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Scotty McCreery Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Gabi Dugal: See How He Proposed

Scotty McCreeryNASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Gabi Dugal and Scotty McCreery attend the Folds of Honor/CMS Nashville Songwriter of the Year Party during the 50th annual CMA Awards week on November 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMS)

He loves her this big. Country singer Scotty McCreery is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal.

The season 10 American Idol winner proposed on Tuesday, September 26, at the Little Lost Cove summit in North Carolina’s Grandfather Mountain. McCreery posted a photo of himself kissing his future wife atop the sweeping landscape, presumably moments after the proposal.

“SHE SAID YES!!!” McCreery expressed on Instagram.

SHE SAID YES!!!

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“I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened,” he added in a statement. “Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”

The ring was custom designed by the future groom, who is best known as the 10th season winner of Fox’s smash series. Dugal is a pediatric cardiac nurse who works at Duke University Hospital.

The two go way back after first meeting in kindergarten in their native hometown of Garner, North Carolina. Dugal has appeared in several of McCreery’s videos, including “Give More Minutes” and “The Trouble With Girls.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.