Former professional and college football quarterback Tim Tebow announced his engagement to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South African native and the 2017 Miss Universe. The 31-year-old Tebow posted photos on Instagram of himself down on one knee and 23-year-old Nel-Peters wearing an engagement ring. Tebow, an outspoken Christian athlete, now plays baseball in the New York Mets organization and works as a college football analyst for the SEC Network. —L.L.
A new documentary on sexual abuse accusations against R&B superstar R. Kelly has sparked a rash of condemnation and apologies from artists who collaborated with him over the years. Though accusations of sexual misconduct with underage girls have dogged Kelly for years—he was tried and acquitted on charges of child pornography in Chicago in 2008—the documentary includes harrowing new details from women who say the singer held them captive and used them for sex.
Since the six-part series aired on the Lifetime cable channel, celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Chance the Rapper have spoken out against Kelly and apologized for working with him. “Any of us who ever ignored the R. Kelly stories, or ever believed he was being setup/attacked by the system (as black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of black women and girls,” Chance tweeted Saturday. “I apologize to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out.”
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Tuesday she watched the documentary and found it sickening. At a news conference, she appealed to Kelly’s victims to contact her office so she could open a new criminal case against him. The singer denies all accusations of wrongdoing, and his lawyer accused producers of falsifying the stories in the documentary. —Lynde Langdon