Cecilia and Steve started as just friends, but then grew into so much more! Read on to hear their secrets for maintaining a strong and loving relationship.
Location: Fullerton, CA and Fontana, CA
How did you meet?
We first met each other at Homecoming as friends and as the year went on we kept going with each other to every school dance. We really got to know each other when Cecilia was injured and I (Steve) helped her with anything she needed. I would carry her bag for her, open doors for her, give her rides to her house, listen to her, and help any way I can to make her life easier. Then one day on the night of awards night, I asked her for a chance to be with her and she said yes. From that moment on I asked her out for Prom and our Journey took off :)
What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?
Trust is a must and communication is important. As long as you trust your loved one and communicate with each other every day then all should be fine. Don’t hesitate to tell each other anything on your mind or hide it from them. They are there for a reason and that’s because they really care about you and want to be there for you. Not only are they your loved ones, but also your best friend.
If there is ever a moment where a couple is on the verge of giving up on each other, remind yourselves why you fell in love with the person and what you’re holding on to. The final advice would be that whenever there is a an argument or fight between a couple, work it out when both of you have calmed down instead of going at it while mad because then nothing will ever be solved.
What does the typical Saturday night look like for you two?
When we are both in school, we video call each other to catch up and at times stay up late to where we both fall asleep while on video. When out of school and back at home, we would go to each other’s family parties.
If someone made your love story into a book, what would the title be?
"Chin up mi amor (my love)" or "As Long as There’s Progress"
What’s your favorite thing about your boo, and what’s your boo’s favorite thing about you?
Steve: My favorite thing about Cecilia is her endless support of me :) she understands me and never gives up on me achieving my goals. Every time I see her lovely eyes and smile, I tell myself it’s all worth it. She is my motivation and keeps me going in life.
Cecilia: My favorite thing about Steve is his never ending patience and how he will always wait for my mood to cool down before making me laugh again.
What is your favorite feature in Avocado?
Our favorite feature of Avocado is being able to send hugs and kisses to your loved one anytime you want. It gives me comfort and makes it feel like your loved one is right there next to you when you send or receive it.