"American Idol" alumna Kellie Pickler and her songwriter boyfriend, Kyle Jacobs, are engaged to be married, People.com reported, and the country star confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday morning.
"Yes, it's true. Can't wait to say 'I DO!'" the 23-year-old Albemarle, N.C., native 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 People, "we both feel like we got my grandmother's blessing."
Pickler and Jacobs met about 21/2 years ago, through friends.
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Pickler said she considers Jacobs' proposal a moment she hardly could have imagined. "I remember saying to Kyle, 'Baby it's like I'm dreaming - but if this isn't real, I'm going to be very upset!'"