U.K. tabs spotlight triad with kids
|Jane, Adam, Brooke and kids.|
This comes a month after both papers picked up on the Looks Like Love To Me triad's story.
Short version of this new one: Adam was a lonely nerd, took pickup artist lessons, got so good at it that he set up shop as a dating coach, married "Alexandra," they moved to Texas, the marriage hit the rocks, they tried going poly to save the marriage, that worked until it didn't, and they broke up. Adam paired up with Brooke, they went on a unicorn hunt — and found one. Adam, Brooke and Jane have been happy ever after (we're given to believe) and are raising two kids in L.A.
Meet the polyamorous Brit who lives with two women in the US, raising their children as 'a throuple'
By Pesala Bandara
Dating coach Adam Lyons lives with Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova in a polyamorous relationship — but when he was at school he was voted 'the least likely to ever get a girlfriend'
...The trio — who share a super-kingsize bed and take it in turns to have romantic date nights together — insist that they can provide a loving family environment for their newborn.
Adam, from East London, says: "We're just like any other family. Except in ours, there'll be one dad and two mums who live under the same roof — and there'll be nothing but love for our children.
Brooke, who already has a five-year-old son, Oliver, from a previous relationship who lives with the trio, adds: "With two partners, I'll never have to leave my kids with someone I don't trust."
Says Adam, "After trying marriage out with Alexandra, I didn't want to limit myself to being with just one person ever again.
"I loved the polyamorous lifestyle because it's okay to date someone else if one partner can't provide exactly what you need at that time."
Brooke, from Texas, says: "Equally although I loved Adam, I didn't want to stop seeing other women.
"I really pushed for us to have an open relationship too. So Adam and I decided to work as a team and pick up girls to have sex with together."
Adam and Brooke continued having casual threesomes together but were also looking for a third woman to permanently join their relationship.
Then in April 2013, the twosome met photographer, Jane, in a nightclub in Texas and immediately hit it off with her.
...Jane — who is bisexual but who had only been in a monogamous relationship before — says: "I loved how there was no pressure to do anything when I first met Adam and Brooke.
"We just hung out, spoke and flirted at their house. I had never experimented with polyamorous relationships but with Adam and Brooke, it felt so natural. They were two awesome people.
"It's like imagine you meet your soul mate. Now multiply that by two. It's twice the love."
...In early 2014, Brooke, Adam and her son moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to Jane. A few months later, they all bought a house that they could all live in together.
After a year of living as a trio, Adam and Brooke just gave birth to a baby boy, Dante in February and they hope to raise him together with Jane. Adam and Brooke strongly believe that three parents are better than two.... Jane says: "I will have kids in a few years too. Caring for Dante has been good practice. And I know Brooke will be there for me when I'm pregnant."
...Brooke says: "We are committed to each other. But we would be open to adding another person if we met another girl who we liked and fitted into our lifestyle.
..."In the same way that it's hard to find one person to commit your life to — there's three of us who have to agree to the next person."
Good luck, folks. Read the whole article (April 13, 2015) in the Mirror. It comes with a 2-minute video. Here's the version in the Daily Mail, almost identical but with a few sexier bits.
BTW, Adam is still in the dating-coach business, and he lists a bunch of his official PUA championship awards. (Yes official PUA championships exist, shudder.)
Update same day: The British celebrity-and-fashion mag Closer published the same story on its website the same day. All this simultaneous publicity comes from an outfit called News Dog Media. I wonder if Adam hired them?
A bit later: And now the New York Daily News. It's a conspiracy of tabloids.