Woman who asked online if anyone wanted to marry her is now happily married to man who replied
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A woman who put out a hilarious online plea for a husband is now happily married to a man who replied.
The oncology nurse’s selfie ended up popping up on Casey Serrano’s feed, and he decided to strike up a conversation.
Casey, 36, then replied saying that while he wasn’t Hozier, his bass playing had featured in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie sequel.
After Jill found his response amusing, the pair began exchanging messages and went on to have their first virtual date on Skype two days later.
One week after that, Casey – who is from Denver, Colorado – flew out to Philadelphia, New York, to see her, and within one month of those fateful messages, they were an official item.
After Casey popped the question in March last year, the pair have now tied the knot, choosing to host their wedding on 20 May this year – the ‘third anniversary’ of that first Twitter encounter.
Jill, originally from Buffalo New York, US, said: "When I Tweeted the selfie, I was never actually looking for a celebrity to date, I was just feeling isolated and bored in lockdown and wanted my Tweet to seem light hearted and funny.
"Casey's reply to my Tweet was genuinely one of the funniest things I had ever seen and he was kind of cute too.
"I instantly felt chemistry from his first reply and when we first video called, I felt like I had known him for over a decade.
"After exchanging on Twitter for a while I slid into his DMs first.
"I sent him a message along the lines of 'If Twitter was real life, I would totally date you'."
The couple got married in southern Spain, surrounded by close family and friends.
Jill said the wedding was a ‘full circle moment’, having decided on the date as it was the day their lives ‘collided and changed forever’.
"Our relationship is better than what you see on TV. I am astounded by how well he completes me,” she said.
"I think it shows that true love is real and we are so in love.
"Our honeymoon stage started on May 20 2020 and it has never stopped."
When they first met in Philadelphia, Jill admitted she felt ‘nervous and awkward’, saying she wasn’t usually like that.
"I didn't run into his arms and kiss him when I met as he was still a stranger but we gave each other a big hug and then I showed him my dogs and the apartment,” she said.
"There seemed like a lot of pressure on the meeting because we both really liked each other and wanted it to go well.
"Before we met, I was already a little in love with him and I wanted it to go well.
"I think that's why I was a bit nervous, but once we met it felt really natural and fun."
Three months after first meeting, Jill quit her job and moved 2,000 miles to Denver to be closer to copywriter Casey, living in her own apartment at first before moving in together.
The rest, as they say, is history, and the pair are now living in marital bliss after a romantic honeymoon to Morocco.
Casey said: "We went to the Atlas mountains and went to see where Game of Thrones was filmed. It's a national heritage site and it was incredible.
"We also did a sunset camel tour into the desert and it was just the two of us.
"They brought us back to a tent and in the middle of the desert we had the best tagine ever and there were candles everywhere."
They’re now looking forward to their new future as man and wife, with plans to move to Norway to set up an Airbnb business within the next few years.
Casey added: "I think the reason me and Jill work so well is that whilst we do have similar core values and our speeds and energy are the same, both of our histories are similar.
"I have been divorced twice and it made me feel very unlovable.
"Jill kind of had an opposite background where she had only had one serious relationship but she has been told that she is too much or too loud in the past which has made her feel unlovable.
"Both of our broken parts matched up and we have this unnatural compatibility with each other."