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"We enjoy being around each other," Marcus said. "We're roommates, we have all the same classes, same schedules, we have all the same tattoos."
Because of that, Markieff said he was thankful for the past few weeks and the trial separation that, no doubt, will make the real deal easier to digest. “It’s been hard, but I’m comfortable with it,” said Markieff on Wednesday. [...]
“It’s definitely been real positive for both of us,” Markieff said of following separate paths. “Being away from each other has made it more real. We’re realistic, we understand that the time is probably coming for us to be apart, and we’re good with it.”
Marcus wasn’t quite as diplomatic.
“At the end of the day, I want to be with him,” he said. “But (splitting up is) just something that has to happen. We don’t have any control over it.”