‘Alaskan Bush People’: Hawaiian Family Reunion?

The stars of Alaskan Bush People, the Brown family, created quite an uproar over the past week. Fans and naysayers alike were ready to start a riot when they learned that the Brown family missed an opportunity to reunite with Ami’s mother, Earlene Branson.

It turns out that while the Browns were missing out on reuniting with Ami’s mother, they were catching up with one, possibly two, of Billy’s family members.

Ami’s 83-year-old mother made the 7,000-mile round trip journey from Texas to Alaska in hopes of seeing her daughter one last time, but the meeting never took place. There were no Browns in “Browntown” when Earlene arrived.

So where did the Alaskan Bush People family disappear to? It appears the Browns felt they needed to take a break from the cold, even though it’s summer in Alaska, and headed to Hawaii.

Earlene left Texas en route to Alaska on June 28. Not long after, on July 1, a photo of three of the Brown children, Noah, Snowbird, and Rain, surfaced on Instagram, placing them in Maui. A tweet placed Bam Brown in Maui as well.

Look who I found at the mall. The Alaskan Bush People.????

A photo posted by Skin Elegance Maui (@skinelegancemaui) on

It was initially unclear whether or not Ami and Billy were also soaking up the sun in Hawaii. Unfortunately for the Browns, they couldn’t avoid being noticed and photos started popping up today on social media of the Brown family posing for photos in the airport on their way home from Hawaii. Ironically, or possibly intentionally, this was one day after Ami’s mother left Alaska.

Matt Brown, who recently left rehab for alcohol abuse and then claimed in an interview with People that he wasn’t an alcoholic, was also on the Hawaiian vacation.

As for the little family reunion mentioned above, Twila, the recently revealed daughter of Billy Brown from his first marriage, was also in Hawaii this past week. Twila updated her public Facebook cover photo to a photo of herself in front of the clouds captioned, “In Hawaii.”

It is also rumored, though not officially confirmed, that Twila’s daughter was also in Hawaii with her. It looks like the Browns set up a little family reunion in Hawaii for Billy to spend time with his granddaughter.

Several people have questioned exactly how the Browns managed to pay for this lavish trip to Hawaii when they are notoriously spouting on about how poor they are on Alaskan Bush People. The Browns are famous for bartering their way through life, having no other means to pay for the things they need. The Brown family from Sister Wives on TLC, which Discovery is the parent company of, also went on their own Hawaiian vacation with 23 of their family members. It stands to reason, based on this, that the Browns had this trip handed to them by Discovery and never had to use a penny of their own money.

What do you think about the Browns spending time in Hawaii with Billy’s family instead of reuniting with Ami’s mother? Do you think it was purely coincidental the trips were planned at the exact same time, or do you think the Browns planned the Hawaiian vacation after they found out Ami’s mother would be stopping by for a visit? Discovery posted a video on the Alaskan Bush People Facebook page today that seemed to very indirectly imply that Ami was avoiding her mother because her family had a problem with alcoholism. What exactly does that mean for her son, Matt? Leave your feedback in the comments below and tune in for the next episode of Alaskan Bush People on Friday at 9/8c on Discovery.

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