Tyler Thompson is the son of Trent Thompson and the late Dorothy Neeley. He is a 2007 graduate of South Putnam High School and is currently studying at Ball State, majoring in deaf education.
Natasha Reed, daughter of Rickard and Vickie Reed graduated from Wapahani High School in Muncie. She is studying nursing at IUPUI and works at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis.
The two met the first week of college their freshman year at IUPUI. They were dorm sweethearts since their first date on the White River Canal and campus courtyard. The couple plan on marrying in a garden in Muncie, surrounded by family, friends and love.