Prior to meeting Siegner in 2012, Angal was a tour manager for a music company and had a lifestyle he describes as “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.” He mostly dated party girls in their 20s.But when he was set up with Siegner by a mutual friend, matchmaker Sameera Sullivan, he says his life turned around.“I love that she loves me so much, and that I mean a lot to her,” says Sutherland.“I can tell because she always makes me feel wanted.” Alan Angal, 36, was attracted to his older fiancée, Jennifer Siegner, 45, for her stability.“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.
In April 2010, they had an intimate beachside wedding in Hawaii, and they now have a 6-year-old son, Marek.
And, not only was I super happy, it also proved to be one of the most drama-free, stress-free dating experiences I've had in years.
I realized that I chose to get involved because I knew I'd be OK when he and I did decide it was time to move on, because I've always been OK in the past.
Granted, some endings are more painful than others, but as I've gotten older and been involved in more relationships, I have learned that the ending is for a good reason, and that my life absolutely goes on -- usually with me having learned something about myself and taking with me new memories and experiences.
But, most importantly, I realized that I have learned from my life that the rewards of truly connecting with another person -- even if for a limited amount of time -- are always worth it. Don't spend your time worrying about where it's going.