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Tim Tebow is reportedly dating model Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012, who previously dated singer Nick Jonas, according to new reports.
Tebow, the 28-year-old college football analyst and NFL hopeful, has never shied away from speaking about his Christian faith. When it comes to dating, however, the athlete is a bit more tight-lipped.
"Tim and Olivia are dating but trying to keep out of the public eye as much as they can," a source told E! News. "Olivia had a hard time after the break up with Nick Jonas but took time for herself and focused on work and is in a great place now."
Culpo, 23, separated from Jonas during the summer after a two-year relationship. However, E! reports that the beauty queen is open to the possibilities of building a deeper bond with Tebow.
"She is very open to getting to know Tim and exploring the chance of something more with him. She is really attracted to Tim's personality," E! reported. "They are having a great time with each other and are looking to spend more time once the football season slows down. Olivia is excited [about] what's developing as they get to know each other more."
While E!'s source said Tebow finds it "really easy for him to talk to her," it has reportedly been only one month that the pair have been dating. Sports blogger Terez Owens has also linked the two, who've been "spotted together on several occasions."
The athlete has previously been linked to actress Camilla Belle and reality television star Jana Duggar. In 2014, reports surfaced that Christian reality television patriarch Jim Bob Duggar wanted the athlete to date his daughter, Jana.
Star magazine reported that Jim Bob and his wife, Michelle, were meeting Tebow's mother, Pam Tebow, in Arkansas in the hopes of setting the Evangelical athlete up with their eldest daughter.
"Jim Bob is no dummy," an insider told Star magazine in 2014. "Tim would be a perfect addition to the family and a feather in his cap. Can you imagine the press attention a Tim-Jana wedding would get?"
While Jim Bob posted a social media image with his wife and Pam Tebow at a Loving Choices Pregnancy Center's fundraiser in Springdale, Arkansas, in 2014, he also made it clear that he would not choose who his children should marry.
"I do not choose who my children marry. ... Over the years, I have suggested guys to my daughters, or we have had a lot of guys that approach us and are interested in this girl or that girl, but each of our girls have chosen their spouse on their own," Jim Bob previously told People.
In 2014, Tebow was questioned about finding a wife after years of telling the public that he's a single man, and spoke about the importance of looking for more than a pretty face.
"Of course it's important to be attracted to someone, but it really needs to be about who they are on the inside. I've always been attracted to girls whose hearts are the biggest thing about them," he told People. "People can be very sweet and kind to others who can do a lot for them. I want to find a girl who will be the same person to those who can't do anything for her in return."