Athlete Tim Tebow stopped by Walt Disney World to celebrate his recent engagement to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
“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 said.
Nel-Peters and Tebow invited both of their families to celebrate with them at the theme park.
Tebow, 31, popped the question Wednesday night, according to People magazine, on his family’s farm near Jacksonville, Florida.
People reports the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner had a special arbor and bench installed beside a lake, where he dropped to one knee for the proposal. Tebow told the magazine what he said to Nel-Peters as he gave her the ring: “This ring is internally flawless, just like you.”
Tebow had secretly flown her family and friends to Florida from South Africa, and they surprised her after his proposal. Her engagement ring is a 7.25-carat solitaire.
Nel-Peters, from South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe in 2017, and is an advocate for equal pay between men and women.
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“In some places, women get paid 75 percent of what men earn for doing the same job, working the same hours — and I do not believe that this is right,” she said during the Miss Universe Q&A segment. “I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world.”
After a storied college football career at the University of Florida, Tebow played three seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets from 2010-12 . He’s currently playing minor-league baseball in the New York Mets’ farm system and will begin the 2019 season at Class AAA Syracuse.