A Faux Cigarette Request Sparked this L.A. Relationship

Each week we ask a local couple, ”How did you meet?”

In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up. 

It was six years ago at the Lore nightclub in Hollywood when Josette first spotted Max. He was on the dance floor alone, and Josette wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to meet him.

The 30-year-old buyer at BCBG threw out her best line: “Do you have a cigarette?” she asked. “I needed a way to talk to him…and I don’t even smoke.”


But it did spark a conversation and they hung out for a couple hours at the club. The next day Max texted her for dinner.

“That never happens,” Josette recalls with amazement.

Now, their nuptials are on the horizon. “We’re getting married on Valentine’s Day,” says Max, a 34-year-old digital operator at Disney. “We’re planning it all at the old Houdini estate.”

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