Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

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Tim Tebow Confirms He's Dating Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

July 16, 2018 - 12:40 pm

By WFAN.com

Tim Tebow apparently has a type -- Miss Universes. 

The Mets minor-leaguer recently confirmed to ESPN that he's dating Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the current Miss Universe.

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

In 2015, the quarterback-turned-baseball player briefly dated another Miss Universe -- Olivia Culpo, who won the crown in 2012. 

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Speculation about Tebow, 30, and Nel-Peters, 23, began last week after after Tebow's sister posted a photo on Instagram of herself, Tebow, Nel-Peters and Tebow's brother Robby posing together. 

Fun hanging on the set of the heisman shoot! @timtebow @robbytebow @demileighnp

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Nel-Peters was born and raised in South Africa and now lives in New York City.

Tebow, a devout Christian, discussed his search for love with People last year. 

“I’m looking, but I just can’t seem to find anyone,” the Heisman Trophy winner said. “I don’t want to be single; I’m ready to settle down and start a family. I want to have kids.

“They have to really love God,” Tebow added. “My faith is important to me -- it’s the most important thing -- and I need to be with someone who also shares that faith.”

Tebow is in the midst of his second season in the Mets' organization. He is batting .276 with six home runs and 35 RBIs for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and was selected to the Double-A All-Star Game.