Tim Tebow opens up about engagement to former Miss Universe

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ engagement was months in the making.

“[I] started part of the planning from months ahead of time,” the Mets prospect, 31, told Entertainment Tonight on Monday. “The problem is, once I felt like she started to get a clue, then I would, like, make up something else.”

Tebow popped the question to the former Miss Universe, 23, last month. And while Nel-Peters knew a proposal was definitely a possibility, she was still caught off-guard the day Tebow got down on one knee.

“I had absolutely no idea that it was gonna be that day,” the South Africa native said. “I mean, I definitely knew how I felt about him and how we felt about each other, so that wasn’t a surprise, but I had no idea the proposal was gonna be that day.”

Following the whimsical proposal, both Tebow and Nel-Peters took to social media to share the exciting news.

“@demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” he posted on Instagram.

The future newlyweds later celebrated their engagement at the happiest place on earth.

“My Prince Charming ❤️ @timtebow @waltdisneyworld,” Nel-Peters wrote.