Real Couple of the Week: Brooke and Nicholas
Status: Married May 12, 2013
Digs: A 2,100 square-foot three-bedroom home
Careers: Brooke is a hairstylist and Nicholas is completing his engineering degree at the University of Arkansas.
How They Met: In the sixth grade during band class (they both played drums). They finally began dating 12 years later, once Nicholas fought his way out of the friend zone.
Baby Clock: While kids aren’t on their radar anytime soon, when they do have children, they plan to stop at one.
Nicknames: She calls him Nugget; he calls her Monster.
Unwind Time: “We don’t remember the last time we didn’t go somewhere and laugh, but since we both work so much, it’s also nice to just climb in bed or on the couch and watch movies before going to sleep.”
Relationship Rule: “Remind yourself daily to put your feelings second. It’s frustrating if you disagree, but if you think of how you’d feel had the situation been reversed, you tend to be more understanding and easygoing.”
Pet Peeves: Despite living together for a year, Nicholas still leaves the toilet seat up while Brooke is notorious for complaining “I don’t have anything to wear” as she stares into a full closet.
Pets: Lola Johnson, their four-year-old “crabby little pug”
Hobbies: They’re big fans of music, shopping, people watching and the occasional dance lesson.