Tim Tebow engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow is getting married.

According to PEOPLE, Tebow proposed to girlfriend and former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in Jacksonville on Wednesday. "Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you", he said.

The Heisman Trophy victor - who confirmed he was dating Demi-Leigh in July past year - had installed a specially made arbor along with a bench engraved with the date the couple first met.

Concerned that she would sense his excitement and suspect that something was up, Tebow tells PEOPLE he came up with a cover story: he told her that he was presenting his father with a brand new truck. The post reads, "Any dreams I've ever had, you've exceeded them all!" "You're the love of my life, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you".

The magazine detailed the proposal, which took place at Tebow's family farm.

"You represented Miss. Universe so well!" he wrote.

The 23-year old beauty is from South Africa but now lives in NY. "I was excited. I wanted everything to be ideal and to go smoothly".

Adds Nel-Peters: "I'm so excited for the wedding, and I can't wait to spend forever with Tim". "But I wasn't nervous to actually ask her". "I wanted everything to be flawless and to go smoothly".

"I actually wasn't really nervous", Tebow tells PEOPLE.

'I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful'.

Tebow, who has been looking for Mrs. Despite leading the Broncos to a win over the Steelers in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, Tebow was traded in the offseason to the Jets.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy victor is now a member of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the New York Mets' AA team.

In 2018, Tebow was assigned to the Double-A Binghamton Mets before a hand injury ultimately ended his season.