It all started with the sport of fitness. In May 2016, Michelle and John traveled to Del Mar along with a group of friends to spectate the 2016 CrossFit California Regionals. They gave each other the eye, but not much else. They continued to run into each other at gym events, saying a casual hello, forever checking each other out, dishing out likes on social media, but the timing just wasn't right. In May 2018, John posted an Instagram story of his family's dog Harley, which prompted Michelle to slide into his DM's to say "Cute dog!". This led to John finally asking her out on their first date. And from there, the rest is history. By the Fourth of July, they knew they were in love, and one year later, they got engaged at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.