Reyna was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States in 1995 to pursue her degree in Interior Design. She began to take classes at UCLA and found her bashert when he was her customer at Taco Bell. When her future husband moved to New York City to attend graduate school, Reyna moved there to be closer to him. However, before Reyna left Los Angeles, Sammy's mother, who was afraid Sammy would starve in New York without authentic Persian food, hosted her for a week and taught her the intimate secrets of Persian cuisine so she could cook for Sammy. Although Reyna started her personal quest of becoming a religious Jew after discovering her family were Anusim (Marranos, or Crypto Jews) at the young age of 12, it was not until much later, while living in New York, that she was finally able to realize her dream of living the spiritual life she had always aspired to live. She is now very happily married and lives with her "vonderful" husband and five lively boys in Boston, MA.