Queue song: “When You Wish Upon a Star.’
Best TV Ad Salesman voice: “Heisman Trophy winner and legendary virgin Tim Tebow, you just got engaged to former 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters! What are you going to do now?’
Tebow: “We’re going to Disney World!’
What else would you expect a Florida man and his fiancée to do?
The happy couple went to the “happiest place on Earth’ to celebrate their day-old engagement, complete with a photo of in front of Cinderella’s castle with the Princess and Prince Charming.
Thankfully the Disney characters were in costume or we wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between the two couples. We kid, we kid.
The former quarterback for the NFL’s Denver Broncos and New York Jets, two-time BCS champion QB with the Florida Gators and now a ballplayer in the New York Mets organization proposed at sunset Wednesday at his family’s farm outside Jacksonville, FL.
While we were blinded by the 7.25-carat solitaire glare from Nel-Peters’ engagement ring, MyBookie dropped a few wagers when the couple may marry and have a baby.
Whoa, Nelly, oddsmakers! Of course, with the engagement announcement comes with a few snicker-worthy tabloid stories about the still-chaste Tebow. Heck, Deadspin announced the engagement with the headline: “Tim Tebow To Have Sex Soon.’ The former QB’s commitment to remaining a virgin until marriage is well-known and reportedly was cited as the break-up reason by prior girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012. (Sensing, a trend?)
Tebow has long been committed to finding a partner who shares his faith and outlook. “They have to really love God,’ he explained to People a few years ago about his perfect companion. “My faith is important to me – it’s the most important thing – and I need to be with someone who also shares that faith.’
By dating outside the galaxy, Tebow appears to have struck gold in the 23-year-old Nel-Peters. The two met at a 2017 “Night to Shine’ event in South Africa, which is a series of prom nights Tebow’s foundation throws for special needs teens.
What else do you need to know about the woman who stole Tebow’s heart while breaking the heart of many women in the University of Florida Gator Nation:
- She has a degree in business management
- She was once carjacked and now supports efforts to teach self-defense to women
- Her disabled half-sister is her inspiration
Nel-Peters’ half-sister Franje attended “Night to Shine’ where he and Demi-Leigh “met and started talking through that and haven’t stopped.’ Tebow explained on NBC’s “Today’ show.
So first does come love, bet on the marriage and you can also wager on the couple’s baby carriage.
Will Tim Tebow Announce He Is Having A Baby in 2019?
- No -500
- Yes +300
Though the proposal came after a seemingly whirlwind relationship, but he’ll be back on a ballfield by Spring, which we surmise will push the wedding past October, so our money is on baby announcement in early 2020.
Our Pick: No
Will Tim Tebow Get Married in 2019?
- No +240
- Yes -400
Now that he’s found the one, we don’t believe the Golden Gator will have a long engagement. We’re looking for a holiday wedding, after the baseball season is over and before New Year’s Day.
Our Pick: Yes
Tim Tebow’s First Baby Will Be …?
- Boy -120
- Girl -120
Healthy. That’s all we really want but if we must choose, we want to him to have a daughter.
Our Pick: Girl