Who Is Scotty McCreery's Wife? All About Gabi Dugal McCreery

The country singer first met his wife in kindergarten — and they welcomed their first child together in October 2022

Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi welcomed their son, Merrick "Avery" McCreery, into the world on Oct. 24, 2022.

In June 2022, the couple revealed to PEOPLE exclusively that they were expecting their first child together.

"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," the American Idol alum told PEOPLE.

"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."

Scotty and Gabi tied the knot in June 2018, but have been together since high school.

"We've been dating six years and have known each other our whole lives. That kind of story doesn't happen too often nowadays," Scotty previously told PEOPLE. "I support her dreams and she supports mine."

Learn more about Gabi Dugal McCreery with these facts ahead.

She met Scotty McCreery in kindergarten

Gabi and Scotty have known each other for most of their lives as they first met in kindergarten. "She'll kill me for saying this, but in her kindergarten diary, she had 'Mrs. Gabi McCreery' written in hearts all over," the singer said about his wife on Harry Connick, Jr.'s talk show.

The couple eventually started dating during their senior year of high schoolthey even went to prom together — and from there, the rest was history. After getting engaged in September 2017, the duo tied the knot in the North Carolina mountains in June 2018.

She and Scotty McCreery went to rival colleges

Who Is Scotty McCreery’s Wife? All About Gabi Dugal McCreery
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While Scotty attended NC State University, his wife went to the university's rival college, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She eventually graduated from UNC in 2016 with a degree in nursing.

"I am so proud of her today as all of her hard work has paid off, and she is now a college graduate!" Scotty wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of them at her graduation.

"If you know anything about me, you know wearing that shade of blue in chapel hill is something I would normally only do if I lost a bet," he jokingly added. "But I was proud to wear it today in support of her graduating from the school of nursing at UNC-CH."

Gabi Dugal McCreery and Scotty McCreery attend the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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She's a pediatric nurse

After graduating from UNC School of Nursing in 2016, Gabi currently works as a pediatric nurse, per her Instagram bio. "Getting the best of both worlds with the two things I love most in one: living out my passion for kids and being a nurse!" she previously wrote on Instagram about her job.

She and Scotty McCreery have a dog together

Who Is Scotty McCreery’s Wife? All About Gabi Dugal McCreery
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While Scotty and Gabi are currently expecting their first child together, they already have a fur baby. The couple has a dog named Moose, who they regularly post about on his Instagram account.

She has starred in a handful of Scotty McCreery's music videos

Scotty has featured Gabi in several of his music videos over the years, including "The Trouble With Girls," "You Time," and "This Is It," the latter of which features footage from their wedding.

"I just couldn't wrap my head around actors or somebody portraying that song," he told PEOPLE of the music video. "For the emotion to be captured, I knew it had to be the wedding."

McCreery revealed that he also sang the song to Gabi during the reception. "It was special," he said. "At the last chorus, when I said, 'if ever there was a time for a perfect kiss,' I leaned in and gave her a big, old, fat one, and it was good. … Couldn't ask for a better day."

She gave birth to their first child in October 2022

Gabi and Scotty welcomed their son, Merrick "Avery" McCreery, into the world on Oct. 24, 2022 — 11 days ahead of his initial due date.

"Never known a love like this🥹" Scotty captioned a few sweet images of the newborn on Instagram. "Thank yall for all of your prayers during this exciting season of life! Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God🙌🏼🙏🏼."

In December 2022, Scotty spoke to PEOPLE about seeing his wife as a new mom. "She's amazing. I mean, she's really a natural nurturer. Even when Avery is fussy and nothing in the world can calm him down, she's still so patient with him. I think she was born to be a mom," he said.

"Just watching Gabi be a mom makes me love her even more. He's our little miracle," the singer added.

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