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Kellie Pickler engaged to songwriter boyfriend Kyle Jacobs

Kellie-pickler "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler and her songwriter boyfriend, Kyle Jacobs, are engaged to be married, People reports, with the country cutie confirming the news via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

"Yes, it's true. Can't wait to say "I DO!" the 23-year-old said in her tweet

Jacobs proposed June 15 on a Florida beach. That date has had a sad but special spot in Pickler's heart: It's the birthday of her late grandmother Faye Pickler, with whom she was very close. Now, she told the magazine, "we both feel like we got my grandmother's blessing."

The two met about 2 1/2 years ago, through friends.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Kellie Pickler hangs out with a pal backstage at the CMA Music Festival last week in Nashville. Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images.

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Congratulations for Kelly and Jacob! Best wishes and much happiness.

Your a Beautiful person and deserve the best Congratulations !!!

I am so happy for Kellie Pickler. I wish her a life full of happiness and LOVE!! She so deserves it

I always thought you were really a cutie and I think Simon thought so too. Congratulations!! You are still beautiful and Jacob is a smart guy to see what a special person you are!!!


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