But fast-forward a few years and Michelle and her partner Steve are now the proud parents of Axel, 3.
Fitness instructor Steve is also dad to three children from a previous relationship.
Speaking of what drew them together, Michelle explained to Keshnee that their shared past experiences played a part.
"We both come from similar backgrounds. Even down to our childhood. Even down to our family structure. Even down to heartache," she said.
"We didn’t really find that out till later, but I think there’s a kindred spirit connection in that.
"And we both had come out of hard relationship breakups and we kind of had that in common.
"At first we were just supporting one another as nothing other than mates. And it kind of just went from there," Michelle revealed.
Listen to the full chat with Michelle on the Raw Talks podcast below.