Pendley said that she was "so relieved," when she found out what was really going on.
Also, she wouldn't have ~really~ fought him. "I meant it as a joke, I don’t condone violence," she said of the offer. "But I probably would have verbally confronted him, had [Rios] asked me."
As for Rios, she said that she was "really appreciative" of the gesture. "If it really was my boyfriend, I would want to know," she said. The move, to her, also meant instant friendship.