The night Paris Hilton played matchmaker in T.O.
Toronto morning show radio host Roz Weston met his girlfriend at a party hosted by the socialite by Nikki Gill
Roz Weston, co-host of The Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5 and senior reporter on Entertainment Tonight Canada, is not a fan of crowded nightclubs and neither is his girlfriend, photographer Katherine Holland. However, that is exactly the setting in which they met a decade ago.
How they met
Roz: Neither of us likes to be out late. We also hate clubs and Paris Hilton equally. That said, we met at 2 a.m. at an overpacked nightclub party in Toronto hosted by Paris Hilton. Two minutes after we first met, we were hand in hand looking for a way out. Which we found. And found each other. There was almost a foot and a half height difference and a 10-year age difference, but our hands fit perfectly. I love holding Katherine’s hand.
The first date
Roz: Honestly? I don’t remember where it was. We drank somewhere. This was the night after we met and was simply a way to see each other as soon as possible. I’m not even sure we finished our second round before we left together. Katherine: Ha! I also barely remember our first date, but I’m pretty sure it was over sunny cocktails at the Drake Hotel, and I think I brought a wingman.
Roz and Katherine: We each lived in small places, and we both had roommates, so we spent a ton of time in bed. We actually spent ALL our time in bed. We ate in bed. Talked for hours in bed. Bonded over movies in bed. Napped in bed. Drank in bed. Laughed in bed. It was very hippie and very intimate.
Roz: Her name is Roxy Alabama Weston, and she’s just the greatest. She’s five and she’s funny and kind. Katherine: She fills our life with this magical energy. It’s hard to express what a privilege it is to see someone learn everything about the world for the first time. It makes you feel five years old again, and sometimes that is exactly what you need. It’s very hard to see your own child objectively, but she has a real fire in her belly, and it’s contagious.
Their lives now
Katherine: When we first met, we BBM’d like crazy during the day and were happy just to watch hockey and eat in bed every day after work. And honestly, very little has changed since then except that now we have a lovely five-year-old girl who drags us to the park for swing rides, and I traded in hockey for HBO. I am very spoiled in that Roz is an absolutely excellent cook, so it’s difficult to find the motivation to go out to restaurants together.
Secret for success
Katherine: We both love really hard and do our best to never take advantage of that quality in the other. You never fall in love with one person, really. You fall in love with everything that person was and everything that person is going to be. You have to give each other enough room to figure that out and not too much room, so that they always have that core, that support, the feeling that they are truly loved, and accepted.
Roz and Katherine: Save your best for each other, don’t waste it on people who don’t matter. You can never say, “Welcome home,” “I love you” and “Damn you’re sexy” too many times. Eat together, fall asleep together and always keep the bathroom door closed.
Roz Weston and Katherine Holland have a five-year-old daughter named Roxy