When you’re the husband of a former captive turned activist for missing persons, your courage level must be well above average. Matthew Gilmour is a shining example of those few men who chose to say “I do” despite their spouses’ past or societal reactions about their decisions. Gilmour sprang to fame after exchanging vows with American activist and advocate for missing persons, Elizabeth Smart. Smart drew global attention after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City and was rescued months later. She was only fourteen at the time. The two met when they were both serving as missionaries at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Paris. Here’s all you need to know about Elizabeth Smart’s husband.
Matthew Gilmour Bio
Mathew Gilmour was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1991 to Stewart and Kay Gilmour. He and his four siblings – Kyle, Chloe, Bethany, and Ashlea – were raised in Aberdeen. His father served as deputy headteacher at Aberdeen’s St Machar Academy until his passing in 2008. His mother, Kay, works as the head of music at St Machar Academy. She’s big in charity and raises fund for CLAN Cancer Support Center.
The Gilmours are committed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aberdeen’s North Anderson Drive. And they trained all five of their children the “Mormon” way. There are very scanty details as regards his childhood, early life, and alma mater. But it is no secret that Matthew Gilmour holds Scottish and British citizenships.
Gilmour shares so much with his famous wife, Elizabeth Smart. Smart’s parents were also dedicated members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her five siblings were also raised the Mormon way. Smart attended Bryant Middle School and East High School in Salt Lake City. She then proceeded to Brigham Young University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in harp performance.
Things To Know About Elizabeth Smart’s Husband
1. His Career
Before marrying Smart in 2012, Gilmour used to work as a Missionary at the Paris branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s not still clear where Gilmour worked before joining the mission. And too little is known about his current work, although it is clear that the couple no longer lives in Paris, the home city of the mission agency they were both serving before getting married. Gilmour runs a Facebook page belonging to “Elder Matthew Gilmour Mission,” an organization he most likely founded. He is yet to share any particular details about the mission work he’s been involved in for over six years.
However, he continues to support his wife’s activism and advocacy for victims of abuse and trafficking. He also supports the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. Founded in 2011, the organization supports the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force and educates children about violent and sexual crimes.
2. Salary and Net Worth
Gilmour’s salary and net worth are also not known. However, he and his wife live pretty comfortable lives. Her activism, contributions to ABC News, and endorsement of several laws and anti-abuse campaigns are sure churning in thousands of dollars for the couple. His wive’s net worth is estimated at $1.7 million.
3. Relationship with Elizabeth Smart
In November 2009, Smart traveled to Paris to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, she briefly returned to the US in November of 2010 to serve as the chief witness in the federal trial of Brian David Mitchell, her abductor; after which she returned to Paris to complete her term as a missionary, before returning home to Utah only months later in early 2011. But by that time, she had begun a relationship with a young Scottish missionary the world later knew to be Matthew Gilmour.
After courting for a year the love birds got engaged in January 2012. They were married only a month later on February 18, 2012. The low-key ceremony was held at the Laie Hawaii Temple and was attended by close friends and relatives.
Three years later in February 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl they christened Chloe. In 2017, they had their second child, a boy this time; his name is James. In June 2018, Elizabeth Smart told fans that she and her husband were expecting their third child together. And five months later, their second daughter, Olivia, was born.
4. Height and Body Measurements
Matthew Gilmour has a pretty conservative personality and his body build is pretty much that way. Although his exact height, weight, and body measurements are not known yet, we do know that he has dark brown hair which he keeps pretty low and peacefully blue eyes.