I very rarely share my personal life online and the fact I’m in a relationship, let alone engaged might come as a surprise to most of you. Early in my career I made the decision to keep my personal life private. I knew if or when I decided to share my relationship with the world, I wanted to have first built a solid foundation without any outside opinions. I feel like you don’t need social media or a Facebook status to validate your love for one another, let alone allow it to influence your relationship. Honestly, I’m glad we decided to stay away from “publicly” announcing until we felt ready.
My fiancé’s name is Jason and he’s originally from Chicago. He’s an old soul and a true gentleman (a rare species) lol. That’s all I’m going to share about him for now because he deserves a proper and separate intro all his own :). We’ve been together for almost 4 years and we absolutely love to travel. Every year we pick a new country and state in the US to visit. In October 2015, we planned a trip to Italy. When our family and friends found out they said “oh he’s definitely going to propose.” Italy, after all, is one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world so I’d be lying if I said the thought didn’t cross my mind. 4 days into our vacation and after visiting one magnificent place after another (Venice, Burano, Florence, Tuscany), I just assumed it wasn’t happening on this trip. These were all incredibly romantic places where he could have easily popped the question plus he wasn’t nervous or acting any different. We just kind of went with the flow every day and enjoyed the scenery so I honesty had forgotten all about it.
On the very last day of our trip (12 days in), we decided to do the Cinque Terre hike along the Italian Riviera coastline. We hiked for 3 hours along some of the most beautiful seaside terrain you can imagine and afterwards ended up in Portofino. If you’re not familiar, Portofino is the gem of the Italian Rivera built around an absolutely picturesque harbor. As you enter the Portofino harbor you can see a castle perched high above the sea on the opposite side. I said “look there’s a castle, let’s check it out!” We walked all the way up to the top and I can tell you now my words won’t do the view justice. Picture yourself in castle high above a beautiful harbor as the sun goes down over an absolutely breathtaking view. The colors and boats are still so clear in my mind. The really strange thing was here we are in what has to be the most beautiful view in all of Portofino and there is literally no one else around. It was like we had the entire castle to ourselves. Jason held me from behind as we stood overlooking the harbor on a stone balcony, said a few private words, and got down on one knee to ask me to marry him. I said, huh? Well, my exact choice of words were “are you #@&%* kidding”?! I was in complete shock but as he held my hand and opened up the ring box reality set in and I said YES!! All the sudden this man comes out of nowhere with a huge professional camera and I yelled OMG I just got engaged…can you please take a picture?! lmao. It felt like a dream or like I was floating. I was shaking, crying, and happy all at once. I can still feel it as I write this even though it happened over a year ago. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my engagement story :).
(Fun but scary fact) I thought I lost my ring on the plane! It was so loose on my finger because it hadn’t been sized but, of course, I still wanted to wear it. Suddenly as we’re sitting on the plane I realized I didn’t have it on and went crazy! We’re both freaking out and searching everywhere…on the floor, in the seat back pockets, etc. Finally after we both had mini heart attacks, I found it in the small pocket of my backpack. It must have slipped off when I reached for my phone. Needless to say I put it safely away and had it resized and insured the day after we got home :).
I am so happy for u deserve to be treated like the queen that u r Lisa your a special lady that is also rare so Jason is also a blessed man to have captured such a gem I hope the two of you r happy for the rest of your life’s may my lord n Savior continue to bless your path wherever that leads you !!!! Much luv n happiness ????
thank you Eric. xo
so happy for you both…you make a great couple !!!
Congrats, Lisa Morales and to your boyfriend for being engaged in 1 of the greatest and most beautiful country of Italy to an american man from Chicago. I hope that God gives both of you faith to stay together for the rest of your lives to be married with a good happy family. May god bless you always.
That’s so sweet!! Congratularions!! I think it’s awesome that you didn’t put it all put there..
Thank you Wendy. 🙂 xoxo
Omg such a beautiful engagement story! Congratulations Lisa and wish you both much love and happiness!:)
Lisa congratulations! It couldn’t happen to a more deserving woman. You are a wonderful example to women the world wide and give hope to men that there are real ladies left to be found in this world. One of ourIrish toasts… “That your love knot be sealed with Heaven’s wax.” I’m so happy for you both, may god bless your life together.
I wish you all the happiness in the world for the both of you
Have the best time in your life….Kisses…Sincerely. Carlos
Love where his hand is on that bottom pick!
LOL, congrats you Love Birds! Happy for you 🙂
Great story, congratulations and wish you the best. You are a great person I met on here. He is one lucky guy to have you.
Good luck again ??
beautiful picture !! Congratulations gorgeous ?????? And better yet, a Chicagoan??
Saludos desde Chicago y te deseo toda la felicidad Del mundo. Haces muy bien en mantener tu vida amorosa privada….Bendiciones❤️
Gracias Adrianna 🙂 ya te aviso cuando vaya a Chicago . Quizás puedo hacer un meet and greet. Xo
Yesss…I would love that! That would be great, keep us posted if you do have a meet and greet?
How cute!! Congrats!! Its sounds like a fairy tale?? I feel like I would have had the same reaction like you did when he poped the question????? I hope all goes well with the wedding!
Lisa, you have been a wonderful, positive, motivating person on social media. Plus, you do great things for the community. You seem like a really good person and I’m truly happy for you and Jason. I hope you both compliment, respect, and love each other for the rest of your lives. Congratulations!!
Daymm Lisa I’m so Jelly of Jason right now. But congrats to u guys anyways lol, he’s the luckiest guy on earth. You’re the most kick back, crazy beautiful, humble, outgoing, respectable model I have on my social media ???
P.s. I have you as an Aztec princess tattooed on me. Don’t think I’m a creep lol ur wr just the prettiest girl I could think of when I got it. I would love to show it to you if u have an email I could send it to you at.
-much love JR.
So happy for you….what a beautiful story..melted my heart and made me cry!❤ I totally agree as well…you don’t need any social media to justify your relationship. You set such a positive example…can’t wait to see how gorgeous you look in your wedding dress!?
Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us. Jason must be a special guy to have won your heart. Best wishes always!
One lucky man
muchas felicidades lisa, enhorabuena y que sea el principio de algo muy bello
Shawn Riddick firstname.lastname@example.org wow your story was so beautiful & romantic. I’m so happy for u, its so nice to see that there’s still real luv out there for us all. if your story was a book I would read it over & over again IM feeling so touched what a amazing adventure. my mom just came back from Italy was telling me how beautiful I can’t wait to go. I wish the best & bless you & all who u care about.
Congratulations, very beautiful story. Wishing Blessings and Happiness on your upcoming marriage. Welcome to our family Lisa. XOOXOX
Congratulations Lisa I’m happy for you!
Omg ? So cute and so romantic ? Muchas felicidades, les deseo paz, amor y prosperidad ? Lo mejor para ti Lisa y tu prometido ? Saludos, abrazos y besitoa por millones desde Panamá ??
omg I remember when I saw on social media when you first got engaged! Italy is the perfect place to pop the big question and the pictures look so beautiful. I haven’t made my way over to those locations yet but I hope one day! I still think it’s pretty cool that we have been with our significant others for the same amount of time on the same day. My 4 year anniversary is tomorrow-2/9/13, same as yours 🙂
Happy early anniversary and wishing you both the best!
Loved your story. You’re a pretty girl and deserve to be treated as you’re being. Really happy for both of you and may God bless you with all his blessings and the two of you spend a great life ahead.
Moreover, i’m happy that you found your ring in the backpack as it had been a horrifying experience for both of you.
Wow, thanks for sharing your story. Te deseo muchca suelte. yo estoy triste pero u can’t be single all your life. haha.
So happy for you!!! I follow both your fitness and regular Instagram page and when I saw your post today I was like what how did I manage to miss this?!?! You are a beautiful soul and wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness! 🙂
Hi Samantha, thank you for the sweet reply. xoxo!
How romantic!! Congratulations to you both! What a beautiful story for a beautiful couple, god bless! ?❤
I loved reading your engagement story, By your story, i can totally picture the love and excitement moment you two shared in this magical moment!!! Congratulations Lisa!!!
thank you Nancy! xoxo
Comment, I am certainly glad and happy for you Lisa, ever since I ‘ ve been following your career through pictures, videos, etc. I hope to ever meet and greet in Texas. I live in the capital, namely Austin. Hugs and kisses from this special fan “Felipe”. May all of your wishes, desires, and dreams come true. Enjoy your trips and happy engagement. Ciao! Arriverderci! 🙂 😉
Congratulations Lisa. Ypu deserve all the happiness in the world. Love from ghana – africa ??