It’s time to discover your boldest self. Stephen “tWitch” Boss, 34, has teamed up with Listerine for the brand’s new Unlock Your Bold campaign. HollywoodLife.com was at the Listerine event on May 9 and got the chance to talk EXCLUSIVELY with tWitch and his wife Allison Holker, 29. The adorable couple revealed that taking small moments for themselves has helped them as individuals and as a family. Check out our interview with them below!
Your partnership with Listerine is all about taking the time for those small moments to refocus and recharge. Are you focusing more on that as individuals, and are you bringing those small moments over to your marriage?
Stephen “tWitch” Boss: I feel like it’s a little bit of both, because we have to have those moments where we connect with each other, but it’s also essential for moments we have individually as well. As much as we are parents and husband and wife, we’re also still individuals and kind of have to take that mind space and just that personal space to just kind of be with yourself for just a second. I forget who said it out there, but there’s a lot of roles you have to play. I think it was Sophia [Bush]. She said, like, especially for women, it’s so easy to put it on yourself to care for everybody else as opposed to yourself. It’s that same notion of, yes, we do take time together, but we are also really good about taking time for ourselves, too, because that’s very, very necessary.
Allison Holker: I really am a person that tries to take care of everyone before I take care of myself, so it’s actually a new thing in my life that I’m really trying to take time for myself. I’m finding that it’s helping so much to be a better person individually, but also a better wife and mother. I now step away to go take a yoga class by myself or go to the beach, read my books. Oh my goodness, I love reading so much, but as a mother it’s hard to find time for that. So I’m kind of trying to reel that back in to my pattern. We find that if we really schedule our lives and schedule out like an hour a day for personal time, being with my husband, being with my kids individually, finding those times and scheduling that out is really important, and it’s really helped with clarity of mind.
Is this something you’re trying to teach your daughter? To take time for herself, too?
Allison Holker: Yes, I think it’s really important at a young age to start teaching them about creating good habits. I know a lot of people are like, “Oh, they’re just kids.” If you create these amazing eating and physically active habits and meditation as a habit at a young age, it becomes easier for them at an older age. It becomes second nature to them. It’s not something new when they’re like 30 or 40 and trying to figure it out. It’s like they’ve done it their whole lives and see the importance from a very young age. I find that my daughter eats so well, and she’s very, very physically active, but then she’s also very patient and aware of her surroundings. I give a lot of credit to the fact that she follows our example of taking time, being an individual, being strong in her own two shoes. She’s very intuitive to the people around her and what her life is.
My roommate danced at Tisch. For her, dancing is a release. Is it the same for you guys?
Stephen “tWitch” Boss: Absolutely. Dancing is still, for me, one of those things that no matter when I do it and it sounds corny and cliche, but time stands still. I could literally dance for hours and hours on end and not realize that I’ve been dancing for hours and hours on end. In the right setting, I could literally dance all day and have a blast. It seems like one moment to me. There’s nothing else going on, and it’s the ultimate release.
Allison Holker: I know it might sound cliche, like what you [tWitch] said, but dance to me is my home. I say dance is my home, because in a home, you want love, creativity, respect, all these things, and to me that’s everything that encompasses dance. So I feel at my best when I’m dancing. It helps me to be strong and to release so many of my emotions and be in tune with myself. I connect a lot with people. I find being a dancer that some of our strongest moments together are when we’re dancing together. As a pro on Dancing With the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance, I found some of my strongest relationships, because dance is a way of connecting and finding a moment with someone. It really is something special and unique that you don’t find in any other physical activity, you know? Because it’s you with another person, and you guys dive in together with these characters. So dance, to me, has been really special to create amazing bonds with people.
When you were dancing out there, I was just amazed. You guys had such a connection. From across the room, you two were electric. I love a good dance performance so…
Allison Holker: Can I just say… We talk about this story I feel like a lot, but we never went on a first date. Never had a conversation longer than “hello” and “how are you?” We shared a dance together and have been together ever since.
Stephen “tWitch” Boss: Yep. It’s true. Absolutely.
Allison Holker: Dance is really special to us and our family. We dance when we’re cooking in the kitchen…
Stephen “tWitch” Boss: Yeah, music is playing constantly. Dance was our connecting factor. It really was. We were on a show together, and it was from the first dance that it happened.
Is the little one going to grow up to be a dancer you think?
tWitch: We’ll see!
Allison Holker: He’s really moved by music. He doesn’t, you know, get down on the dance floor at all yet, but he is very in tune with music. If a song comes on, he is listening to it and looking for the speaker and where the amazement is coming from. He’s very, very triggered and moved by music. I think that’s something that we know really centers him and relaxes him.
tWitch, you were on Famous In Love this season, would you consider coming back for season 2?
tWitch: Um, yeah! Absolutely. I had a blast. It was a lot of fun.
Allison, would you ever return to DWTS & SYTYCD?
Allison: Oh yeah! I’ll definitely be going back to those shows. I had a little bit of a crossover with some scheduling things for this summer, so I do have a couple of things coming up that are very, very exciting. I can’t say what they are right now, but I start filming this next week, and I’m very excited about this new journey and this new project I’m working on. It’s very, very exciting. I’m nervous but excited. I love to challenge myself and try new things and push myself in new directions. Sometimes it’s the most nerve-wracking thing because you don’t really know what you’re doing because you’re new to it. But then you always learn the most those ways. I love trying new things, and so I’m going to be doing a new show, and it’s going to be an exciting new journey for us all.
The “Be Bold” guided meditation series is now available on the Inscape app. For more information on the Unlock Your Bold campaign or the “Be Bold” collection please visit Listerine.com/UnlockYourBold.
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