There’s apparently a show on the HGTV network called House Hunters and it suddenly began trending on social media last week when the hunters in question turned out to be a throuple. And no, Katie Hill wasn’t part of the group. But the episode spurred yet another debate about the evolving nature of relationships, marriage, fidelity and all the rest. (NBC News)
Earlier this week, viewers of HGTV’s popular show “House Hunters” watched in shock — and a bit of awe — as a polyamorous “throuple” searched for a new home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“Buying a house together as a throuple will signify our next big step as a family of five, rather than all four of them plus me,” said Angelica, referring to her partners Lori and Brian and their two biological children. “I didn’t plan on being in a relationship with a married couple, but it just happened very naturally, organically.”
During Wednesday’s episode, Brian revealed the trio tied the knot, so to speak, a few weeks ago in Aruba.
So the three people in question aren’t all legally married of course. That’s still illegal everywhere in the United States. But the original couple are and they then added a second woman in a “commitment ceremony” in Aruba. The entire concept probably seems odd to a lot of us, but since it’s happening around the country it’s worth looking at from both a moral and legal perspective.