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"American Idol" Alum Scotty McCreery Is Engaged!

He met his fiancé in kindergarten.

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Scotty McCreery, winner of American Idol season 10, proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, yesterday in North Carolina. The country singer took to Instagram to share a series of photos from the picturesque proposal on a mountain, captioning the series, "SHE SAID YES!"


McCreery's reps revealed that the couple went for a hike on their favorite trail, Little Lost Cove cliffs, and the singer got down on one knee when they reached the very top. His proposal was made all the more special with a custom-made engagement ring.


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The pair first met in kindergarten and have been friends ever since. According to the official statement, Dugal used to write "Mrs. Gabi McCreery" with hearts in her childhood diary. The couple officially started dating five years ago—during their senior year of high school, no less! Dugal has also appeared as the love interest in several of the singer's music videos.



After the proposal, the newly engaged couple was joined by their families for a celebratory dinner. McCreery hasn't been able to contain his excitement ever since. Today, the singer posted a message to Twitter, writing, "The trouble with girls is over," a reference to his popular song "The Trouble with Girls."