Scotty McCreery‘s wife, Gabi Dugal McCreery, has been at his side since they were just kids! It seems like just yesterday that Scotty McCreery won American Idol in 2011. Now, the North Carolina native is a full-fledged country star and a married man! On June 16, 2018, the singer-songwriter married his his longtime love.
“We’ve been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn’t happen too often nowadays,” Scotty shared with PEOPLE before the wedding. “I support her dreams and she supports mine.”
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One year of marriage in and forever to go 🥰 Reminiscing back to the best weekend full of Jesus, lots of love, family and friends, and of course my handsome hubby ♥️♥️ • • Before the wedding we had agreed on small gifts, something goofy and sweet. While I gave him socks (LOL), Scoot got me the sweetest gift. A cross necklace with a note attached “Let this cross be a reminder of the foundation of our marriage”. Can’t thank God enough for his blessings every day but really thanking him today for a husband who loves Jesus more than anything and cares for me so much! Here’s to many more years of letting God’s light shine through our love and figuring this crazy life out with Jesus guiding us every step of the way ♥️♥️♥️ • 📸: @5ftkrista @6ftamber 💇🏽♀️💄: @makeupbylibbybarnes
“I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened,” McCreery reflected via a statement following the ceremony. “Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”
The couple met while they were kindergartners in elementary school. Apparently, she used to write “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her diary with hearts surrounding it.
The brunette beauty graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2016 and is a pediatric nurse at Duke University Hospital. In order for the couple to spend quality time together, she often requested weekend shifts. This proved to be the perfect setup for the couple because it worked with Scotty’s tour schedule and gave them weekdays together.
Although Scotty and Gabi kept their relationship largely out of the public eye while they were dating, she appears in the country artist’s 2011 music video for “Trouble With Girls” and the 2014 music video for “Feelin’ It.” The couple became engaged in September 2017 after McCreery planned an elaborate proposal at one of their favorite hiking spots near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.
Now that the pair have exchanged vows, Gabi has officially changed her last name on social media to ‘McCreery.’ Expect to see a lot more of these two in the spotlight and at country music industry events walking the red carpet.
The pair also welcomed their first dog, Moose, into their home shorty after getting married!
We wish Scotty and Gabi many years of happiness and can’t wait to see where life takes them! Enjoy footage from the couple’s wedding day as highlighted in the star’s “This Is It” music video below!