By Nikita Da-Cunha
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Is Engaged To Tim Tebow:
Demi-Leigh is engaged and is officially off the market!! (Sorry guys). The 23 year South African beauty said ‘YES!’ to her boyfriend of just 7 months, when he got down on one knee at his hometown in Jacksonville, Florida. Tim Tebow is a former professional American football quarterback and fitness enthusiast. The couple started dating last year in July when Demi was living in New York City as Miss Universe. Their engagement is possibly one of the most romantic proposals we have heard of in a while. We are giving you all the details on the engagement!
The Engagement Setting:
The proposal looked super romantic as it was decorated with fresh hydrangeas and beautiful decor making it extra special and magical for the couple. It was the perfect setting to celebrate an engagement! The proposal took place at Tim’s families farm in Jacksonville, Florida. Tim popped the big question next to a lake and under a wooden arch. Next to the couple was a wooden bench which Tim made especially for the engagement – the bench had a date engraved of when the couple first met. How romantic is that… OMG we are literally dying inside! But that not all that went down.
Tim had another really big surprise for Demi… Popular South African singer Matthew Mole stepped out from behind a hay bale and serenaded the couple with ”The Wedding Song” which is one of their absolute favourite songs by the singer.
To make the engagement even more special, Tim had secretly flown Demi’s family and friends to Florida, to witness the special moment. Joined by Demi’s family and friends were Tim’s family and friends, who secretly watched from a distance!
How Did He Keep It A Secret?
“I actually wasn’t really nervous,” Tebow tells PEOPLE. “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.” Tim did not want Demi to suspect a thing! He covered up the engagement celebration by telling Demi that he was surprising his dad with a brand new bakkie so she didn’t sense any excitement from him. He even hired a truck from a dealership to sell his story to Demi. Damn!
The Engagement Party:
After the engagement, the couples friends and family came out of hiding to surprise Demi. The couple then had dinner at a Jacksonville club. Speeches and toasts were made by close family and friends to the newly engaged couple! Her father, who had flown all the way from South Africa, encouraged everyone to pray for the couple and their new life together. Demi said a few words during the celebration and jokingly said ‘I’m sorry you didn’t get a new truck but you’re getting a new daughter!’ to Tim’s father. In an interview with PEOPLE Tim says ”He is looking forward to planning a wedding. I’m sure she has got some great ideas, it is going to be really exciting and I can’t wait”. Demi adds “I’m so excited for the wedding, and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim.” Awww how cute is that!
The Insta Announcement:
The couple announced their engagement on the gram last night and posted the most beautiful and romantic images of themselves during their proposal! The pictures were all taken by American photographer Kelly Braman during their proposal. The couple also posted the cutest and sweetest messages to each other on the gram. We don’t know about you but our hearts are melting and we are so in love with this couple!
Demi’s Instagram Post:
Tim’s Instagram Post:
Let’s Talk About That Ring!
Oh my gasssh – let’s talk about that rock of an engagement ring! How stunning is it? We are so jelly! Demi’s engagement ring makes ours look rusty in comparison. Her ring is 7.25-carat solitaire sparkle that is just absolutely flawless. We can see it from a mile a away!
Let the wedding prep begin – we are wishing the couple the very best for their future together!
Are you a fan of the couple – what are your thoughts on Tim’s dreamy proposal? Let us know in the comments below!