When Ashlyn finished her freshman year at Winthrop University in 2016, she returned to her part-time job at McAlister's Deli in Ballantyne for the summer. Ralph had recently been moved to the same McAlister's location to be the catering manager. After a summer of subtle flirting, Ashlyn went back to school. Much to her delight, Ralph still worked at the restaurant when she returned for winter break. Over those three short weeks, sparks flew and the rest is history!