Ann Marie and Hunter met nine years ago while both were attending Loyola Marymount University. Hunter admired Ann Marie at a distance for months, curious about the cute brunette with oversized sunglasses.
Simultaneously, through a mutual friend, Ann Marie began to learn more about this mysterious Hunter fellow who was nicknamed "McGiver" because he was the ultimate handyman, jack of all trades, and cross-country runner with a passion for the ocean. After waiting patiently for the right moment to ask Ann Marie out to dinner, he did just that. Hunter later told friends that Ann Marie was his first true love, joking that he waited 21 years for that dinner date.