Sister Wives

'Sister Wives' speak out about gay marriage

May 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM ET

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The Browns: Janelle, Christine, Kody, Meri, and Robyn

The stars of TLC’s “Sister Wives” have an unconventional marriage, so how do they feel about the issue of gay marriage?

Kody Brown, and his four wives -- Meri, Janelle, Robyn and Christine -- stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday, where they shared with Billy Bush and guest co-host Lisa Rinna their thoughts on the hot button topic.

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“I have been able to choose and define my marriage and I think everybody should be able to do that,” Kody explained. “Choose and define who you marry, choose and define who you love.”

So when it comes to loving, how do the five reality stars navigate the pitfalls of having multiple partners?

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“We don’t discuss it, but I do what I can to spend time with all my wives,” Kody told Billy when asked how he divides his intimate time with his four wives.

”[I] respect and nurture every relationship and just make sure everybody is good,” he continued. “Respecting everybody’s space and each relationship.”

Does jealousy ever rear its ugly head in the Brown households?

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“We deal with jealousy, but that’s kind of what the point is, to kind of get over yourself and realize there are other people beside you,” Robyn, who welcomed new son Solomon in October, explained.

Wife Janelle explained that their children -- 17 of them! -- aren’t ridiculed at school for their unconventional family.

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“The friends at school don’t seem to have as much of an issue, they have usual families too,” she explained. “It’s very different now, the definition of relationship.”

The family’s new book, “Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage,” is in stores now.

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