Real Life

I'm a polygamist: meet my husband...and my LOVER!

Some people think what we’re doing is disgusting, but it works for us.

By As told to Take 5

Laura, 24, shares her true life story

I couldn't take my eyes off the silent boy in the classroom.

Dressed in black, with long blond hair, Zach looked just like a rock star.

I had to speak to him.

At 16, I was much more forward and outgoing than the other girls at school.

"You have pretty hair," I began. "Can I braid it?"

"Guess so," he replied nervously.

Running my hands through his silky locks, I sensed how anxious he was.

The bad-boy look was all just an act.

Once we got to know each other, it was clear we had a lot in common.

We both played the piano and loved to go hiking. Soon enough we started dating.

After three years together, I began spending time with Jon, another friend from high school.

We'd known each other since we were 15 but I hadn't paid him much attention at the time.

Zach was so sweet, and we fell in love quickly. **Image credit: Getty**
Zach was so sweet, and we fell in love quickly. Image credit: Getty

Back then, Jon was the sweet, nerdy, red-haired guy who would help me with my science homework.

There hadn't been any attraction, but now I realised I had feelings for him.

But I loved Zach too much to betray him.

We were engaged by then. I plucked up the courage to tell him I was torn.

Amazingly, Zach just shrugged.

"Go for it," he said. "As long as we're still together too."

So Jon and I started seeing each other.

Over the next few weeks, I realised we were falling for each other. But I still loved Zach.

"I don't want to just date you," Jon said. "I want more."

So, bizarre as it sounds, I carried on seeing both of them.

They got on really well, so it just seemed natural.

I didn't see any reason to hide what me, Zach and Jon were doing from my family.

"I wish I'd thought of this when I was younger!" Mum said. Dad was also supportive.

Me and Jon had chemistry, and Zach didn't seem to mind!  **Image credit: Getty**
Me and Jon had chemistry, and Zach didn't seem to mind! Image credit: Getty

Not everyone reacted positively.

People started to torment us over Facebook.

What you're doing is worse than bestiality! someone wrote.

The cruellest message was from a girl who had once been one of my closest friends.

I hope you never have children, she wrote.

They just don't understand, I thought, determined not to let anyone get the best of me.

*What you're doing is worse than bestiality!* someone wrote.  **Image credit: Getty**
What you're doing is worse than bestiality! someone wrote. Image credit: Getty

Nothing was going to stop the special relationship the three of us shared.

When Zach and I got married, Jon baked the cake.

Later, I fell pregnant, but didn't know which of them was the father.

Find out what Laura did next on the latest episode of Take 5's Ripper Real Life!

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