Love Story: Andrea & Chris
Andrea Robinson, anchor of “FOX 10 Arizona Morning”, and her husband Chris experienced one of those romances that are typically only seen in the movies.
How They Met
In May of 2001, Andrea and Chris were just two students at a summer party with no idea that love was coming their way. Andrea was a sophomore at Arizona State University when Chris, who was just starting at ASU, came up to her and boldly said, “So, when are we going on a date?”
Perhaps it was his confidence, or maybe it was just fate, but Andrea said yes. The two went out on their first date later that week and began consistently dating immediately afterwards all throughout college. They dated for seven years before the big moment when another “yes” from Andrea would seal their love for the rest of their lives.
For Andrea, it was a typical day at work in July. She was delivering a segment on the morning show about celebrity weddings when unexpectedly, she looked into the monitor and saw her boyfriend, Chris, walking up behind her. It was right then, on-air, that he dropped to one knee and asked for her hand in marriage in front of all of the viewers. And of course, she said yes.
Chris had set everything up with the station in order to plan the perfect proposal. All of Andrea’s co-workers kept it a secret, which she said, “is extremely hard to do in a newsroom setting.”
On March 15, 2008, the beautiful bride and her Phoenix firefighter groom, were wed at Moon Valley Country Club. It was a traditional and classic wedding celebrating their seven years together and the many happy years to come.
Life After The Wedding
After two loving years of marriage, the couple gave birth to their first son, Carter, on July 3, 2010. Continuing the tradition of having their biggest relationship milestones caught on-air, FOX 10 featured a live segment at the hospital just two days after baby Carter was born to introduce him to the viewers.
Upon asking Andrea how she and her husband juggle their unique jobs and caring for their little one, she had one explanation: “organized chaos.” At the end of each month, they sit down together and plan out their schedules for the next couple of weeks. With the help of their families and Andrea’s early hours, they are able to spend many afternoons and evenings together as a family.
Tips for a Happy Marriage
As a young couple who has been together for eleven years and married for four, Andrea gives these tips for keeping a happy marriage after the wedding:
1. Always be each other’s cheerleaders. Being supportive is one of the most important things in a relationship.
2. Make time for one another! Once a month, Andrea and Chris try to have a date night. With all of the commotion of having a career and a child, spending time as a couple is sometimes lost in the chaos, but it’s a vital part of your relationship after marriage.
3. Show your appreciation. Everyday, when Andrea sees Chris in her favorite role of his—being a dad—she appreciates him even more. Letting each other know you care and are thankful for one another can grow your love more than you could ever imagine.