Eastern Michigan University

EMU Love Story: Nick and Lea DiBartolo

by Kristyn Sturtz, Published February 13, 2015 DiBartolo

Names: Nick DiBartolo '99 '00 and Lea (White) DiBartolo '98

Relationship Status: Married

Anniversary Date: February 13, 2010

Do you have children? How many? 1 - Anderson born 6/7/11

How did you meet? Homecoming at Theo's 2007 - introduced by a mutual friend.

Where was your first date? After meeting at Theo's we went to a fraternity party, followed by Abe's!

Any cute memories you have together at Eastern? We ran in similar circles but we never met until Homecoming years later! Nick was a Lambda Chi and I was a Sigma Kappa.

If married/engaged, how did they propose? If it was on campus, where? Got engaged on the beach while watching fireworks (east coast) and got married in VEGAS!!

What are the two of you doing now? We are now settled in Franklin, TN (just south of Nashville) after being in MI, OH, KS, PA. Nick is in highway construction management (hence all the moving) and I'm a former caterer turned stay at home mom.

Years attended Eastern:
Nick - '99 & '00
Lea (White) - '98

Any romantic advice you would give to students: Laugh A LOT. Don't take things too seriously and don't sweat the small stuff. Learn to lean on each other when needed and always, always communicate. Not every conversation is a fun one but you can't read each other's minds so communicate. Also, put the kid to bed early every now and again so you can have some quality time.