'7 Little Johnstons': A look at Trent and Amber Johnston's relationship and all they do to spice things up
Couple's yoga, pole class and roleplay, the Johnstons are pulling out all stops to keep the spark alive in their marriage of 25 years
'7 Little Johnstons' Season 8 premiered on Tuesday, December 29 on TLC. For the uninitiated, the series revolves around a big little family, the Johnstons, all of whom suffer from achondroplasia. They are the world's largest-known family of achondroplasic dwarfs and they chose to do this show for social acceptance and do not rely on financial aid from the government for survival. Their aim is to normalize their condition and lead very regular lives. The heads of the family, Amber and Trent, have brought up their children to believe they are at par with the rest of the world. They're pretty good together as parents and are always on each others' team. However, there have been constant rumors abuzz about their marriage and the two have always maintained that their relationship is still intact and everything that's being said about it ending is just hearsay.
The two have been married for a very long time. They first met through an organization called Little People, "which arranges meet-ups for little people and out-size family members, so people can get together, learn about medical things affecting us, and just be around other people with dwarfism," according to Amber in an interview she did with The Mirror. They saw each other and were instantly attracted followed by dating and then a wedding ceremony in 1998 with more than 300 guests in attendance, after four years of dating.
The two have been together for more than 25 years and raise their family of five children together. While the two have no plans of getting a divorce, things need to be spruced up after a while and the two were seen doing so in the premiere episode of Season 8. They spoke about wanting to spice things up for themselves in the bedroom. They'd also attempted to do this in the past, having tried couple yoga. However, they wanted to explore more and were thinking more on the lines of taking a pole class and indulge in role-playing.
The two did drop by at Lane Wonder's studio to take a class with her. For those who don't know, Lane is the dancer in the red leotard in Lizzo's 'Tempo' video featuring Missy Elliot. Lane is a dancer, speaker, creative director and also works in the mental health sector. Amber and Trent couldn't do all the moves correctly due to their shorter limbs but Lane enforced that the craft is for "every body" and the couple ended up having a lot of fun while at the studio.
'7 Little Johnstons' airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.