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

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
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Tim Tebow is in a relationship.

In a new interview, the 30-year-old former NFL quarterback turned baseball player confirmed he's dating Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and feels "blessed" when it comes to his girlfriend.

“She is a really special girl, and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” he told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. “I am usually very private with these things, but I am very thankful.”

Nel-Peters hails from South Africa and is 23 years old. She was crowned Miss Universe last November.

Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters reacts as she is named the 2017 Miss Universe during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Last week, Tebow's sister-in-law, Katie, shared a picture of the couple posing together.

Interestingly enough, Tebow was previously linked to Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo in 2015. Culpo is now dating Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola.

In 2012, Tebow opened up to Vogue in what he looks for in a girlfriend.

"Obviously looks play a big part," Tebow acknowledged. "Being attracted to someone plays a big part, but there's also so much more than that for me. It's about finding someone sweet and kind -- and that has a servant's heart. It’s about finding a girl who likes me for me, and not because of what I do or who I am or the name."

ET spoke to Tebow in February 2016, when he revealed he's a fan of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

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