Scotty McCreery and his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, are engaged! The former American Idol winner popped the question during a hike yesterday near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, one of the couple's favorite places. Scotty dropped to one knee and presented the ring, which he helped design for Gabi, while the two were at the top of the mountain.
Scotty said, “I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened. Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”
Scotty and Gabi met in kindergarten in Garner, North Carolina where the singer made enough of an impression on her that she wrote “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” encircled with hearts in her diary at the time. They began dating almost six years ago during their senior year at Garner High School.
Gabi has appeared in several of Scotty’s music videos, including “The Trouble with Girls,” “Feelin’ It,” and “Five More Minutes.”
Scotty and Gabi plan to marry in 2018.