This Couple Became Instant Celebrities After Their Shocking Photo Went Viral

Published on 09/16/2020
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Some couples are quite used to having the spotlight on them, especially if they have been public about their relationship. It is not uncommon for couples to be showy out in public or social media networks; it’s pretty normal as long as they know their limitations in sharing the details about their relationships. This couple in this article are quite used to getting the attention of many. However, little did they know that just one photo can make everything changed.

Unexpected Attention

This couple had a lot of love on most of their photos. They were actually quite well-known online. Something was different about this photo, however. It soon stretched beyond its regular supporters and even entered news publications all over the world. They couldn’t understand why. Then they read people’s remarks to find it out. It was before their face, but the couple did not see until now.

Unexpected Attention

Unexpected Attention

Back To 2006

Dan Hennessey and Wendy Joseph had preceded the days of Internet fame. They can specifically recall their daily life with little social networking sites. Social media was a big part of their love story, and it was indeed vital. Well, it all started in 2006 when it was just two university students. They didn’t realize it yet, but their lives were about to transform as their directions went in the craziest instances.

Back To 2006

Back To 2006

Early Facebook User

At that time, Dan was 18 years old in his sophomore college year. Meanwhile, Wendy was 17 years old and recently graduated from high school to study public health. Dan seemed to be your ordinary uni student. He actually liked to celebrate and meet new people. It wasn’t long before Dan heard about Facebook. Facebook was this latest social media platform during that time, mainly used for hooking up by university students. Dan really enjoyed Facebook.

Early Facebook User

Early Facebook User

Making Connections

Initially, Dan utilized Facebook to meet other people and also to get acquaintances. Just then, he did find Daphne’s profile. The pair had mutual friends with each other, and then he sent a message to her. She didn’t answer. Unbothered, Dan was just browsing his friends and finding someone called Wendy. He was struck with her photos instantly and ended up telling her. Wendy was a bit careful about internet conversations with strangers. Wendy didn’t answer but talked to Daphne, who had a few things to say about Dan.

Making Connections

Making Connections

Persistence Is Key

Daphne explained that she also got a message from Dan. Wendy, therefore, made the decision not to reply. Weeks later, Dan sent another message. Wendy was fascinated at this point and started checking his profile. She discovered that he did know a few of her colleagues in high school, so she replied. That was when their friendship started online. But Dan wished to meet Wendy in reality, so he did invite her and her acquaintances to a party at his apartment. There was a little problem; there wasn’t a party.

Persistence Is Key

Persistence Is Key

Last Minute Get Together

See, Dan hadn’t really scheduled a party since he never assumed of Wendy coming! After she did agree, he hurried to tell it to his friends and make things work.  He organized everything momentarily, and when the party evening turned up, everything went very smoothly. The two were able to hit it off. They were chatting, drinking a little, and dancing all night together. After all the visitors decided to leave, Wendy chose to stay with Dan. They obviously had a connection.

Last Minute Get Together

Last Minute Get Together

Starting Slow

Both of them appeared to be in different places. Wendy just ended a long-term relationship. In the meantime, Dan loved the life of being single. So they chose to stay buddies. Nevertheless, they got closer and decided to try dating for six months. They were still alive and madly in love seven years later. In all those years, Wendy came to realize that they both changed significantly but did not even know one another without each other. She decided to make one of her life’s most painful choices.

Starting Slow

Starting Slow

Time Apart Helped Them Grow

Wendy finished stuff with Dan so that both of them could function as individual people on themselves. While it was very difficult for Dan, he did know that Wendy was correct. Wendy began her own YouTube channel, Wendy’s Curls, while away, offering beauty instructional videos and hairstyle recommendations. She also seems to have discovered her call, and she returned with Dan. They were now tougher, and together they decided to focus on a new chapter.

Time Apart Helped Them Grow

Time Apart Helped Them Grow

Growing Fanbase

Dan soon began appearing in a few of Wendy’s video clips, and they could see that supporters liked to watch them together. They then uploaded videos, talked about their lifestyles as a pair, and gave dating advice. Dan decided to make an Instagram and was able to get more than 25,000 supporters. Wendy still had 105,000 the most! Then they decided to post together in a 10-year celebration in December 2017. However, they had no earthly idea that this post would turn them into viral celebrities.

Growing Fanbase

Growing Fanbase

Anniversary Throwback

Wendy managed to create a side-by-side photograph of them just for their 10th anniversary, which she uploaded on their Instagram. On the left side, she photographed them when they first began dating, and on the right side, she used a photo of them taken recently.  This post, for some purpose, blew up and liked more than 60,000. Photographs were taken by news outlets such as The Sun, The Daily Mail, and The Independent. Why this one, however?

Anniversary Throwback

Anniversary Throwback

Youthful Couple

The photos side by side surprised people at how dissimilar Dan and Wendy appeared, particularly as they look much younger, unlike ten years ago! “Do you both reverse age? “A couple was asked by a commenter. Another user wrote, “What youth fountain do you drink from?” There was obviously a different response to their transition.

Youthful Couple

Youthful Couple

Workout Buddies

They were both focused on health and fitness even before the two started to date or even did meet. Therefore, it’s not exactly a surprise that they really work extremely hard on their healthy lifestyle. Just before Wendy got recognized on YouTube, they could simply transfer into the fitness club. The two of them, therefore, began to publish diet advice and training guides. They loved the idea of something really bigger than YouTube, after all.

Workout Buddies

Workout Buddies

Starting A Business

Eventually, they established True4You, their own business. This fitness company would be the place to give clients guidance on exercise and nutrition. They also decided to start a YouTube health and fitness channel. But sometimes they share stories or their relationship there. In fact, the pair had significant news in September 2016.

Starting A Business

Starting A Business

A New Stage In Their Lives

In September 2016, Dan and Wendy had a holiday in Paris with friends. Dan arranged something incredibly unique for Wendy the day when the group visited the Eiffel Tower. As his friends recorded it all, Dan ended up getting on his knee, drew out an engagement ring, and asked Wendy to marry him. Wendy responded by saying Yes, of course, but she was so overwhelmed that she managed to forget the hand of the ring of engagement! The human existence of this couple would eventually be much more spectacular.

A New Stage In Their Lives

A New Stage In Their Lives

World Travelers

After the journey, the couple hadn’t completed their trips. Dan and Wendy had ended up saving up to make their travel fantasies come true! They decided to travel to Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Thailand, to name a couple of places for the next several months. Just before they returned to the USA, they made their way to Las Vegas with a stop. Then they started preparing for the nuptials.

World Travelers

World Travelers

Living Their Best Lives

Both Wendy Joseph and Dan Hennessey are personal trainers. Supporters were delighted when they uploaded this incredibly cute photograph from the day trip to San Diego’s La Jolla Cove. You might not know about that beach and cove, which is safeguarded as part of a marine reserve if you’re not a local. What about their surprising change?

Living Their Best Lives

Living Their Best Lives

Clearly They’re Doing Something Right

Well, this fantastic achievement is yet another clear evidence that their perseverance is doing a great deal! First, it tends to help them lead a healthy life and helps not to age fast. You can probably see the authenticity of it just by looking at the couple, right? It may probably be hard at first when you start your diet, but everything will be rewarding in the end.

Clearly Theyre Doing Something Right

Clearly They’re Doing Something Right

How Time Flies

When the two started dating, there have been some physical differences between them. Ten years ago, they looked a lot different. First of all, Wendy was using a chemical muscle relaxant to keep her hair straight hair. Dan, on the other hand, didn’t have that facial hair he has now. They look indeed different starting from the face then body.

How Time Flies

How Time Flies

Thanks To Unconditional Support

Wendy was not always so confident in her appearance over the years and her body. She nevertheless explained that she has learned to appreciate and start embracing her body shape with Dan’s affection through “thick and thin.” Dan seemed to be looking not only on the outside appearance of a woman but also on the inside.

Thanks To Unconditional Support

Thanks To Unconditional Support

Wendy’s Background

Let’s talk about a pair before they even met each other. Before meeting one another, Wendy did study Public Health and was able to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Not only this girl has the looks, but also the brain! When she met Dan in New Jersey, he was then a former basketball college player. He was also getting a Bachelor’s In Science Nutrition, aside from having a Nutritional Coaching Certification.

Wendys Background

Wendy’s Background

Advocating A Different Style

Unlike many other fitness trainers, they both speak on their webpage about an incredibly unique kind of fitness and health strategy. They endorse a much more versatile and long-term strategy. Although both of them have toned figures and abs, it was a lengthy process. Wendy was very visible that she did often not feel very confident.

Advocating A Different Style

Advocating A Different Style

Expressing Her Appreciation

Wendy wrote something about Dan. She said, “He has been there for me no matter what. Literally, no matter what. He has cared and cherished me through thick and thin. Literally, I’ve been thick and thin. Mostly thick, but I love it, so he loves it.” She expresses her appreciation for all the things Dan had done for her, emotionally and physically.

Expressing Her Appreciation

Expressing Her Appreciation

Champions Of Social Media

Since they have resumed their relationship, they have become exceptionally engaged at work. Since they are influencers of social media, Wendy and Dan have to confront the tension of wealth and fame and still have a happy relationship and grow to love. Somehow, they succeeded in realizing their ambitions together or in strengthening their connection.

Champions Of Social Media

Champions Of Social Media

Overnight Sensations

Since more people and supporters started learning about their development and love story, Dan and Wendy got so many remarks on the photo. Many of these new supporters congratulated the lovely couple; however, some could not trust their transition. Some people have speculated that there had been a time capsule or a youth fountain. There followed a media storm.

Overnight Sensations

Overnight Sensations

Their Interview

This couple figured out how to make an identity for themselves, in addition to their YouTube videos and Instagram pages. In 2017, the Huffington Post contacted the couple to be interviewed by them in the framework of “10 Things Interracial Couples Wish You’d Stop Asking Them” Wendy clarified that they often distinguish themselves from the throng of people. Still, they realize that they are not dissimilar from several other couples.

Their Interview

Their Interview

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