Although all Utah criminal bigamy charges have been dropped for the Sister Wives‘ Brown Family, it still is a third-degree felony in the state to just say you have more than one wife (as in, not filing the legal documents, but having “spiritual” marriages like the Browns have.) Because of that, the Browns are fighting back, and have filed a lawsuit against Utah in an attempt to get a “federal judge to overturn the state’s bigamy law as unconstitutional.”
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The Brown Family has a reason to relax and celebrate this weekend! Thursday a Utah prosecutor wrote in court filings that criminal charges would not be pursued against Kody Brown and his four wives Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn.
The Brown Family of TLC’s Sister Wives fame have 22 mouths to feed (17 kids, 4 wives, and one dad/husband,) and have had to move from their home in Utah to four separate residences in Las Vegas, Nevada because of a threat that their family may be broken up due to state laws. First wife Meri lost her job after they went public with their life, Robyn left her job to join the family, and the main breadwinners Jenelle and Kody had to leave their jobs behind when they moved. Their move and living expenses afterwards came mostly from what supposed to be their retirement savings, and many of the kids are nearing college age. Soo, how does this huge family support themselves?
Sunday night’s season finale of Sister Wives showed the emotional home birth of Robyn and Kody Brown’s first child together, Solomon, the 17th in the polygamous Brown family. (Click here for first photos of baby Solomon)
Congratulations to the Brown family of TLC’s Sister Wives as they have welcomed their 17th child into the world in the form of adorable little baby Solomon.
hey all attested to Kody’s love for curvy women, but at this point weight loss for the wives is really about health concerns. Janelle, the brightest and most savvy of the bunch, has watched her weight creep up slowly over the years (especially during her six pregnancies) and was mortified by having to reveal her weight on national television. It was heartbreaking to watch her almost forced into doing so, and facing the words of the trainer who laid out the emotional and mortal consequences of remaining at a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 44 (She weighed in at 271.) The ideal BMI range is 18-25, with over 30 being obese.
The Brown Family (Kody and his wives Meria, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn) stunned the nation when they openly discussed and filmed their polygymist lifestyle on television last year. It was incredible because it’s a minority behavior frowned upon by many, but also because it’s a felony offense under state bigamy laws, including laws in Utah, where the family lived in Lehi until their show aired.
The Brown Family of TLC’s Sister Wives show usually spend Father’s Day together with all four wives and their soon-to-be 17 children, but this Father’s Day is different.