Billy Brown is forever claiming that family always comes first. But the Alaskan Bush People patriarch doesn’t always seem to practice what he preaches.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the reality star has another secret family he has never spoken about publicly.
Before marrying wife Ami when she was just 15 years old in 1979, Billy, now 62, wed a local teen in his native Texas ten years prior, Radar can report.
According to a Tarrant County marriage certificate obtained by Radar, Billy Bryan Brown wed a 17-year-old woman— whom Radar has chosen not to name for privacy reasons— on October 23, 1969. At the time, Billy was just 16 years old.
Radar can also report that Billy and his young bride had two children, who are now adults and still reside in Texas.
The children did not have a relationship with their father growing up, sources claim.
As Alaskan Bush People fans know, Billy and Ami, now 51, moved to Alaska after a whirlwind romance, and had seven children: Matt, Joshua “Bam Bam,” Solomon “Bear,” Gabe, Noah, Snowbird and Rain.
The eccentric clan, who claim they have lived in the Alaskan wilderness for more than 30 years, have not exactly been honest with fans of their Discovery reality series.
As Radar extensively reported, Billy and son Bam Bam pled guilty to charges that they lied in applications to receiving nearly $22,000 in state government checks. The father/son duo, allegedly along with the rest of the family, didn’t even live in Alaska for much of the time between 2009 and 2012. (The two were sentenced to 30 days in jail for their crimes, though they wound up serving house arrest with electric monitoring instead.)
And far from living miles from civilization, oldest son Matt, 33, was arrested for DUI after a night of partying at local bars with women in the bustling state capital, Juneau, back in August 2013.
Keep reading Radar for more details about the family’s fakery.