“We met over five years ago on a flight to Colorado—we sat next to each other. I was going to shoot the cover of Vogue Australia, and he was on a work trip. He asked me a question about what beverage I ordered, and I had slept the first half of the flight. I had clocked him when we first got onto the plane because I was like, ‘Oh, I’m sitting next to a relatively cute guy.’ Like, when does that happen? So we ended up talking the rest of the flight, which was another three and a half hours.
“My best friend texted me when I landed, and he saw her name pop up on my phone, and he was like, ‘Oh Jeanine, I know her! She’s an editor at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I was just skiing with her, she’s dating one of my best friends.’ It also turned out we were living a block away from each other in New York, and he’s from upstate New York, too. When I was traveling so much, at the time he called once a week, but I never answered because I was like, ‘Why is this guy calling me? This is weird and alarming! Just text me!’
“I finally texted him and was like, ‘Did you call?’ and he was like, ‘Yes! I called you.’ So I invited him to my birthday party, and he came, and after that we were pretty much together, we clicked. There was no confusion. I was so lucky because we were both like, ‘OK, we like each other, this is good. Let’s do this.’”