Mehretu and his wife Rahel Tekle live in Harrisonburg.  Mehretu is in trucking doing long haul shipping.  Rahel works at Hampton Inn.  They have two children.  Their daughter is 7 and attends Bluestone Elementary.  Their son is 3.

They enjoy hanging out at various playgrounds.  Much of their social life revolves around family, friends and drinking coffee. Their hopes and plans for the future all revolve around getting a home and paying off their debt.  Mehretu has ambitious goals for paying off their home so they have money to send their children to college.