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spellbound by love Man who claims to be a leprechaun says throuple romance with 'princess' and 'troll' is a fairytale come true

The threesome identify as Princess Fairy Lolly, Gunther the Troll and Ion the Leprechaun - and boast they are living out the fairytale romance of their dreams.

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Ion the Leprechaun at a role-playing festival.

Ion the Leprechaun at a role-playing festival.

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther at a role-playing festival

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther at a role-playing festival

A role-playing festival.

A role-playing festival.

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Ion the Leprechaun at a role-playing festival.

A man who claims to be a leprechaun and shares a 'fairy' with a 'troll' as part of a bizarre throuple has revealed he has roots in Co. Cork.

"Both sides of my family hail from Co Cork," confirms American-born Ion.

Asked by the Sunday World if he'd ever been to Ireland, Ion replied: "Not yet and I've no plans to in the near future, unfortunately."

The trio are living happily ever after in a land far, far away - Seattle in Washington state on America's west coast.

The threesome identify as Princess Fairy Lolly, Gunther the Troll and Ion the Leprechaun - and boast they are living out the fairytale romance of their dreams.

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Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther

Spellbound by love, the three humans-turned-mythical creatures are building a "dream haven" together in their polyamorous partnership.

The trio shot to fame on this side of the Atlantic when they appeared on ITV's This Morning show on Wednesday, when they mystified hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with their unorthodox set-up.

"We are in what we would call a closed polycule," Princess Lolly explained. "We consider ourselves a closed family unit."

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"The more people, the more everyone's time becomes divided, and we have a really good fluid working family unit," the queen of the castle added.

Lolly first realised she was a mythical marvel "many years ago … as a youngling," noting that fairies don't like to count or keep track of time.

As an adult pixie princess, she met Ion the Leprechaun and indoctrinated him into the world of polyamory.

Gunther, a 6-foot-9 mountain troll, completed their charmed trinity after meeting Lolly at a Live Action Role Playing (LARP)-style gaming festival.

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Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther at a role-playing festival

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther at a role-playing festival

Ion, Princess Lolly and Gunther at a role-playing festival

They are open to the idea of adding a second fairy and stress there's no poison between the various competing parties.

"I've never gotten jealous," Gunther said. "We do a lot of what we're doing as a unit and a family, in everyday life and in general, and I've said the biggest thing is making sure we have that time we can get in there."

When it comes to sleeping arrangements, Lolly said they each have separate bedrooms, but 'make sure there is an even division of time'.

While Lolly and Gunther run fairy and renaissance festivals, Ion has a 'secret' job in Maths and Science.

"We do our work throughout the day," she said. "Gunther and I work together on my business and Ion works at his super secret job and then in the evening we all have a family dinner, and then break out usually because I'm a workaholic, as a fairy."

Lolly's fairy dust couldn't protect them from the wicked witch that is Covid-19. Each of the them contracted the virus after one of them paid a visit to "the tooth fairy" - or to you and me, the dentist.

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A role-playing festival.

A role-playing festival.

A role-playing festival.

"One of us had to go to the tooth fairy and that was where the Covid was contracted and spread to everybody in the household," Lolly said. "The residual effects are real, we can all testify, I think."

Although the throuple feel they've formed the perfect pas de trois, Lolly, Gunther and Ion are willing to welcome a fourth fairy queen into their fantasy fold.

"I think actually the only type of other person that would fit is a fairy or a very adventurous healing sort," Lolly said. "We are pretty dedicated to what we do, so if you can't be dedicated with us, then it won't work in the long run."

While they live as a trio, the pod also hangs out with other colourful characters in a bigger group. Ion attends various festivals in America, with St Patrick's Day being his natural favourite.


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