Early Tuesday, Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold tweeted, I'm trying to get @timtebow to accept that he and @lolojones are a match made in heaven. #lobow, Jones responded by claiming she had heard Tebow actually had a girlfriend.
Jones said, Thanks Nick but I actually heard tebow has a girlfriend he just isn't saying it publicly. The search continues....
Mangold had pushed for the two to become a couple after Jones, 29, told HBO's Real Sports that she is still a virgin. Tebow, another devout Christian, has also publicly talked about his commitment to maintaining his virginity before marriage.
I was actually pushing for Tim and Lolo Jones to get united, Mangold told ESPNNewYork.com. My message kind of got lost in the 'Tebow Time' chanting.
This is now my new goal, this is how I'm going to spend my spring. Usually I try to do a little golfing, but that isn't going so well. Now it's matchmaking.
Mangold's efforts to pair together the two famous virgin athletes might not have gotten off the ground, but it did reveal the interesting tidbit about Tebow's secret girlfriend.
Tebow's love life has long been a point of interest in both tabloid magazines and in search engines. The phrase Tim Tebow's girlfriend is one of the first search items that pops up in search engines when you type Tim Tebow's name.
Many have tried to figure out who the backup quarterback has dating, but little has been confirmed. He's been connected to a variety of athletes and celebrities in the past, but he rarely publicly comments on the relationships.
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn admitted interest in Tebow and Tebowed after winning a race, but little came of it. Reality television star Kim Kardashian was reportedly interested in dating him, but he had no interest.
He went out to dinner with pop star Taylor Swift and bonded over their shared Christian values, but he reportedly had eyes for Glee star Dianna Agron. Unfortunately for Tebow, Agron was still involved with an on-again, off-again boyfriend and never became romantically involved with him.
It was after stories of a Tebow-Swift-Agron love triangle that the former Heisman winner was forced to publicly address the interest.
It's funny because, half the rumors, I've never even met the people, he told Good Morning America in April. And I'm sure they would be lovely.
So just who is Tebow dating?
The odds are that if he is dating someone, as Jones suggests, it is someone out of the public limelight. Tebow cherishes his privacy, which is why the rumors of him dating huge celebrities never quite made sense.
The downside is that it means it will be difficult to find out much about his romantic life until he publicly announces it.