Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Former NFL quarterback and current New York Mets minor league player Tim Tebow is headed to the alter.

The football and baseball pro is engaged to his girlfriend, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. "You're the love of my life, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you", Tebow wrote.

The caption next to a series of snaps from the big day read, "Any dreams I've ever had, you've exceeded them all!" "I'm sorry you didn't get a new truck", she said, "but you're getting a new daughter!" Tebow had secretly flown Nel-Peters' family and closest friends from South Africa to Florida to witness the engagement. "I'm so proud of you!"

"I actually wasn't really nervous", Tebow said. No one will be happier than me when I finally find the right person.

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Tebow tells PEOPLE that he's looking forward to planning the wedding. "I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful".

"It really has to go deeper than what they look like on the outside".

Tebow, 31, proposed with a 7.25-carat ring on his farm outside of Jacksonville, Fla., and Del-Peters said yes.

'She is a really special girl and I am lucky and blessed for her coming into my life, ' he told ESPN a year ago.