Posts tagged "sister wives"

Mommie Dearest: Sister Wife-ing It Up

I used to watch TLC's "Sister Wives" -- a reality show about a Mormon household with one husband, four wives, and a combined 17 children =- with a mix of shame, incredulity, and, dare I say it, jealousy. While I couldn't imagine sharing my husband like that, there was something appealing about the way the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 12, 2014

Pray Tell: I Watch “Sister Wives” For The Daughters, Not The Wives

Pray Tell is The Frisky's new biweekly column about the intersection of religion and women's lives.  The third season of the TLC series "Sister Wives" premiered this week. The show is about the Brown family — Kody, and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn. They have 17 kids, including three from Robyn’s previous marriage. The…

By: Lilit Marcus / November 21, 2012

How I Escaped Polygamy

I pulled the curtain back from the living room window in my small adobe home and stared at the dirt road winding down the little hill into Los Molinos. In the three years I'd been married to Verlan, this was the longest he'd ever been away. How many times in the past four months had…

By: Lemondrop / October 19, 2010

“Sister Wives” Hubby Doesn’t Want To Go To Jail

"I just hope they don't put me in jail for loving four women." —Kody Brown of "Sister Wives" on the fact that the Utah County Attorney is currently deciding whether to press felony bigamy charges against him. A conviction could mean five years in jail, and this would be the first polygamy case in Utah…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 14, 2010

Star Couplings: “Sister Wives” Stars Are Being Investigated For Bigamy

The stars of TLC's "Sister Wives" are under investigation for felony bigamy. TLC couldn't ask for a bigger ratings boost. [PopEater] George Lopez is splitting from his wife of 17 years, despite being given her kidney to save his life. Well, now he'll give her alimony and they'll be even? [Daily Mail] James Van Der…

By: Annika Harris / September 28, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Sister Wives,” The Real-Life “Big Love”

Last night, I had dinner over at my mom's apartment with my brother and his girlfriend and we got to talking about reconsidering the legality (or illegality) of plural marriage, i.e. polygamy. Putting aside personal feelings on the idea of polygamy, what we ended up concluding was that the government shouldn't consider marriage a religiou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2010

“Sister Wives” Brings A Real-Life “Big Love” Family To TLC

Because TLC seems determined for there to be no kind of alternative family left intact, they're bringing us "Sister Wives." Which could basically be called "Big Love: The Reality Show." The series will follow the fundamentalist Mormon family of Kody Brown and his four "sister wives"—Meri, Janelle, Christine, and their new wife, Robyn. Together, they…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 9, 2010