Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel Peters’ wedding is set to be a dream, for more reasons than one! The athlete EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife why the day will be so special for them both.
Even while promoting his forthcoming film, Run The Race, starring Mykelti Williamson, and maintaining his stance as a baseball all-star for the New York Mets organization, Tim Tebow, 31, is still getting ready for a wedding! The newly engaged athlete EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife all about his big wedding plans with 2017’s Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel Peters, 23, during a press junket in LA. When asked about his “must-have” for the big day, the star revealed that he’s letting Demi-Leigh take the reins! “Whatever it is she wants! It’s her dream. So whatever she wants, it’s good enough for me,” he said. “I’ll help in any way I can, but that day will be about her because that will make me get the most joy,” he added. How sweet!
Tim also revealed the part of marriage he’s most looking forward to, and his answer is completely heart-melting. “Just spending life with someone that you love and care for so much,” he said, when asked. But – that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few challenges for the two lovebirds. The baseball player turned producer admitted that they both have schedules that are jam-packed, and have yet to designate a home base. “She’s from South Africa but based in New York [City] and I’m based in Florida. She had 20 international trips last year and I had a bunch too. We’re kind of all over the place,” he told HollywoodLife.
The gorgeous couple announced their engagement on Jan. 9, and Demi-Leigh’s massive ring is stunning and could be worth upwards of $600,000! “It’s a classic ideal-cut 7.25-carat round diamond that is set in a elegant platinum solitaire setting to maximize the brilliance and sparkle of this exceptional gem,” Josh Marion, vice president of Ritani jewelers told HollywoodLife. “The diamond has both a very high color and clarity rating, which makes this stone quite rare, and coupled with the size, it would be in the top 0.01% of all diamonds that can be found on the market today. To protect a rare investment of this size I would insure this diamond for at least $600,000 to $700,000.”
Meanwhile, it’s just a couple of weeks before Tim’s new flick arrives! Run The Race premieres on Feb. 22, and it’s going to be one emotional roller coaster. The film follows the story of two desperate brothers ready to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow, according to the film’s site. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. However, a devastating injury puts Zach’s dreams on hold, and his brother steps in to help. When talking about the movie, Tim told us, “It’s cool to be an executive producer but the goal for me was just to be able to tell this story. From the moment I read it, it impacted me and my brother. I do think there’s some tie in.” The film also deals with a pretty scary head injury, which Tim has experienced himself during his career. When we asked Tim if he felt the NFL has been handling CTE, (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) properly, he said, “There’s a lot that we don’t know and are trying to figure out. It is scary, to be honest with you. I got hit in the head a lot. There’s a real aspect of concern there. I do a lot of things to take care of my brain because I did hit a lot of people with my head, so I try to get smart with it!”
Watch a trailer for the movie above!