A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

These California dreamers were meant to be. Read about the REAL love story of #AerieREAL girl, Ally Walsh, and her drummer/writer boyfriend, Casey Wojtalewicz!

How did you meet?

Casey: I was working on a project with a mutual friend, Carla, at her house. Carla was going to an event that night with a couple friends, but I wasn’t interested in going. Right as I was about to leave, the doorbell rang. Carla got up to get the door and said, “Oh—that’s my friend Ally. By the way, Casey, you’re going to fall in LOVE with her.” At the time, I don’t think either of us were looking for a relationship. But something definitely shifted in me when she walked in the room. Suddenly, I decided I was interested in going to the event… and sitting next to Ally during it… and then going out to eat afterwards. That’s how it all started.

What do YOU love about YOU?

Ally: I love that I’m curious. That I love to travel, explore and learn about different cultures and food. I love that I’m passionate about health and nutrition. I love that I’m reliable and can always be there for my friends and family.

Casey: I love that I can brighten people’s day, that I strive to be authentic and true in everything that I do. I love that I’ve had the courage to follow my dreams. I love that I have a travel itch, that I ended up in LA and that I have music and poetry as creative outlets.

A REAL Love Story: Ally & Casey

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What do you love about each other?

Ally: I love how helpful and kind Casey is. Whether it’s someone he knows or just met. He’s the nicest person I’ve ever met, in my life. I can always rely and count on him, no matter what. I love that he loves to travel, wake up early, make coffee, and go on road trips. And that we can listen to our favorite 90s hip hop and oldies songs together!

Casey: I love how confident Ally is. She’s just comfortable in her skin, and doesn’t fret the little things. I remember when we met how I was struck by her genuine curiosity and kindness. She treats everyone so nicely and is such a great listener—I think that’s really why everyone falls in love with her! I love that she’s a bookworm, a cuddler, and a traveler. I love that she’s so healthy. She’s definitely made me a healthier person, and shown me how to make some delicious food in the process. I love how crazy she is about sweet potatoes… And how she’s addicted to dried mango (she told me I can’t bring it home anymore).

How do you celebrate V-Day?

Casey: Honestly, between travel for Ally’s work and my tours, we haven’t been together on Valentine’s Day since when we met, three years ago! So just being together will be cause for celebration! We’ll probably get outside—go on a hike, get breakfast in Topanga Canyon. Relax at home with our books, watch the sunset on the beach, and make a nice dinner.

Boys can be #AerieREAL too! What makes you #AerieREAL, Casey?

I love my body the way it is—scoliosis and all! I don’t place my confidence or self-image in striving to “look better,” or get bigger and stronger. I love being healthy and active, and my appearance is a result of that.

Thank you, Ally & Casey!

xoxo

Aerie 

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A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

The hike that turned into happily ever after! You already know author & #AerieREAL girl, Lauren Scruggs, now learn more about her love story with husband & E! News Host, Jason Kennedy.

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

How did you meet?

Lauren: Jason’s co-host, Giuliana Rancic, was the matchmaker! I met him on set at E!, he gave me a list of restaurants and a hiking trail my mom and I should go to, and told me to text him if we wanted to hike in the morning. We had the best time on Franklin Canyon, and the rest is history.

What do YOU love about YOU?

Lauren: I have become more aware of and more capable of communicating my own feelings as I have gotten older, and I am always up for any adventure!

Jason: Over the years, I’ve noticed that as I get older I’m more aware of people’s feelings, I want people to be happy, I want to be there for my friends more and I want to encourage them more.

A REAL Love Story: Lauren Scruggs & Jason Kennedy

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What do you love about each other?

Lauren: He is always so thoughtful, incredibly passionate about others, is an amazing communicator and leader, and loves me so well.

Jason: I’ve never felt so loved by anyone in my whole life. She has the sweetest spirit and makes me a better man every day.

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How do you celebrate V-Day?

Lauren: The beach is our happy place, so we love to get away, spend good time together and just relax!

Jason: This year we are going to a hotel on the beach and will just hang by the pool the whole time. I don’t like to put extra pressure on myself to make it a magical day. We are pretty simple people, give us a beach and a little wine and we will make the most of it.

Thank you, Lauren & Jason!

xoxo,

Aerie 

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