In late August 2008, AJ Michalka met her new hockey playing boyfriend Bennett on a 15 day, Disney cruise through the Panama Canal. Casey sent in pictures and the story behind AJ & Bennet:
‘This is where Bennett & AJ met for the first time. The cruise was insane! I never really saw Aly as much as I saw AJ, because Aly was always with their cousin Sarah, and since they were 18 they were allowed into the bars & clubs, so they were drinking and partying a lot of the time.
Also they both seemed to be hanging out with different guys all the time, but they were super cute and nice girls. Anyways, AJ & Bennett met pretty early on the cruise. You always saw them together at breakfast and at the pool, And he told me that they would pull all nighters just so they could talk..I still keep in contact with Bennett and he told me that they just had their 3 month anniversary on December 10! But its just hard for him because he lives all the way in Colorado Springs, Co and AJ lives in California. He wants to move out their right after he graduates high school, but Bennett is a bit younger than her and does not graduate HS until 2011.
Bennett does not live in Vail, CO. Actually far from it, like 7 hours. He lives in Colorado Springs and I know he just goes up there a few times a year for hockey tournaments.