Tim Tebow is dating Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters: All the details

Tim Tebow is dating Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters: All the details

Good things come to those who wait!

Tim Tebow, who's long expressed his wish to find the right girl for him, has struck up a romance with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who was crowned 2017's Miss Universe.

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

Nel-Peters, 23, hails from South Africa, while 30-year-old Tebow is Florida-born and raised.

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Tebow previously dated Olivia Culpo, who won Miss Universe in 2012.

Tebow's NFL career was notoriously rocky, but during his collegiate years at Florida, he was a two-time national champion and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy.

His Christian faith became entwined with his public persona: After he'd graduated, the NCAA enacted the so-called "Tebow rule," which prohibits players from writing messages on the face paint they wear under their eyes. Tebow had etched biblical verses on his.

Tebow has since made the transition to pro baseball and currently plays for the New York Mets.