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2 Reasons This Dad Says He's the Luckiest Man Alive

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Adam Lyons is living the dream. He is thought to be “the luckiest man alive" due to the long-standing, threesome relationship he maintains with his two live-in girlfriends, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova.

Like polygamy, minus the bling.

And they're household is growing. The New York Post just announced that they are expecting a baby this summer. Congratulations to the happy throuple! You guys did it—again. Yep, this isn't the first child for Lyons. He and Shedd share a son together from a previous (less crowded) love affair that preceded the one they’re in now.

But don't worry about Lyons, he's a self-proclaimed dating expert turned artificial celebrity. He believes that his unusual arrangement could be the future of relationships and parenting everywhere.

(Go home, narcissism; you're drunk!)

“So many of our friends are in ‘normal’ two-person couple relationships with kids, jobs and all the other typical responsibilities and I see them struggling to juggle their lives," said Lyons. "It’s difficult with two people.”

Difficult? What, like two women competing for the attention of one man?

“With three parents," he attests, "we always have the ability for one person to look after the kids and as a result, we never begrudge each other anything because we all have lots of time.”

So, there you have it, the REAL reason men are envious of Lyons: dude gets two babysitters for the price of nothing and all the fringe benefits of Don Juannabe, but what about the women?

What, exactly, do they hope to gain from this modern day Cinderfella romance?


Spending the days at the beach with the Loves of my life @brookfast and @jane_st #polyamory #love

Shalakhova, who works with Lyons in his business consulting company, says she never wanted children until she realized how much easier it was with three parents.

“Growing up, I always thought that when you had a baby, you became a slave to your child. With three parents, we can still have a social life, make time for one another and share the parenting tasks so you don’t end up like the typical sleep-deprived mom.”

Well said, Jane. There's nothing worse than waking up with only ONE partner in bed to help get the kids off to school in the morning. What the hell were the rest of us thinking?

The trio operates two separate residences in Austin, one of which doubles as an office where Lyons and Shalakhova have mad, passionate sex work together.

The other home is where Shedd rides out most of her days, babysitting homeschooling the young trouple's children (and getting the short end of an arrogant stick).

'We are still open in our relationship, and we do sleep with other people outside the three of us.'

Though Shedd maintains that she is perfectly happy with her trisexual schoolmarm lifestyle, she does admit to wanting more from the triomance.

“We definitely want a few more kids," she says, "and I would love to have a wedding to show my commitment to Adam and Jane.”

Not so fast, woman, your soon-to-be ex-husband shared boyfriend may not be as eager to walk down that aisle as you.

“We haven’t got any solid plans for a wedding just yet," says Lyons, "but it’s on the cards."

Sure it is. Guess what else is, quote, on the cards: more people.

“We are still open in our relationship, and we do sleep with other people outside the three of us," states Lyons. "But to be honest, we don’t have much time anymore. We’re exhausted and happy with the children.”

Polygamists: they’re just like us.

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