01:19 PM 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 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 04/09/2011 01:30PM
Kody Brown, the shaggy-haired patriarch who stars on TLC's Sister Wives, and his fourth wife Robyn, are expecting a baby.
"You should have seen the look on his face when we found out," Robyn tells PEOPLE exclusively. "It was priceless."
The baby, due in mid October, will be the first for Kody and Robyn, who has three children from a previous marriage. This will be the 17th child for the family, which includes Kody's three other wives and their kids. Kody and Robyn, who moved to Las Vegas with the rest of his fundamentalist Mormon family in January, were married last year during the first season of Sister Wives. Kody is also married to Meri, his only legal wife, Janelle, and Christine.
Originally posted 11/22/2010 05:40PM
Prosecutors in Utah, who have been investigating potential bigamy charges against Sister Wives stars Kody Brown and his four wives, have a message for fans of the TLC reality show: stay tuned.
"We're in no rush to get this filed," says Donna Kelly, a deputy county attorney for Utah County. "You can expect a decision in the next 60 to 90 days."
Police in Lehi, Utah, where the Brown family lives, wrapped up their investigation on Oct.20 and turned over their findings to county prosecutors.
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