Tim Tebow is no longer playing the field.
“She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life,” he told the sports network. “I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.”
Tebow, 30, addressed the relationship after his sister Katie posted a photo last week of Tebow with his arm around a sunglasses-wearing Nel-Peters, 23, “on the set of the heisman shoot.”
Tebow has on the No. 15 that he wore at Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy.
Nel-Peters hails from South Africa and now lives in New York City.
She appears to be remaining mum on her new beau — at least to her million-plus followers on Instagram.
Nel-Peters has used her platform to speak out in defense of pageants, telling HuffPost at Build Series in November that she planned to use her platform “to make a meaningful difference in the lives of women and men” and to be a role model for little girls. She recently started a campaign back home to train women to defend against both violence and harassment. She was inspired after a carjacking incident in which she said she punched her assailant in the throat to escape after learning the move in a self-defense class.