After being together for 20 years and married for 14 of them, Rachael and her husband, John Cusimano, practically finish each other's sentences. (Seriously, watch this video to see just how compatible the two are.)
John comes on our show to help celebrate birthdays, big milestones and holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day — usually with a special cocktail recipe themed around the occasion!
This year, for Valentine's Day, Rach and John recounted the sweet story of how they met. They also recalled how John proposed, which was memorable in a different way. ?
"Do you remember when we met?" Rach asked John.
His response? "How could I forget?!"
Rach and John were both invited to a mutual friend's birthday party. The friend had actually been trying to set them up for about a year, but they didn't end up meeting until this fateful evening.
"This person was a tall person, and she invited all of her ex-boyfriends and people she knew — and they were all tall," John says. "And as you can see, we're not all that tall. So I like to say we saw each other among a sea of knees."
"That's true," Rach says. "And we crossed a crowded room and started talking and we have talked every day since the night we met."
"I never thought I would be married," Rach tells John in the throwback video below. "I don't think of us as married — I just think of us as us."
"I don't think either of us planned on spending the rest of our lives with anyone else," John agrees. "It all changed when we met."
And the rest, as they say, is history! Watch Rach and John's adorable walk down memory lane below: