He met her on a hot summer night his senior year. His first crush, first love. He fell hard. He took things as slow as a hormonal teenage boy could be expected. He was armed with the knowledge of the difficult road of teen parenting, and avoided that like a plague. He saw first hand how hard it was for his mom, how hard it was for him. After having a bachelor pad for a short stint, he asked Brynn to move in. His mom, Kenzie had tried setting him up with other girls, but Brynn was who he wanted. Shortly after move in, an unexpected surprise was announced as is apt to happen. And Brynn was pregnant with Lewis. They did the grown up thing, and got a two bedroom apartment in downtown Southport, got married, and had a son.
The unexpected for Zeke was the day he found his wife had cheated on him, many times. The divorce followed swiftly after, and was finalized before Lewis turned one. Her visitation is twice a week at his apartment, and once a week Lewis treks off to her trailer home. She struggles to pay child support, but does pay it. She doesn’t mind not being married, in fact has fears of ever being married again. She realized she isn’t very good at the wife bit, and not much better at being a mom, so she didn’t push to have custody of Lewis.