Many relationships are weird and complicated, but having those relationships play out in the public eye and over social media has to make it all that much worse. Ex-Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day and boyfriend Travis Garland are playing out their complicated status on the current season of Marriage Boot Camp, but in real life, O'Day had many fans wondering if the couple was finally over when she posted a sexy selfie with the caption, "single now" in June. It seemed pretty straight forward, but by July, it looked like they were back on. (Again, according to social media.) While their relationship might be on-and-off, I have a question that, hopefully, has a more definite answer: When did Aubrey O'Day and Travis Garland meet?
It is obvious after their stint on Marriage Boot Camp that these two have a lot of history together, and with that comes a lot of passion, but also a lot of tension. In June, O'Day posted the selfie proclaiming her singledom, but now, only a month later, many of her photos seem to prove otherwise. Although the two seem to be very fond of each other, and have for a long time, they are fairly private as a couple and haven't shared that many details on when or how they met.
I know what you're thinking: Aubrey O'Day? Private? Sure, she loves to post selfies, share her life on social media, and is literally on a TV show about her relationship, but that doesn't mean she's as open about her boo in the real world. While it's unclear how these two met, based on my lurking, they have been dating for nearly two years, based on a photo she posted in April 2014, captioned "happy 7 months."
Garland has been in the music business since the early 2000s, when he joined the boy band NLT. It wasn't until 2007 that they had their first Top 40 hit with "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)." By that time, O'Day and the girls of Danity Kane were about to release their second album, Welcome to the Dollhouse. Needless to say, these two both have experience in the bizarre world that is being in a singing group and on a reality television show. Around 2010, O'Day was rumored to be dating Donnie Wahlberg, so she probably didn't meet Garland until way after that time, since he only made his first appearance on her social media pages around October 2013.
It makes total sense that O'Day and Garland would meet simply by being in the same crowd in and around Los Angeles, considering they have probably worked with a lot of the same producers and met a lot of the same people. By early 2014, they had already been together for a few months, as O'Day had previously posted photos of Garland going home to "meet the parents." While the couple hasn't spoken specifically about how they met, all I know is that these two are as equally passionate about their careers as they are about each other. As seen on Boot Camp, there will be ups and downs, but sometimes, if it's meant to be, you just need to work through things.
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