A gay woman and her straight best friend have opened up about their relationship after exchanging vows in a "small ceremony".

Deidre Olsen, 30, and her model friend Chiderah Sunny, 25, both from Canada, felt "instant chemistry" when they met two years ago.

The couple live together in Germany with writer Deidre's 13-year-old dog after leaving their hometown in June 2020.

Their relationship turned into something more when the pair decided to get married on February 25, 2021.

It was an instant connection when the couple first met on a Hinge date where they knew they were soulmates.

Chiderah realised she was straight but still proposed to Deidre with just three of their close friends attending their wedding.

Now they are in the process of filing paperwork to be legally married.

Chiderah told FEMAIL: "I knew I loved Deidre when we first moved to Berlin.

"Everything was just so magical and fell into place so beautifully.

"My perception of marriage has changed. It's not rooted in romantic love, which I was conditioned to believe."

The pair both seek "casual sex and companionship" elsewhere and insist they're open to evolving their relationship.

Deidre added: "We realised we were soulmates when we moved to Germany, given how much magic happens when we are together.

''Prior to meeting Chiderah, I'd never known anyone who had such a powerful impact on my life. With her, mountains move."

Chiderah popped the question to Deidre after the pair moved to Berlin.

The pair exchanged vows on Deidre's 30th birthday in February during lockdown with the couple holding a ceremony in their flat.

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Only three of their friends attended their wedding, one of whom officiated.

Although the pair have had some negative response to their relationship, their family and friends are supportive of their decisions.

Deidre said: "They want us to be happy most of all, no matter what that means.

"Our story has sparked conversations and galvanised people to re-imagine relationships."

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So what does the future hold for Deidre and Chiderah?

Well the smitten pair have considered starting a family together after recently welcoming a second dog into their home.

And eventually the couple want to try co-parenting at some point.

Chiderah concluded: "We've discussed co-parenting, maybe even with friends, because we believe it takes a village to raise a family."

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