Jared and Paige met while attending rival high schools and both attended West Virginia University. The two met through mutual friends and continued to stay in touch even after Paige transferred to Belmont University in Nashville, TN. The two began a long distance relationship with plenty of text messages, phone calls and trips back and forth to see each other. Paige graduated from Belmont in December of 2012 and moved back to Pennsylvania while Jared finished his Master's degree at WVU. In July of 2014, they both moved to Nashville to start their careers.
After starting teaching and coaching football at Sunset Middle School, Jared saved up to buy a ring. After three months of planning and keeping the secret, Jared proposed on December 27, 2014 while the two were home for Christmas. He sent Paige on a scavenger hunt around town all day which ended at his house where he had "Marry Me" spelled out in Christmas lights surrounded by friends and family. Of course, she said YES!