In 2019, the "Have a Nike Day" Airmax Plus and 97s released and no other mall had them in Tashia's size but Town Center at Cobb. As she's looking around, she could see someone gazing as if he had seen a beautiful queen. He went up to her talking like he had known her his whole life. In that moment, all she really cared about was getting the shoes that she had originally come to get. He was nice enough to find the size and give her his employee discount. They exchanged numbers and eventually became friends. TaShia was focused solely on school at the time and would not budge anytime he asked her on a date. Phillip never gave up. He would wish her blessings during every holiday as well as get her gifts for Valentines. She finally gave him a chance in 2020. They went on their first date to Truist Park. The next few dates consisted of food dates, games dates, shoe dates, and places to get to know each other better. In 2021, Phillip asked TaShia about one state she would love to visit and he surprised her with that trip to New York City the same year. During this trip, Phillip got a chance to see his Atlanta Falcons beat her New York Giants. That trip is what enhanced their friendship. Both of their love for God, shoes, sports, family, and friends made them closer. After a trip to LA in October 2022, the rest became history!