"I'd been carrying around the ring for a few months and almost popped the question on several different occasions, but I waited," explained Alan. The right moment came in the middle of a candlelit dinner on the beach. "With waves softly breaking around us and a gorgeous bright moon hanging overhead, we felt like we were on an episode of The Bachelor!" he said.
The romantic setting didn't help settle the country music personality's nerves, though. "I was anxious about the moment, so I started my big speech before the food even arrived. I told him how much I loved him, and with a few tears and a crack in my voice, I gave him the ring and asked him to marry me," he said. Alan had nothing to fear, though. "Lucky for me, he said yes!" Alan and Smith, an occupational therapist, met in 2015, at a Carrie Underwood concert. But it wasn't until 2016 that Alan came out and shared his relationship with the world.
Around that time, Alan introduced Smith to his family, including his two teenage children. "Not to be too cliché, but I knew he was the one by the way he loved my kids," he explained. While the couple hasn't started to plan the wedding yet, Alan knows his son and daughter will be involved and wants the celebration to be casual. "No one will be in a dress, for starters!" he said. "We're both simple guys, so I'm not sure it will be lavish, but we certainly want to share it with all those who've loved and supported us on our journey." Regardless of what their big day looks like, the couple is looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together. "We've always been intensely loyal to each other, and to now fully commit ourselves to a lifetime relationship is the greatest. Trea is amazing, and I'm looking forward to our new adventures," said Alan.