Yes…they are the cutest couple you know…and they are getting married! March 24th!
He’s an awesome Afri-CAN from Eritrea but raised in heart of Texas (clap, clap, clap). Filmon is a very engaging, empathetic man. Always a catering host, always concerned about other’s comfort, he is a great friend and is visibly a loving partner to Michelle.
She’s the greatest Mexi-CAN you’ll ever meet. This Arizona Native has the most infectious laugh and isn’t the least bit afraid to be silly. She never lets the TRUTH get in the way of a good story….and loves to give Fil a hard time about the time he met and obtained an autograph from Arizona Cardinal Calais Campbell at his barber shop (for Michelle) and then tried to get his attention at the next game. It’s a story for the history books!
How they met
Back in August of 2010, Filmon’s good friend Jared Jackson invited him to his local watering hole, The Final Round (AKA the “Stupid Bar”) in Tempe, AZ. While joking and talking with Jared, Michelle accidentally…and LITERALLY…bumped into Filmon while she illustrated her conversation. After mutual apologies, they began to talk.
They learned they had the same sense of humor and planned an Ethiopian dinner tentatively. Unfortunately for Filmon, it was football season and Michelle, a DEVOUT Cardinals Football Fan, was not interested in dating anyone at that time – it was all about Cardinal football and no date was set, no contact information was exchanged.
Despite the casual meeting and nonchalant closing, both Filmon and Michelle were immediately attracted.
Flash forward to September* — Michelle serendipitously ran into Jared again at the Stupid Bar. Knowing Jared was friends with Filmon, Michelle made Jared call Filmon to invite him out so she could talk to him more. Filmon and Michelle closed the bar…and at the end of the night, Filmon offered Michelle a ride home. They sealed the evening with their first kiss…and they have been dating and inseparable ever since.
* — Notice it was still football season