Alaskan Bush People star Ami Brown will reunite with her estranged family after three decades, it has been reported. The emotional reunion will be recorded on camera for the series. The mother and daughter duo, along with other members of the family, are meeting for the first time in three decades.
The family reunion is expected to happen on June 28 when Brown’s mother Earlene Branson, sister Jeana Williamson, and cousin Chuck Gilbert will fly to Alaska from Texas for the spectacular episode, Radar Online has reported. Ami’s brother Les Branson has confirmed the reports.
“They’re going to try to find them somehow,” Les told Radar. “We love Ami and miss her very much.”
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Gilbert will share the pictures from emotional Alaskan Bush People Reunion With Secret Daughter on all social media networks. Brown and her husband Billy had no intention to meet 83-year-old Earlene despite her numerous calls. However, Earlene has taken up on herself to fulfill her last wish to see her daughter Ami before she takes her final breath. Earlene and her family are expected to stay with Ami for at least one week.
The entire family was last together in 1979 when Billy, then 26, married a 15-year-old Ami. Earlene provided consent to the couple’s marriage as the marriageable age in Texas was 14 back then. According to the website, Bill and Ami married in Tarrant County, Texas on June 16, 1979. The couple left the family to lead a new life and have been away from them ever since.
The Alaskan Bush People family has many members besides Bill and Ami. The couple also has seven children including Matt, 33, Bam, 31, Bear, 28, Gabe, 25, and Noah, 23, and sisters Snowbird, 21, and Rain, 13. Ami was just 18-year-old when she first became a mom to Matt.
The special family reunion is expected to give a boost to the recent declining ratings of Alaskan Bush People. The reality show has seen a recent decline in their ratings and there are speculations in the media that the show might not be extended after the next season.
Alaskan Bush People is Discovery Channel’s most viewed shows, which airs on Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET.