The former Miss Universe, South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has become engaged to her American sports star boyfriend Tim Tebow, a statement said.
It said Tebow proposed to Nel-Peters at his family farm in Jacksonville, Florida on Wednesday after the pair had dated since last April.
The former NFL quarterback and current Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Mets secretly flew Nel-Peters’ family and some of her closest friends to the United States for the occasion.
He also flew in South African artist Matthew Mole to play Nel-Peters’ favourite song as he popped the question.
Flashing her flawless 7.25-carat diamond engagement ring, Nel-Peters said she was ecstatic and hadn’t stopped smiling since Tebow proposed.
“Any dreams I’ve ever had, Tim you’ve exceeded them all! I love you and I can’t wait to spend forever with you,” she said.
Tebow said during an interview with the American Today show last year that meeting Nel-Peters was a result of “seizing the moment”.
He also told sports television channel ESPN she was “a really special woman and I am very lucky and blessed to have her coming into my life”.
The pair spent Christmas in South Africa with Nel-Peters set to return for a visit in February.
– African News Agency (ANA)