Passage described Joe as a “genuine and a good down-to-earth guy.” He explained that the two met on Grindr in 2017 when he was 22 and addicted to prescription pain pills.
“I was in a really bad place in my life ,” he recalled. “I was going through a lot of things. I was an addict, and being around the animals kind of gave me a purpose. It brought me out of my depression. It was my own little rehab.”
Two weeks later, they were married.
“We definitely jumped the gun,” he said, “but I’m not ashamed of it whatsoever.”
Listen to Passage’s full interview below.