Although Claudia and Alex knew each other long before their college years, they did not become friends until after Alex’s first year at Baylor University, the summer after Claudia graduated from high school. Per Alex’s request, his best friend, Shaadi, invited Claudia to Alex’s 19th birthday party where they rekindled their friendship…and the rest is history. The night before each of them went their separate ways, Alex to Baylor and Claudia to Texas State, they went on their first date. However, they said goodbye that night, neither of them sure what the future held. Claudia ‘accidentally’ called Alex about two weeks later, and they have not stopped talking since.
Alex decided he would ask Claudia to marry him on Christmas Day. He told her he was taking her out for dinner so they could spend the day with their families. He took her to Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston where they exchanged Christmas gifts at a bridge looking over the city skyline. Alex presented Claudia with a large box; when she opened it, there was another box inside with a note attached, which he took out and read to her. She opened up the next box to find another one and another note inside. Six boxes later, she found the ring box and was speechless. After getting down on one knee and popping the big question, she obliged and he took her out for their special engagement/ Christmas dinner.