Congratulations to Elizabeth Smart – the 24-year-old is engaged!
Elizabeth’s father Ed Smart confirmed the news to PEOPLE, saying ”We’re very excited for her. She told us at home last Saturday. I wasn’t really surprised. They’ve been very happy together. We’re just thrilled. We’re looking forward to her moving on to this next stage and leading a very happy life.”
Ed is choosing to keep most of the details of the wedding, including the name of the groom, quiet – a move we can totally understand. Elizabeth wants to remain very private with her life, and who can blame the girl? She was thrust into the public eye under very tragic circumstances.
A rep for Elizabeth Chris Thomas says that while he can’t share the details surrounding the event, it will take place over the summer. He also stresses Elizabeth’s desire for privacy. ”She’s going to be very public in her child advocacy work, but has decided she wants to keep her personal life private,” he said.