During Episode 3 of Season 5 of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Whitney Rose had a notary public come over to notarize her letter asking to leave the Mormon Church, which is also called the LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) This is Whitney’s third time trying to leave Mormonism. The first time she left the church because she was cheating on her ex-husband with her current husband Justin Rose. While Justin, who was also married, was excommunicated, Whitney was put through a “repentance process.” Now, she’s going through the legal process to leave the church forever.
Brady Williams and his five wives were featured on a TLC polygamy-themed show called My Five Wives for two seasons in the years 2013-4. The family had 24 children and lived in two polygamy-style homes outside Salt Lake City, UT. At the time the now 51-year-old father was working as a construction project manager and also studying philosophy. What have Brady Williams and his family been up to in the years since the show ended?
Of all the families that have been featured on Seeking Sister Wife, and even other polygamist shows like Sister Wives, The Winder family comes across as the most stable and happy. While their faith is what compelled them to enter into this type of arrangement, it appears that their compatible personalities and the work they’ve put into nurturing their relationship have truly allowed their family to function and flourish.
The Merrifields are one of the couples on TLC’s Seeking Sister Wives who claim to be practicing polygamy for religious reasons, unlike the Snowdens who say it’s a nonreligious choice for them. Unlike the Winders, who come from a Fundamentalist Mormon background where their church preaches polygamy and they grew up around it, The Merrifields are practicing it based on their own interpretation of the Christian bible (kind of similar to the McGees from last season.)
In the United States, the religious practice of polygynous (a.k.a one man and mulitple women) polygamy is mostly associated with Fundamentalist Mormons. Only one the family on the current season of TLC’s Seeking Sister Wives fits into that belief system (the Winders,) but many of the couples on the show over the years mention religion and spirituality as motivation for what they choose to do. The Snowdens, however, are an exception. Although they are spiritual, and seem to have a lot of spiritual practices, they are clear that they do not practice polygamy for religious reasons.
The fabric of the polygamous Brown family irrevocably changed in 2014 when Kody legally divorced his first wife Meri Brown to marry his fourth wife Robyn so he could legally adopt her children from her previous marriage.
At the time, they stated that the change of legal marriage meant nothing because they were all celestially married. It did mean something symbolically to Meri, however, who struggled difficult feelings with the divorce and soon sought companionship outside the marriage with her catfishing scandal. To many fans of the who, it looked like maybe the legal marriage meant more to Robyn and Kody as well, because they left on a romantic vacation to Hawaii soon after their legal nuptials. Many viewers of Sister Wives refer to this as Robyn’s “second honeymoon.”
During tonight’s episdoe of Sister Wives, Kody briefly left Janelle’s house to take Christine on a driving date. All the adults seem to have different interpretations on how they should treat social distancing during the pandemic, but there is a deeper issue keeping the family apart.
It’s something of a mixed bag for our latest Brandon My 600 Lb Life 2019 update. Season 7 star Brandon Scott, who recently announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Tayler Kunce, is still shedding weight and living his dream, as our new photos show. But Brandon also revealed he and Tayler have been kicked off of their church’s service committee over the fact that the two of them are living together pre-marriage — and it’s something the devout Brandon says has happened to them more times than he’d care to remember.
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Duggar tied the knot on June 30, 2018 at a ceremony her father Dwain Swanson officiated, but they’d only been officially courting for about 6 months and engaged for 4 months. Tonight’s premiere of Counting On Season 8 starts off with the cute way Josiah asked Lauren to court him. (Courtship is a special kind of committed dating in-between friendship and engagement.)