Daja and Jonathan met in April, 2013 during a community theatre production of Dream Girls in Durham, NC. Daja played the role of Effie White and Jonathan played the role of her younger brother, CeCe. After dating for three years, Jonathan, older and already having some of the experiences Daja was just beginning to embark on, proposed just days before Daja was scheduled to begin a year-long national tour. Despite the foreseen challenges due to distance, Daja said yes to a lifetime with her best friend and confidant. Though being thousands of miles apart while co-planning a wedding and preparing themselves to be a husband and wife, they persevered and said their “I do’s” on the evening of Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Together, The Rices support each other in their individual endeavors and work together to build a legacy they can pass down to their future children.