On My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding and Gypsy Sisters we’ve all gotten to know the Stanley family pretty well, especially sisters Nettie and Mellie. We often see Nettie struggling with being the mother of 9 (Yes, 9!) kids, and sometimes her kids’ drama (Dallas and “Nuckie” in particular) even becomes a major story line on the show. But, strangely, one member of the Stanley family we haven’t had a chance to meet is Nettie’s husband, Huey Stanley!
It’s still unclear exactly why Huey doesn’t participate in filming, and initially he didn’t even seem to want his image on the internet. But earlier this year Nettie shared the first photo of her and Huey together (top) and since then she’s shared a few more, including this next picture of the two of them sunbathing together in Atlantic City. (Did I mention Nettie has nine kids?)
Here’s another photo of Nettie Stanley and her husband Huey in the early stages of a potential tenth child
And speaking of kids, how about a fun Stanley family photo from Atlantic City? Sure thing!
And here’s Uncle Huey with Mellie’s newborn son, Richard:
And we’ll wrap things up with the only photo of Huey Stanley we have in which he is by himself — once again taken in Atlantic City:
I think Huey may have been dipping’ into the gals’ tanning motor oil!
We’re only one episode into Gypsy Sisters Season 2 and we still haven’t seen Huey, so I’m guessing he continues to avoid the TLC cameras. But who knows, right? Keep tuning in to new episodes of Gypsy Sisters Thursday nights at 9/8c to see if Huey changes his mind and gets in on the action!
In honor of Huey I thought I might end this post with the classic Merle Haggard song “Workin’ Man Blues,” not only because I’m sure Huey works hard to support his huge family, but because it’s the first time I’ve had an occasion where the opening line, “It’s a big job gettin’ by with nine kids and a wife” actually fits!