Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"My Five Wives" Dad Files for Bankruptcy

Have you heard of the TLC reality TV show "My Five Wives"? This show follows the lives of Brady Williams, his five wives, and their 24 kids. They are all Mormons and they live near Salt Lake City, UT. I learned last night that Brady Williams has filed for bankruptcy, claiming about $23,000 in assets and $402,000 in debts.

People frequently claim that the slippery slope from gay marriage will be polygamy (forgetting that polygamy has been around for thousands of years). This is why I predict that we won't see plural marriages on every street even if polygamy does get legalized: it's expensive.

You will either need to be rich or else most of the spouses in the marriage will need to work in order to financially support a plural marriage. And, let's face it, a good chunk of those interested in plural marriages come from culturally- and religiously-conservative traditions that do not encourage moms to work outside of the home.

6 comments:

Katy Anders said...

Earlier this year, a federal court in Utah knocked down part of the polygamy law BEFORE it knocked down the gay marriage ban, so if anything, polygamy led to gay marriage and not the other way around.

Frankly, I don't care whether people want to do the polygamy thing. It would be, as you say, expensive, and I've never been able to even have ONE successful relationship at a time.

Plus people get jealous.

And it seems like it's always one guy and ton of women and never the other way around...

Jon said...

Yeah, I don't worry about polygamy (or any of the other poly blends). People have this tendency to freak out about polygamy, but then cannot articulate why we're supposed to freak out about polygamy.

But the simple truth is that most people cannot handle poly relationships for a variety of reasons.

Jon said...

BTW, I jokingly suggested to a Husband Mark that we should form a plural marriage with someone. Needless to say, he didn't get the joke!

Donny Jacobs said...

Jon,

Who did you have in mind for your triad marriage? I suggest Ricky Martin; he just broke up with somebody, and he'd be off touring most of the time, so you wouldn't constantly have three personalities clashing together in the house.

Jon said...

He'd be nice for the money, but I wouldn't want to marry him. I've got a couple local guts in mind -- but only in my mind!! ;p

Anonymous said...

EACH of the wives from the TLC show "sister wives" have filed in the past as well, this info is all public record. That is 4 separate bankruptcy's for 1 family, yet they continued to have more kids! One of his wives was on food stamps when the show started as well.