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EntertainmentThe House Rules couples open up about their relationships

07:27  05 june  2019
07:27  05 june  2019 Source:   nowtolove.com.au

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To open up and challenge the relationship a little bit, can re-inspire this spark and bring up a great attraction to one another. If one of your open relationship rules is no. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The couples of House Rules chat to TV WEEK about their relationships and love stories.

The couples of House Rules chat to TV WEEK about their relationships and love stories. Katie and Alex, Pete and Courtney, Shayn and Carly, and Lisa and Andy open Katie and Alex are now parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie. The pair didn't see each other for a while after their first encounter.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The couples of House Rules chat to TV WEEK about their relationships and love stories. Katie and Alex, Pete and Courtney, Shayn and Carly, and Lisa and Andy open up on their weddings.

The contestants on House Rules are faced with intense challenges each week, as they aim to take out the top spot and win the $355,000 prize-money. But behind the scenes, and away from the cameras, many of our favourite teams from this season are enjoying life as newlyweds and parents.

Scroll through to see the love stories of this year's House Rules teams...

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Katie and Alex are now parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie. Katie & Alex

Katie and Alex were always meant to be. The pair, who are parents to one-year-old daughter Hallie, locked eyes in a café in 2014 and then bumped into each other again a few months later.

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An open relationship is a form of non-monogamy, which is an umbrella term for any physical or romantic partnership that is not predicated on exclusivity. This was the first rule we made up : This is our primary relationship . We make a point not to spend too much time with secondary partners.

Experts say strong open relationships tend to have one thing in common: a mutually agreed upon On the flipside, some open couples prefer to choose outside partners from people they already Like all issues that come up in your relationship , be honest. If one of your open relationship rules is no

"We had this Hollywood moment," Katie, 29, tells TV WEEK.

Adds Alex, 32: "I got called away to a job and had to run out of the door, and we caught eyes as I appeared around the corner."

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An open relationship , also known as non-exclusive relationship , is an intimate relationship that is sexually non-monogamous. The term may refer to polyamory

It really opened my eyes to how making other connections can benefit a relationship . I mean, I haven't made any emotional connections with other people yet Kasara: Yeah, so when I tell guys about my relationship , watching their faces as they come to terms with it is hilarious. They make this thinking

The pair didn't see each other for a while after their first encounter.

"But then I started my own food delivery business," Katie says. "Alex walked in – he was one of my clients!"

Alex describes it as a "sliding doors" moment. The duo didn't waste any time and married in 2016.

"I know everyone says this, but it was the best wedding," Katie says. "All our friends talk about it. We hired a beautiful courtyard in a hotel in Newcastle. It was all cocktail. We had sliders and popcorn chicken!"

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Alex and Katie describe their wedding as a Pete & Courtney

Dance teachers Pete and Courtney fell in love during high school.

"Pete was in the year above me," Courtney, 31, tells TV WEEK. "We met when we were doing dance productions together. We were really good friends, and then ended up going to a school formal together. We've been together ever since!"

The pair – who now have a one-year-old son, Casper – married in 2015, with Pete, 32, describing the big day as "pretty lavish".

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It really opened my eyes to how making other connections can benefit a relationship . I mean, I haven't made any emotional connections with other people yet Kasara: Yeah, so when I tell guys about my relationship , watching their faces as they come to terms with it is hilarious. They make this thinking

To open up and challenge the relationship a little bit, can re-inspire this spark and bring up a great attraction to one another. Some couples might have the rule that sleepovers are not allowed, other don’t have an issue Open Relationships are like a mirror for ourselves, our personality and our ego.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Pete and Courtney reveal their wedding was

"Because we're in the creative industry, we know lots of people who work in wedding planning and styling," he explains. "So we were able to produce and direct our own wedding. It was pretty amazing."

As for their first dance at the wedding, Pete says it wasn't what you'd expect.

"I think everyone expected us to have a flash-mob-style dance, but it was just the two of us!" he says, laughing.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Pete and Courtney with their one-year-old son, Casper.

Lisa & Andy

Newlyweds Lisa and Andy married last year after meeting online more than a decade ago.

"I'll never let Lisa forget it," Andy, 32, tells TV WEEK. "She added me on MySpace!"

Lisa, 30, chimes in with a laugh: "I like to skip the MySpace part [when telling their love story]."

"We ended up meeting out one night at a local bar in Adelaide," she adds.

"As soon as we met, that was that. He used to sneak into my bedroom at my old house and scare the crap out of me!"

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Travelling before settling down was a priority for Lisa and Andy.

The couple dated for 11 years before exchanging wedding vows. Lisa says travelling the world was always a priority for them before saying, "I do."

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It really opened my eyes to how making other connections can benefit a relationship . I mean, I haven't made any emotional connections with other people yet Kasara: Yeah, so when I tell guys about my relationship , watching their faces as they come to terms with it is hilarious. They make this thinking

Their open relationship started when they stumbled into a threesome 15 years ago. Antoinette, a physical therapist, says she's "the hinge of a For those who aren't monogamous, there's no such road map. And that, they'll tell you, is a good thing. With fewer rules , there's more negotiation, more talking.

Adds Andy: "I also joined the military during the relationship, so that had me travelling around the place."

Shayn & Carly

House Rules viewers discovered the heartbreaking story behind Shayn and Carly's relationship in week one. The pair, who has been married for six years, found comfort in each other when Carly's ex – who was also Shayn's best friend – died in a tragic car accident.

"It was pretty intense," Carly, 31, says. "Shayn was my rock when we lost him. Life can be short so you need to take those risks and really enjoy life and get the most out of it."

"It's been eight years now and we've crammed a lot into that eight-year period," Shayn, 33, adds.

The House Rules couples open up about their relationships© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Shayn and Carly have two daughters.

The pair have two daughters, Harper, five, and Imogen, three.

"If anything has come out of the tragedy, I've learned that life is short and family is everything", Carly says.

House Rules airs Monday to Wednesday, 7.30pm, and Sunday, 7pm, on Channel Seven.

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