Meet the Dargers: A happy family made up of one husband, three wives and 24 kids. Joe Darger and his wives, twin sisters Vicki and Valerie, and their cousin, Alina, join Dr. Phil for a candid discussion about their polygamous lifestyle. From their daily routine to their unusual honeymoon, and the possibility of adding a fourth wife, get a rare look into plural marriage.
Joe, joined by Alina, Valerie and Vicki, sit down with Dr. Phil to open up about a lifestyle typically shrouded in mystique: polygamy. They take on the heavy questions, from their fight with the law to the negative media portrayal to how Joe came to marry his wife’s sister. Plus, take a tour of their house and a get a glimpse at their home life.“Sometimes, I feel like I’m surrounded by estrogen, and I don’t know how to get out!”
Is This a Cult?
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with the Dargers and asks the questions you most want answered: How do they afford 24 children? Is Joe brainwashing his wives? What happens in tough times? What do they want most out of life? And, what repercussions do they fear after coming out with their secret?“You can’t just open the phone book and look up marriage counseling for quads.”