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Elizabeth Smart Engaged

Former kidnap victim will get married next summer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2012 5:11 PM CST

(Newser) – Nice news out of Utah: Elizabeth Smart is engaged, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. The 24-year-old BYU senior will marry in the summer, says a spokesman. Don't expect many details about the groom—the Tribune thinks he's a fellow Mormon named Matthew Gilmour—or the wedding. Smart, who famously survived 9 months as a kidnap victim in 2002-03, plans to keep her private life private. She will, however, be vocal in her work on behalf of victimized kids.

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"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," says the spokesman. (Read more Elizabeth Smart kidnapping stories.)

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