HGTV features a ‘throuple’ for first time, makes house hunting more complicated on A LOT of levels

 HGTV features a ‘throuple’ for first time, makes house hunting more complicated on A LOT of levels

Home improvement network HGTV stepped into uncharted territory with its first show featuring a “throuple” and was met with mixed reactions.

On the air for more than two decades, “House Hunters” has featured gay couples before in its episodes but this week saw a first as viewers were introduced to a polyamorous couple in search of a new home.

(Image: HGTV screenshot)

Brian and Lori, who have two children, appeared on the program along with Angellica (“Geli”), another woman who met the couple at a bar.

“A ‘throuple’ moving to Colorado is in search of a home with a master bath that can accommodate three sinks. The house hunt becomes difficult with only one week to satisfy three very different personalities,” the description reads for the episode titled, “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs.”

“Lori and I got married in 2002, and we have two kids…” Brian said in the episode. “I understood from day one, even when we were dating, that Lori was bisexual… and so we evolved to a point where we were comfortable having another woman in our lives.”

“I didn’t plan on being in a relationship with a married couple, but it just happened very naturally, organically” Geli said.

The trio later exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony attended by Lori and Brian’s children.

The “House Hunters” episode that aired Wednesday showed the three on a search for their must-haves in a new home, including a three-car garage and a master bathroom that would accommodate three people. One choice prompted Lori to comment that it had a “couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s kitchen.”

Many of the show’s fans were thrilled with the episode, lauding it on social media for being so “progressive” and “educational.”

“Oh my god. A throuple on House Hunters,” Roxane Gay, author of “Bad Feminist” tweeted. “Great episode!!!! Educational.”

Others also sang the praises of the show and the “throuple.”

We feature all homebuyers and living choices,” HGTV spokesperson Chelsey Riemann said in a statement to USA Today.

This same network came under fire a few years back for canceling a planned home renovation show after liberal activists threw a tantrum.

David and Jason Benham, the proposed hosts of the planned series, were slammed as “anti-gay, anti-choice” extremists.

“With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it,” the brothers, whose father is an evangelical minister, said in a statement at the time.

The liberal media also targeted the stars of the hugely successful HGTV show, “Fixer Upper” for their Christian beliefs. Chip and Joanna Gaines were smeared in 2016 for going to church and not supporting same-sex marriage.

And the world is a very different place a few short years later.

Some HGTV viewers expressed their shock over the “progressive” episode of “House Hunters.”

And other Twitter users collectively shook their heads.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.

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