‘I can’t find one man and she has four!’ This Morning viewers marvel at polyamorous woman who juggles a husband, a live-in fiancé and TWO boyfriends
- Mary Crumpton, 44, of Chorlton, Manchester, is in a relationship with four men
- She is married to Tim, 43, engaged to John, 53 and has two other boyfriends
- On This Morning she likened the stigma her lifestyle attracts to homophobia
- Many female viewers marvelled at her ability to juggle so many men
A polyamorous woman has revealed how she juggles a husband, a live-in fiancé and two boyfriends.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Mary Crumpton, 44, of Chorlton, Manchester, said her love wasn’t a ‘limited resource’, and insisted she was in love with all four men, while admitting that she would be open to meeting more people, too.
Many viewers marvelled on social media at her ability to hold down so many relationships, with married women joking that they struggled with one husband, while single fans complained that they were unable to snare one man – let alone four.
Mary, a therapist, lives with her husband Tim, 43, and her fiancé John, 53, while maintaining a relationship with boyfriends Michael, 63, and James, 73, who don’t share their home.
Despite being happy in her relationships, Mary claimed her lifestyle is met with scorn by both members of the public and the legal system – and compared attitudes towards polyamory to the way homosexuality was regarded before it was decriminalised.
Mary Crumpton, 44, of Chorlton, Manchester, lives with her husband Tim, 43, and her fiancé John, 53, while maintaining a relationship with boyfriends Michael, 63, and James, 73
Mary and her live-in partners all have separate bedrooms, and she chooses who she’ll have sex with based on how she feels on the day.
While she is already juggling four men she revealed that she’s open to meeting someone else, and encourages her partners to take on other girlfriends.
Mary said: ‘For me love is not a limited resource, time might be. Say if a parent has one child and then they have a second child, it doesn’t mean they love the first any less.
‘Our love is not limited and for me I find that I can love more than one person romantically.’
The therapist (pictured with John and Tim) said that her love isn’t a ‘limited resource’ and she can love all the men at once
Viewers were shocked by the interview, wondering how Mary could manage all those relationships at the same time
Viewers took to Twitter to express their confusion over Mary’s set-up, questioning how she manages to be with four men at once.
One tweeted: ‘She needs to give me tips on picking up a guy cause legit can’t even get a first date nevermind a husband and 3 boyfriend’s [sic].’
‘And I can’t even get a text back!’ another posted.
A third joked: ‘I can just about cope with my Husband. He causes me that much stress I couldn’t cope with another one.’
Many joked that they couldn’t handle one relationship let alone four at the same time
Mary says she has been inundated with abusive messages about her lifestyle, with some even telling her to ‘kill yourself’.
On today’s show she compared the stigma to how homosexuality used to be viewed before it was decriminalised.
She explained: ‘Believe it or not there are lots of people in this country very similar to me but they hide, they don’t even tell their families because they’re scared of what people will say. Even thought they’re adults doing something legal.
People are very judgmental. You can be sacked. It’s a protected characteristic to be homosexual, or Muslim, or whatever, you can’t fire for that. If I was still teaching in a Catholic school I can guarantee I’d be fired if they found out.’
She married Tim in 2013, and is planning to have a commitment ceremony with John this year, though they can’t be legally married
Mary hadn’t heard of polyamory until she spotted a woman with several partners in a pub, and wondered if having multiple relationships was allowed
Mary is campaigning for a change in the law ‘so that nobody will fear being discriminated against for their polyamorous lifestyle’.
She hadn’t heard of polyamory until she spotted a woman with several partners in a pub, and wondered if having multiple relationships was allowed.
Mary had always had feelings for several people at once, and asked her then partner if he wanted to try an open relationship.
She married Tim in 2013, and is planning to have a commitment ceremony with John this year, though they can’t be legally married.
Both men are heterosexual and have been brought together through Mary/ They have all lived together since 2015.
Mary is campaigning for a change in the law ‘so that nobody will fear being discriminated against for their polyamorous lifestyle’
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