Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Picture: Instagram

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is reportedly dating former American NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

ESPN has reported that Tebow confirmed his relationship with the South African beauty in a sit down interview with Pedro Gomez. 

According to the website Tebow said, "She is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life. I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful."

Last week Tim's sister, Katie Tebow uploaded a picture of her alongside her brother Tim and Robby and Demi-Leigh. 

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

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Demi-Leigh has been living in New York City since her crowning last November and although she has travelled back home a few times, her duties have made her a globe trotter. 

Her new bae started his professional football career back in 2010 and in 2013 he was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst. He currently plays for the New York Mets after making a switch from football to baseball. 

Neither Demi-Leigh or the Miss Universe Organisation has confirmed the relationship.