TLC's 'Sister Wives' Talk Polygamy, Their Growing Family & 'Big Love' (VIDEO)
by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 14th 2010 5:25PM
Most people only know polygamy from what they see on TV, but there's so much more to that way of life, according to the real-life polygamist family from 'Sister Wives.'
TLC's new seven-part series (one-hour premiere Sun., Sept. 26, 10PM ET), 'Sister Wives' explores the lives of Kody Brown and his three -- soon to be four -- wives and their combined 13 -- soon to be 16 -- kids. They are fundamentalist Mormons from Utah who are fighting to legalize polygamy and stop discrimination against families like theirs and the estimated 40,000 other polygamists living in Utah.
I sat down with Kody and 'Sister Wives' Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn (in chronological order of marriage, naturally) to hear all about the show and the challenges of accepting a new wife and her children into the fold. They also opened up about the fine line between teaching their kids to be proud of their way of life and still protecting them from the prejudices of society.
And for any man who's thinking more wives equals more fun in the bedroom, Kody admits that's one thing TV does get right: sounds like having (and pleasing) multiple wives is just as hard as it looks on 'Big Love.'