‘Sister Wives’ star divorces one wife, marries another

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A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state's law banning polygamy on Friday, December 13, 2013, after a lawsuit was brought by the stars of the television reality series "Sister Wives."

A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state’s law banning polygamy on Friday, December 13, 2013, after a lawsuit was brought by the stars of the television reality series “Sister Wives.”

LAS VEGAS — The world’s highest-profile polygamist now has a new wife … sort of.

Kody Brown and his four wives — Meri, Christine, Janelle and Robyn — star in the TLC series “Sister Wives,” a reality show about life with their family, which includes their 17 children. Brown legally wed his first wife, Meri, in 1990 and has reportedly divorced her in order to legally marry his fourth wife, Robyn.

Legally, Brown can be married to only one woman.

The fundamentalist Mormon family released a statement to “Entertainment Tonight” saying they have “chosen to legally restructure” their family.

“We made this decision together as a family. We are grateful to our family, friends and fans for all their love and support.”

The show premiered in 2010 and has documented the family’s highs and lows, including tensions among the wives and with Brown.

Brown married Robyn in a spiritual ceremony during the first season.

Brown has a teen daughter with Meri, six children each with Christine and Janelle and a son with Robyn. Robyn also has three children from a previous relationship.

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8 comments

  • Andrea

    Why after being married to meri for so long, would he chose to divorce her to marry robin? How do the other wives feel about being beaten out by the newest wife???? I love the show but I’m confused

  • KRYSTAL

    Really Q13?!! REALLY THIS is your idea of news? the first thing to pop up when clicking on NEWS >>>>>> REALLY!!??? Very disappointed! Q13 is my fave source for news but this is just sad!

  • countrygirl88

    My family is Mormon and at no point were we ever taught that marrying more then one person was ok so please don’t point out religions of people unless it has to do with the story! Marrying more then one person is wrong and is not what our heavenly father says is ok!

    • BD4

      Then you are seriously ignorant of your religion. Not every “mormon” follows the SLC variety. These are “fundamentalist” mormons who still believe your misguided prophets call for polygamy is still in effect. You can’t make it to the highest level of your celestial kingdom without it.

    • Shawn

      This is what original real Mormons were u know that wacko Joseph smith that had to be murdered for having sex with under age children that’s how Mormons started now I understand most Mormons now are not like that but don’t call yourself Mormon if u don’t want to be called like the wacko religion started religion is poison

  • Patty

    Well, now Meri can walk away from him and not look back. Robyn has always been his favorite, this just proves it. I feel sorry for the others. They should all dump his ass!