The Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond, is having a seriously exciting week. In addition to (probably) whipping up some incredible meals, wrangling some cattle, and enjoying family time, the Food Network icon is celebrating the engagement of her daughter Alex Drummond, whose college boyfriend proposed on Sunday, Aug. 2. And while we're incredibly excited for the whole family, we can't help but wonder who the lucky guy is.
In case you were wondering, The Pioneer Woman's daughter is marrying Mauricio Scott — here's what you need to know about the Texas consultant and future Drummond family member.
Mauricio Scott seems to live by the motto "work hard, play hard."
Mauricio grew up in Dallas, Tex., where he worked as a math tutor and graduated from Coppell High School in 2015, according to his LinkedIn page. After earning a bachelor's in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 2019 (where he and Alex met!), Mauricio went on to intern at PepsiCo as a sales intern before he landed his first full-time job as a consultant of customer experience at West Monroe Partners.
In his spare time, Mauricio seems to enjoy traveling, spending time in nature, and snowboarding. In 2019, according to his Instagram page, he traveled to Peru where he hiked a mountain called Montana Winikunka. He went on to sail to Singapore, visit friends in Myanmar, and play with elephants in Thailand. Needless to say, it seems like Maurice is up for anything, and he clearly knows how to have a good time.
Who are Mauricio Scott's parents? He appears to be super close with his mother and brother.
Not much is known about Mauricio Scott's father, as most of his Instagram posts about his family feature his mother, Martha Moreno, and his older brother, Carlos. We don't know if his father is still "in the picture" or if they simply aren't that close. However, his mother graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, according to Earn The Necklace. She now works for the Mexico-based snack company, Barcel USA, in Dallas, Tex., where she raised her two kids.
Mauricio and Carlos are of Mexican descent. Although Mauricio seems to regard Dallas as his true home, Scott frequently shows off his pride for his heritage on Instagram and was apparently quite active during Texas A&M's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.
Alex Drummond's engagement ring is absolutely gorgeous.
Upon popping the question, Maurice presented Alex with an incredible ring that she showed off on Instagram. The ring, which is showcased in the last picture of her engagement post, features a large diamond in the center surrounded by several small diamonds lining the band. We're seriously in love.
We don't have many details on when Alex and Mauricio are planning to officially tie the knot, but it goes without saying the oldest Drummond daughter picked a good one. We wish the Scotts and the Drummonds the best during these undeniably exciting times.