Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan may be engaged, but they weren’t always crazy in love.

In an interview with Inquisitir, Ryan dished on his relationship with Dove, and we can’t believe what he had to say!

“My first impression was that she was arrogant and self-righteous. It was definitely NOT love at first sight.”

But as soon as he got to know her, everything changed. SWOON!

“To set the record straight, I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong about a person. Once I got to know her, I learned her depth of character, how sweet and emotionally raw she is.”

And he couldn’t help but gush about Dove’s creative side. “She’s a genius, and I was unstoppably attracted to that,” he said.