Last month Tim Tebow proposed to his girlfriend, former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and hearts broke across the globe.
It’s a big deal when one of sport’s most eligible bachelors gets engaged. And the ring? It’s nearly as stunning as the bride-to-be.
Our first celebrity engagement story of 2019 is one of our favorites yet. That’s saying a lot since we’ve showcased Kim and Kanye, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Tom and Gisele. Find out what makes this one so special!
We all know Tim for his athletic feats- former Heisman trophy winner and NFL top draft pick turned minor league baseball player. He’s also known for his servant’s heart and giving back to the community through the Tim Tebow Foundation.
A big event his organization sponsors every year is Night to Shine. This event has grown to include more than 500 churches around the world, where they each throw a prom night for special needs children ages 14 and older.
Demi, former Miss South Africa and 2017 Miss Universe, happens to have a special needs sister. Tim’s foundation invited her family to the Night to Shine event in South Africa, they met, and the rest is history. Demi made it Instagram official last August, when she wished Tim a touching ‘Happy Birthday’!
THE ENGAGEMENT STORY
Tebow popped the question last month on a random Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida at his parent’s farm. No expenses were spared in the planning of this proposal.
He secretly flew in her family and friends from South Africa to celebrate the event, along with some of his own loved ones. The gorgeous set up included an outdoor, rustic arbor flanked with flowers and vintage wooden barrels. He had a special bench crafted with an engraving of the date the couple first met.
Being the traditional, southern gent he is, of course he dropped down on one knee to ask Demi’s hand in marriage. Per People magazine, Tim shared “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”
Tebow gushed on his Instagram after she said said yes…”Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
To celebrate Tebow also commissioned South African singer Matthew Mole to sing one of their favorites- “The Wedding Song” after his proposal.
No one knows exactly where the flawless rock originated from, but People magazine claims he purchased it a month before from a diamond broker who flew in to Jacksonville with several gems to choose from.
The ring features a 7.5 carat, internally flawless, brilliant cut solitaire on a thin platinum band.
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A ring of this nature could easily sell between $600,000 to $750,000 according to diamond experts.
Congrats to the happy couple and we can’t wait for all the wedding details!
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