I mean, as the saying goes, “two’s company, three’s a crowd” but not everyone has this mindset when it comes right down to a relationship.
So for those of you not quite up on the lingo, a throuple is a three-person couple, and HGTV just made history by showcasing a throuple for the first time ever last week…
…But the internet has mixed reactions to this milestone.
In a House Hunters episode aptly titled “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,” Angellica (who goes by “Geli”), Lori, and Brian searched Colorado for their perfect home complete with three sinks for them.
“A “throuple” moving to Colorado is in search of a home with a master bath that can accommodate three sinks,” HGTV said in the episode description.
“The house hunt becomes difficult with only one week to satisfy three very different personalities.”
It turns out, Brian and Lori were married to one another, and then they met Geli.
“Lori and I got married in 2002, and we have two kids…” Brian told viewers in their House Hunters episode.
“I understood from day one, even when we were dating, that Lori was bisexual… and so we evolved to a point where we were comfortable having another woman in our lives.”
“I didn’t plan on being in a relationship with a married couple, but it just happened very naturally, organically,” Geli said, adding they met while at a bar.
Geli, Lori, and Brian aren’t legally all married to one another since you can’t be a married throuple here in America, but they did say that they had a ceremony in Aruba.
HGTV; pictured above is the debut throuple
People were quick to take to Twitter to share their reactions to the debut couple.
While some fans of the hit HGTV show thought it was neat for the network to showcase a different kind of relationship, some people were just up in arms over it.
One person Tweeted, “Where does #hgtv find these househunters? A “throuple”? Seriously?”
Someone else added, “Thanks HGTV for confirming I’m not throuple material. Ugh I just want the kids out of my bed, not a third adult in.”
Another person said, “HGTV really might be the most progressive show on TV.”
“About to watch a polyamory couple fight over a house!”
Personally, I have a hard enough time communicating with one person in a relationship and I couldn’t even imagine adding another person to the mix, but I guess it definitely works for some people!
What do you think about the first-ever throuple on HGTV? Let me know in the comments below!
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