Tolman and Brainard, 47, began relationship in September 2015 after Brainard was attacked in Nashville, and suffered a damaged jaw, shattered tooth and a number of face lacerations.
“I believe we each knew for some time that we had very intense emotions for one another, however we by no means expressed them,” remembers Tolman. “However, as quickly as I discovered about Dave’s assault, I knew that he was my particular person. It actually was that indescribable second of simply figuring out. I felt the overwhelming have to be close to him and ensure he was okay.”