Billy claimed on the episode that he hadn’t seen or spoken to his 44-year-old daughter Twila in 30 years before their tearjerker reunion. But sources close to the woman— Texas native Twila Byars — claim the two have had an on-again, off-again relationship for a long time. “They’ve communicated over the years on occasion,” the friend claims.
Meanwhile, Billy’s wife Ami and seven children acted like they had never met Twila, or knew anything about her. However, RadarOnline.com has learned that Twila had a previous relationship with the Brown kids, especially oldest brother Matt, 33. “Matt has always treated her like a sister,” the source explains. In fact, RadarOnline.com has seen old photos of Twila and Matt posing together.
Billy insisted onscreen that his ex-wife and local Texas folk forced him to leave town after the divorce, and his attempts to take Twila with him were thwarted. But sources say Twila believes her father abandoned her as a child.
Though Twila appeared to be happy to meet her long-lost father and his family, sources claim she “harbors a lot of anger toward him.” “She says he was a horrible father,” the friend claims.
On the Discovery Channel show, Twila revealed to her new family that her young daughter died in a car crash. (RadarOnline.com first reported the tragedy.) But sources say Billy knew about his daughter’s horrific loss— and didn’t do anything about it. “He never consoled her about her daughter’s death,” the source says.
As RadarOnline.com extensively reported, the Browns have been dishonest with fans about a lot of their history. According to court documents in Billy and son Josh’s falsification case, the allegedly “wild” family actually lived in the lower 48 states for much of the time between 2009 and 2012.
On another recent episode, RadarOnline.com learned that youngest brother Noah’s date was actually an actress.
Keep reading RadarOnline.com for breaking news on the famous family’s fakery.