TLC RETURNS WITH EVER-EXPANDING WILLIAMS FAMILY IN ALL-NEW EPISODES OF "MY FIVE WIVES"
-- 10-Part Season Premieres Sunday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT --
(Los Angeles, Ca.) - With 24 children, five wives and one husband, there's never a dull moment in the Williams family households. And the momentum is only about to grow when these progressive polygamists return to TLC this October with all-new episodes. Following Brady Williams and his larger-than-average family, MY FIVE WIVES offers an honest and intimate view into the joys and challenges of living this controversial lifestyle in modern-day Utah. The Williams face changing dynamics in the upcoming season, from potential family additions to those leaving and embarking on new journeys away from home. The new 10-part season premieres Sunday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT on TLC.
This season, Brady attempts to bring his wives closer together by instituting double dates, thus compelling Paulie and Rosemary to mend their sister-wife relationship. Nonie and Brady are actively trying to have another baby while Rhonda continues to explore the possibility of adoption. But is Brady able to handle the stress of a growing family? Rhonda finds the courage to face her earlier cancer scare, with sister wife Robyn supporting her along the way. And the entire family visits Brady's parents in Washington State for vacation as they entertain the prospect of moving nearly 1,000 miles away from their homes in Utah.
In the premiere episode, Brady attempts to heal his relationship with Robyn by arranging a 20th anniversary redo date. Meanwhile, Nonie and Brady continue to try for baby number six, but Nonie is concerned about her difficulty conceiving. And big change is coming when three daughters graduate from high school and decide they want to move out for college.
BRADY (44): Brady was born into the Mormon Church, but until age 16, he had never heard of polygamy. At that time, his parents converted to a faith that embraced the plural lifestyle. Until the age of 34, he grew as a church leader before he and his family decided to break away. Currently, Brady works as a project manager at his brother's construction business while also pursuing a degree in philosophy at the local college.
PAULIE (1st wife): 41-years old, married for 22 years and has six children - Karlie, 21; Joshua, 20; Madeline, 18; September, 16; Maura, 14; and Camry, 11. Paulie was raised in a polygamist family and expected Brady to have additional wives, but she is also proud of her oldest daughter, who is recently married and plans a monogamous lifestyle. Paulie works as a dental hygienist.
ROBYN (2nd wife): 41-years old, married for 22 years and has five children - Hannah, 21; Lauren, 18; Dane, 16; Thomas, 13 and Trey, 11. Married about nine months after Paulie, Robyn also grew up in a polygamous home and expected to be a plural wife. Dubbed by the family as the "creative" wife, Robyn has taken a few art classes and loves making handmade gifts for her large family.
ROSEMARY (3rd Wife): 41-years old, married for 20 years and has four children - Kimberly, 19; Taylor, 16; James, 15 and Brandon, 12. Rosemary used to work for the family construction business but stopped after winning a scholarship at the local college. She is studying for her teaching degree in music and biology and is particularly passionate about composing.
NONIE (4th Wife): 36-years old, married for 16 years and has five children - Paul, 16; Rachel, 14; Marissa, 11; Aeyden, 8 and Tailee, 5. Nonie was living in Montana when she first met Brady, and the two had a brief long-distance courtship before they got engaged. She currently handles the administrative side of the family's construction business and is the only wife that works with Brady on a steady basis.
RHONDA (5th Wife): 35-years old, married for 15 years and has four children - Eden, 14; Lake, 12; Arwen, 9 and Nikolas, 3. Rhonda, who is Robyn's cousin, loves to work outside the home and is now a medical assistant. Despite their immediate bond, she confesses it still took eight years before she really felt like she belonged in the family. While Rhonda says there are downsides to polygamy, she loves that her kids always have other mothers around that love them.
MY FIVE WIVES is produced by Relativity Television for TLC.
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