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.
“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.”