Sports | July 16, 2018 10:55 am

Tim Tebow Confirms He’s Dating Last Year’s Miss Universe

During an interview with ESPN's Pedro Gomez, Tebow went on the record about his relationship with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Miss Universe  Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa poses for photographs on the Red Carpet at NFL Honors during Super Bowl LII week on February 3, 2018, at Northrop at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa poses for photographs on the Red Carpet at NFL Honors during Super Bowl LII week on February 3, 2018, at Northrop at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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After some Instagram sleuths began connecting the dots between them last week, Tim Tebow confirmed he is dating Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

A native of South Africa, Nel-Peters now resides in New York City while Tebow is also in New York, but upstate playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Despite the distance, the two have found a way to spend some time together and are serious enough that Tebow confirmed they are dating while talking to ESPN’s Pedro Gomez.

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

Tebow, 30, gave the 23-year-old a David Yurman necklace for her birthday last month.

Nel-Peters has yet to publicly speak about the relationship or post about it on Instagram, but she’s not shy about sharing other things on social media.