NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, 25, has become known for his strongly-held Christian views. Now, the famed football player is, again, grabbing attention. This time, though, rather than focusing entirely on his religious views, media outlets are exploring an alleged romantic relationship that Tebow is having with 26-year-old actress Camilla Belle (read her bio here).
The two reportedly met back in May at the "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. According to numerous reports, they have been dating ever since (images, seen below, that were snapped that night actually show the two standing next to one another at the event).
ABC News recently provided some quick facts about Belle, who appeared the movies "Push" and "When a Stranger Calls," among other feature films. From 2008 until 2009, she dated musician Joe Jonas, Belle was on People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the World List" in 2011 and, much like Tebow, she has been active in charity work.
NFL player of the New York Jets Tim Tebow and Camilla Belle attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images
Recently, Tebow and Belle were spotted together in Florida, fueling suspicions that the two are dating. The New York Post has more:
We’re told Tebow, who lives in a storm-damaged part of New Jersey, and Belle avoided the wrath of Sandy by spending the weekend and the early part of this week in Jacksonville, Fla., where his parents have a place. They were spotted at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville on Tuesday night, where they bowled “and played arcade games” together, a spy tells us, adding, “They were very together and affectionate, until some young fans asked to take Tim’s picture, when Camilla politely stood aside.” They’ve also been spotted together at the beach and at restaurants in town.
One of the burning questions people will have, of course, is where Belle stands on the faith front. Considering Tebow's views on sex before marriage (he's waiting) and Christianity, it's likely he'd be with someone who shares similar ideals. According to the Post, the actress grew up in a strict Catholic home and, thus, she has a robust faith background.
In a September article published in Vogue, Tebow didn't mention Belle when speaking about his ideal girlfriend. However, he did highlight some of the attributes he looks for in women.
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"I’ve been blessed to have an amazing mom and two amazing sisters—so they set a very high standard," he said in the interview. "Obviously looks play a big part. Being attracted to someone plays a big part, but there’s also so much more than that for me."
Tebow said that he wants a women who has "a servant's heart" and who likes him for the person he is and not his celebrity. Whether Belle is the girl who fulfills these roles, well -- we'll have to wait and see. But according to media reports she is, at least for the time being, the person for the Jets player.
Interestingly, the two do not follow one another on Twitter (although, considering the quiet nature of their alleged relationship, that may be intentional).