The Brief: The term "bi wife energy" was popularized in a song on TikTok by @cringelizard to characterize heterosexual men who are married to bisexual women.

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On March 6, 2021, TikToker @cringelizard posted a video of them performing an original song titled “BI WIFE ENERGY.”

@cringelizard

filmed moments before getting lost in the woods and my phone dying #mishacollins #justinmcelroy #fyp #biwifeenergy

♬ BI WIFE ENERGY – cringe🦎

The lyrics go:

“Well, to be honest I’m a hetero guy

but I really try to be a good ally

and it ain’t no secret and I’ll tell you why

it’s cause I love my wife and my wife is bi

Bi wife energy, he has bi wife energy!

Now sometimes people assume I’m queer

and I have to say hey, just a straight guy here

and I get it a lot, I don’t mean to be cruel,

it’s just that my wife is a bisexual”

@Cringelizard’s original video received over 2.1 million views and he posted a second version of the song, which has been viewed over 500,000 times.

@cringelizard

Reply to @violingoods #biwifeenergy #fyp #cringeandthelizards thanks to milo for producing💕💜💙 available to stream… soon?

♬ bi wife energy the good audio version – cringe🦎

A recording of the song can also be found on SoundCloud. At the time of writing, videos associated with the hashtag #BiWifeEnergy have been viewed over 3.1 million times on TikTok.

@beccabeean

#biwifeenergy = loving husband trope 🥴💖 #starwars #wandavision #gilmoregirls

♬ bi wife energy the good audio version – cringe🦎

The phrase can also be found on Twitter where people are remarking on the catchiness of the song and discussing the concept of bi wife energy.