As well as being a controversial personality during his playing days as an American footballer, Tim Tebow’s dating life has also been a source of debate, most notably because of his decision to abstain from sex until marriage. For this reason, fans and observers of the baseball player have been on the lookout for the woman who will become Tim Tebow’s wife and end his acclaimed virgin status.
After more than a decade since Tebow came into the limelight, that appointed time is finally here. The baseball player has found the woman who deserves to share his personal space and we have all the details.
Who Is Tim Tebow Married To?
It goes without saying that when it comes to the most eligible bachelors in America, Tim Tebow ranks up there among the most coveted in the country. Not only is he a famous personality, but he is one of the most respected sportsmen in the world. Needless to say, he is quite an eye candy and must have had a handful of pretty women gunning for his attention.
But despite having millions of women who would jump at the chance to be called Tim Tebow’s wife, the Heisman Trophy winner and current baseball player for the New York Mets decided not to rush things. Granted, he was in a couple of relationships, but for one reason or the other, none of them led him to the altar until he found Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Demi-Leigh was born on 28th June 1995 in South Africa – Sedgefield, Western Cape to be precise. She was raised there by her parents Bennie Peters and Anne-Marie Steenkamp. Demi-Leigh’s early education background is not public knowledge but she earned a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from North-West University in her country.
While in college, she started her career in the modelling industry, working with Boss Models and Vision Management respectively. By the time she graduated from college in March 2017, Demi-Leigh was already a contestant in the Miss South Africa 2017 which she won and went ahead to represent the country at the Miss Universe competition the same year, winning the coveted crown as well.
An actress, model and beauty queen, Demi-Leigh Tebow is the second Miss Universe to come out of South Africa. The first is Margaret Gardiner who was crowned in 1978.
She is currently signed to IMG Models, which boast other major models like the Hadid sisters, Bella and Gigi. During her time as Miss Universe, she visited several countries across the globe, including Mexico, Thailand, India, Ecuador, and Malaysia. She also worked with God’s Love We Deliver and Women Empowered, a self-defence program.
How Did Tim Tebow Meet Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters?
He started dating Nel-Peters in July 2018, shortly after they met for the first time in her home country, South Africa. The two met through a charity function, Night to Shine, one of the signature events of his foundation, Tim Tebow Foundation.
The Night to Shine event is an occasion where his foundation, in partnership with churches around the globe, throw a prom night for special needs children. Demi, who has a sister (Franje) with cerebellar agenesis, attended the event and, while there, met the professional baseball player who later became her knight in shining armour.
A conversation ensued between them and later on, a relationship was built. After six months of being together, during which they publicly shared some of the milestones in their relationship, such as meeting each other’s parents in September, they got engaged in January 2019.
Details Of The Perfect Exchange Of Vows Between Tim Tebow And Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Tim Tebow proposed to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on the 9th of January 2019 at sunset at Jacksonville, Florida, on the family farm where he grew up. He proposed to her with a 7.25-carat flawless solitaire ring. He celebrated the occasion with a surprise appearance by the South African singer, Matthew Mole, who serenaded the engaged couple with The Wedding Song.
In an intimate ceremony that lasted 30 minutes, the baseball player and his beauty queen exchanged their marriage vows which they wrote by themselves. The vows maintained the traditional routine with some special touches to personalise them to suit their feelings for each other.
The lovely couple got married in South Africa at La Paris Estate in Cape Town. The lavish ceremony which took place in January 2020 had 260 guests in attendance and Nel-Peters was a vision in her custom-made gown from David’s Bridal, accessorised with diamond and pearl earrings. According to Tim, the time he waited for the right woman to come along didn’t go to waste as he’s convinced that he found everything he ever wanted in Demi-Leigh.
Inside Tim Tebow’s Relationship Timeline Pre-Demi-Leigh
Before Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Tim Tebow had a couple of girlfriends, including Olivia Culpo, a former Miss Universe whom he dated between September and November 2015. Their relationship had a short run because Olivia was not on board with his decision to wait until marriage before having sex. A reason that spurred a lot of jokes from sports media when it was revealed.
Other than Olivia Culpo, Tim Tebow was also in a relationship with Camilla Belle, an American actress who has appeared in works like The Quiet, Push, and When a Stranger Calls. They reportedly dated for a short time in 2012.
How Much Is The Baseball Player Worth?
Tim Tebow has built different career profiles across sports and the media industry. Though he now plays baseball, he was once a quarterback in the NFL. He joined the 2010 NFL Draft ánd was picked in the first round with the 25th pick. Subsequently, Tim went on to play for several teams – Denver Broncos (2010–2011), New York Jets (2012), New England Patriots (2013) and Philadelphia Eagles (2015).
He made the switch to baseball in 2016, joining the New York Mets as a left fielder and a designated hitter. He has remained with the team since then. His media venture started in 2013 when ESPN offered him the job of a college football analyst.
Through his robust career that extends to different departments, Tim Tebow is estimated to be worth around $4 million and $10 million. The figure can’t be pinned down to a particular spot as it can’t be confirmed at this time.
What Does He Spend His Money On?
Ever since he came into the spotlight, Tim Tebow has held tight to his Christian faith. Even though he courted controversies from many, he has not allowed the influence of fame to change the values that guide his life.
While the spending habits of the former quarterback are not known, it is clear that he lives a modest life which could be devoid of extravagant spending. However, he did fork out a lot of money to marry the woman of his dreams but then, it’s all worth it.
Another guaranteed avenue through which Tim Tebow spends his money is charity.
He collaborated with University of Florida students to create “First and 15” to raise funds for Uncle Dick’s Orphanage in the Philippines. Shands Hospital pediatric cancer centre located in Gainesville also benefited from his philanthropic gestures as he helped raise funds for the hospital and organised a Disney trip for disadvantaged children.
He finally launched his Tim Tebow Foundation in January 2010 and through the organisation, many lives have been touched. The foundation is teaming up with CURE to build a hospital for children in the Philippines which is where he was born.
Admittedly, Tim Tebow is not your typical celebrity who loves to live the lavish life most of the time. He is often seen preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ than partying.