A POLYAMOROUS quad, who share eight children together, insist their unconventional relationship is just as loving as any other.
Elizabeth Lowe, 30, from Columbus, Ohio, was married to hubby James, 38, for five years before inviting Ashley Lowe, 22, and Audrie Lowe, 22, into their marriage.
HotSpot Media James Lowe, 38, pictured with Audrie, 22, left, Ashley, 22, centre and Elizabeth, 30, right
The four of them share a king-sized bed and take turns having sex with each other, and surprisingly, their eight children call all three women ‘mum’.
Elizabeth says: “My two wives, husband and I are happier than ever. We don’t care what society thinks, because we love each other dearly.”
Elizabeth met James in their psychology class at Columbus State College in June 2008, and they quickly fell in love.
They married in June 2009, and, over the next five years, the couple had six children together.
HotSpot Media Elizabeth, from Columbus, Ohio, was married to hubby James, for five years before opening up their relationship
HotSpot Media Their kids, Joanna, 8, Julia, 7, Jenna, 6, Jane, 4, Juniper, 3, Jennifer, 2, Johnathon, 2, and Jaia, 1 all call Elizabeth, Audrie and Ashley mum
But, despite their happy marriage, Elizabeth made a shocking confession to James in January 2014 – telling him she wanted to bring a woman into their relationship.
She says: “James wasn’t sure at first but, after two months, he grew to love the idea too.”
In March 2014, Elizabeth met Audrie, 22, from San Antonio, Texas, at her college cafeteria.
Bank worker Elizabeth says: “She was so lovely and pretty. I had an instant attraction to her.
HotSpot Media The four parents share a big bed, and now all have kids together
HotSpot Media Elizabeth made a shocking confession to James in January 2014 – telling him she wanted to bring a woman into their relationship
“The next day, I introduced her to James at the cafeteria. The three of us started hanging out at the park with our kids.
“Eventually I realised that I was in love with Audrie and, six months later, we confessed our feelings for each other.
“In August 2014, Audrie and I became intimate with each other. James was happy for us.”
And six months later, Audrie and James, who are both artists, fell in love while on a road trip alone in Texas.
HotSpot Media In March 2014, Elizabeth met Audrie, 22, from San Antonio, Texas, at her college cafeteria – and soon her and James hit it off too
HotSpot Media James fell in love with Ashley Lowe, 22, from San Antonio, Texas, and she joined them to make a four
HotSpot Media Elizabeth said that being intimate with three other people felt completely natural
From that moment on, Audrie shared the couple’s bed and the trio became polyamorous.
But they only lasted for a month as the throuple met Ashley Lowe, 22, from San Antonio, Texas.
Elizabeth says: “Ashley and James became gym buddies. Within six months, James confessed he had feelings for Ashley.
“Both Audrie and I were on board, she was an amazing woman.
“It wasn’t until we went on a family camping trip in February 2015 when Ashley told us she wanted to join our relationship.
“We told her we loved her too. That day, we bought a king-sized bed so that we had plenty of space at night.
“We slept together for the first time. Being intimate with three other people felt completely natural.”
HotSpot Media The group say the unconventional set up has been met with disapproval from church
The quad soon labelled themselves as in a polyfidelity relationship – where all members are considered equal partners and there’s a mutual agreement to not allow any sexual activity with people outside of the group.
Elizabeth says: “Three months after we all got together, I called my mum and told her about Audrie and Ashley. She was furious.
“She told me that the devil follows me wherever I go. It broke my heart.
“The four of us make love together, and we all love each other equally the same.
“We all have a rotation in bed which ensures everyone has a turn to sleep next to each other.
HotSpot Media The foursome enjoy date nights together at restaurants, but also split up depending on who feels like going out
HotSpot Media Audrie and Ashley married each other legally, and Elizabeth, centre, was very supportive
“Our sexual activity is relaxed in that we can be with anyone we choose at any time, within the quad.”
And the foursome enjoy date nights together at restaurants, but also split up depending on who feels like going out.
Elizabeth says: “We all hold hands and kiss when we go out. We do get funny looks sometimes, but we just laugh it off.
“A lot of people at our church have said that we are bad for the church and they don’t agree with our lifestyle.
“It was deeply upsetting, so we don’t go any more.”
HotSpot Media Elizabeth and James gave Ashley and Audrie’s silver wedding rings when they both came into the family
HotSpot Media They say people who judge poly families need to realise that they are people just like them
As it is illegal to marry more than one person in the United States, Audrie and Ashley married each other legally.
Elizabeth and James gave Ashley and Audrie’s silver wedding rings when they both came into the family.
And lucky James calls the three of them his wives.
In March 2016, Audrie and Elizabeth both fell pregnant, then the following year, Ashley fell pregnant too.
Their kids, Joanna, 8, Julia, 7, Jenna, 6, Jane, 4, Juniper, 3, Jennifer, 2, Johnathon, 2, and Jaia, 1 all call Elizabeth, Audrie and Ashley mum.
HotSpot Media In March 2016, Audrie and Elizabeth both fell pregnant, then the following year, Ashley fell pregnant too
HotSpot Media Within six months of meeting her, James confessed he had feelings for Ashley
HotSpot Media Elizabeth said that everyone has a soulmate and that she’s lucky enough to have found three
Elizabeth says: “It was a beautiful experience for me and Audrie to be pregnant together and we were able to help each other.
“Our kids love having three mummies, they understand the difference between their biological mother and the other ladies.
“People who judge poly families need to realise that we are people just like them.
“I believe that everyone has a soulmate and I’m lucky enough to have found three.”