Tim Tebow’s fiancée, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, mourns death of 13-year-old sister


Tim Tebow and fiancée Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters are mourning the death of the beauty queen’s 13-year-old sister, Franje, who died on Saturday.

“My little Princess, Angel on Earth, biggest joy and baby sister, Franje, passed away earlier today,” Nel-Peters, 23, penned on Instagram, alongside the Bible verse Romans 8:38-39.

“Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth. She’s laughing, running and playing in heaven just like we always hoped she would on earth. She’s free ! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support,” she continued.

Tebow, 31, who currently plays for the Syracuse Mets, also posted a touching tribute to social media.

“Our loss but heavens gain. So grateful for the hope we have of being reunited with the ones we love through our Heavenly Father. Mr & Mrs Peters and @demileighnp we are praying for you and love you so much,” Tebow shared.

Nel-Peters’ younger sister had been diagnosed with cerebellar agenesis, or the absence of a cerebellum, according to The South African, which also noted, “Franje was born without a cerebellum, severely limiting her ability to walk, talk and develop” as others would.

Tebow, who proposed to Nel-Peters in January, previously revealed he met his future wife through Franje.

“Her sister has special needs, so we invited them to Night to Shine in South Africa,” Tebow said on the “Today” show last fall. “We kind of met and started talking through that and haven’t stopped.”

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