Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South Africa’s very own Miss Universe, has made her relationship with American baseball player and former football player Tim Tebow public. Nel-Peters uploaded a picture of herself and her boyfriend on his 31st birthday.

“Happy Birthday Timmy. You are such a bright light in so many people’s lives. Have the best day ever!,” the caption read.

E! News reported that Tebow liked the picture, while friend of Nel-Peters and former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, commented, “This is so sweet!”

The couple began secretly dating in July, and Nel-Peter’s picture confirmed that they are still going strong.

Happy Birthday Timmy ❤ You are such a bright light in so many people’s lives. Have the best day ever!

A post shared by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (@demileighnp) on

Rumors that the two were a couple began after Tebow’s sister, Katie, posted a picture of her brother and the pageant queen on Instagram. In the photo, Tebow posed with Peters while Katie stood with their brother, Robby.

Fun hanging on the set of the heisman shoot! @timtebow @robbytebow @demileighnp

A post shared by Katie Tebow (@katie_tebow) on

“She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” the athlete said of the South African-raised beauty. “I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful,” Tebow said in an interview with ESPN.

Picture: Instagram


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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.