Picture shows Ellie Grant and Jordan Pettier. Ellie developed Tourette Syndrome overnight and thought she would never find love. After meeting Jordan who is deaf in a pub and falling in love, Ellie says they are a perfect match. See SWNS story SWDEAF A pretty youth worker who developed Tourette's overnight has finally found love with her DEAF boyfriend - who endures her outbursts by switching off his hearing aid. Bubbly Ellie Grant, 22, lived a totally normal life until she started blurting out the word "marshmallow" while shopping in a supermarket. By the next day she was involuntarily yelling swear words and racial insults and began lashing out with kicks and punches. Ellie was utterly baffled by the symptoms until she was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome, a neurological condition which affects the brain and nervous system. She was so embarrassed by her outbursts she retreated behind her front door, gave up work and became a recluse.