Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi have finally become parents for the first time. Details on their marriage.
It goes without saying that American Idol winners embody all that is amazing and spectacular about the nation’s talent pool. Whether it be Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood, the show has created some bona fide stars who are about as integral to pop culture today as can be.
One other winner who shook up American Idol and then the world of country music is Scotty McCreery. His signature crooning and guitar playing have made him the definition of a musical star, and the artist has enjoyed a successful career in the industry ever since winning Idol in Season 10. But while fans may be familiar with Scotty’s music, many may not know the details of his personal life.
So, what do we know about Scotty’s wife? Does he have any kids?
Scotty McCreery has known his wife since he was in kindergarten.
For some people, the pursuit of true love is a decades-long task. For Scotty, he has had the good fortune of knowing Gabi Dugal McCreery ever since they were in kindergarten together. In a past interview with People, Scotty touched on their story a bit more.
“We’ve been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn’t happen too often nowadays,” he said ahead of their June 2018 wedding, adding, “I support her dreams and she supports mine.”
Gabi, who works as a pediatric nurse at Duke University Hospital, first met the singer when they were just children and remained friends for years before things finally became romantic when they were seniors in high school.
“She’ll kill me for saying this, but in her kindergarten diary, she had ‘Mrs. Gabi McCreery’ written in hearts all over,” Scotty revealed during a 2016 appearance on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show.
Scotty and Gabi got engaged back in 2017 and eventually tied the knot the following year in the North Carolina mountains.
Scotty and Gabi McCreery announced their first child in Summer 2022.
Scotty and Gabi took the next big step in their relationship when the duo announced that they were expecting their first child together. Both shared on Instagram on June 21, 2022, a series of photos with Gabi cradling her baby bump as well as showing off ultrasound photos.
“We got a little man on the way,” Scotty told People in the wake of he and his wife making the news public. “We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first few years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life. We’ve gotten to live a lot of life and do some cool things, so seems like now’s a good time to settle down a little and expand the family.”
“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” Scotty added. “Gabi’s from two sisters in her family, so I just figured it would be a girl. But we got a surprise of a boy.”
As for things he looks forward to in being a father, Scotty noted, “I grew up playing sports, so getting to introduce him to baseball, which was my first love right there with music, and golf are just little things that [will be great].”
Scotty and Gabi McCreery welcomed their first child on Oct. 24, 2022.
After months of anticipation from both the parents and their legions of fans, Scotty and Gabi welcomed their baby boy, a son named Merrick ‘Avery’ McCreery. According to Scotty’s Instagram, the child was born 11 days early on Oct. 24, 2022. He went on to add, “Thank y’all for all of your prayers during this exciting season of life! Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God.”
In the time since Merrick’s birth, both Scotty and Gabi have shared ample amounts of flicks on social media of the trio. Whether it be draped out in miniature New England Patriots gear, hanging out with his parents, or at the beach with his dad and dog, it’s clear that Merrick’s life is already full of love.