When it comes to one family’s search for a sister-in-law, there are really no questions to ask:
if it was Accusations against this couple True, Dmitry and Ashley should be arrested for assault.
But what about the Winder family?
The polygamous group—consisting of legal spouses Colton and Tammy, along with partner Sophie—joins the search for a sister wife in season two.
She features prominently in season three, which depicted Colton, Tammy, and Sophie’s journey to recruit a woman named Kimberly into their unique home.
While many critics have questioned the decency of plural marriage as an institution, for understandably misogynistic reasons, the Winders family has emerged as the most stable of all sister wife families.
They practice polygamy for religious reasons and each member appears legitimately happy.
Which helps explain why so many Instagram followers on Tuesday were surprised to read the following.
Wenders wrote, “Reality TV has been an interesting experience for our family. We didn’t appear on your televisions for fame or money. The show is called Looking for a Sister-in-law, and our quest is related to our religious beliefs.” Comment on a family photo.
“We weren’t on the show to find another wife.
“Opening up to that blessing would have happened with or without the show.”
Sure, Colton and his buddies are staying away, right?
“The reasons we agreed to appear on TV were twofold. First, we wanted to present the world with a true picture of plural marriage in our faith, in all its beauty and struggle.
“Second, we wanted to legitimize our voices in the fight to change the laws in Utah so families like ours don’t have to live in fear and secrecy anymore.”
Fair enough, right?
“We don’t know for sure that we succeeded in either of those, but after we started filming our second season, the law in Utah changed, and we portrayed our joys and struggles on the show and our social media as real as we could.”
“This lifestyle can be challenging, and we never wanted to paint it any other way.”
Then the Winders explained what happened with their attempt to expand:
“In the end, Kimberly did not join our family. It was a mutual decision, and we have an incredible amount of respect for Kimberly.”
“She is a beautiful and kind woman, and we appreciate her continued friendship with her.”
Again, unlike the women who participated in the Snowdens, Kimberley didn’t come out and throw any of the Winders, who ended their engagement with…
This season of Searching for a Sister Wife closed to us with last night’s episode. We don’t know what the future holds, but we’re excited to see what comes next for us.
We will continue to share occasional posts and updates on our social media, and in the future we may decide to engage in other projects as well.
We will always raise our voices in defense of our rights to live the way we choose, and we will always do the same to any consenting adults, no matter what the relationship looks like.
Thanks to all our loyal fans, and to those who didn’t like us either. We appreciate you joining us on this wild ride.
Wait, so are Winders out there?
Amid rumors of this post via farewell, they updated it to include the following clip:
We’re not going anywhere, we just said last night was the last episode of this season.
We apologize for the misunderstanding!