Two men and one woman who are tearing up relationship rules with a unique status - meet the ‘thruple.'
Taking “three’s company” to a more intimate level, Cait Earnest shares an intimate one-bed apartment with her two boyfriends and their two adorable pups.
Her partners Chris and Matt, 28, Brandt - who are married - have been together for eight years and were exploring an open relationship when Cait, 28, met Chris, 38, on a dating app in 2015.
When they realised that they had strong feelings for each other, Chris asked Matt if he could invite Cait into their relationship and they are now polyamorous.
“Matt has never had an experience with women before he had met me, and before I met matt I had dated a few girls, it was quite evenly balanced,” Chris tells Barcroft TV.
“At first he was quite opposed to it but after a while he said ok if you want to pursue occasionally but he didn’t want to partake. Then one night he realised it might be quite enjoyable.”
Living in New York, Chris and Cait see themselves as bisexual, while Matt is homosexual, but he has become more open since meeting Cait.
“I’m open and flexible towards women but I prefer men, I guess I had an awakening after I was in a sexual experience with a woman,” Matt says.
Cait, who had been in a five year monogamous relationship for five years before meeting Chris, says at first she did struggle with jealousy.
“I had a strong connection with Chris and didn’t want him to split his time with Matt,” she says.
But things are going well and the truple have been living together for two years. They’ve even discussed having kids one day.
“Any child would be lucky to have three parents but we have two dogs for now and we’re pretty happy with that,” Matt says.
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