They knew it could happen when they agreed to film their family life and it has. Kody Brown and his four wives are reportedly under investigation for a potential charge of felony bigamy.
"We knew there were risks, but we feel like this story, for the sake of our entire family, is an important one to tell," Janelle, one of Kody's wives, said back in July at the Television Critics Association press tour before the series hit the air.
The second episode of the controversial TLC series airs Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. In the episode, Kody courts his potential fourth wife, Robyn, who has since joined the family. As he heads south to see her, the wives express their true feelings about their new possible sister wife and make preparations for Christine's new baby.
"Meri has always been open to more wives. There are times when she would talk to me about it. 'Cody should probably get married again.' I'm, 'No. He's not spending enough time with me. Are you kidding me? I don't see him having another wife. You're insane,'" Christine says.
Then at 10:30 p.m., Kody and his teenage daughters throw a birthday party for Robyn, who is now his fiancée. Meanwhile, first wife Meri struggles with feelings of jealousy as the Brown clan moves Robyn and her three kids closer to the family home.
"At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney's Office for review and possible prosecution," Lt. Darren Paul told People magazine earlier this week.
RadarOnline.com reported that the producers of the show had contacted the Utah Attorney General's Office prior to the premiere of the series in expectation of legal problems, but the publicity surrounding its debut led to the investigation.
With his four wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn -- Kody has 13 children and three stepchildren.