Jermaine Roquemore, 41, from Bakersfield, California has three partners with whom he shares eight children.

The polyamorous quad live together with their kids and say their relationship is just as loving as any other.

The former firefighter says he knew he always wanted a large family and that being monogamous would not bring him happiness.

Now, the polyamorous quad share their family life on YouTube to support and connect other polyamorous families.

Jermaine with his three partners, Angelica, Leighanne and Maria

Here’s their story…

Jermaine met his first wife Angelica, 41, 22 years ago, the pair dated and fell in love and have been married for 13 years, the couple share three children together, one daughter and two sons.

However, Jermaine always knew he had a lot of love to give and didn’t want to be in a lying, cheating one-on-one relationship that could end in heartbreak.

He met his second partner, Leighanne, 36, in March 2001, and although they started out as friends, romance soon blossomed between them and Leighanne moved in with Jermaine and Angelica in the September of that year.

The couple now share four sons.

In 2015 while working away, Jermaine met his third partner Maria, 41, on a dating app after talking to Angelica and Leighanne.

They went on a couple of dates and quickly fell in love, deciding to spend the rest of their lives together, they share one daughter.

Jermaine with his three partners and the children they share together

While the polyamorous quad used to share the same bedroom, now Jermaine’s partners each have their own, which Jermaine takes turns sleeping in throughout the week.

Jermaine says he has always been open with Angelica, Leighanne and Maria and given them the option to have boyfriends if they wish.

Speaking about his relationships, Jermaine said: “I started out dating one on one with Angelica in the beginning. She didn’t lock me away and told me to live my life just to respect her and her wellbeing. So that allowed me the freedom to live a little considering I was a young boy at the age of 19 when I met her.

“From there I kept my options open as well as she did. She chose not to date outside of our relationship which was fine by me. I dated a couple of different partners that didn’t work out before I met my girlfriend Leighanne.

The polyamorous quad share their family life online

“I met Maria on a dating app, we met in person and went on a couple of dates. We fell in love. At the time it was a new experience for her to be dating a married man with two partners but she didn’t rule it out as life is full of opportunities.”

Jermaine said being in a relationship with three different women feels like “having a team of warriors that constantly have your back and support your wellbeing.”

He added: “This combination of love we built has allowed me the opportunity to love unconditionally and learn the differences it takes to emotionally, mentally and physically support each of them in their and my own way.

“I look at these women as a piece of my body. An extension of my love. This is our normal and because we don’t live what this world calls a normal life, one husband, one wife. We are doing just as fine living the way we are in this situation just as good as one on one partnership. One on three is fine with us.

“It’s our life decision and we wouldn’t change it for this world. We used to share the same room at one time but now the adults are divided up into three rooms and I get to take turns sleeping in three different beds.”

The polyamorous quad together

His wife Angela said: “Being in a polyamorous relationship means having the extra support within our household to be able to achieve what most other families cannot.

“Our plan is to continue to build our empire and become successful along the way of teaching our children to be successful.”

They share their family life on Instagram and YouTube and have created a support unit to connect other polyamorous families.

They receive mixed reactions from people who question their way of life and stare at them when they are out in public, but they’ve also received support.

Jermaine at the dinner table with his three partners

Jermaine feels polyamory has given them the opportunity to expand their horizons together.

And says they are “combined mentally, physically, emotionally, financially.”

Jermaine, who has some children he supports outside of his immediate quad family, added: “Our biggest accomplishment was building this family that we wanted. Now our house is full of kids that we love and adore.”

And while jealously was a bit of an issue in the beginning, Leighanne says now it’s not a problem at all.

She added: “I want to see polygamy couples have the same rights as anyone else. As well as LGBT and traditional families. I believe as long as you’re happy, taking care of your responsibilities and not hurting anyone involved, then it should be your right to do so.”

Speaking about whether or not he has plans to expand his family, Jermaine said: “We don’t have any further plans to grow our family but I can’t say it’s out of the question as life still continues to be full of opportunism and growth.

“Maybe I’ll add another partner, maybe one or all of the ladies will add themselves another partner, who knows what the future will hold. I just know we will be together and will concur it all as one.”

You can follow the family on Instagram.

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