Sister Wives Baby: Polygamist Clan Welcomes 17th Child

The family behind the reality show Sister Wives has a new baby, as Kody Brown and fourth wife Robyn (and first second and third wives Meri, Janelle and Christine) welcome the family’s 17th child.

Unlike the Duggars, the Browns have several women taking on the responsibility of populating the family. Robyn has sister wives Meri, Janelle and Christine, all of whom have their own children as well. Kody married Meri first, and the pair have been wed for 20 years- Meri is Kody’s first and only legal wife. Janelle and Kody have been together for for 17 years. Christine is Kody’s third wife, and has been part of the family for 16 years.

The new ‘Sister Wives baby,’ a boy named Solomon, was born Wednesday at 2:02 AM in the family’s Las Vegas home. Solomon weighed 9 lbs, 10.5 oz, and was 22 inches long. The baby joins a large brood of siblings in the growing Brown family.

Kody and Meri have one child together, a 15-year-old daughter, Mariah. Kody and Janelle have six children together Madison, 15, and Savanah, 6, both girls; and Logan 16, Hunter, 14, Garrison, 12, and Gabriel, 9, all boys. Kody and Christine also have six children- girls Aspyn, 15, Mykelti, 14, Gwendlyn, 9, Ysabel, 7, and Truely, 1, and son Paedon, 12. Robyn brings three children from her first, monogamous marriage to Brown clan- Dayton, 12, Aurora, 9, and Breanna, 7.

Proud dad Kody has gushed about the new addition to press, telling reporters Soloman is “perfect and [the Browns] couldn’t be happier.” The news was probably especially welcome to the family, who faced some stress when Kody was investigated for felony bigamy. He faced five years in prison if convicted and the family moved from Utah to Nevada to escape the probe.