Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

Revisit her inspiring journey from kidnap victim to heroic advocate to new mom


In January 2012, Smart's father, Ed, announces his daughter's plans to marry "a very nice man," whom the family declines to identify. "She's going to be very public in her child advocacy work, but has decided she wants to keep her personal life private," the father of the bride tells PEOPLE. The Salt Lake Tribune later reports that online wedding registries reveal Smart's groom is Matthew Gilmour, a Scotland native she reportedly met while serving a Latter-day Saints mission in France last year.