My Five Wives premieres Sunday night and star Brady Williams is comparing going public as a polygamist to “coming out of the closet.”

“It’s very liberating. You don’t worry if somebody thinks you’re a polygamous anymore because everyone knows,” Williams told AP.

Williams, his five wives and their 24 children live outside of Salt Lake City.

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They were previously members of a Mormon sect called Apostolic United Brethren but withdrew almost a decade ago.  They remained polygamists, Williams said, because they prefer the lifestyle.

Williams and his family join Sister Wives on TLC.  It airs Sundays at 10/9c.

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