Elizabeth Smart, the woman who was kidnapped from her home in 2002 at age 14, is now engaged and trying to keep it fairly under wraps — well, as under wraps as possible given that the ABC News contributor is crazy famous and everyone wants to know about it and her family and reps keep talking about it.
Her father says, "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."
At the very least, Smart is keeping the name of her fiance a secret, as she "feels very strongly about that right now."
Despite all of this talk of privacy, Smart's rep also reveals, "I know they're looking at a summer wedding. They're still in the process of planning the wedding, and there are a lot of details to still be worked out. She's going to be very public in her child advocacy work, but has decided she wants to keep her personal life private."
And in sad/unbelievable marriage news, TMZ says Heidi Klum is filing for divorce from Seal!!!! SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY? I have no words. [TMZ]
UPDATE: The day before the split was announced, Seal wrote "THE END" on Twitter. Again, no words have I.
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"I think it's really silly for people to think I'm a heart-throb. The character in Bridesmaids was very sweet, so women loved him. I want to know where all these women were when I was 15 and couldn't get a kiss for love nor money. I chose the wrong year to get engaged." —Chris O'Dowd. [TheSun]