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A woman who grew up with three dads in her house - and didn't find out who her biological father was until the age of 10 - has shared her story on TikTok. You can find out about her unusual childhood by watching the video below:
You see, Raquel - who shares her stories on the TikTok account @life_of_raquel - grew up living with her mum, as well as three men that she called dad in various forms.
She called one Bill Daddy, one Daddy Rich, and one Daddy Pete.
It took a good few years before she realised that Daddy Pete was her real father, but - like everyone's formative years - she just thought that it was normal until she found out that many people's families have a different set-up.
Her original video was shared in response to another asking people to tell all about 'something that your family made you think was normal growing up'.
Raquel explained: "So, the first one that comes to mind is having three dads under one roof. My mum and I - my mum's first husband called Bill Daddy, my mum's second husband called Daddy Rich and my father, called Daddy Pete - living together for years and years and years.
"I started going to friends' houses and then I saw that some of their mums were re-married. And I'm like, 'Oh where's their first husband at? Is he at work or something? Why isn't he here?'"
She continued: "And I'm like, 'Oh well, my mum's first husband, current husband and my dad live under our same roof...'
"I just figured that everybody does too. I just thought that was normal and they're like, 'That's not normal, Raquel.'"
So, how does it all work?
Well, after getting asked thousands of questions by followers, she explained that her mum married Bill Daddy when just 17, then had a baby and divorced.
After that, she met Daddy Rich, with whom she had two more kids and got divorced.
Then - and here's where Raquel comes in - her mum met Daddy Pete, her biological father, but then remarried Daddy Rich, who raised her for much of her early childhood.
That said, she still refers to them all by their 'Daddy' names, and didn't find out until she was 10 that Daddy Pete was her father, although she credits Daddy Rich for taking care of her.
They all came together under the same roof when Daddy Pete and Bill Daddy had some health complications and Raquel's mum offered to let them live there so she could help - which, by the way, is really nice of her.
Apparently, everyone largely gets on OK, and the three dads don't argue much with each other.
For sure, it's an unusual story, but they all seem to get along well enough, so everything seems to be working out well.
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