Londoner Adam Lyons, 36, is the envy of many a man. After all, the Englishman has not one but two gorgeous girlfriends. In fact, some have even called him the “luckiest man alive” after hearing about his life with his partners, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova.
Speaking about their arrangement in May 2017, Lyons told the Daily Mail that the unconventional arrangement makes life easy for all involved. He said, “For us, three people works because it enables us to manage daily life so much better.”
Lyons, who runs a psychology consultancy firm, believes that their life as a “throuple” allows each partner to share their responsibilities easily. “So many of our friends are in ‘normal’ two-person couple relationships with kids, jobs and all the other typical responsibilities and I see them struggling to juggle their lives,” he told the Daily Mail. “It’s difficult with two people.”
But Lyons believes that their lives are easier from a logistical point of view because of their relationship. That isn’t, however, the only reason why he praises their unusual lifestyle. “We share out the responsibilities and it fits our sexual preferences too,” he told the Daily Mail.
Many would further envy the threesome’s idyllic lifestyle on a Texas plot of land where the group spend their lives. There, one of their buildings is home to an office, while the other will house a home school in the future. The three lovers are so close that they also share a bed together each night.
Yet despite their obvious happiness, Lyons has revealed that the group has encountered doubts when speaking to family and friends. “When Brooke, Jane and I first came out about our relationship, we had some criticism and certain people said we wouldn’t last,” he told the Daily Mail.
However, the relationship has stood the test of time – they’ve been together for five years – and Lyons has denied that the ménage à trois is a phase or a fling. The proud dad also points out that the “throuple” are raising children together and living as a family.
Speaking about life raising the youngsters Oliver, 7, and Dante, 2, Lyons told the Daily Mail, “This should be the future of relationships, where people are able to enjoy love in any way they feel works. Three people and three parents makes so much sense to us.”
But the group had another surprise in store in the spring of 2017 – when they found that Shalakhova was pregnant. After all, it meant that the trio would be welcoming a third child into their family. Speaking about the pregnancy, Shalakhova said that finding the “throuple” changed her view about having children.
Regarding her previous view on motherhood, Shalakhova told the Daily Mail, “When I had boyfriends before, I never wanted or cared about kids. Growing up, I always thought that when you had a baby, you became a slave to your child. You see a lot of parents struggling.”
However, time with Lyons and Shedd turned her views upside down. She continued, “With three parents, we can still have a social life, make time for one another and share the parenting tasks so you don’t end up like the typical sleep-deprived mom. With two partners, there’s so much help and I’ll never have to leave my kids with someone I don’t trust.”
But Russian-born Shalakhova isn’t the only member of the group who is excited about the prospect of a new arrival. Shedd said, “I’m so excited for Jane’s pregnancy – I love talking to her bump. I’ve always wanted four sons so this is a dream come true. It’s incredible to see Adam and Jane with the kids and how we share all the responsibilities.”
And the three of them have no concerns about balancing work life with parenting ahead of the new arrival. Shalakhova said, “We love living and working together – the family house is a one-minute walk from our office. Adam and I can have meetings in the office and head back home for lunch with Brooke and the kids. It allows us to spend more time together. I love coming home and getting a kiss from Brooke, Dante and Oliver.”
They even plan to home-school the children in the future as Shedd is set to educate the youngsters. “Adam and I always knew I wanted to home-school our kids. We both excelled at school because we found it too easy. We wanted to give our children a chance to really succeed and get lots of attention. Oliver can read, write and understand things beyond a normal school academic curriculum,” she said.
In a further twist, the three are planning to get “married” later this year when they pledge their commitment to each other. “We definitely want a few more kids and I would love to have a wedding to show my commitment to Adam and Jane,” Shedd told the Daily Mail.
And it looks like their example is proving to be a positive one, as Oliver has already told of his desire to get married like his parents. Shedd said, “Oliver says he would like to get married someday too and he knows three people can be really happy together in a relationship. We’re setting a good example.”
Meanwhile, the “throuple” are further planning to increase the size of their family unit further. “Jane and Adam still really want a daughter so we’ve agreed that they should definitely try for another baby,” Shedd told the Daily Mail.
For now, the family plan to visit the United Kingdom together before the new baby is born so that Lyons can celebrate the news with family and friends back home. “I’m bringing Brooke, Jane and the kids to England before she gives birth. I want to celebrate our pregnancy with my loved ones in Britain,” he said.
Still, the three have admitted that the pressures of family life have taken a toll on other aspects of their relationship. “We are still open in our relationship, and we do sleep with other people outside the three of us but, to be honest, we don’t have much time anymore. We’re exhausted and happy with the children,” Lyons said.
However, the free-spirited trio still try to make time to have fun together. “With three people around, it’s easy to schedule in fun activities. We always make sure we have time to do fun things together and have weekly date nights. But absolutely we still make time to go to strip clubs together. We just hang out and have fun there,” Shalakhova told the Daily Mail. The future undoubtedly holds many exciting challenges for the trio, then. But for now, they appear to be living happily ever after with the unusual make-up of their relationship.