Greenville Life Winter 2019 - Page 16

Love Is All Around A Her funny Valentine fter Jessica finally walked away from a long, unstable relationship, her cousin, Brittney, encouraged her to try a dating app. Not expecting much, Jessica, at first, didn’t really like the app – until she came across the profile of a tall Hispanic man with long, black hair who lived in Garland, just 40 miles down Highway 66 from Greenville. Jessica sent Ryan Cortes a mes- sage about the Deadpool shirt she saw him wearing on his profile. “Hey, I have that shirt,” she told him, and the relationship developed from there. They quickly found they had much in common, especially their sense of humor and taste in films. The two decided it was time to meet each other, so he met her at the IHOP in Greenville. “He was taller than I expected, and cuter,” Jessica says. That first date was followed by many more as they Greenville Chamber Vacations Offers T o s y Cub a e K e h T Royal Caribbean Majesty Of the Seas May 18-22, 2019 With stops in Key West & Havana ® LAST CHANCE TO BOOK came to enjoy each other other’s com- pany. Their days were soon filled with laugh-so-hard-you-can-barely-breathe moments as they became best friends. “My mother was still not too sure of him when I brought him to meet my family for the first time, but it was my wonderful, amazing, silly, all-knowing grandfather, Modesto Lara, who knew,” she recalls. The couple got engaged soon af- ter, on Jan. 2, 2018. One month lat- er, Lara succumbed to his battle with cancer. When Jessica married Ryan on March 30 in her grandfather’s back- yard in Greenville, a photo of him re- served his seat next to the bride. The couple now lives in Jessica’s Pawpaw’s house, where they still have Netflix date nights and laugh until they cry. D Lone Star Pawn & Bargain Centers Come by and see our jewelry selection Chamber Members Unite! Call Now For Details Guns, Electronics, Jewelry, Tools, Much More Top Dollar Loans On Items Of Value 903-454-3381 traveldreams @ 16 Greenville Life WINTER 2019 6509 Interstate Highway 30 Greenville, TX 75402 (903) 454-1234