How we stay together: 'It took 12 years just to get the first kiss'
Kate Washington and Genki Kondo’s road to becoming a couple was long – but the depth of their friendship serves them well now
Names: Kate Washington and Genki Kondo
Years together: eight
Occupations: educator and park ranger
It was obvious to everyone but them. When Kate Washington and Genki Kondo finally told friends and family they were a couple,“None of them were even as excited as we were … they were like ‘oh yeah of course,”’ says Genki.