The bond between a husband and a wife is a very unique bond. It is a familial bond, similar to having a brother, mother, father, or sister, but it’s not a blood bond. There is both a distance and a closeness inherent to a husband and wife that makes for an interesting dichotomy.
Have you ever kept something from your significant other? Perhaps a secret or something from your past? That can be very common in relationships. We all live our own private lives in our own minds, after all. Oftentimes these secrets are problematic. They are things that will get the person in trouble with their significant other.
There are a lot of secrets to be had when it comes to social media. People can act a completely different way online than they do in real life. Even their values can change. That’s why it may sound alarming that this husband had a secret Instagram account, but it’s not what you think.
It’s usually bad news when you hear something like this: "Last week, I found out my husband had a secret Instagram account." You’re probably thinking one of a million different possibilities, and all of them are bad. That’s how Rachael Sullivan started her TikTok video that has since gone viral. She decided to post the video after she had found out about her husband’s, Tom Sullivan’s, secret Instagram account.
Rachael told TODAY, “it was on the ‘people you may know’ section. It said ‘Tom sullivan @mealssheeats’ and I was like, ‘Who is this ‘she’?” To her surprise, the Tom Sullivan was her husband, and the “she” was her! The account is dedicated to showing the food and recipes that he’s provided for her over the course of the past year to help her with a medical issue.
Rachael has spent the last year trying to regulate her hormones. "I went to the doctor for a checkup and my hormone levels came back all whacked out and I had cysts near my ovaries. That's when I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. They recommend you do a gluten- and dairy-free diet, and Tom just went full force into it." Tom had been a cook for the 11 years of their relationship. This was his way of documenting the special recipes he would cook.
Tom said, "I have all these recipes everywhere. An Instagram page just seemed like an easy place to organize them. It was for when Rachael would say, 'Hey, what was that meal you made here,' or when friends would ask what Rachael posted on her Instagram and ask for the recipe."
Tom has used the help of a book called Woman Code by Alyssa viti. It is a book all about what to eat during your menstrual cycle. According to Rachael, “Tom knows more about menstrual cycles than most women do, and I’m six months regulated right now, which is super exciting.” The couple has been trying to conceive recently as well, so the couple has joked that he will probably switch his meals to help with pregnancy.
People have really enjoyed seeing this couple’s journey. The instagram account has blossomed to over 6,000 followers after the Tik tok story went viral. Perhaps these meals can help others with regulating their hormones. If nothing else, it serves as a wonderful memory for them. At the end of the Tik Tok, Rachael says, “I literally love this man so much. And there’s nothing I want more in life than to just have his babies.