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Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart Happily Spends Mother's Day With Her Family

Elizabeth Smart has a wonderful new life. The kidnap victim shared a sweet picture of her new family of four in a social media post on Mother's Day.

'Happy Mother's Day!' Smart wrote, and the slender blonde seems happy and content almost 15 years after she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Smart also posted a photo of herself with husband Matthew Gilmour, two-year-old daughter Chloe, and their newest addition, baby James, on Instagram.

“Grateful for Matthew giving me two beautiful children, grateful to my Mom for being the best mom I could ever ask for, grateful to all the strong women who have impacted my life so much!” she commented. “#happymothersday #grateful #blessed #thankyou #lovemylife.”

Smart, now a mother-of-two, has become a victims' rights advocate over the last decade or so. She also noted that one of her “greatest aspirations” was to be a mom.

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my mom,” Smart remarked in an interview a couple of years ago. “My mom is a hero and has influenced my life more than any other person, and I’d like to have that same influence on my children.”

Smart, who married in 2012 in Hawaii, gave birth to her infant son just a few weeks ago The couple also have a two-year-old daughter named Chloe.

The now 29-year-old was 14 when she was kidnapped from her home at knife point in the summer of 2002 by a man named Brian David Mitchell.

Smart was finally discovered more than nine months after she was taken from her home. It was local biker who had seen Smart on America's Most Wanted saw the girl and called the police.

She was found just a couple of hundred miles away in Sandy, Utah, and a couple named Mitchell and Wanda Barzee were arrested. Note that the teenage girl was repeatedly sexual assaulted during her captivity.

15 years later, Smart has decided to go public about her ordeal in both a Lifetime movie and a two-part 'Biography' special on the A&E Network.

The A&E special, titled “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” will reportedly provide graphic details about her kidnapping that have never before been heard by the public.

The program will also include a number of interviews with Smart's family members, police officers, and witnesses to the kidnapping.

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Elizabeth Smart/Instagram

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