Sister Wives' Robyn Brown Is Pregnant!

This will be the 18th child for family patriarch Kody Brown

By Rebecca Macatee Jun 19, 2015 4:27 PMTags
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The Sister Wives brood is expanding!

Robyn Brown and Kody Brown are expecting their second child together, E! News can confirm. This will be the fifth child for Robyn, who has three kids from a previous marriage, and the 18th for Kody (!).

"We are so happy to announce an eagerly expected new member of the Brown family," the family told E! News in a statement Friday.

Kody, 46, and Robyn, 36, shouldn't have any trouble finding a babysitter when their little one arrives. Kody also has one child with wife Meri Brown, six with wife Christine Brown, and three with wife Janelle Brown.

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It's safe to say by this point, the family patriarch knows a thing or two about pregnancies. "I try to always be kind and tender, but when a woman is expecting,you have to be ultra-sensitive," he told People, which was first to report Robyn's latest baby news.

This unique familial arrangement has caused some issues for the Browns. Although Kody is only legally married to one woman (he quietly divorced Meri in 2010 and wed Robyn), he considers all of the sister wives to be his spiritual partners.

The family explains their unique situation in a statement posted to "We have chosen to live in a plural family for many different reasons,  above all we have a testimony that this is what God wants us to do and it will make us better people.  Our faith is very important to us and it is intertwined into our daily lives."

"We value family above all else," the statement continues. "We try to spend as much time together as possible...We honor, respect and love everyone in our family.  Our children should respect and be obedient to all the mothers in our family.  The mothers should treat all the children fairly.  The children are all brothers and sisters and should treat each other as such."