Duggar fans hoping for a courtship between Jana Duggar and former NFL star Tim Tebow are about to be sorely disappointed. Almost a year after rumors starting brewing of a possible romance between Tebow, 28, and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s eldest daughter Jana, 25, it is now being reported that the former quarterback has set his sights on a new woman.
Tebow is now being linked to Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, according to a report from Us Weekly. An insider tells the magazine the athlete and Culpo, 23, who ended a two-year relationship with "Scream Queens" star Nick Jonas in June, have been dating since September. They were reportedly set up by a mutual friend.
“It’s new but he thinks she is a goddess,” a source told the magazine. The insider added that Tebow, who was hired by ESPN in September to act as a college football analyst, is “very attentive” of his new partner and woos her with love notes. “Tim’s super into her," added the source.
Tebow’s rumored new romance with Culpo comes several months after he was said to be entering into a possible courtship with Jana, a former star of TLC’s now-canceled “19 Kids and Counting.” Star magazine reported in November 2014 that Jim Bob wanted to set his daughter up with the Christian athlete after meeting his mother, Pam Tebow, at a fundraiser. One source said the courtship would be a “feather in his cap.”
Tebow’s rep responded to the rumors, saying his client and the reality star had never met. While Jana never spoke out about the report, her cousin, Amy Duggar (now Amy King), did. “Jana and I laughed so hard about this," Amy wrote on Instagram the following month after Star magazine released a second report claiming Amy was also trying to date the former quarterback. “We’ve never even met Tim Tebow. #allsmilesnodrama.”