Mormon mum-to-be insists she has ‘happy and normal marriage’ despite husband being gay

A Mormon couple claim they’re happily married – even though the husband announced he is gay three weeks into dating.

Nicholas and Jordan Applegate, both 23, are devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints.

They were childhood sweethearts who rekindled their relationship last year – despite Nicholas opening up about his attraction to men.

The pair wed in a church ceremony last November, just months after Nicholas revealed that he’s gay.

Nicholas and Jordan, from Arizona, USA, describe their marriage as “happy” and “normal”.

They are expecting their first baby next month – and Nicholas believes he can suppress his sexuality in order to stick to his religious beliefs.

Jordan Applegate proudly showing off her engagement ring
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Nicholas realised he was gay at the age of 12 and was initially nervous to tell Jordan the truth.

He said: “It wasn’t a topic that we talked about. I was still really young so it wasn’t really a big thing at the time.

“When I started growing up, I started to realise how it would impact my life but I decided to ignore it.

“In the church, we don’t start dating until we’re older and we believe in no sexual relations before marriage.

“I decided that before I started dating that I wanted to stay within the church and follow the principles.

“I was really nervous and I didn’t know how Jordan was going to take it.”

Nicholas and Jordan, both 23, on their wedding day
Nicholas and Jordan, both 23, on their wedding day
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He continued: “She was definitely shocked and wasn’t anticipating it but I wanted to make sure that Jordan knew the situation before we went further emotionally.

“After I told her, I asked her to go away and process it on her own rather than in front of me so she went and talked it over with her parents.

“Then she decided that she was ok with it because she just wanted someone who would commit to her.”

Jordan added: “Neither of us knew exactly how things would work.

“I remember feeling lost and trying to find any stories of others in our similar situation but we knew that it was right to get married, despite our opposing sexual orientations.”

Nicholas Applegate
Nicholas has opened up about his sexuality on Facebook
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In a candid Facebook post, Nicholas spoke candidly about his sexuality and why he chose to marry Jordan.

He said: “We’re both really happy and I wouldn’t change my decision. It’s definitely a happy and normal marriage.

“We have a lot in common, we both love music, we love to sing, watch TV together, go to the movies and go out to eat.

“We communicate very well so it’s a very intimate and emotional relationship.

“A lot of people at the church were quite surprised when they found out that I’m gay but they were mainly impressed at the sacrifice I’m making.”

Nicholas and Jordan
The happy couple are expecting their first child
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Jordan is currently pregnant and hopes to have more children in the future.

The software company worker said: “My life has never been better than it has been married to Nick.

“He is the sweetest man I have ever known, loves me unconditionally, and is the best partner I could have asked for.

“When we started talking about having children, we both got so excited to think that we would be starting our own little family.

“With our baby just two months away, we couldn’t be more ecstatic.

“This is the life we both have prayed for, and it is the one we choose.”

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