Their unconventional family has seen a large share of drama over the years, but the biggest scandal yet could soon be erupting for the Brown family, who star on the TLC show “Sister Wives.”

According to a bombshell new report by Radar Online, family patriarch Kody Brown and his third wife, Christine, are actually second cousins. The website states that according to a search on, Kody and Christine are actually related due to their ancestors, William Moore Allred and Orissa Angela Bates.

The report states that William and Orissa gave birth to two sons, Nelson Calvert and Byron Harvey Allred. Nelson went on to have a daughter, Daisy Josephine, who was Kody’s maternal grandmother.  Byron had a son, Byron Jr., who also had a son, Rulon Clark Allred. Rulon is Christine’s paternal grandfather. Because they are technically a generation apart on the family tree, Kody and Christine are second cousins.

The two haven’t commented on the new report, but if it is true, then it would only be the latest potentially shocking scandal to envelop the reality TV family. In recent years, Kody’s divorce from first wife Meri and remarriage to fourth wife Robyn, as well as Meri’s catfish scandal, have all grabbed headlines.

Of course, if it is true, they also aren’t the only ones who have followed that pattern. Kody’s daughter Madison, who he had with second wife Janelle, is actually also married to her aunt’s brother, Caleb Brush, and the two welcomed a son, Axel, together in 2017. In addition, prior to her marriage to Kody, Janelle was married to Meri’s brother.

It’s unclear if this will be discussed on the newest season of the family’s show.

“Sister Wives” returns to TLC on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.

Sister Wives A new report claims that Kody Brown is related to one of his wives. Pictured L-R are Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown at the “Sister Wives” panel during the 2010 Summer TCA press tour in Beverly Hills, California on Aug. 6, 2010. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images