After weeks of swirling rumors, Tim Tebow has publicly acknowledged that he’s in a relationship with reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
He confirmed the rumors to ESPN‘s Pedro Gomez.
“She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” Tebow told Gomez.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder/DH also acknowledged how difficult it was for him to put his private life out like that.
“I am usually very private with these things, but I am very thankful,” he said.
Tebow, 30, felt compelled to address the rumors after social media posts by his brother and sister sparked rampant speculation that he was dating Nel-Peters.
Nel-Peters, 23, is the 2017 Miss Universe winner and is from South Africa.
Tebow and Nel-Peters are both living in New York state. Tebow plays minor league baseball in Binghamton, New York.
Nel-Peters has yet to publicly acknowledge the relationship.
Her 1.1 million Instagram followers won’t find any images of the two together.
That being said, on the surface, the two both seem to have a lot in common.
Both are patriotic despite neither being born in the United States. Nel-Peters is from South Africa and Tebow was born in the Philippines.
Both Tebow and Nel-Peters do extensive charity work. Tebow’s philanthropic work through his Tim Tebow Foundation is well-chronicled. Nel-Peters recently started to work with UFC to help women learn how to protect themselves and their children.
This isn’t the first time Tebow has been romantically linked to a Miss Universe. He was long rumored to be dating former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, although that relationship was never substantiated.
Now, the next question is, how does Nel-Peters feel about Tebow’s desire to adopt a child from every continent?
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