Because she’s all about that bass, ‘bout that bass, it’s no treble….pooping next to her husband. Pop singer and new mom Meghan Trainor recently stirred up controversy by revealing on social media that she had two toilets installed next to each other in her home so that she and her husband can use the facilities together while up with their newborn son during the night.
Trainor said on Nicole Byer’s “Why Wont’ You Date Me?” podcast that the contractor thought she was joking when she first mentioned the idea during a home remodel.
“A lot of times in the middle of the night when we’re with the baby, we gotta pee at the same time. So I was like, ‘Can we please have two toilets next to each other?”
She convinced the contractor that she was serious, and he installed the double porcelain thrones. While the notion of relieving oneself next to another person seems progressive, it actually harkens back a couple centuries ago to the days before indoor plumbing. In the 1800s and early 1900s, double-holed outhouses were not uncommon. Also, antibacterial soap hadn’t been invented yet and germ theory wasn’t fully accepted.
So, how are Trainor and husband Daryl Sabara liking their new old fashioned toilet situation?
“We pee at the same time a lot,” Trainor said Byer’s podcast.
Social media commenters had lots of questions about going Number Two – mainly, does the married couple engage in simultaneously pooping – which the singer addressed in a separate post.
“To clear things up, we pooped ONCE together and we laughed and said never again…but he will hang out with me if I’m pooping cuz WE SOULMATES. And I legit miss him when I’m away from him. And we pee together obvi.”
Marriage brings couples closer in many ways. And plenty of women defecate during childbirth, an event that their partner is often present for. So, what’s the big deal with answering nature’s call next to your soulmate?
Well, for starters, it just seems icky. There’s the smell, the sounds, the smell, the flush and possible subsequent plunging, the smell….all in all, defecating seems like an activity that is best undertaken alone.
But hey, if Trainor and Sabara want to express their soulmate status by opening the bathroom door and plopping down on dual potties, then more power to them. I just hope they wash thoroughly with antibacterial soap afterwards.