A man is planning to start a family as a ‘thruple’ with his two girlfriends after proposing to them both with a diamond cut in two.
Jimmy Silva, 34, and ChaCha Sahagun, 31, from California, have been together for a decade and started dating Summer Pelletier, 25, after they both fell for her during a first meeting at a business event in 2012.
The trio started dating but kept their relationship open and spent years experimenting.
It was only last year, when Summer and ChaCha began discussing wanting children and settling down, that they became a committed triad.
Now the trio is planning to start a family together after Jimmy proposed to both women this month, using two diamond rings that were made from a single stone cut in two.
Jimmy Silva (left), 34, and ChaCha Sahagun (right), 31 from California, have been together for a decade and started dating Summer Pelletier (center), 25, after they both fell for her in 2012
They are planning to start a family together after Jimmy proposed to them both this month, with two diamond rings made from a single stone cut in two, pictured
The trio started dating in 2012 but kept their relationship open and spent years experimenting. Pictured, Summer (left), Jimmy (center) and ChaCha (right), snuggling in bed together
Jimmy explained he chose to pop the question on he and ChaCha’s 10th anniversary in order to make the date special for all three of them.
He said: ‘I had planned a trip to Cancun to celebrate my 10-year anniversary with ChaCha. I started thinking about how happy these two girls make me; I planned to propose before we went on the trip. I went to the engagement store and bought a diamond and had it cut into two.
‘My anniversary with ChaCha landed on April 20. So, I proposed close to midnight so our new anniversary could be combined as one.
‘We are still very open in our triad but we believe it would be very difficult for any person to rise up to the level we are in as a triad, but we are still open to the idea.
‘We love “love”. We are free spirits, but we are also sensitive beings, it would take a free-spirited, humble, and equally driven person to mesh well in our family, but in the meantime, we are just fooling around and enjoying life with like-minded people.
‘We’ve talked about maybe setting the [wedding] date a year from now, our date would be April 20, 2020, but were not in a rush. We are so stoked to be engaged. We are enjoying every step of the way.’
ChaCha and Summer both say that they were nervous and shocked by the proposal and are very happy.
Jimmy, ChaCha, left, and Summer are all open to extending their relationship further, but said it would take someone special to fit in with the triad
Jimmy, pictured on a beach (middle) with ChaCha (left) and Summer (right), proposed close to midnight on April 20 – his and ChaCha’s anniversary – so their ‘new one’ could be combined
ChaCha, right, and Summer, left, both say that they were nervous and shocked by Jimmy’s proposal and are very happy
‘I was so happy my stomach hurt instantly I could not keep my eyes from Jimmy, listening to every single word coming out of his mouth,’ ChaCha said.
‘Watching his every move he was so nervous the sweat in his body seemed like a big wave of water splashed on him.
‘His smile was so different – I’ve never witnessed such bliss in his voice as he declared his love and devotion for us.
‘As I looked around the whole room in a flash second the energy in the room shifted all the flashing lights sparkled with all the excitement as Jimmy said the big words “will you marry me?”
‘He put the microphone down and got on one knee and we said yes. I was so excited I grabbed the ring out of the beautifully lit up box before Summer told Jimmy to put it on me.
‘This was a big surprise I never expected to get married and proposed to in front of so many people. We have discussed being together, but marriage was not something we planned on or established.’
Summer said: ‘I was so surprised, and my body immediately went into shock. The good kind, like a happy shock.
‘I was shaking from head to toe, naturally, I looked at ChaCha for approval, and I was overwhelmed with happiness as we both just shook our heads and said yes.
‘I was not expecting this, and I am normally over observant and snoopy, so I’m surprised I couldn’t foresee the proposal.
Summer, pictured left, ChaCha, pictured right, and Jimmy say they are ‘stoked’ to be engaged and are enjoying ‘every step of the way’
Jimmy, pictured with Summer (middle) and ChaCha (right) in a cave in Cancun, where the trio went to celebrate their engagement, and Jimmy and ChaCha’s tenth anniversary
While Jimmy and ChaCha’s families are traditional, the trio’s love and affection has warmed them to their relationship, and they have each given their blessings
‘I am honored to spend the rest of my life with these two amazing people. We talk about marriage and babies when we get really happy or tipsy, but I really didn’t see it coming.’
While Jimmy and ChaCha’s families are traditional, their love and affection has warmed them to their relationship, and they have each given their blessings.
Jimmy said: ‘My mom is very traditional, and she has slowly learned to be more accepting but it’s still rocky. She just doesn’t understand how it works and doesn’t like talking about it.
‘On our last trip I sent her a picture of us three and she said she hopes we have fun. This was the first time I sent her a poly picture.
‘My dad and oldest sister are very accepting to the whole situation. My younger sister is in the middle about the whole relationship but doesn’t really comment too much about it.’
ChaCha said that while her family are traditional, they are also open minded and have been accepting of their relationship and engagement.
‘My family is both traditional but open to new ideas and recently I sat down with them and explained our love, relationship and future plans,’ she said.
‘All my parents want is to be included and they were happy when I shared the good news with them. They offered their unconditional love, support and blessings.’
ChaCha, pictured playing with Jimmy’s beard while Summer lies on the left, said that while her family are traditional, they are open minded and have been accepting of the relationship
Jimmy, pictured with ChaCha (left) and Summer (right), says they have received many positive messages on social media since their engagement
Summer, right, said that the more she, Jimmy (center) and ChaCha (left) display affection and talk about their dynamic, the less people care
Jimmy, pictured with his fiancées ChaCha (center) and Summer, says they are not like most people who attempt a threesome for fun, as it feels like the three of them were ‘born this way’
Summer’s family have always been open minded and have known about their relationship since the beginning.
She said: ‘My family, I think, is the most open. My immediate family have always known about my polyamorous lifestyle whereas my extended family is becoming more aware since the proposal announcement.
‘We are not very “in your face” about our relationship in public or around family out of respect but I’ve noticed that surprisingly, the more we display affection, and talk about our dynamics, the less people care. It’s becoming a very normal part of my life and I love it.’
Jimmy says that they have received many positive messages on social media since their engagement, including some saying that their love inspires them.
He added: ‘We are not like most people who attempt a threesome for fun or even spite, it feels like all three of us were born this way.
‘We don’t get jealous, we’re able to come up with solutions faster than average.
‘We are surviving as LA entrepreneurs in 2019 (which is not easy), and without any doubt we are extremely happy to be sharing our lives together.
‘While our dynamic has proved to not be for everyone, in comparison, we really are just like any other happy monogamous or gay couple, just multiplied.’