carat diamond solitaire that is “internally flawless.”

The engagement ring was chosen especially for Demi-Leigh after Tim had a jeweler fly to Jacksonville prior to the engagement with a selection of high quality diamonds to choose from.

Demi-Leigh can be seen showing off her diamond sparkler in the engagement photos Tim Tebow shared on Instagram. Arrow over to see a closer photo of Demi-Leigh’s gorgeous ring.

When will the wedding be?

News of Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ engagement is brand new, and so far there has been no wedding date announcement.

Tebow and his fiance dated for less than a year before becoming engaged. It’s a safe guess that their wedding won’t be put off for long!

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