It’s not your usual “happily ever after” but it works for this throuple, who are now planning to make it official(ish).
Marco Santo Silva, 35, of Cologne, Germany is legally wed to Daniela Silva, 35, and they have been in an open marriage since 2012.
Now he is planning to marry his two girlfriends in a symbolic ceremony, with his wife’s blessing.
Marco met office clerk Jessica, and retail assistant Kamila, both 35, at a party in 2019 and the pair both instantly fancied him.
They quickly became a throuple – though neither fancy women, so they are each only romantically involved with Marco.
Now they hope to move in together, with Marco splitting his time between their home and the family home, where his two children also live.
They are also open to raising more children together, although they worry about them getting bullied.
“I have been living in an open marriage with my wife Daniela since 2012 and we have two daughters who are four and seven together,” said Marco.
“I met Jessica and Kamila at different parties in 2019 and then I introduced them to one another shortly after.
“We harmonised straight away and knew that we had a special connection. Since then, we have been in a three-person relationship.
“I have a love affair with Kami and a love affair with Jessi, and Kami and Jessi are not lesbians but friends.
“We do a lot of things as a threesome, but there is also togetherness. Fortunately for us, our families stand united behind us and what we do.
“Our children are also brought up openly and get on with all partners. As with everything in life, there are proponents and people who do not accept other lifestyles.
“The biggest and only criticism is that people fear that our children will be bullied in school, but we raise them to be confident and open people.
“When we’re out together, people turn around, women often look scared, and men look jealous.
“Men often ask us how best to communicate their desire for a similar relationship to ours without their wives leaving them.
“In previous relationships, jealousy broke everything but in our relationship now, we don’t get jealous at all. In the event of differences of opinion, we sit down together and always find solutions.”
Marco, Jessica and Kamilla are keen to show the world that despite the atypical nature of their relationship, it can function just as well as a monogamous partnership.
“For us, our relationship isn’t too different from any other. It’s like a monogamous relationship only with three people,” said Marco.
“We are three people who support and love each other in everyday life.
“Our love is definitely deeper than just ‘experimenting’ and we have solid foundations on which our relationship is built.
“The next step is to move in together soon, have children and a symbolic wedding for the three of us.”