A married couple have become a throuple after the wife fell in love with her colleague and introduced her to her husband.
Nursery nurse Megan Ripley, 30, and husband Sean, 33, had been married for 6 years when Megan befriended Louise Jackson, 22, at work in July 2021.
Mum-of-one Megan then introduced Louise to her husband Sean and they also hit it off.
Now, the three of them are in a happy polyamorous relationship.
Megan, from Market Weighton, York, said: “I had never heard of a throuple before.
“I didn’t even know it was possible to be in love with two people at once. But when I met Louise it all changed, we instantly had a spark.”
Megan kept her romantic feelings for Louise secret at first because she didn’t want to ruin the friendship.
However, she said: “Eventually I introduced her to Sean following a night out and they got on like a house of fire too.”
Megan later told Sean how she felt and he confessed to having feelings for Louise too.
Megan said: “We never thought we would introduce someone into our relationship. But it just made sense with Louise, so we were elated when she said she feels the same.”
Megan and Sean’s 3-year-old son William now calls Louise “mum”.
Explaining how their relationship works, Megan said: “Our relationship has moved fast but we are also taking it slow.
“Louise stays at ours for one week and at her parents the other. Eventually, she will move in though and perhaps have a child with Sean.
“At the start, I was against this idea but now I would be honoured if she wanted to extend our family with my husband.”
Megan explained that they share a bed and go on dates as a threesome. They also have one-on-one time.
She said: “We go on one-to-one dates or all together, it depends how we feel and try keep it fair to eradicate jealousy.
“We do get jealous sometimes but we are only human. But to try and prevent jealousy, we always make sure we tell each other if things are turning sexual.
“For example, if I am at work and they are at home, they will text me to let me know things are going that way. So then at least I know they are thinking about me.
“It doesn’t kill the moment, it makes it more special. We also have to be open to hearing about the jealousy and speaking about it.”
Megan said friends and family have been supportive of their relationship.
She said: “We have only received positive comments. People are happy as we are happy.
“It’s great because Louise shares interests that I don’t have with Sean and vice versa.
“Sometimes we may get the odd stare when we are in public and all holding hands, but most of the time it is fine.”