07:51 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 02/27/2015 02:45PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4084272122001" "" "" "auto"] When it was announced that Kody Brown would divorce his first wife, Meri, for his youngest wife, Robyn, many immediately assumed the worst.
However, while the family clarified in a statement that they simply chose to "legally restructure" the family and that the decision was made as a unit, the Sister Wives stars remain emotional about the change.
In an exclusive clip of the Sister Wives Tell All special airing Sunday, Meri, 44, opens up about her "mixed emotions" following the decision.
Originally posted 02/03/2015 08:05PM
The Brown family has always been open about their polygamist lifestyle, but it came as a surprise when patriarch Kody quietly ended his legal marriage to first wife Meri, then wed fourth wife Robyn shortly afterwards.
Originally posted 08/31/2013 10:30AM
Move over Sister Wives, there's a new polygamous family in town.
My Five Wives is TLC's latest foray into the world of polygamy. The one-hour special profiles Brady Williams, his five wives and 24 children, who all live together on a large family property outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Brady and his wives maintain that they practice polygamy not only for religious reasons, but also out of mutual love and commitment to each other. They are estranged from their church and therefore shunned by their community and many family members, but the Williams family believes the sacrifices are worth it.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 10:00AM
No charges will be filed against the polygamous family featured on the TLC reality show Sister Wives.
Before the show premiered in 2010, Utah authorities had begun investigating charges of bigamy against Kody Brown, 44, and his four wives – Meri, 41, Janelle, 43, Christine, 40, and Robyn, 33 – who have 17 children among them, but the case is now closed, reports the Associated Press.
Brown moved his wives and children to Las Vegas in the wake of the investigation and sued Utah County, as well as the state governor and attorney general.
The state lawsuits were later dropped, and on Thursday, Utah County prosecutor Jeff Buhman filed a motion seeking to have the case against the county dismissed.
Originally posted 05/13/2012 05:00PM
When you have four wives and 17 kids, planning a special Mother's Day can be something of a production.
Sister Wives star Kody Brown, 44, will have a doozy of a special occasion on his hands this Sunday, celebrating with his four wives: Meri, 41, Janelle, 43, Christine, 40, and Robyn, 33, as well as their combined 17 kids.
"Mother's Day is a great day at our house," says Brown, who divides his time between his wives and kids in their four separate houses in Las Vegas. "We want to spend it as a family and make it so my wives don't have to cook."
Kody and Robyn welcomed baby Solomon in October, further cementing the family's ties after Robyn and her three kids Dayton, 12, Aurora, 10, and Breanna, 8, joined the Brown clan, whose show returns to TLC on Sunday (9 p.m. ET).
Originally posted 10/27/2011 10:00AM
When you have 16 brothers and sisters, four moms and a dad, it takes some time to meet everyone.
Baby Solomon – born on Wednesday to polygamist reality television stars Kody Brown, 43, and his newest (and fourth) wife Robyn, 33, was welcomed by Brown's three other wives and their blended family of 16 kids, who celebrated the at-home birth as one big happy family.
Brown's first wife, Meri, and their daughter, Mariah, 16, were among the first to arrive after Solomon was born.
"Mariah picked up Solomon and just started crying with joy," says Brown. "My second daughter was holding my newest boy and it was beautiful ... And the rest of the family got to come. It was wonderful."
Originally posted 10/26/2011 01:55PM
And baby makes 22!
Polygamist reality television star Kody Brown and his fourth wife, Robyn, welcomed their first child together – a son named Solomon – at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday morning at the couple’s home in Las Vegas, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.
The baby boy weighed in at 9 lbs., 10.5 oz., and is 22 inches long.
"He's perfect and we couldn't be happier," Kody tells PEOPLE. "We are so thrilled."
Brown, 43, and Robyn, 33, married during last year's season finale of the TLC reality show Sister Wives and now work to blend a family that includes three other wives and 16 additional children, some from previous marriages.
Originally posted 09/21/2011 10:35AM
Kody Brown and his four wives already have 16 children. But it's news about the 17th that shakes up the household on the new season of Sister Wives, which premieres Sunday (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.
A new preview of season 3 shows Brown revealing to the family that his fourth wife, Robyn Sullivan, is pregnant. But not everyone seems thrilled at the announcement.
Later, Sullivan – the first new wife to enter the family in 16 years – breaks down as she recalls the somewhat chilly reception to her news by some of the family's older children.
Originally posted 06/05/2011 03:00PM
Block parties are usually a fun opportunity to meet your neighbors but if you're living a non-traditional lifestyle like the stars of Sister Wives, you might be worried about being accepted.
On Sunday's episode of TLC's reality show (9 p.m. ET), the Brown family will come face to face with a neighbor and her family.
Originally posted 04/17/2011 05:00PM
Think Kody Brown, the shaggy haired patriarch of TLC's Sister Wives, gets the best end of the deal?
Think again, his multiple wives insist in an exclusive new clip from Sunday's episode.
Robyn, who recently announced she's pregnant, says a lot of women ask the question, "How can you do that? You must have no self esteem … You're letting your husband – in their brains – cheat on you."
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