Elizabeth Smart, the Utah woman who was kidnapped at the age of 14 and held captive for nine months, is engaged, spokesman Chris Thomas revealed to The Salt Lake Tribune today. The 24-year-old accepted a proposal last weekend and is set to get married this summer.
Although details of Elizabeth's fiancé have not been revealed, her father Ed Smart told the Associated Press that his future son-in-law is a "fine young man" and is very happy and excited for his daughter.
"While she plans to be very publicly involved with her public advocacy work, she has decided she wants to keep the details of her personal life private," Thomas said in a statement. "She is going to be involved in child advocacy work for a long, long time and really decided that she wants to keep her husband and [future] children out of the public spotlight."
According to the Daily Mail, Elizabeth said she was "happy and excited for this next chapter" in her life.
OK! NEWS: JURY FINDS ELIZABETH SMART'S KIDNAPPER, BRIAN DAVID MITCHELL, GUILTY
Elizabeth's kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault and was sentenced to life in prison in May 2011. His wife, Wanda Barzee, was also convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 15 years in a Texas federal prison for her involvement in the horrible crime. We wish for only the best for Elizabeth and her future husband. Such amazing news!