It’s the second day of The Love Interview series, and I have gracing the blog today, Cheryl and Marcus, who you all know very well from the Love, Life, & Happiness series. Let’s find out what the two have been up to as well as the huge announcement they have for everyone.
SB: First off, I would like to say thank you for agreeing to do an interview with me.
Cheryl: Thank you for wanting to do one with us. We’re flattered.
Marcus: We really are. Our lives are boring, so I don’t know why you would want to interview us.
SB: Lol! Please Marcus, your lives are far from boring. Honestly, I have to say, out of everyone from the series, you two have a pretty interesting life.
Cheryl: Seriously? Especially when there’s Ri & Shawn…
Marcus: Brit & Jay…
SB: Yes, their lives are interesting too, but Cher, you’re in med school becoming a surgeon while Marcus is an entrepreneur who just opened your third club in four years. How do you two juggle all of that, be parents to two kids, and still find time for each other? I mean, we all need to know that.
Cheryl: Simple: we just find the time to balance everything.
Marcus: After our trip at the cabin, we realized that we have to find time because our marriage was suffering. We needed to get back to how we fell in love and continue to build on that. As for being parents, we need to be there for our kids and be the best parents that we can be. Sometimes, it can be really hard, but I think we’re managing.
Cheryl: We definitely are.
SB: I interviewed Ri & Shawn yesterday and I could tell they are really happy. Have you spoken to them recently?
Cheryl: We have. We recently visited them a few weeks ago to get ready for the Phoenix ATL opening.
SB: Can you share with us anything that has happened with their move to the ATL? Also, I’m trying to figure out who Shawn’s co-worker was, because he nor Ri would tell me.
Marcus: You know we can’t say anything about that.
Cheryl: They would chew us out on that, Sheena.
SB: I’m just curious.
Cheryl: Everyone have to check out their story to find out who it is. I can say this, though, readers will know this person very well.
Marcus: Very well.
SB: Okay, I will not discuss that any further. Cheryl, how are you holding up with Jackie’s passing? Did you still go to Niagara Falls with Kevin and Elise?
Cheryl: Yes, I did. It was quite the experience, especially with Dante there, but all in all, it was good.
SB: But how are you really holding up?
Cheryl: I’m fine.
SB: Okay. How are Kevin and Elise?
Cheryl: They’re good. Elise is taking her pregnancy in stride while Kevin is still working under Marcus and was a big part of the ATL opening.
Marcus: Yeah, he was actually in Atlanta around the same time as us with the club opening. We were even able to help out Shawn during the network’s celebration gala.
SB: Oh yeah; Ri mentioned that. So your group played for the event?
Marcus: We did. It was fun.
SB: Any other events you all have planned?
Marcus: Not at the moment, but maybe in the future.
SB: That’s good to hear. Looking back on the beginning of your relationship, are you both content on how things ended up, or do you wish you could have a do-over?
Cheryl: I’m pretty happy with how things progressed between us. We had some bumpy moments, but we managed to work through them.
Marcus: That’s true. There were some trust issues, but what couple doesn’t have that, especially in the beginning of a new relationship.
Cheryl: We both have grown from the start of our relationship, I believe with the events that occurred between us, it made us stronger, both individually and as a couple.
SB: I think in a relationship, both individuals realize a part of themselves that they didn’t know exist; so I think with the right person, it could bring out the other person’s full potential in themselves, which I think is a wonderful thing.
Cheryl: It certainly is.
Marcus: I still think about how we met at that party. If it wasn’t for that night, we probably wouldn’t have met.
Cheryl: We still would have.
SB: I really do love you two as a couple. I just have one more thing to ask.
Marcus: Ask away.
SB: What is next for you two? I know readers would love to have another story about you two. Ri & Shawn have three, so why you two can’t have another one.
Cheryl: Do readers really want another story from us? I mean, our lives are pretty average.
SB: Didn’t we just have this discussion earlier? There’s still a lot that the two of you can share. If you’re willing to.
Marcus: Well, I’m down for it. What about you, Cher?
Cheryl: I think it would be great. Sure, why not.
SB: Great! I’m really glad to hear that. Thank you both again so much for taking the time out to do this interview.
Cheryl: It was our pleasure, Sheena.
SB: And there you have it! There will be another Love, Life, & Happiness spin-off with Cheryl & Marcus coming in November. This story will tackle a lot, including the two juggling married life, kids, and their careers. This is a standalone you do not want to miss! An official release date will be announced soon.
Check back tomorrow when I interview Asia & Bryon from Reclaiming What Is Mine as they talk about their upcoming book, Reclaiming What Is Ours.