Kody and Meri Brown’s daughter Mariah told her parents that she’s gay during the Sunday, January 1, episode of TLC’s Sister Wives. Watch the emotional moment in the clip above.
The 21-year-old gathered all five of her parents, including sister wives Janelle, Christine and Robyn, to tell them she identifies as a lesbian. “I’m gay,” Mariah, who is one of 18 children in the polygamist family, told the group.
In a preview for next Sunday’s episode, the family reacts to the news. In the clip, Meri tells Kody, “You were like smiling and happy and saying you were so happy for her. And I’m just … I don’t …” Kody replies, “We’re not happy Mariah’s gay; we’re happy Mariah knows herself.”
Mariah, who is currently attending school in Utah, tweeted that she received an overwhelming amount of support on social media after Sunday’s episode aired. “Wow okay y’all making me cry with your support. Thank you thank you thank you thank you,” she wrote.
While the Brown family practices Mormon Fundamentalism and the religion does not approve of homosexuality, they revealed during a Huff Post Live interview in 2013 that they all approve of gay marriage. “All adults should be able to choose who they love and how they structure their family,” Robyn said.
Sister Wives airs on TLC Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
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