Her boyfriend, Azel Prather Jr., launched a GoFundMe campaign to save their relationship from spring break Miami temptations, and now, 22-year-old college student Marissa is ready to share her thoughts about the project.
“[The comments were] definitely misplaced. Those are the most comedic comments I’ve ever seen in my life. He’s the best dude I’ve ever been with. To say ‘run’ is kind of crazy – I wish people knew who he was. They don’t know who he really is.
“My friends from high school, who I don’t even talk to anymore, are calling and texting, ‘Are you OK?’ I’m like , ‘I’m OK – I’m not getting abused or anything like that.’ I knew [he did this in a] joking manner; it’s all out of proportion… I thought this was one of his jokes, ‘You’re being annoying’ … and then it spiraled into this big thing.”
While discussing his trip to Miami, Prather revealed Marissa’s ultimate reaction to him being there:
“She didn’t know [I was coming]… she was half-asleep… I knew her hotel, I was talking to her all week. I was in an Uber – Once we got on Ocean Drive, I was telling him where to drop me off at.”
Marissa chimed in:
“First of all, I’m half-asleep. So I’m thinking, ‘Am I dreaming right now or is he really outside?’… My friends are like, ‘Are you serious?’ I know my boyfriend is being serious. I ran out the door and he was definitely in the lobby waiting for me.”
In regards to the campaign being called a fraud, Prather explained:
“It’s a true story… she really had a spring break – it was her spring break, we argued about it. I’m like, ‘You’re not going on spring break.’ I won’t tell her what she can and can’t do, but she knows how I feel about Miami… she was already there and enjoying it; I spent not even 24 hours with her there – it was the last day [of her trip] when I finally got there.
“When you think of Miami, you think of sun, you think of beach, relaxation – it’s the total opposite, dude! Miami in spring break is party, party, party, ‘wear your bathing suit but don’t go to the beach.’ It’s too loose! … I do trust her. I trust her. She trusts me. It wasn’t her; it was Miami I didn’t trust. Anyone who has a girlfriend and know Miami feels the way I do.”
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