Actual footage of Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s ‘unusual’ three-way wedding has resurfaced online – and it’s everything
If you’re eager for every last drop of Tiger King, it’s time to strap yourself in and put on your crash helmet – because the full 23-minute video of Joe Exotic’s three-way wedding has resurfaced online.
The 2014 wedding between Exotic and his former husbands John Finlay and Travis Maldonado was briefly featured in the Netflix series, there was plenty more footage from the event that local media dubbed a “three ring circus”.
While the marriage does not end happily, with Finlay leaving for a woman and Maldonado accidentally shooting himself in the head, it gets off to a promising enough start – with the trio dressed in matching pink outfits.
Joe Exotic’s wedding was exactly as wild as you think.
Of course the tiger keeper’s own internet show Joe Exotic TV was there to capture the whole thing at length, with the video of course set to Joe Exotic’s music.
The pink cowboy motif was not limited to the throuple’s outfits, with everything from the cake to the tablecloths matching the theme to the tee.
Several animals were on hand for the wedding itself, including a monkey ring bearer.
Overseeing the ceremony, the officiant says: “I’d like to welcome you to a most unusual wedding. In our society today, no one wedding is no really normal… but even by modern standards, where blended families are the new norm and in an increasing number of countries anyone can marry the person they love, this is an usual wedding.
“Today we have gathered to witness the union of Travis, John and Joe. We are here today to offer them our love and blessings as they embark on the next phase of their lives together.
“What they are about to do today is as old as mankind. While modern humans may have invented the word polyamory, which means many loves, we certainly didn’t invent the idea. Multiple adult relationships are as old as we are a species.
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Joe Exotic has had at least six husbands who are publicly known of, with John and Travis marking his fourth and fifth husbands.
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