A Peloton instructor says she fell in love with a man she met in her class after only dating women for the past 10 years

Christine D’Ercole met Brian when he was a runner in her virtual Peloton classes.Brides/Courtesy of Christine D’Ercole

  • The peloton’s lead instructor, Christine D’Ercole, said she fell in love with one of the riders in her class.

  • In an essay for Brides, D’Ercole said it was her first heterosexual relationship in 10 years.

  • She said she has viewed romantic love differently since experiencing this unexpected relationship.

Christine D’Ercole said she spent the last decade as a gay woman, so she was surprised when she found herself in love with a man, let alone a man who attended her classes virtual Peloton.

In an essay for Brides magazine, D’Ercole said she found unexpected love with Brian, first through Facebook posts and then long conversations about common interests.

“I found myself finding topics of conversation just to keep talking. And so, we dove pretty deep. Bit by bit, it became clear that he was going to be a friend forever,” D’Ercole wrote. in his test.

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She said their relationship didn’t become fully romantic until she told Brian she loved him one night while talking over glasses of wine.

D’Ercole joked about his name Peloton, which boosted their virtual friendship-turned-romance

According to D’Ercole, she initially considered Brian a friend.

They first connected after she joked about her Peloton virtual classroom username. D’Ercole wrote that Brian messaged him after class, explaining how he found him.

From there, they hit it off, talking about D’Ercole’s love of cycling, Brian’s love of scuba diving, and their mutual love of food and red wine.

The conversation didn’t stop, and on a few occasions D’Ercole found she couldn’t get Brian out of her mind.

“Until the day ‘I love him’ rang a little louder in my head. plot Stronger. The volume of my heart could not be turned down. All I could do was accept and surrender. I fell in love,” she wrote.

When she told her friends about her revelation, she said they were just as surprised as she was, considering she previously dated exclusively women.

Brian didn’t expect D’Ercole to admit his love, but he returned the favor, she said.

When D’Ercole finally told Brian she had fallen in love with him, he was also shocked, she wrote.

She said he prepared a speech about wanting to respect her boundaries and just be friends, since she was gay. Brian told her he had similar feelings but always assumed they were “delusional aspirations” until D’Ercole’s admission, she said.

He returned the favor telling her that he was in love with her too.

D’Ercole wrote that her relationship with Brian taught her that she and her love could not be categorized.

“So I’m not waving a flag, and I don’t need to tell the world what box I’m in. I love Brian,” D’Ercole wrote. “And this love is so big and so healthy that it cannot be contained in a box.”

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