Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over sees journalist and Strictly Come Dancing 2018 winner Stacey Dooley keep with totally different households throughout the UK as she tries to study extra about their other ways of living. The sequence includes a household who stay their life on-line, a household of Mormons, cage fighters and landed gentry. The first episode centered on a household who’ve an open marriage and at one level, Stacey, who’s relationship Kevin Clifton, was requested if she would ever contemplate the choice herself.
In March this 12 months, Stacey Dooley spent the weekend with Cathy Keen and her husband Thomas Keen.
Cathy and Thomas, who’ve been married for a number of years and have a younger son collectively, have an open relationship, which suggests they’re allowed to see, date and sleep with different individuals.
In the documentary episode, Cathy and Thomas have been a part of a ‘throuple’ with Cathy’s work colleague, Nicole Everett.
During the episode, Stacey requested questions concerning the distinctive nature of their relationship, the professionals and cons and the way it really works.
Cathy even bravely requested Stacey, who’s at present relationship Strictly Come Dancing skilled Kevin Clifton, if she would ever be excited about having an open relationship herself.
Although Stacey was fascinated by Cathy, Thomas and Nicole’s relationship, she confessed that her opinion had not been swayed by expertise.
Cathy, who’s the Community and Event’s Manager for Feeld, a multi-partner relationship platform open to all genders and sexualities revealed solely to Express.co.uk what really occurred when Stacey got here to remain.
She stated: “She [Stacey] was fascinated by our arrange and at occasions somewhat shocked, making it clear that it’s not the kind of relationship dynamic she would ever need.
“Despite this, she didn’t decide us negatively and other than our totally different views on relationships, we discovered her tremendous relatable and really loved being round her. Not as soon as did it really feel awkward. “
Cathy added: “Stacey is a really heat and all the way down to earth person. We’d solely ever seen her critical documentary stuff earlier than and thought she could also be fairly straight and probably somewhat judgmental.”
“But she came with a very open mind and made us feel really at ease. She also got stuck in with the dinner and housework.”
Stacey confessed she couldn’t deal with the jealousy of getting a 3rd accomplice a relationship, which Cathy fully understood.
However, Cathy stated the character of an open marriage solely “enhanced” her relationship with her husband.
She revealed: “We noticed our dad and mom, and buddies dad and mom, wrestle with their marriages as a consequence of poor communication and witnessed the harm of messy breakups and divorce. We wished to attempt to do issues otherwise.
“This began out with us simply being clear with each other about our ideas and emotions.
“We have been very fortunately monogamous while within the honeymoon stage of our relationship however inevitably we started to seek out ourselves drawn to different individuals after a few years.
“Being capable of be sincere about this made us really feel so free. In time we allowed ourselves to get near different individuals and located it really enhanced our relationship.
“There appears to be a typical false impression that being open means we’re anti-monogamy, which is just not true. We know monogamy can and does work for some individuals in the identical method that open and/or polyamorous relationships work for others. “
In the documentary, Stacey additionally met throuple member Nicole, who lived with Thomas and Cathy.
At the time, issues began to get somewhat difficult between the throuple, as Nicole began so far a boy she had met in Australia.
The episode ended with the unhappy information that Nicole had left the throuple, however Express.co.uk can solely reveal that Nicole nonetheless performs a really huge half in Thomas and Cathy’s relationship.
Cathy stated: “Nicole continues to be very a lot a part of our lives and we see one another/spend time collectively as a throuple weekly. There is no one else on the scene in the mean time.”
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over airs Mondays at 10pm on W.