Machuca, formerly of Rockaway Park, is the son of Betty Ann McLoughlin of Rockaway Park and Santiago Machuca of Woodhaven. He is a graduate of Beach Channel High School and Baruch College, and works as an accounts payable analyst at BMW Manufacturing in Geer, South Carolina.
Steward is the daughter of the late Herbert and Elmer Jones of Ruffin, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Ruffin High School and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Steward is a newscast director at WYFF News 4 in Greenville, South Carolina.