'Seeking Sister Wife': Tosha’s Mom Is Worried She Might Be in a Polygamous Cult

Tosha and Sidian Jones are one of the new couples on TLC’s Seeking Sister Wife, a reality TV show about polygamous pairs who are searching for a sister wife to add to their families. After Sidian’s divorce from his first wife, he and Tosha – his second wife – began to search for a plural wife.

In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Seeking Sister Wife, which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC and Discovery+, Tosha’s mom laid all her cards on the table when she asked her daughter if she was part of a religious cult.

Tosha was Sidian’s second wife

Sidian and Tosha are both graphic designers from Boise, Idaho. They’re raising three kids together, all from Sidian’s previous relationships.

Tosha actually started out as Sidian’s second wife. When he was married to his first wife of many years, Sidian began to develop an interest in polygamy. Tosha met her future husband at work, and the rest was history.

But after the Seeking Sister Wife star moved in with Sidian and his first wife, things fell apart. Eventually, Tosha moved out while Sidian and his first wife tried to work on their relationship – but it was too late. Tosha and Sidian reconciled, and they realized they were still interested in practicing a plural lifestyle.

The ‘Seeking Sister Wife’ star talked to her mom in a new sneak peek

In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Seeking Sister Wife, Tosha sat down with her mom, Teresa, to break the news about her polygamous lifestyle.

As it turned out, though, Tosha didn’t have to do much explaining. Teresa let it slip that she already knew her daughter was a polygamist.

“Who would have thought you were going to grow up to look for a nice second wife?” Teresa asked her shocked daughter.

Tosha took a deep breath and admitted, “OK, yeah. I wasn’t sure how much you really knew or not. I figured you would have heard through the grapevine, but we hadn’t talked about it.”

The Seeking Sister Wife star’s mother said she’d actually known for years about her daughter’s “plural lifestyle.” Tosha’s sister had broken the news to Teresa, who initially found it “shocking” and concerning.

Naturally, Teresa wanted to know more about Sidian and Tosha’s relationship. She asked how many other wives the couple wanted, and if prospective sister wives would date both Sidian and Tosha or just Sidian.

Teresa also wanted to know if Tosha’s friendship with a sister wife mattered.

“Ideally, we get along,” Tosha explained. “If we didn’t get along, I don’t think it would work.”

Tosha’s mom worried that Sidian and Tosha were part of a ‘cult’

Still, Tosha and Sidian were having a hard time finding anyone who wanted to enter a plural lifestyle.

“It’s hard to find someone open to it who’s not religious about it,” Tosha lamented to her mom.

“Well, maybe because they don’t want to be part of a cult,” Teresa retorted bluntly. Next, she asked searchingly, “Are you a member of a cult?”

The Seeking Sister Wife star giggled and said “no,” but her mom pressed on with the line of questioning.

“Is it a religious thing with Sidian? Is that why he chose it?” Teresa probed.

Tosha assured her mom that polygamy wasn’t a religious practice for them. Instead, she explained that she and Sidian considered themselves “modern polygamists” because they weren’t religious or old-school.

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