'America's Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Justin Rupple? Liam Neeson co-star living in 'throuple' takes the stage

Aside from his steadily growing career in showbiz, Justin Rupple's 'throuple' relationship is also making headlines


                            'America's Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Justin Rupple? Liam Neeson co-star living in 'throuple' takes the stage
Comedian Justin Rupple on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17 (Trae Patton/ NBC)
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Winning a million dollars and getting an opportunity to be the headlining act in Las Vegas is pretty much every entertainer's dream. But turning this dream into reality is easier said than done for a struggling artist. Thanks to NBC's hit talent-hunt show 'America's Got Talent' this wild dream can very much become a reality for the winner of the show! One such entertainer hoping to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is none other than comedian Justin Rupple.

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With Terry Crews giving his golden buzzer to saxophone player Avery Dixon, Howie giving his to singer Madison Baez, and Simon giving it to Sara James, if Rupple is hoping to bag the coveted golden buzzer then he needs to impress Heidi Klum or Sofia Vergara. While we will have to wait and watch to see if Rupple manages to make the cut on the talent-hunt show, in the meanwhile, you can read all about this multi-hyphenate artist here. 

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Justin Rupple on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17 (Trae Patton/ NBC)

Who is Justin Rupple?

According to Rupple's website, he is a stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor. His notable works include an appearance on 'First Impressions with Dana Carvey', voicing the role of Tuffnut on 'How to Train Your Dragon', and 'Operation Chromite' alongside the legendary Liam Neeson. 

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This Los Angeles-based comedian graduated from the Edward R Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. After his graduation, he began working at the KIRO Radio in Seattle. As a born entertainer, Rupple began itching for a chance to perform before the audience, which led him to dabble in stand-up comedy in early 2006. After performing at the now-defunct Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle, Rupple got his first big break when in late 2008, he was discovered by The Parlor Live Comedy Club. He was hired as the club's first and only house host, where he performed six shows a week for two years!

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With hopes of making it big, Rupple moved to Los Angeles in 2010. After a lot of rejections and failures, things began looking up for Rupple when he landed a role in 'Opposite Chromite' starring Liam Neeson. We can't wait to watch Rupple's performance on 'AGT'. 


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Justin Rupple's 'throuple' marriage

Aside from his steadily growing career in showbiz, Rupple's "throuple" relationship is also making headlines. Rupple and his wife, Katy Rupple, are in a polyamorous relationship with Claire Thornhill. Rupple met his wife, Katy, in 2006 while performing at one of his comedy shows. The couple started dating and got married in 2013. A few years after their marriage, Katie expressed an interest in exploring her bisexual side. After a lot of discussions, the couple approached Rupple's college friend Claire. In an interview with The Mirror, Claire shared, "At first, it was a surprise as I had never been approached like this before." Despite this, the surprise was welcomed as I had always had feelings for both men and women."

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Before you assume that Rupple's polyamorous relationship might make for a great TLC show filled with lots of bickering and fights amongst the trio, the 'throuple' claims that they are happy together. They credited teamwork and communication, as well as sharing goals, personality traits, and hobbies, for their successful 'throuple' relationship. Claire explained, "As humans, we're capable of loving multiple people completely without diminishing the love we have for any one individual, and we're extremely lucky to have found each other." We are proud of our partnership and want others to know that you don't have to feel shame for simply loving people."

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You can catch more of the trio's adventures and relationship milestones on their Instagram page 'The Thrupples'. 


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America's Got Talent' Season 17 airs Tuesdays, at 8 pm on NBC. Following the show's premiere, you can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV, or YouTube TV.

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