Their paths came close many times long before they met, their families were close friends and they both went to the same secondary school however, their destined meeting didn't happen till 2001 when Jennifer attended Ivan's fathers wake keeping in Staten Island.
“The next day I received a phone call from him and the calls just kept coming, as many as 100 a day! What can I say, he was persistent. It all paid off when he enlisted help from my sister Linda and her husband Nonso to get me interested on the first date and the rest is history. ” - Jennifer