They met while stocking shelves during late-night shifts at a Trader Joe's in NYC. After a couple months of dates including singing karaoke together, bowling, and ice skating they committed to a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
The following two and a half years were full of love and adventure: traveling and family visits, countless hikes and outdoor adventures, and working as a team to live in NYC while individually pursuing their artistic dreams of acting and writing.
On May 2nd of 2016, they visited Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont for a three-day weekend. Jon-Michael took Julie-Anne for a walk up a hill, and this time it was no ordinary hike. Surrounded by mountains and trees, with a stunning view of the lake, Jon-Michael got down on his knee with a ring in his hand and popped "the question." Julie-Anne said yes, of course, and gave Jon-Michael an engagement ring as well.
They're excited to celebrate their commitment to each other with friends and family on August 26th of 2017 in Fabius, NY.