As Emmy Collett reflects on the beginning stages of their romance she fondly recalls, "My 'school girl crush' on Jake started almost 20 years ago when we were just 11 years old. We quickly became 'childhood sweethearts' and at 13 he told me that I was 'his lobster,' which is a reference to the hit television sitcom Friends, which in the show refers to the person of whom another is meant to be with forever. The term originated due to the fact that lobsters mate for life.
She then continues the story with appreciation, 'When we were 16, we finally sought the courage to fully admit our feelings for each other and we dated for three years," she says looking back towards those very early but crucial years. Despite their budding romance however, the young lovers would soon have to make a very life-altering decision.