Both Ortiz and Lopez had families of their own. Ortiz had four children with her ex but hadn’t seen them since becoming homeless. Lopez, meanwhile, was a dad to a grown-up daughter. But they had also lost touch with each other.
However, despite these similarities, it wasn’t until authorities disbanded the Jungle in 2014 that their love affair got going. That’s when Ortiz went to live in Lopez’s tent. Their relationship soon turned romantic and the couple became inseparable.
But life on the street made their union complicated. Since the couple had no spare money for birth control, Ortiz fell pregnant with Lopez’s child in early 2017. They had never intended to conceive a baby. Now, the reality of raising a little life with no home to call their own started to weigh heavily on their minds.