As well as being a controversial personality during his playing days as a footballer, Tim Tebow’s dating life has also been a source of controversy, 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 Tim Tebow came into the limelight, it would appear that time is finally here. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about Tim’s personal life, including details about his partner.
Is Tim Tebow Married to a Wife?
It goes without saying that when it comes to the most eligible bachelors in America, Tim Tebow ranks up there among the most coveted bachelors in the country. Not only is he a famous personality, but he is one of the most respected sportsmen in the world.
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 is yet to get married. He has been in a couple of relationships, but for one reason or the other, none of it has led him to the altar.
Does He Have a Fiancée or Girlfriend?
Yes. Even though Tim Tebow is yet to say his vows in front of friends and family, he is a man in a committed relationship with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. The famous athlete got engaged to the beauty queen on the 9th of January 2019, and barring any unforeseen development in their relationship will get married in the not so distant future.
He has been dating Demi Nel-Peters since July 2018, shortly after they met for the first time in her home country, South Africa. The two of them met through the event, Night to Shine, one of the signature events of his foundation, Tim Tebow Foundation.
The Night to Shine event is an event where his foundation, in partnership with churches around the globe, throw a prom night for special needs children. Demi, who has a sister with cerebellar agenesis, attended the event and, while there, met the professional baseball player.
A conversation ensued and then later, a relationship. 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.
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.
Before dating Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Tim Tebow has had a couple of girlfriends. One of them is 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.
Who is His Fiancée, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters?
Tim Tebow’s Fiancée, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, is a South African model who was once Miss Universe. She wore the coveted crown between 2017 and 2018 after winning Miss South Africa in 2017.
She was born on the 28th of June 1995 in Sedgefield, Western Cape to Anne-Marie Steenkamp and Bennie Peters. She began her modeling career while she was in college at North-West University, studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
As a model, she was signed onto Boss Models and Vision Management Cape Town. She is currently signed to IMG Models, which boast of 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-defense program.