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This week, we spoke with Leslie Robinson about how she and her fiancé Jordan met, when they started dating and her reaction when he proposed!
HOW THEY FIRST MET:
Jordan and I met at his friend’s barbecue. I was invited by a friend of mine and when we got there, he was sitting there hanging out. He wasn’t even gonna come that day, but decided that he would. It was fate. I noticed Jordan and everyone at the party was gathered around a table having conversations about TV. Little by little, people kept falling out of the conversation, but Jordan and I continued to talk across the table. I said, “Instead of talking across everyone, I’m gonna sit next to you” and he said, “oh, please do.” We seriously ended up talking, probably for the next 5 hours.
He’s Jewish and white, so we talked about the differences in religion. We talked about what it was like to grow up in California, go to high school in California. By the end of that conversation, we exchanged every contact we had and started G-chatting maybe the next week.
THEIR FIRST DATE:
Jordan invited me out with a group of some other friends he had. Before going on that group date, I said, “I still don’t know if he likes me, I don’t know what this is.” That was in the summer of 2012. Our first official date wasn’t until October of that year. We kind of just didn’t know where it was going and then, we met for coffee. That’s when I realized, “ok, I think he is interested in me.”
I can’t recall us having a conversation on marriage. But, we did talk about relationships and just our expectations, what we wanted. I think the one thing people ask, “How did you know that person was the one?” and it’s interesting how someone will tell you, “you just know.” It was like that. It was just very easy.
NEXT: Check out the proposal story AND the ring!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"