Strawberry shortcake cream on top, show me the name of your sweetheart. This young girl jump rope game could quite literally be the jingle to Marc Clarke and Allison Seymour’s 15 years and climbing marriage.
A relationship like theirs is worth a picture and heart string-tugging quote for all anniversary and Valentine’s Day cards. Despite both having their own success in media – Allison working as a TV anchor for Fox 5 News in Washington D.C., and Marc working as a radio host for New York’s Radio 103.9 – they live without ego and set the table at their household with love and positivity; becoming a living testament for three daughters to know what love is.
“We have a sweet relationship with each other and our energy with our kids is sweet and that’s important to us. Our vibe, my wife, with all that she does she is never down, never negative, always sweet and positive and I think that energy is how we set the table at our house. From our dogs to our kids that’s what you get,” Marc explained.
That vibe and energy they created is rooted in their open lines of communication and understanding of who each other as individuals outside of their relationship. The strength they draw upon each other is a constant push and genuine wish to see each other succeed in their individual pursuits.
“The reason it really works is because Marc understands what I do and I understand what he does, and if anything it’s helped,” Allison said.
For Marc and Allison, their relationship isn’t about filling a void in one another it is about constantly being a source of support and provide that leg up when necessary. When Marc faced being underemployed that spanned for five years, Allison’s constant support urged him to find a job he’d be happy, not complacent to fulfill stereotypical roles of who is the breadwinner. Now, working in New York, Marc’s wife and daughters remain his cheerleaders despite only seeing him on the weekends.
Marc and Allison’s approach to love, dating, and marriage is less about finding a person who will complete your better half; instead, it is about bringing two wholes together to foster a love that is honest, supportive, and sweet.