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Jenny and Bryan and the kids enjoy their brand-new swing set -- a surprise gift from the kids' grandparents.
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updated 9/27/2010 6:11:48 PM ET 2010-09-27T22:11:48

Make that six things you need to know about Bryan Masche.

In addition to being the father of a half-dozen kids and getting himself arrested for allegedly going off on his wife and father-in-law, the "Raising Sextuplets" dad now has even more on his plate. Or less, depending on how you look at it.

Story: 'Sextuplets' dad arrested for theatening domestic violence

E! News confirms that Bryan's wife, Jenny, filed for legal separation from him on Sept.17.

Story: 5 things you need to know about Bryan Masche

The paperwork (which is not the same as a divorce petition) was submitted to Yavapi County Superior Court in Arizona less than a week after Bryan got himself nearly Tasered and charged with, among other things, threatening domestic violence against his significant other and her dad in front of his reality-TV-starring brood.

It ain't rocket science, folks.

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Photos: Joy of six: The Masche sextuplets

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  1. One big brood

    Jenny and Bryan Masche are the proud parents of sextuplets who are now 3 years old. Raising six toddlers at once is not easy, but the family still manages to balance life and leisure. Here they pose in Times Square on a trip to New York City. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Wild ride

    The Masches chronicle their family life on "Raising Sextuplets," a WeTV reality show. The program's second season begins Thursday, June 24.

    Here, kids Bailey, Savannah, Molli, Grant, Blake and Cole play in New York City's Central Park with their parents. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Juggling act

    This summer, the family must adjust to a cross-country move from Arizona to Florida while Bryan studies for a new career in finance. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Goin' crusin'

    Before the Florida move, the entire Masche brood went on a boat ride around Lake Havasu, Arizona. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Happy birthday x 6

    The kids may have to share a birthday, but they each get their own cake. Here, Bailey -- known as "the little mommy" -- digs in to her pink flip-flop birthday cake. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Making a splash

    When the sextuplets hang out poolside, it's an instant pool party. From left to right: Bailey, Blake, Savannah, Grant, Cole, Molli and mom Jenny (waving). (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. It's playtime!

    Jenny, Bryan and the kids enjoy their brand-new swing set, which was a surprise gift from the kids' grandparents. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Swing kids

    Having a backyard swing set for the kids has been a lifesaver for the Masches, since it puts a playground in close proximity to the house. Every little bit helps! (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Learning to grow

    Young Blake is known as "the tool man." Here, he dons gloves to help his dad with planting a garden. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Jumping through hoops

    The Masche sextuplets spent their first eight weeks of life in a neonatal intensive care unit, but they have grown into active, curious toddlers. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. More to love

    An active life means the Masche kids change clothing three times a day, which results in 20 loads of laundry a week. At one point, the kids went through a whopping 168 diapers a week. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Throwing fits

    When the kids were in the throes of "terrible twos," Bryan and Jenny say they were subjected to 18 tantrums a day (three tantrums per child). (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. One step at a time

    Life is a balancing act when there are six kids to consider. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Quality time

    Moving from Arizona to Florida meant the Masches had to leave behind the friends and family who made up their support system. The couple said it was a needed change. "We couldn't ever do anything on our own, and we kind of lost each other as a couple," Bryan told TODAY. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. More to love

    It took some time for the kids to adjust to life in Florida, but Jenny and Bryan don't regret the move. "I think it has been really, really good for them that the only two consistent people every day for them is mom and dad," Jenny told TODAY. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Stealing time

    With six kids, it can be hard for Bryan and Jenny to have time together as husband and wife. They see a relationship counselor once a month to keep their bond strong. Before having kids, the couple had four date nights a week. But date nights dwindled to once a month over the past year, since they were separated for so long during the Arizona-Florida transition. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Life's a beach

    The couple is proud of how well they are managing while still keeping their marriage intact. "I'm really, really glad we decided to take this leap of faith," Bryan said of the move. (WeTV) Back to slideshow navigation
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