Polyamorous Family With Two Mums And Two Dads Are So Close They Don't Know Who Kids' Dads Are
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A polyamorous family are so close they don't even know who their kids' dads are.
The family of two mums and two dads, Taya and Sean Hartless met Alysia and Tyler Rodgers online in 2019.
The 'quad' met with the intention of spicing up their sex life.
However, as the married couples became close, one thing led to another and they all began to admit that they had feelings for towards each other.
Fast forward to 2020, the family moved in together and had two more children between them, alongside the two Tyler and Alysia had already conceived.
Incredibly, as the parents all sleep with each other, they don't even know who the dads of their youngest children are - and they say they want to keep it that way.
Taya, 27, says despite some other family members not approving, they wouldn't change their setup for anything - and believes it is the best way to parent.
She said: "None of us had been polyamorous before, but we all just met and fell in love.
"Since we moved in together we all just co-parent all the children - we're one big family unit.
"A lot of people don't really understand polyamory, and think it is deviant or un-wholesome in some way.
"It is true that it wasn't always easy - it took me a while to admit I had feelings for someone else - and we definitely do get jealous sometimes.
"But now it's so natural to us all and I feel so grateful to have multiple partners to raise children with.
"Why wouldn't you want more love and support and more hands around?
"It's a messy, hectic, crazy, wonderful life - and I can't think of anything else we could ever want."
Taya, 27, married Sean, 45, in 2015. Meanwhile Tyler, 35, and wife Alysia, 33, married in 2012 and went on to have two children, a son, eight, and a daughter, six.
Taya said: "From the first night we met, we all wanted to just see more of each other.
"It wasn't easy - there was a lot of hesitations around having feelings.
"Sean was the first to point it out - he said 'we can't deny this is happening'.
"We agreed to talk it out to see what the future would look like.
"At first, I was really scared to come out and admit my feelings for Tyler - I was scared to let someone else in.
"But eventually we all admitted how we felt."
Taya explained that the men switch rooms every night - so one night they will be with one woman, and the next night the other.
The family are considered a 'closed quad' in that they don't date anyone external to their four.