Love Times Three
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, Alina and Vicki
Get a tour of the Dargers' 6,000 square foot home.
"We hear about this a lot," Dr. Phil says of media reports about plural marriage, "but we don't get a real inside view to see what it's really about."
"This isn't some free love compound," defends Joe, husband to Alina, Vicki and Valerie. "It's actually very traditional, but people still find it offensive."
"I feel like we're fighting for the rights of all people who want to live this way; just to have the choice," Vicki says.
The Dargers are authors of a new book about their life in a plural marriage titled, Love Times Three. They join Dr. Phil onstage.
"Yes. It's a third-degree felony in the state of Utah," Joe answers. "It's scary."
"This [show] is being watched by millions of people. I have a personal relationship with the Attorney General of Utah"" Dr. Phil quips, before being interrupted.
"Well, I'm leaving!" Valerie interjects, jokingly, pretending to get up from her chair.