TLC’s newest reality TV family, The Browns, are visiting The Oprah Winfrey Show today for an interview. The reality show Sister Wives follows a “Fundamental Mormon” family that practices polygamy in Utah. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at one time. This polygamist reality show is causing some controversy however the ratings prove that the show is a hit. The hour long premiere episode of Sister Wives called “Meet Kody & the Wives” pulled in 2.26 million viewers. Sister Wives is doing better than Kate Plus 8’s most recent episode despite the many viewers boycotting the show.
Kody Brown is legally married to his wife Meri but he also has two other sister wives, Christine and Janelle. All together they have 13 children. Kody just married a 4th wife named Robyn Sullivan and she brings her 3 children from a previous monogamist relationship into the family. Altogether they make up a large family of 21 that appears to be functional so far.
Kody Brown says the reason the family decided to do the show was because of the secrecy surrounding polygamy. They realize there were risks involved with sharing their lifestyle with the world but they remain committed to the show and “felt it was a risk worth taking.”
Kody Brown, the patriarch of TLC’s reality show Sister Wives, is currently under investigation for bigamy.
Meri Brown, Kody’s first wife, told Oprah that she was fired from her job in the mental health field last week as a result of her family doing the Sister Wives show.
Sister Wives airs on TLC on Sundays at 10:00pm check your local cable or satellite listings for channel and showtimes in Jacksonville, FL