“Sister Wives” Season 6 has proven to be tough for the polygamist family of patriarch Kody Brown. Several issues about their personal lives have been exposed by the media, leading some to question if they are going to end up like TLC’s defunct reality series “19 Kids and Counting.”
While the Browns continue to grow in number with Robyn's baby underway, the issues and controversies surrounding the family also continue to increase. On Friday, In Touch Weekly has learned about a story exposing the alleged "incest" relationship between soon-to-be husband and wife, Caleb Brush and Maddie Brown.
According to the gossip and entertainment news bureau, the 19-year-old daughter of Kody and Janelle is marrying a relative since Caleb, who is already 28, is actually the brother of Kody's sister-in-law Erica Brush Brown.
Kody's brother Curtis Brown, who died in 2013, was married to Erica, who is Caleb's sister.
Maddie has yet to address the issue that is circulating the Web, but on her social media accounts, she is not shy of expressing her affection to her fiancé.
Two weeks ago, she shared photos differentiating how she and Caleb were in the past and how they are doing now as lovers. "Just a little #Throwback and transformation. From 2.5 years ago when we were both too panzy to say anything to one another, to now. Crazy how things work out," she captioned the Instagram post.
On Twitter, she's also sharing to her followers her sweet moments with Caleb. On Oct. 5, she posted a snap of a smiling Caleb and captioned it "Dinner with my love." The following day, she also shared a snap of her beau which she captioned "He wants to go to the movies in this" with emojis indicating she's not sure if Caleb's clothing is fit for the occasion.
Meanwhile, aside from Maddie, two other "Sister Wives" stars are getting extra attention ahead of Season 6 episode 8. First, there's Meri Brown, the first wife of Kody who has decided to divorce the Brown patriarch to give way to pregnant Robyn.
Meri reportedly had an online affair with a person named Sam, who apparently turned out to be a woman posing as a man, as per Fox News.
Voicemails of Meri Brown speaking with Sam emerged this week, and it has since been regarded as a cheating scandal borne out of Meri's vulnerable moment after divorcing Kody.
In one voicemail, the "Sister Wives" star could be heard telling Sam, "I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. I just do."
Not really confirming the cheating scandal but issuing a statement about the online incident, Meri said, "During an emotional and vulnerable time earlier this year, I began speaking with someone online who turned out to be not who they said they were."
She was then quoted by TLC to have said, "I never met this person and I regret being drawn into this situation, but I hope because of it I can help others who find themselves in similar circumstances. Throughout this ordeal, my family has supported and stood by me. I am grateful to them for their love and strength through this difficult time."
Then, another controversy involving another "Sister Wives" Season 6 star was exposed online. This time, it's about Robyn and her alleged knowledge on the online catfishing incident that took advantage of Meri's emotions and vulnerability.
According to International Business Times, Robyn's youngest sister has come forward to reveal that Robyn knew all along that Meri was getting catfished.
"I brought it up to Robyn and we looked and we saw there was definitely a relationship going on," Robyn sister, Kenda Pollard-Para, was quoted to have said on the online affair and Robyn's know-how of it.
With all of these controversies, it isn't surprising why some are thinking that the polygamist family's "Sister Wives" show would be axed soon.