Elizabeth Smart's Road to Happiness

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


"That is my greatest aspiration – to be a mother," Smart tells PEOPLE in 2014. Now, that's a reality: She and husband Gilmour welcomed daughter Chloe in February, her father, Ed Smart, confirmed in May 2015. And though she's become a notable activist for causes such as underage sex trafficking in the years since her 2002 kidnapping and subsequent rescue (a story she shared with the world in her 2013 memoir), he said his daughter, now 27, won't bring this part of her life into the limelight. "It is totally private," he says. "This is something she is keeping to herself and not trying to have out there."