Even first-time viewers of Discovery Channel‘s Alaskan Bush People realize that Billy Brown‘s family tree must be huge — but the reality is that it’s actually even bigger than you think. And as the family grows while the kids continue to date and settle down, the family tree is only going to keep getting larger. ABP star Noah Brown is already starting a new branch of his own with wife Rhain Brown just a few months after tying the knot, and recently-married Gabe Brown might not be far behind. But check out the family tree as it stands now below.
Billy Brown’s Family Tree
Billy Brown’s Older Children and First Wife
Notice something? Billy actually has more than just the seven kids we see regularly on TV. He actually has nine children, including two daughters from a first marriage. While his oldest daughter, Twila Byars, actually made an appearance on the ABP, there’s been no mention of his other older daughter. She seems to keep away from the spotlight, and hasn’t sought out any public relationship with the Browns. According to the Radar Online, Texas state records have Billy getting married as a minor to his first wife when he was 16 and she was 17. When the Facebook page Alaskan Bush People Exposed obtained the same paperwork, they revealed his wife’s name is Brenda and that, together, they had two daughters, Twila and Brandy.
According to the Exposed page, Billy revealed in his book Lost Years that they tied the knot so he could be released as a ward of the state. Five years later, the couple divorced — and according Billy himself, he seemed to eventually drop out of their lives. During Twila’s episode of Alaskan Bush People, he claimed that he hadn’t seen or spoken to her in about 30 years since she was around 15. Despite Twila’s TV appearance in 2016, this seems to be the case once again judging by her Instagram captions. Though she shares pictures with her dad, his new wife, and her younger half-siblings, they don’t seem to keep in touch much, though she revealed on Facebook she’d talked to Matt Brown in January 2019.
Billy Brown’s Older Grandchildren
If you missed that one episode of Alaskan Bush People, you might not have realized it, but Billy has actually been a grandfather for years. And he might have even more grandchildren than we — or he — realize. When it comes to Billy’s second daughter, Brandy, very little is publicly known about her life, but it’s possible that she also has kids. However, we don’t expect to see her or her family showing up on Discovery Channel anytime soon. Eldest daughter Twila has had two children already, although one of her daughters tragically passed away in a car accident a few years before she and Billy briefly reconnected. She seems to have a close relationship with her husband and other daughter, Bronte Byars, however, and the mom-daughter duo is regularly sharing selfies together on Instagram.
Billy Brown’s Younger Children and Second Wife
Billy and Ami Brown actually also married young — though Ami a little younger than Billy. The reality star’s second wife was allegedly only 15 when they tied the knot, about ten years younger than her 25-year-old groom. Together, they had another seven kids, with real names varying wildly from “Matthew” to “Merry Christmas.” We’ve seen them grow up on the show, and though they were pretty much already all over 18 when we met them (except the baby of the family), they’ve all seriously changed. Older son Bam Bam Brown seems to be pretty serious in his relationship with one of his show’s producers, Allison Kagan, and over the last year, Gabe secretly got married to his fiancé, Raquell “Rose” Pantilla, and Noah both tied the knot and welcomed his first child.
Youngest sister Rain Brown might just be third-wheeling for now, but it won’t be long either until all the kids are having their own kids and this family tree starts getting crazy complicated. Then again, they might have to leave the bush to meet someone (assuming they ever actually lived there) — or they can pull a Bam Bam and just start dating a crew member. But you can bet that, with nine kids, the Brown bush clan is only going to keep expanding.