Stephen loves four things (in no particular order): Alex, sports, and his two cats. Stephen was born out of the country, in Bahrain, because his dad, Chris, was working there at the time. While in Bahrain, Stephen's parents divorced and he and his mom moved to England for a short while before moving back to the states to be closer to Stephen's mom's side of the family.
Alex says, "Stephen is loyal, hardworking, and lighthearted."
Stephen's mom, Liz, remarried a few years later and she and Jason have been together ever since. Chris also remarried Stephen's stepmom, Elizabeth, after which Stephen later became a big brother to Alex and Michael. Stephen loved being a big brother so much that when it came time to apply for colleges, he chose a school that was close to his dad so he could spend more time with his brothers and see them grow up. Stephen is a high school Special Education teacher. He's been teaching at the same school since 2009 and won Teacher of the Year in 2017.
Stephen really enjoys watching and playing most sports, but he loves basketball the most. He is a sports stats whiz; the more info, the better. He loves to travel with Alex and really enjoys when they can spend time with his dad's side of the family in Northern England. But for as much as he loves to go and see the world, if you were to ask him what his favorite thing to do is, he'd say, "spending time at home with Alex, Chuck, and Beans." Stephen also loves donuts and Jimmy Buffett, and his favorite holiday is Christmas.
"I could have never imagined that I'd be so lucky to spend my life with someone like Stephen. I knew as soon as I met him that he was different than the rest. He's genuine, quirky, funny, and endearing. He offsets me in all the right ways. He's practical when I'm spontaneous, he's willing when I'm stubborn, and he's quiet when I need a listener. The more I got to know him early on, the more I knew I wanted to keep him around. Luckily, he felt the same way and here we are, 8 years later " - Alex