Tebow and Fiancée Demi-Leigh Celebrate Engagement in Magical Way Days After Proposal

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January 15, 2019Jan 15, 2019

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters celebrated their engagement in the best way. After a fairytale proposal, the couple stopped at the most magical place on earth: Disney World.

The former NFL quarterback and former Miss Universe took their families with them to the theme park. Nel-Peters posted photos from the day on her social media.

Tebow also posted a picture, which he captioned, "Always magical with @demileighnp!"

Tebow explained why they included their families in the engagement process: "We like bringing together people that we love to be able to create those memories and those moments that are really tough to duplicate."

Tebow asked Nel-Peters to be his wife on Wednesday at his family's farm outside Jacksonville, Florida. He confirmed the news exclusively to PEOPLE.

He revealed that he asked her by a small lake where he'd placed an arbor and bench engraved with the date they met. For a few minutes, they talked about what they saw as being the future of their relationship.

Then 31-year-old Tebow dropped to one knee and said, "Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will you marry me?”

Of course, Nel-Peters said yes. She was then given a 7.25-carat solitaire ring on her finger.

“This ring is internally flawless,” he said. “Just like you.”

Tebow followed his proposal with a surprise performance by South African singer Matthew Mole. He serenaded the couple with The Wedding Song, one of their favorite songs.

But the surprises didn't end there. Tebow had secretly flown Nel-Peters’ family and closest friends from South Africa to Florida to witness the engagement. His parents, siblings, and friends were also there to celebrate. They watched the proposal from a distance.

“I actually wasn’t really nervous,” Tebow told PEOPLE. “I was excited. I wanted everything to be perfect and to go smoothly. But I wasn’t nervous to actually ask her.”

After the engagement, they came out of hiding to congratulate the couple. They then had dinner at a Jacksonville club. After eating, Nel-Peters’ father encouraged everyone to “make a circle” around Tebow and Nel-Peters and pray for their new life together.

Tebow tells PEOPLE that he’s looking forward to planning the wedding. “I’m sure she’s got some great ideas,” he says. “It’s going to be really exciting, and I can’t wait.”

Demi added, “I’m so excited for the wedding, and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim.”

Tebow told PEOPLE Nel-Peters is exactly the woman he's been looking for: “She’s just perfect for me,” he says. “I’m really blessed to have her by my side for the rest of my life.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

 

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