Before Syd and Shea were the business power couple they are today, Syd was just a friend of Shea's brother. During Shea's first week of college at Brigham Young University, she visited her brother at Utah Valley University nearby and met his roommate, Syd. "My brother said, 'My buddy Syd will be there and you're going to like him, but don't, because he's my friend.' As I pulled into the lot, I knew I was in trouble. There Syd was on a skateboard, wearing the skinniest skinny jeans I had ever seen. We went on our first date the next night," Shea writes in Make Life Beautiful. The two got married in 2008 when they were 23 years old and moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Laguna Beach, California.