Despite the occasional rare glimpses into his private life, it would be an understatement to say that Tim Tebow is a very private man.
There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. If anything, it’s nice to see a celebrity more focused on his charity work than his personal brand.
That being said, Tebow is still a magnetic personality. A quick Google search of “Tebow” yields countless reasons why his fans love him so much.
His Tim Tebow Foundation does endless good work. Tebow’s “Night To Shine” events might actually be one of the best things to happen in this country in a long time. And through it all, Tebow will never forget his amazing fans along the way.
So apologies to Tebow, but his most passionate fans are genuinely curious about his personal life. It goes with the territory of being an amazing person and public figure.
While Tebow has always felt comfortable putting some things out there for public consumption, such as his sports career and the aforementioned charity, his personal life has always felt like a mystery.
It genuinely felt like pulling teeth when the world wanted to know if the rumors about Tebow dating former Miss Universe winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters were true.
“She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” Tebow confirmed to ESPN’s Pedro Gomez.
“I am usually very private with these things, but I am very thankful,” Tebow added.
As the previous winner of Miss Universe, Nel-Peters had to relinquish her crown to the 2018 winner, Catriona Gray of the Philippines.
Gray posted the moment on her Instagram when Nel-Peters, of South Africa, gave her the crown.
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When I was 13, my mum told me “Honey, I dreamt of you winning @missuniverse in a red dress.” At that time I thought nothing of it, and today my mother’s dream came true. ✨ Where do I even begin? Lord God, I lift everything up to you – to glorify and honour you. ? Philippines ?? what an amazing honor it has been to carry your name across my chest and to embody you in all aspects. I may now carry the sash of Miss Universe, but I’ll forever be your Miss Philippines. ❤️?? To my team @carlosbuendiajr @bragaisjojo @mitagray @binibiningnicolecordoves @jololuarca @justine.aliman19 @ton_lao @vheecostyle @francischee_ @styledbypatrickhenry @visionerickson @ardelpresentacion @mackycombe @harleybarleyyy @jellyeugenio @hairbybrentsales @memayfrancisco @mimsqiu @momoisupe @tesserajewelry @maktumang @jearsond @theaiveeclinic @empiredentallounge @jed_jimenez I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this with all your time, effort and love ? #MissUniverse @missuniverse
As bittersweet of a moment that likely was for Nel-Peters, leave it to Tebow to jump in with the kind of message that we’ve come to expect from him.
“(Nel-Peters) you represented Miss. Universe so well! You’re an incredible role model, and carry yourself with beauty, kindness, and grace,” Tebow posted on his Instagram. “I’m so proud of you!”
Considering that Tebow and Nel-Peters met through his “Night to Shine” event, as Nel-Peters has a special needs sister, it’s hardly a surprise that Tebow left a touching message for her after she had to give up the crown.
“We started talking (at ‘Night to Shine’) and we kinda haven’t stopped,” Nel-Peters divulged.
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