On June 11, 2007, Bryan and Jenny Masche welcomed six children into their world, three boys and three girls. Two years later, they let cameras into their home for the reality show Raising Sextuplets.
Now, following the arrest of Bryan, the couple finds itself legally separated. What the heck happened in such a relatively short period of time?
Relatives tell People the problems started when the family moved from Lake Havasu to Destin, Florida, which was the focus of the show's second season. And a cause for bickering between Bryan and Jenny.
"I have no idea why they did it," Jenny's uncle, Sergio Bustamante, told the magazine. "There's more support here," while Jenny's brother adds: "I don't think they put a lot of thought into it. If they had stuck here with our family support, it would have been better."Over a year ago, Jenny sensed problems in her marriage. She admitted to "brutal fights" with Bryan and said they often stay up into the early morning, trying to avoid going to bed angry.
"We have the ability to make or break [our children] and who they become and the security they have," she told People in April 2009. "The best thing you can give your children is showing a healthy mommy and daddy that love each other. We try really, really hard and pray a lot."
Let's all hope a separation is actually the best thing for these kids, as their parents are clearly better, and more peaceful, apart.