As if West Virginia didn't have enough of an issue with the kids from Buckwild, now TLC is bringing us Gypsy Sisters from the hills of Martinsburg. We first met Mellie on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding as the stripper with a
heart of gold penchant for violence. Now she's joined by her older sister Nettie, cousin Kayla, and friend Laura. Admittedly, I am fascinated with the gypsy culture.
The show follows the four women and their families, as they bling, tat, clean, tan, and engage in vicious fist fights. Ah, yes, The Learning Channel at it's finest. I am glad to see that it's keeping up with all of the other high brow reality networks. That said, I will totally be watching this madness. It's like the Bad Girls Club, but with gypsies! And just wait until you hear what Nettie's grandchildren are named. You just can't make this up, people…you. just. can't. The show premieres on TLC at 9PM ET on Sunday February 10th.
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Nettie is the self-appointed matriarch of her giant gypsy family. One of ten siblings, she is used to being part of a large brood. At 38, Nettie has been married for nine years and has nine children of her own…plus two grandchildren named–wait for it–Ashton and Demi. YES! That is the best thing I've heard all day. When she's not spending time with her big family, Nettie is indulging in gypsy gossip and increasing the amount of bling in her wardrobe.
Kayla is Nettie and Mellie's first cousin, and she and Nettie were raised as close as sisters. She ran away from home at fifteen to marry her high school sweetheart, and they are still happily married fifteen years later. The couple has five children, and Kayla is a little concerned now that her oldest daughter is turning fourteen. She's hoping that Danielle doesn't follow in mommy's footsteps when it comes to marrying early. Kayla's favorite things are cooking, cleaning, and sparkling…even her braces have bling!
Mellie is the black sheep of the family and Nettie's younger sister. Nettie believes that Mellie is an embarrassment to the family name thanks to her violent antics and crazy stripper reputation, and the sisters have a very volatile relationship. Nettie raised Mellie from the time Mellie was thirteen when the girls' con artist mother (and "America's Most Wanted" alum) was sent to prison. At 23, Mellie has bucked the traditional gypsy system of being a dutiful housewife and starting a family. In fact, she's already been divorced twice! With a nickname like Hellie Mellie, she's sure to bring the heat this season.
Laura isn't related to the ladies by blood, but she is Kayla's sister-in-law. While not a true gypsy, she's accepted into the community and considers herself part of the pack. Married to Kayla's brother Gus, Laura and her family move around a lot thanks to his job laying pavement. The couple has two children–both girls, and are trying for a boy. Laura has gotten used to their life going back and forth between North Carolina and West Virginia.
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