ABC News contributor Elizabeth Smart, the young woman who was kidnapped from her home in 2002 at age 14, is engaged.

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Her father Ed Smart to confirmed People.com, "We're very excited for her. She told us at home last Saturday. I wasn't really surprised. They've been very happy together. We're just thrilled. We're looking forward to her moving on to this next stage and leading a very happy life."

Ed added that Elizabeth, 24, and her fiancé, who has not been named, "wants to keep it very private and feels very strongly about that right now."

Chris Thomas, a rep for Elizabeth, would not confirm the wedding date nor the name of Smart's fiancé, but said, "I know they're looking at a summer wedding. They're still in the process of planning the wedding, and there are a lot of details to still be worked out."

Thomas also reiterated Smart's desire for privacy. "She's going to be very public in her child advocacy work, but has decided she wants to keep her personal life private."

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