Meet the DeConciliis Family!
Welcome to Miami Beach, where gorgeous top fashion model Marco and his equally gorgeous wife Henrietta lead the glamorous life of the rich and famous. The DeConciliis and their two young sons, Leonardo and Orion, live a few steps from the ocean and love spending time at the beach.
Italian-born Marco has been a fashion model for almost twenty years. Although he does some modeling locally, most of his work is in New York, which requires him to live out-of-town for weeks on end. From April to November (peak modeling season), he can be gone for three weeks at a time, then return home for 2-3 days and then leave again.
Henrietta divides her time between her business as an interior designer and her maternal duties. A very involved mother, she is extremely close to her two sons. They sometimes feel lonely during Marcoís prolonged absences and his return home is always cause for celebration, lavish parties and fun at the beach.
Meet the Hawkins Family!
Now in their mid-thirties, Marla Hawkins and her husband, Maurice (35) met when she was just 12 years old. Marla gave birth to Cierra at a young age. Although family members of Marla didnít give the marriage a year, here they are 17 years later, having also acquired twins Justin and Jordan (14) along the way.
The Hawkins live in an urban area of Buffalo, NY. They have made the decision to raise their children in the most positive environment possible. The boys have a strict curfew and their education is made a top priority. Marla feels the best way to keep kids out of trouble is to keep them busy, which is why both Marla and Maurice are very supportive of the kidsí sporting endeavors. Both Jordan and Justin play basketball and football. Maurice coaches them in both sports.
Maurice works at a Youth Detention Center and also acts as a youth mentor at a local sports recreation center. Marla is an in-patient biller for a local hospital. She went to school to get her BA in Education while working full time and taking care of the kids. Marla felt it was important to have aspirations for herself to be able to make her own money. She also wanted to be a good example to her daughter, Cierra. Marla describes education as her number one family value, with trust and honesty being a close second and third.