LANCE & EVA ON HOW THEY MET AND HOW OPEN THEY ARE WITH EACH OTHER.
Eva: The first time we met was actually at an audition for 'The Express.' I didn't get his phone number. I got his name, but that was it. It was just like, wow, he's gorgeous. Now let me go audition. And then nine months later, I saw him again on 'House of Payne.' I walked in for my first day of work there doing a recurring role and we were going to the table read. And I walked in and he was sitting at the table. I was like, oh my god. The first time I saw him, I was absolutely attracted to him. The boy is gorgeous. I'd be a liar if I said that I didn't notice how amazing he was. I had been out of a relationship for over a year when Lance I began to date. And he was out of a relationship for three or four months, so we both had a clean slate. I fall in love with Lance all over every single day. I got Lance forever. I will love that boy forever and always. So if we got married today, if we get married next week, if we get married two years from now, it doesn't change my love for him.
Lance: I just fell really hard for Eva. I never loved anyone like that. My thing is, honesty is the best way to go. It saves you all the drama. I was totally open. When I fell, I fell and I let her know.
LANCE & EVA ON LOVING EACH OTHERS FLAWS.
Eva: For me, Lance, even in his flaws is absolutely perfect. So there's nothing I don't like about him. I love him for what he is and what he isn't. I love his flaws. I love everything about him.
Lance: I fell in love with who she is. So I wouldn't try to change anything about her because I love it all. That's my answer to that.
LANCE & EVA ON THE INTIMATE & INDEPENDENT PARTS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP:
Eva: We were established as boyfriend/girlfriend, but it was only one month into the relationship. I remember saying to him, 'Baby, I know this might sound very premature, but I'm in love with you.' I was in love with him from the first time I saw him. He said, 'I'm in love with you too.'
Lance: I guess we were both waiting on each other to say it.
Eva: Before we were intimate--there were opportunities for us to be intimate before then, but I didn't want that in our relationship. Don't get me wrong, I was definitely attracted to him, but I didn't want that to be what our relationship is about and I don't think he wanted that. First of all, I'm not the kind of girl, because I'm attracted to you, that we going to hit the sheets. I always wanted to be the girl that, when I got married, my husband is going to be confident the town hasn't had it. *shame on half u ladies out there* When I'm in a room with my man amongst all these entertainers and small players, for him to know and for them to know this is Lance's girl, not she was everybody else's girl and now Lance got her. I don't want to be that girl....[independently] I got my first job at 14 and I've never been unemployed since. So now that I have Lance, it just makes it so amazing. I was never the girl who wanted the guy to have all of this so that I could in turn have all of what he has. I wanted to make my own way. I met Lance, and he had his own, and I have my own, but he's still my man, he's still my provider. to have that sense of security is amazing.
LANCE ON IF HE GETS HIT ON BY OTHER WOMEN & HOW HE REACTS TO IT:
Lance: Yeah, I get it a little bit. It's easy. I have someone I truly care for and love, so I don't need anything else. It's an easy decision for me. I don't even need to look that way. Sometimes I'll just point to Eva. That shuts them down right there.
LANCE & EVA ON THE PROPOSAL.
Lance: We were out in Big Bear with both of our families. We went last year and we decided to invite our families this year. I told her I wanted her to open up one gift on Christmas Eve. I had this pink box with a pillow inside; she opened it and the pillow had a note attached saying, 'I hope you like it. Give this to the man you love.' So she gave it to me, and I put it on the ground and then I did my whole little spiel and got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. (blogger's note: Gross popped the question with a 3.36-carat 1895 Pave Cartier ring.) She asked, 'Baby, is this real? Baby, are you playing with me?'
Eva: I was in a state of shock. I had no idea it was going to happen. Then when it was happening, it felt like a dream. I could not even sleep because I was afraid that I might wake up from the most beautiful dream ever. It didn't even feel real. I know the answer is supposed to be yes, but I couldn't get anything out of my mouth. My eyes were big as saucers, my chin was on the floor and I began to cry and fell down. 'Yes, forever and always.'...I wasn't pressuring him. He knew I didn't want to be with anyone else and that I wanted to be with him forever. I knew that eventually the question would get popped. I just had no clue when it was going to be, so it caught me by surprise.