Couple Confused When Photo Goes Viral, Until They Read The Comments
If there is one thing that this couple is used to, its being famous. After all, they are pretty well-known. Moreover, every mutual photo of them would bring so much attention and comments. However, something was different when they posted one specific photo.
There was something different about this photo, and it wasn’t just because it hit a huge amount of followers. This photo went viral and the couple just couldn’t figure out why. That they read every comment, hoping to understand why it was so popular. And then they saw it – it was right in their faces. Learn what was the reason.
Back In 2006
Wendy Joseph and Dan Hennessey are major YouTube stars and even bigger Internet stars. Interestingly, they met thanks to the Internet, back in the days when social media was barely on anyone’s radar. Interestingly, social media played a huge role in how their love story started.
It all begun in 2006 when Dan was an 18-year-old sophomore studying Exercise Science, and Wendy was 17-years-old and still in high school and wanting to pursue a career in public healthcare.
Looking For Friends
Dan was an outgoing kid who loved meeting new people and in most unusual ways. That’s how he learned about new social media where you can meet people. He just learned about Facebook.
At that time, Facebook was mostly used bu college students and it was used mainly for dating. Dan messaged Daphne, with whom he had mutual friends. However, she never replied. So, he started going through her friend’s list and he saw Wendy. He texted her immediately. She didn’t reply.
Dan waited for weeks. No reply. So, he decided to reach out again. Then he saw that he knew some people that she went to school with. Surprisingly, that time she replied.
Dan was so happy that she texted him that he wanted to meet her as soon as possible. Instantly, he invited her to his party, although he had no party planned at all. And she said that she will come.
The Best Party Ever
Dan had to act fast. He invited his friends to help him organize everything, so he pulled it off. They hit it off instantly. hey chatted, danced and spend every minute together.
They clicked, but they weren’t a couple until six months later. The reason for this was that Wendy just come out of a long-term relationship and Dane was enjoying his party lifestyle. It was all love for years from that moment until one message in Dan’s inbox.
One Message Changed Everything
Their love was blossoming and Wendy decided to focus on other areas in her life, including getting her Master’s Degree. That asked for a lot of work and Wendy had to say ‘no’ to many parties that Dan still gladly visited.
One night Wendy stayed home and Dan went to a party. Dan also forgot to log out from his Facebook accounts and the two shared the same computer. Wendy saw the message and ignore it at first, but the curiosity got the better of her and she opened it.
The text was innocent and from one of his many female friends. To make things worse, Wendy saw that he has a huge number of messages in his inbox, mostly from girls.
To make matters worse, they were all successful, young, and had finished their studies. She felt like a failure. At that moment she felt like her life and her relationship is a big failure.
The Break Up
At that moment Wendy decided to go on her own and to see what women she will become. She also felt that Dan needed more time to learn to compromise and be the guy that she wanted him to be. So, she left him.
Dan respected her decision, but he continued texting her every day for a year and a half. He hoped that the persistence will pay off again. However, that wasn’t the case now and Dan continued his life without Wendy.
Thriving on Her Own
Her alone time Wendy used to grow, explore, and find herself. In that process she started her own YouTube channel on beauty and hair tutorials. People loved that she embraced her natural hair.
In addition, Wendy gained traction on Instagram. It didn’t take too long for Wendy to start earning from her online presence.
Wendy saved the money she made from YouTube and pursued her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She graduated when she was 25.
At the age of 25 Wendy felt that she had to start more serious about her personal life. Little did she know that her love was just around the corner.
Shockingly, one day the two bumped into each other after months of not seeing or talking with one another. Dan was smitten by Wendy again. He saw a strong and confident woman that he wanted in his life again.
Dan spend days and days talking with Wendy on how they are meant to be together. He even told her how he was single ever since she left him. The two finally found a mutual language and decided to get back together. They even found a new mutual hobby.
Dan started appearing in Wendy’s videos and they discovered that fans really love seeing them together. So, they started filming videos together and the topic was – relationship. They talked about their life as a couple. And the audience loved it. In no time they had over 105,000 followers.
Soon after, they celebrated their 10-year anniversary. They had no idea that this life/milestone would become a viral sensation. And all thanks to one simple photo.
Wendy and Den loved where they were and how their relationship progressed. With each passing day, the love for each other only grew. At the same time, their fame grow as well.
So, when they decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary it seems only logical that they celebrate with their followers as well.
They Went Viral
To mark the occasion, Wendy posted a side-by-side picture on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. On the left was a picture of them when they first started dating, on the right was a current photo. The post exploded and people started commenting.
In just a few weeks, the post had more than 60,000 likes. It even got picked up by major news outlets, including The Daily Mail and The Independent. But why? What was so special about this photo?
The Initial Shock
The couple really didn’t expect it to go viral, or to have any above-average attention. So, they were beyond shocked.
Once the initial shock fade away they could take a deep breath and try to understand what happened here and why. They didn’t have to wait long to understand what happened.
The Fountain Of Youth
Seeing the photos side-by-side people couldn’t believe how much the couple changed. They looked younger now than back than. One of the comments even said: “Do you both age in reverse?”
People wanted to know how this was possible. After all, they looked so young and fresh, although they were older. As it turned out, there was a big reason for this transformation.
Wendy and Dan had a strong interest in health and fitness. Even before the two meet. That interest reflected in their choice of careers. So, they really worked hard on their bodies. When Wendy’s channel hit it bug, they decided to step up and make a progression. Fitness space seemed natural.
They founded True4You Fitness, a fitness coaching company, where they give exercise advice and nutrition advice to their clients. In addition, they opened a wellness-oriented YouTube channel where they talk about their relationship and life. In September 2016, they used this channel to the announcement he big news.
The Big Surprise
Back in 2016, Dan and Wendy visited Paris with friends. When they visited the Eiffel Tower, Dan surprised Wendy by asking her to marry him. Of course, Wendy said yes.
Soon after that big day, Wendy and Dan decided to travel for a couple of months. That was their long-time dream and once they saved enough money they decided that’s time to treat themselves.
People loved seeing them happy and traveling. Moreover, they watched them focusing on fitness and healthy eating habits even while they were traveling.
They updated their fans about their travels on a daily level. Their trips included visiting, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, and Thailand. In the meantime, Wendy’s YouTube channel grew, while Dan focused on Instagram.
Inspiring Other People
Wendy and Dan started their joint Instagram accounts soon after their engagement in 2016. It seems that fans really loved that.
They used their joint account to communicate their values and what keeps them going with fans. Primarily, they shared workouts. In addition, they share recipes, diet advice, and inspirational quotes.
The Next Chapter
After their trip, the couple decided to move to a warmer climate, so they settled in San Diego, California. At the same time, they decided to grow their business.
Their main goal was to help people all over the world with the right instructions and proper guidelines. Moreover, they found a perfect way how to help people with their expertise and knowledge.