Sextuplets reality show dad arrested for domestic incident

When I heard that a sextuplets reality show dad was arrested for domestic violence I thought it was that new self righteous douche from TLC who has been blogging about his haters. That guy only has quintuplets, though, so he must be feeling the pressure to add up in the competitive multiples reality show market. The multiples dad that was arrested is someone I’ve yet to hear of named Bryan Masche, who stars on Raising Sextuplets on WE. Apparently he got in an argument while visiting relatives and someone called the cops.

Bryan Masche, the father on the WE reality show Raising Sextuplets, was arrested while visiting relatives in Arizona and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and threatening domestic violence.

Masche, 32, was taken into custody at the Yavapi County Detention Center and released on $3,500 bond, a spokesman for Arizona’s Camp Verde Marshal’s Office tells PEOPLE.

The spokesman would not elaborate but confirmed published reports that Masche lost his temper, causing someone present to call 911. It is not known whether Masche’s wife and TV costar, Jenny, was involved in the incident.

Masche is the father of Arizona’s second-only set of sextuplets, born three years ago. The family currently lives in Florida.

According to the Camp Verde Bugle newspaper, Masche was arrested after allegedly threatening his family and beginning to yell and use profanities. When deputies arrived at the scene, Masche reportedly did not comply with authorities.

Had ‘Total Brutal Fights’

In an 2009 interview with PEOPLE, Bryan and Jenny admitted that raising six young children was not easy and that the couple argued. “We have totally brutal fights,” Jenny told PEOPLE.

Relying upon their faith, the religious couple sought to work through their marital problems. “When you understand that there’s no way out of marriage, that forces you to work on your marriage,” Bryan told PEOPLE.

“We both have an understanding in our minds that there is no out,” he added. “I know personally that I’m accountable to God, and Jenny knows she’s accountable to God, and we don’t have any way out of this thing. So if we’re going to be stuck with each other for the next 80 years, we better make it good.”

Their marriage, said Jenny, “is a work in progress, and it’s totally not perfect. But we believe that the stronger the couple is, the stronger the marriage is and the better it is for the children.”


Radar online has more details about how the guy resisted arrest. It sounds like a verbal altercation and not a physical one. Still, that’s not healthy for anybody and it’s a good thing their kids weren’t there at the time. They’ll surely witness plenty of other fights, though. What kind of ass describes his marriage by saying “we don’t have any way out of this thing” and “we’re going to be stuck with each other for the next 80 years“?

I haven’t seen this full show, but I saw some preview clips on YouTube, below, and to put it bluntly – the dad does not strike me as straight. Of course it’s hard to tell, but watch the clips below and tell me if I’m wrong. He also seems very combative with his wife and acts sarcastic and nasty. At one point he says to her “it’s time to stop dorking around and put on your big girl panties and get serious.” It’s doubtful that any amount of counseling is going to change that guy. These are the people that are being rewarded with reality shows. All it takes is some IVF and an unnatural number of kids at once and you too can be a star.

We.TV has clips of this show, but I couldn’t get them to run for me.

Photos are of the sextuplets’ third birthday on 6/11/10. Credit:





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  1. Marjalane says:

    I saw this couple on some obscure documentary years ago when she was still pregnant, (and HUGE) and I remember thinking this guy had the maturity level of an eighth grader- I wonder if Jon Gosselin is looking for a roommate!

  2. Kolby says:

    Who moves ANYWHERE with ANY NUMBER of children without first securing reliable employment? Stupid.

  3. jinni says:

    I watched the first couple of shows and he struck me as someone who didn’t really want those kids. He is just like the father from “Quints by Surprise”, he’s always talking about how much easier it all was before the sexpulets and just complains all of the time.

  4. Tuatara says:

    That poor real estae guy in the second clip. He’s standing there smiling while they are hurling insults back and forth. How totally awkward!

  5. Whatever says:

    I have no idea who these people are, but it makes me wonder. Like the old chicken or the egg saying, Which came first? Does reality TV turn people into worthless douches or are worthless douches naturally attracted to reality TV? Poor babies.

  6. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    What is up with her nose in that first picture?

  7. Kirsten says:

    I’ve only seen clips, but he seemed like an ass who really did not want to be a dad to that many kids.

  8. Kayleigh says:

    So which religion is it that forces you to stay in a abusive marriage?

  9. Stronzilla says:

    Charming. She’s the mother of sextuplets and he makes her schlepp the sofa into the moving van. And if she’s the one who had six kids why is he carrying the baby weight? And who was Jaba the hut with the cats-eye glasses?

  10. Chrissy says:

    I saw part of an episode awhile back. The wife was the only one working … and she was working super long hours … and the husband was trying to pass some test to become an investment advisor. All I kept thinking was who in the world would come to this guy for advice??? He isn’t providing for his own family … he didn’t seem involved with the kids either … I was left feeling so bad for the mom. But who knows … maybe the episode I saw was an off period for the family.

  11. jc126 says:

    If memory serves, this guy’s wife won a TON of money on Deal or No Deal a couple years back. She already had the sextuplets. I highly doubt they had any money before that. Why do people have these litters?

  12. California Surfer says:

    It is so way majorly harsh for this overpopulated world that technology is allowing people to breed like rabbits.

  13. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Kayleigh, Stupidity. That is the only religion where all people are forced to do anything.

  14. texasmom says:

    Wow, and I thought the Gosselins were unappealing! These two are *both* emasculating bitches!

  15. guesty says:

    remember seeing previews for this forever ago & thinking what a freakin tool. & he so is.

  16. Maddie says:

    I think it’s kind of sad that these people have all those kids at once and knowing how expensive it is, turn to the telly to make money to support their family.

    Every time I read about multiple births I think of that Canadian family and what happened to them.

  17. Sassy says:

    I’m not getting a gay vibe from the dad but I certainly get an immature asshole vibe from him. Yeah, welcome to Jon and Kate 2010,

  18. lilred says:

    Nice sentiment when he says “we’re stuck in this thing”.

    I’m accountable to God must be ass wipe speak for therefore I can treat everyone else like crap.

  19. Team Bethenny says:

    “I feel he absolutely does not love me or care about me…” What?!? That man’s contempt for his wife is appalling.

    And yeah, my gaydar needle, while not totally buried, is definitely wavering in that direction.

  20. OtherChris says:

    Kolby, that’s what I though. And in particular, to Destin FL. The economy has tanked in FL and the Panhandle got hit worst of all.

    The guy is a douche.

  21. LeeLee says:

    Please stop watching these reality shows about parents who have more children than they can afford to take care of! They shouldn’t be rewarded for being selfish. I never saw this show but caught the family on a morning news show. He is obviously frustrated about not being able to come out of the closet. So clearly gay.

  22. Kim says:

    I remember them making snarky comments about Jon and Kate’s relationship when this show started

  23. buell says:

    I’ve actually watched this show and he really does come off as an angry, petty man.

    “Religion” may say stay married to an abuser but not the God I worship. Get out!

  24. Marjalane says:

    So should we look for this woman to be on next season’s Dancing with the stars, ala Kate?

  25. Dawn says:

    I watched the show once. He’s full of it.

  26. Persistent Cat says:

    Prison would be one way of getting out of that house. I’d consider it, but then, I hate kids.

    Why is her face so busted looking? Stay out of the sun and stop injecting stuff in your face.

  27. hatuh says:

    What happened to the Canadian family?

  28. lucy2 says:

    “There’s no out! No way out! We’re stuck for 80 years!” What a lovely basis for a marriage. I guess his religion doesn’t have an issue with being an a-hole and resisting arrest?

    I’ve seen clips, mainly on the Soup. The day these breeding shows stop, I’ll be happy.

  29. Jo says:

    This guy is super abusive and a total Jerk.. ck out the web site “Television without Pity” in the forums of Candid reality tv and ck out what people say about him… PS I love that site!

  30. Karen says:

    @jc126: OMG…I caught that same episode of Deal or No Deal. It was my first time watching over Christmas and I was livid because the women wouldn’t shut up about how much she missed her babies and the husband admitted that he had not even changed a diaper. The kids were less than 18 months old at the time. I couldn’t believe that woman would continue to be married to him (whom, I repeat, had not yet changed a blooming diaper) and he’s yelling at her about whether or not to take the deal. I hate multiple birth reality TV families!!!!

  31. Karen says:

    @hatuh: Likely referring to the Dionne quintuplets. You can look their story up on Google or Wiki but they ended up being taken away from their family and raised like circus animals where people from miles around would pay admission to gawk at those poor children. It destroyed their family life and caused them all sorts of problems in life. Evidentally, reality TV producers don’t give a crap regarding the lessons learned from the Dionne girls.

  32. Meg says:

    I don’t know if that woman is braindead or a saint. If I had to deal with that, esp. while knocked up, the dude would need a wheelchair for the rest of his short, pathetic life.

  33. original kate says:

    these two look inbred as hell.

  34. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    @26 (I can’t see your name) but I share your sentiment:

    The old ‘The Jesus Made Me Do It’ excuse used by people who want to avail themselves of personal responsibility rears its head again. God is such a good scapegoat for people’s own misdeeds, you’d almost wish they would find a way to jazz up the presentation, you know, give it some razzmatazz for November sweeps. Everyone wants the priivilges of adulthood without accepting the responsibilities of it, and in the world of TLC it’s pretty good outlook for getting yourself married to a ‘shrieking shrew’ or ‘silent saint’. Nowadays, editing can’t be bothered to make these ineffectual fathers look like extras from The Donna Reed Show, so now Real World Issues have to step in the ring. ‘Oh, why won’t the economy do something about how lazy and fat I’m getting?’ I don’t know, man. Take it up with Aten or Isis or something.

  35. Chris says:

    I liked this show, the wife and kids are adorable. He is unbearable, the biggest douche ever. I stopped watching it because of him. She needs to get away from him ASAP.

  36. Bopa says:

    I would think that after the Jon & Kate mess they would avoid a family already on the verge of collapse but I guess it’s all about ratings.

  37. Lauren says:

    Does God approve of infertility treatments? Jon Gosselin changed hundreds of diapers, and did dirty work..stop criticizing him! This dude is creepy & selfish.

  38. nj says:

    WHY do people do this to themselves? WHY do they take these stupid chances? I love my kids but I would hang myself before I would take care of six newborns at once. Humans are not designed to do this. The arrival of one newborn can bring a lot of joy but also a lot of tears, frustration, exhaustion, anxiety and stress to the parent. Multiply that by six and you have disaster.

  39. Madison says:

    This doesn’t surprise me, a lot of men can barely cope with 1 or 2 kids let alone 6.

  40. ThickLikeCornbread says:

    Raising THAT many kids would make any1 go postal but he needs to find other ways to cope & keep his hands off of other ppl

    I guess they thought they would make some of that Gosselin money by doing a show- – WRONG! There is only ONE Kate Gosselin

  41. LP says:

    I watched the first few shows, but I had to stop watching after that because of what a douche the dad was. He is just horrendous way beyond the scale that Kate was a few years ago. At least Kate really did seem committed to the kids and family. this dad will literally laugh because his kids are crying and talk about how funny he thinks it is. It’s absolutely painful to watch. I just wanted to smack him repeatedly every time he was on, and feeling that kind of anger isn’t healthy. It’s best not to watch and let them go away.

  42. Gigohead says:

    I agree with Celebitchy, the guy sounds like a whiny Perez Hilton. Totally gay.

  43. GatsbyGal says:

    Wow, so he’s a fat prick and she’s hideous and looks like she could be his mom. Yeah, I’ll be seeing this show real soon…

  44. Isa says:

    Wow, they make me feel really grateful for my marriage. I watched this show a time or two back when I had satellite but never again! They make me feel uncomfortable in my own living room!
    I don’t care what they say, I do not think they will last. Respect is an important part of a marriage and neither one of them has it for the other. They will wear each other down until eventually one of them will start to consider divorce and then BOOM! It will all be over. It’ll be ugly. That’s my prediction anyway.
    I can’t stand how they call each other stupid just because they don’t agree on something, rather than discussing it like mature adults. They’re like overgrown toddlers, each just trying to get their own way. I feel sorry for their children.
    I’m also disappointed that I didn’t jump on the badnwagon and get impregnanted with a bunch of BABIES! in order to become rich and famous. It’s too late now that it’s old news and people are tired of watching this crap.

  45. Andrea-2 says:

    I had to stop watching because I don’t have it in me to watch a woman being abused and not do anything about it.

    He flies into terrible rages and rants like a two-year old. He’s kind of a big guy, so I can see being scared enough to call 911 if he went off on one of his rampages.

  46. Jennifer says:

    I have never, ever, EVER liked this guy. Every episode I’ve seen includes him losing his temper and yelling and screaming and throwing fits at his wife or his family or her family.

    He’s no Jon, he’s a much bigger douche than Jon is, believe me!

    The poor woman just takes it and says that’s just the way he is and always has been. I can’t imagine what kind of lives the six kids will lead with a father who loses his temper so easily.

  47. vegetalien says:

    why is everybody so focused on the husband? I agree he seems like a tool but she doesn’t strike me as any better.

    but more importantly, why oh why do people watch these shows!?? it’s sad that viewers don’t have more important things to do than watch a couple of strangers argue…

  48. Julia says:

    California Surfer, I <3 you.

    Babies are great and all, but ffs, people. Infertility (and sadly, mortality) keeps the population from exploding even more than it already is. I would never advocate witholding medical treatment from a kid, but come on–if you weren’t able to have a baby and now you’re having 8, it’s pretty easy to see how problematic that would be. Adopt.

  49. Michelle says:

    Ok here’s the deal I have lived near Lake Havasu Az. My whole life most men down there are douchebags. I agree if you aren’t able to have children try to adopt or at least make sure the man you are having 6 kids with loves you and is willing to sacrafice and love the multiple offspring. If I had that much money I would adopt and see the joy and love on one childs face not the disappointment and pain on six.
    I’m not pretending like I’m perfect. Every couple fights (unless they are pretending they are happy and don’t make woopie lol)but the truth is I wouldn’t go on TV and show all of America how much my life sucks and how I’m trying to pretend that it’s awesome. Money and fake caring/over caring for your kids doesn’t do anything except give a false sense of reality to the children and the mother/father. It’s lame!!! Fight just a little and then make up. It’s part of REAL love just make sure it’s not in front of the kids and make sure you make up like CRAZY. Everyone will be happier lol

  50. loridarlin1962 says:

    wow i live in Havasu, cant say that the douche bag population is any bigger here than everywhere else.true ,too many kid at once , reality show and mom working herself to death while he decides what he wants to be when he grows up, certain the deal about becoming a financial planner in a time when noone has any money! kinda makes u wonder doesnt it?

  51. L Fremd says:

    Is anyone else getting a bit bored with all these “multiple birth” or big family shows? I know they are hurting for money but this is ridiculous!

  52. alli says:

    Bryan is the biggest douche ever! jenny honestly picked the WORST husband ever!! he is a fat,spoiled, rude, bad father. I hope jenny gets full custody and never lets him be alone w his kids! he has serious anger management issues!

  53. B says:

    From Chris:

    “I liked this show, the wife and kids are adorable. He is unbearable, the biggest douche ever. I stopped watching it because of him. She needs to get away from him ASAP.”

    From Alli:

    “Bryan is the biggest douche ever! jenny honestly picked the WORST husband ever!! he is a fat,spoiled, rude, bad father. I hope jenny gets full custody and never lets him be alone w his kids! he has serious anger management issues!”

    I totally agree with both of your statements. He is is a horrible father and an even worse husband. He picks and picks and picks at Jenny, all while talking down to her like she’s somehow not as good as his highness is.

    He doesn’t work, but Jenny does. However, he won’t get his lazy ass out of bed to feed those children in the morning. His reasoning – “I have to take care of them all day so you should have to take care of them at least in the morning before you leave for work.” Considering she’s the only one working, his sole job should be taking care of the babes. JMO. I just think this guy is a huge jerk and massive douchebag. Sickening. Poor babes.