Not all is well in the Mashce family. Bryan Masche, the patriarch of the Raising Sextuplets family was arrested over the weekend and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and threatening domestic violence. He was busted while visiting family in Arizona. He has been released under a $3,500 bond. No details have been released except for the fact that he allegedly got very upset, started to yell at his family and apparently threatened them and when the cops came, he didn’t calm down and was arrested. So who is Bryan Masche? Here are nine things about the dad of six and some clues of what made him snap.
• Byran met Jenny via emails when Bryan was in the Air Force and was stationed in Kuwait.
• They got married a year after they met on the internet, on January 2, 2004.
• After leaving the military, Bryan became a pharmaceutical salesman. He and his wife also have a real estate investment company.
• Bryan and his wife welcomed their sextuplets via artificial insemination which they opted to do after Jenny had two miscarriages.
• The sextuplets were born via C-section, but after delivery Jenny had heart failure and almost died due to complications from the pregnancy. She was in the ICU for five days and the babies were in the NICU for five weeks. Quite a dramatic start to life.
• The family originally resided in Lake Havasu City in Arizona but now live in Destin, Florida.
• Bryan and his wife Jenny have been honest about their arguing and that everything in the home is daisy and lollipops. They admitted to People that raising sextuplets is really hard work with Jenny adding that, “We have totally brutal fights.”
• They have struggled with their marriage saying that, “When you understand that there’s no way out of marriage, that forces you to work on your marriage.” Their religious convictions have made divorce not an option.
• Did he feel stuck? “We both have an understanding in our minds that there is no out,” he told People. “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.”
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