The “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” star, Whitney Way Thore, revealed in an exclusive clip on one of the show’s episodes that she and her French boyfriend are in an open relationship set up with a “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell Policy.”
Some of her fans had mixed reactions when she revealed this to the public. So, if you want to know more, scroll down, as we have all the information you need!
Who Is Whitney Way Thore?
Born in 1984, Whitney Way Thore is a known TLC TV personality for her appearances on the hit show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” a series with over thirteen seasons as of 2023. Whitney has been in a relationship with Lennie Alehat, whom she even introduced during the show’s second season.
However, after some cheating allegations, they eventually called it quits, making Whitney return to the dating game again.
How Did She Meet Her French Boyfriend?
In one episode of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” after months since she and Lennie broke up, the TV star announced that she is finally back in a relationship, but this time with a French guy whom she met in an online language tutoring app.
Whitney and French Beau Are in an Open Relationship
Since 2021, Whitney and her French boyfriend haven’t met in person at all, making some of Whitney’s fans wonder if her French beau even exists at all.
As doubts started filling Whitney’s supporters’ minds, the reality TV star explained that no one needed to worry since she and her partner didn’t break up but are currently navigating their relationship.
According to the star, they are basically in a “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” open relationship, shocking some of Whitney’s friends and family.
Many are aware that open relationships are associated with challenges as they may cause relationship anxiety and fear. Above all, jealousy may arise as time goes on.
What Is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy”?
“Don’t ask, don’t tell policy” is a rule for individuals in an open relationship, which means both parties can have romantic or sexual partners apart from their boyfriend or girlfriend.
With that said, considering Whitney and her French beau lived apart, the chances of her French boyfriend engaging with multiple girls are not slim. As a result, this made many of the “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” star fans worried that her relationship with the foreign guy might not even work in the long run.
In a statement she shared in one episode, Whitney explained that she and her French guy are realistic about how much time they actually get to see each other physically. Since they lived miles apart, they have decided to officially loosen the bonds in their relationship regarding its physical aspect. That is why being in an open relationship doesn’t bother her at all.
Although some people have reservations about the situation, Whitney’s fans, friends, and family went on to just support her decision, since, after all, it is her life to live.
However, no one can deny the fact that Whitney’s revelation could alter traditional ideas about love and encourage more people to explore non-traditional forms of relationships.
In the end, as long as Whitney Way Thore and her French boyfriend are happy and content with the current state of their relationship, no one can really make a fuss about it.