Tonight, TLC will air a special 2-hour run of Sister Wives beginning at 8pm ET/PT. The episode is titled Meeting Mariah's Girlfriend and we'll do just that when the series kicks off this evening.
The synopsis for tonight reads, "Mariah and her girlfriend are going to the March for Women in D.C. She invites Meri and Janelle to go as well, but Kody doesn't like the idea."
What do we know about girlfriend Audrey Kriss? How long have they been together?
Mariah's Instagram account reveals that the couple celebrated their one-year anniversary on January 22 of this year. It was around that time that she came out on an emotional episode of Sister Wives.
Audrey and Mariah's relationship is Facebook official. Audrey's Facebook reveals she currently studies at Westminster College, like Mariah, and works as a junior league instructor at Nibley Park Golf Course. Audrey is originally from Littleton, Colorado, but now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Does Kody eventually succeed in keeping Mariah and Audrey from going to DC? Doesn't seem like it. A photo on Audrey's Facebook from January 22, 2017, shows the couple kissing at the women's march in Washington, in front of Trump International Hotel.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, the family was blindsided by Mariah's coming out. A source told the outlet at the time, "No one thought that Mariah coming out as gay was going to be the announcement... Especially considering Mariah was one of the children who said would practice polygamy when she married."
While some of the family have supported her coming out, Kody appears to have struggled with it. When Mariah told him she was a lesbian on last year's episode, The Hollywood Gossip reports him as saying, "You come from an Old Testament religion, you are not excited that your child comes out." He seems to have come to terms with it, though, saying, "I thought about this years ago, and I made a decision. My job as a dad is to love and respect, not to judge.”
Be sure not to miss a two-hour long episode of Sister Wives airing tonight on TLC at 8pm ET/PT.