Matt grew up in Kinmnundy, Illinois while Brooke grew up about 20 miles away in St. Elmo, Illinois. Although their high schools competed against each other in sports, they never met. They became acquaintances as they both attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy and were only a year apart in school. After they both graduated, they happened to run into each other after a Cardinal ballgame in May 2006. They started dating right away, and Matt proposed in February 2009. The couple is very excited about their upcoming wedding in Riviera Maya this September.