Is Tim Tebow gay? Some on Twitter are assuming the NFL quarterback must be a closet homosexual since he allegedly turned down sex with Olivia Culpo, who is a former Miss Universe and Miss USA. What makes the situation even more odd is that Culpo was apparently never Tim Tebow’s girlfriend, and the entire situation may be a product of celebrity gossip gone way, way out of control.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the rumors were jumpstarted when Olivia Culpo’s Twitter account sent out this tweet.
“Being rejected from something good just means you were being pointed toward something better,” Culpo said.
Although the beauty queen never explained what she meant by this cryptic comment, many assumed she was talking about a dating relationship. Then an anonymous source claimed Tim Tebow and Olivia Culpo broke up recently over their non-existent sex life.
“He was really into her, he was sending her love letters and cute notes and professing his love for her,” the source claimed. “She had to break up with him because she just couldn’t handle it. He still hits her up, but she just can’t deal with the sex thing. He’s pretty adamant about it, I guess.”
While some have mocked Tebow publicly based upon the rumors, others have said we should be glad Tebow is not like Josh Duggar, never mind all the NFL domestic abuse scandals.
“[Tebow’s] commitment to his convictions is admirable,” wrote Tracey Moody for Patheos. “It’s almost expected these days (Josh Duggar) that those who flaunt religious morality (Josh Duggar) fall guilty to the hypocrisy test (Duggar Duggar). In the case of Tebow, he’s clearly walking the walk.”
On Facebook, Glenn Beck supported Tebow for keeping to his abstinence vows.
“30 years ago it would have been the guy breaking it off and everyone would have cheered for the woman,” Beck said. “Now she breaks it off and everyone mocks the guy. Good for you Tim! The right girl will be worth the wait and this will only help you find the right girl.”
Oh please✋ Tim Tebow is gay for sure
— tsukiko (@caleymcgaffigan) December 1, 2015
Tim Tebow is gay..there I said it. You’re telling me he turns down hot women sexually because he’s waiting til marriage?! Ummm..yeah sure 😑 — Mirna_Montana (@mirnsan1) December 1, 2015
It’s odd I see so many gay men eager for Tim Tebow to come out when they’ll just hate him for still being a born again Christian Republican.
— Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) November 30, 2015
Others were not so certain about this idea, with some claiming that Tebow was simply being attacked because he is a Christian.
So, because Tim Tebow is a virgin at 28 he’s automatically gay… When did virgin and gay become synonyms? — Republican Girl Life (@RepubGirlLife) December 1, 2015
It amazes me how many people praise Michael Sam for being the first openly gay NFL player.Yet they bash Tim Tebow for being a Christian #NFL
— John Douglas (@DJJohnDouglas) December 1, 2015
It’s odd I see so many gay men eager for Tim Tebow to come out when they’ll just hate him for still being a born again Christian Republican. — Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) November 30, 2015
As it turns out, the whole controversy may be based upon false rumors and gossip. TMZ claims they have their own sources which say that Olivia Culpo was never Tim Tebow’s girlfriend in the first place. The stories about a romantic dating relationship between Tebow and Culpo started when during a church service several months ago. The representatives for both celebrities denied that they were dating, but the celebrity gossip magazines took the rumor and ran with it anyway.
According to TMZ, it is possible they hung out with friends as part of a group date, but the relationship never went any further.
“Our sources say Tim did show interest in Olivia, and they hung out a few times WITH mutual friends… but never had a one-on-one date,” says TMZ. “Bottom line — no dating, no break up and still no boning.”