Marshall and Liz met at Central Michigan University in 2008 during welcome weekend. Although he was very interested in Liz, she did not give him the time of day. For three months Marshall tried to stay in contact to ask her on a date but she ignored his requests. In November of 2008, Liz and Marshall connected again at the same apartment party where they had first met, except this time his efforts did not go unnoticed. That night Marshall and Liz kissed for the first time and the rest is history. In 2011 Marshall moved to Kansas City, MO while Liz stayed in Michigan. They lived apart for almost a year trying to better their careers. Marshall proposed while on vacation in Daytona, Florida in front of several members of Liz’s family.