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Football fans living in a house divided as "The Game" nears

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Beat Michigan WEEK is serious for Buckeye fans. The rivalry is even tearing some families apart - for a week at least. (WSYX/WTTE)

"The Game" is kicking off Saturday, but Beat Michigan WEEK is serious for Buckeye fans. The rivalry is even tearing some families apart - for a week at least.

LeAnne and Jake Stratton have quite the love story. "We met through a mutual friend," said LeAnne.

"She walked in, she was beautiful and we kind of clicked, had some things in common and we were kind of inseparable from that point," said Jake. When they met, they knew they were perfect for each other.

"We've had a really good life. We have a really good time together and make the best of everything," said LeAnne. But it turns out, they're living with the enemy! House divided, at least for this week. "Out of all the Ohio State people out there, I picked the Michigan fan," said LeAnne.

"I grew up in a Michigan household, so to me it wasn't like an odd thing to be the outsider in Columbus," said Jake.

"So, I honestly didn't even know when we first started dating. It wasn't until the football season came around," said LeAnne.

Even the couples young son and daughter get in on the action. "We like to go back and forth a little bit, but we know where the limit is and where to push it so after the game we have a nice happy family and house," said Jake.

"I tend to be a lot louder. It tends to be a bit obnoxious during games," said LeAnne.

Regardless of who comes out on top, after the final whistle the love never truly leaves.

"We tend to always just make it a good time and have that good fun, something we try to teach our kiddos too, but it definitely gets a bit heated at times," said LeAnne.

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