Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bates Engagement


The big announcement has been made! Tori Bates and Bobby Smith are engaged! Visit UPTV.com for a statement from the couple, and check out the article on the People Magazine site for all the details of the proposal. Bobby spent a month planning the big moment, which took place at Wiseman's View Scenic Overlook in Marion, North Carolina

And those who guessed that the secret special would feature the engagement were correct! Tune in to UP next Thursday at 9pm ET/8pm CT for "From Friends to Fiancés."

Photo courtesy of UP

26 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! Congratulations to the sweet couple.

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  2. Congratulations to Tori and Bobby!

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  3. I'd love to watch but don't get UPTV with my new provider--any other way to watch????

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  4. Congratulations and I wish you much happiness!!

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  5. Wonderful news!! So excited for you

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  6. Excited for them. Congratulations to Tori and Bobby you are a great couple!! Best wishes and prayers for God's blessing as you begin your life together.

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  7. Congratulations to you both. May God bless your marriage.

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  8. Congratulations Bobby and Tori! You two make such a cute couple.

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  9. Congrats. Hope she finishes her degree though and doesn't let all that hard work go to waste.

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  10. Congratulations to you both.

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  11. Congratulations to the, yes, but this boy works for Gil's church? How much money does Gil's church take in that he can afford to pay this boy and himself, and probably others? Why are the sons (and in-laws) dependent on their father for income? Doesn't sound like a good idea to me.

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    1. What does it matter to you? You aren't paying their bills, are you? He isn't a boy. He is a man. A lot of churches have more than one pastor on staff. He is probably going to work with the kids or youth group. He has a degree in ministry. It will be good that he is using it. If he is working for the church, then he is dependent on the church for his salary not his future father-in-law. Pastors don't pay the bills for their churches. They have a bookkeeper take care of that. Just because he is working for the church now doesn't mean he is stuck there for life. He can get some experience and then move on if he chooses.

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  12. If he wasn't courting his daughter, would Gil have hired him anyway?

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  13. This can't possibly be "the BIG news"?? This is expected news, not surprising at all. I'm happy for them, but really just trying to create surprises where there are none.

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  14. Congratulations to Tori and Bobby! What a beautiful ring! May you have many happy years together!

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  15. Very happy for Tori and Bobby! Lovely couple. Enjoy Tori's bubbly perssonality, goes well with Bobby's more serious personality.

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  16. That is only 45 minutes from us , congratulations you too

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  17. This young lady came across to marry as being desperate to me. I bet she will abandon her education and throw it away to marry quickly. It seems like this family uses any education or training their daughters receive as just 'a fill in' to keep them amused and busy until they marry. None of them will give a thought to family planning in the least, take no precaution,, even natural ones, to pace out their lives together before the nausea, diapers and noise begin. Children ARE wonderful in life, if that's what you aspire for...to be parents, but nothing can give a couple that time together before children enter the picture. No need to rush your life and condense it in a few months from courtship to parenthood. This is my opinion and I know others differ...I think they're just too severe, that's all.

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    1. Erin uses her degree... she teaches piano full time. Just saying.

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