Scotty McCreery’s wife, Gabi Dugal McCreery has waited a long time for this! It seems like just yesterday that Scotty McCreery was the teenage winner of American Idol’s Season 10 in 2011. Now, the North Carolina native is a full-fledged country star and a married man! On June 16th, the singer-songwriter made his his longtime love, Gabi Dugal McCreery, his wife.
“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.”
“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 recently welcomed their first dog, Moose, into their home!
We wish Scotty and his new wife 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!