Scotty McCreery proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, on Tuesday (Sept. 26) while on a hike near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

“I’ve been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened,” McCreery said according to WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., which also reported that the couple originally met in kindergarten. “Gabi is the perfect girl and my true love, and I cannot wait to begin building our life together as husband and wife.”

The American Idol winner turned country star gushed on social media about his new fiancée, even noting that his trouble with girls is over — a wink at his hit 2011 single “The Trouble With Girls.”

Source : Billboard