Tim Tebow Says He‘s ‘Blessed‘ With New Girlfriend, Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow Says He‘s ‘Blessed‘ With New Girlfriend, Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

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Sign up By , Christian Post Reporter | Jul 18, 2018 10:28 AM (Photo: Reuters/Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)Tim Tebow speaks with the media after his workout at the Mets Minor League Complex.

Former NFL quarterback-turned-Minor League Baseball player Tim Tebow has confirmed that he‘s dating 2017 Miss Universe winner, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Tebow‘s sister, Katie Tebow, posted a photo on  last week of the athlete posing with Nel-Peters in a family photo. The intimate photo prompted reporters to ask Tebow about the relationship.

“She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” Tebow told . “I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.”

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Nel-Peters, who is from South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown in November 2017.

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During the competition, she made clear that her  was to empower women. Since winning the crown she has developed a program that helps train women in self-defense called the Unbreakable campaign. The 23-year-old was inspired to launch the campaign after being the victim of an attempted hijacking earlier this year in Johannesburg.

Like Tebow, whose  helps people living with disabilities, Nel-Peters has said that her biggest motivation comes from her half-sister who has a disability.

“My half-sister was born without a cerebellum and is completely disabled. She is my biggest motivator and inspiration, because her situation makes me realize how special life is and I always want to work twice as hard, enjoy life twice as much so that I can enjoy it for her as well. Therefore each experience I encounter is that much more special,” said, according to the  page.

Tebow told  last spring that he was ready to start a family but had not found the right woman to marry and start a life with. In his list of requirements, he said he was looking for a person with a “good heart” who has a relationship with God.

There is no public mention of Nel-Peters‘ religious background. Her  page, however, shows the humanitarian work the pageant star has done with nonprofit in New York called God‘s Love. However, God‘s Love says they are a non-sectarian organization.

According to , the South African native currently resides in New York City. She has a bachelor‘s degree in business management from North-West University in South Africa and speaks English and Afrikaans.</p

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