She’s off the market! Bringing Up Bates star Tori Bates recently announced that she’s engaged to her longtime love, Bobby Smith! The soon-to-be Mrs. Smith couldn’t help but gush about the proposal, which took place at a scenic overlook in North Carolina.
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The day was a dream come true for Tori and Bobby, who were first introduced by mutual friends back in 2015. They’ve been courting for nearly a year, and even remained long distance while Bobby was in school.
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for so long and it’s finally here — we’re engaged! The day could not have been more magical, and the moments we shared will never be forgotten,” the newly engaged stars gushed to People. “It feels like a dream and our hearts are overflowing with excitement. Thank you for all of your love and support.”
Tori and Bobby will get their own special episode of her family’s TV show — which will air on Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. on UP TV. We can’t wait for the wedding planning to begin! Congrats, you two!
Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about the Bates family!
The oldest of the Bates kids, Zach, is 28 years old and is married to his wife Whitney; they have two kids, two-year-old Bradley and nearly one-year-old Kaci. In addition to his political career — he’s a county commissioner — he works nights as a police officer.