Comedians love mother-in-law jokes, but this married life is no laughing matter. Even comedians would have a hard time believing this guy’s marital life. Although they’d never run out of material for a stand-up routine.
After all, he is married to five women. Yes, F-I-V-E women. With the divorce rates higher than ever, you would think this man must be out of his mind. It’s an understatement that his chosen lifestyle is so controversial. Even the more conventional of polygamists oppose to his way of life. Why is that? Let us introduce you to Brady Williams and his five wives and their unbelievable life.
10. Brady Williams
Brady Williams was brought up in a Mormon family, but he’s an ex-bishop now. As a matter of fact, he’s currently working in project management for his brother’s construction company. He also studies philosophy during his spare time. Now considering that he has five wives and 25 kids, he would actually have any time to spare for himself.
Through his Mormon upbringing, the 45-year-old started to learn about polygamy around his mid-teens. At 22, he married for the first time – to Paulie. Right then and there, he already knew that he would take on a second wife. Then, within 12 months he met and married Robyn. And by the time he was 29, he had married his third wife, Rosemary; fourth wife, Nonie and fifth wife, Rhonda.
9. Large Family
And between his five wives, he fathered 25 children. The kids are aged from 23 down to one, and even Brady himself struggles to remember all of their names and ages. With Paulie, his longest-standing and only legal wife, he has six kids; daughters Karlie, Madeline, September, Maura and Camry, and son Joshua.
With Nonie, he has sons Paul and Aaeyden and daughters Rachel, Marissa, Tailee, and Addisen. His wife Robyn bore him three sons, Dane, Thomas and Trey and two daughters, Hannah and Lauren. While Rosemary is the mom to girls Kimberly and Taylor and boys James and Brandon. Rhonda, on the other hand, has daughters Eden and Arwen and sons Lake and Nikolas.
8. House Expenses
The entire family, all 31 of them live in two large houses that sit facing each other outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Believe it or not, they manage to sit down for a family meal together each night, with Rosemary considered as the star chef. With so many mouths to feed the groceries for the month run up to a whopping $4,000.
To help pay the bills, Brady’s wives also work. Like, Paulie and Rhonda who work as a dental hygienist and a medical assistant, sequentially. Nonie works alongside her husband doing administrative work at the construction company. Meanwhile, Rosemary also worked there until she quit to get a teaching qualification. Robyn is the only stay-at-home mom among the five wives.
7. Taking Turns
Interestingly, Brady will spend a night with each wife in turn and a bonus night together on each of their birthdays. Though with such a large family it could be hard to find any quiet time. Still, they assert that everyone has their own space. But being without a husband for days at a time can be lonely, so one wife thought of an unusual solution.
His wife Robyn, told The Huffington Post in September 2013, “One year for Christmas I made each of my sister wives a body pillow. It was of Brady, and it had this little thought cloud with their name in it so it’s like he’s dreaming of them. It was something they could hold while it’s not his night to be with them.”
6. Unconventional People
What do the neighbors think of the Williams’ unconventional life? After all, while their chosen lifestyle may seem strange to many, they are among the company. The community in which they live is a Fundamentalist Mormon. Consequently, it’s a neighborhood that shares the belief that polygamy is the route to heaven.
However, Mormons actually outlawed polygamy as a practice more than 100 years ago. Fundamentalist Mormons, still believe the Mormons wrongly abandoned the principle in order for the American mainstream to accept the religion and its followers. But the Williams’ describe themselves as “progressive polygamists.”