Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who for years confronted hypothesis about his marital standing, on Saturday proposed to Mindy Noce, his girlfriend and an inside designer who lives in Charleston. She mentioned sure.
It’s been a whirlwind few days for Mr. Scott, whose endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump at a New Hampshire rally on Friday renewed speak about his consideration as a working mate, ought to Mr. Trump win the Republican nomination.
The engagement, which was first reported by The Washington Post, comes after greater than a 12 months of courting. Mr. Scott made his relationship with Ms. Noce public when he introduced her onstage after a Republican presidential main debate — the final he would take part in earlier than suspending his marketing campaign in November. The two met at church.
A spokesman for Mr. Scott, Nathan Brand, confirmed the engagement, which passed off on Kiawah Island, S.C., close to Charleston. Mr. Scott and Ms. Noce had a celebratory dinner afterward and Ms. Noce attended church the next morning, carrying her engagement ring.
Mr. Scott shared his information with a nationwide viewers on “Sunday Night in America,” the Fox News program hosted by Trey Gowdy, his buddy and a former South Carolina congressman.
Mr. Scott, a longtime bachelor, tried to maintain his relationship standing quiet. Even so, his bachelorhood had been the subject of much scrutiny throughout his presidential run and in his Senate profession. Asked a number of occasions on the marketing campaign path about his marital standing, Mr. Scott usually demurred, saying he was praying for the suitable lady earlier than taking that step.
“One of the issues I really like concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that it factors us all the time in the suitable path. Proverbs 18:22 says, ‘He who finds a spouse finds a very good factor and obtains favor from the Lord,’” he advised Brenna Bird, the Iowa legal professional normal, in September. “So can we simply pray collectively for me?”