Nicole and Bobby

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How We Met

Bobby and I met almost 5 years ago. I was a group fitness instructor at the time and he worked out at the gym where I taught. At the ending of my classes, Bobby would come in to work out but we never talked. The owner of the gym tried setting Bobby and I up because he found out we had went to the same college. Both of us were in other relationships at the time and we never pursued it. A year later when I was graduating college with my Bachelors degree, Bobby messaged me on social media to congratulate me. We started talking and he asked me out to dinner a week later. We’ve been dating ever since for almost 4 years now.

How He Asked

Bobby and I always talked about going to Italy and we finally saved enough money to go this summer. My grandmother lives in Italy along with some of my other family. Our trip started at my grandmother’s house. The second night we were there my grandma told us we were going to the village where she grew up. In this village, both her and my great grandmother got married. We arrived to Chiancatella, Italy, which is a small village with a population of no more than 100 people.

We started making the rounds to my family’s houses and we finally made it to the church where my grandmother and great grandmother were married. Bobby asked if I wanted to go take a picture by it. He handed his camera to my cousin and we started walking towards the church. He grabbed my hand and told me how he knew how much history my family had here. When we got to the front of the church he then asked if I wanted to make some more history. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! We are both over the moon!

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