Transfer over, Duggars and Plaths, there’s a brand new large actuality TV household on the town! TLC is about to premiere The Blended Bunch, a present that follows the Shemwells as they alter to turning into a brand new blended household after the deaths of Erica Shemwell‘s first husband and Spencer Shemwell‘s first spouse.
“Spencer has 4 children and I’ve seven, so between the 2 of us, that’s 11 children,” Erica, 33, stated in her confessional through a preview for the upcoming collection. Erica is a mother to mother to Landon, 12, Emma, 10, Lily, 9, Sophie, 8, Tanner, 6, Amelia, 5, and Caleb, 3, in keeping with Individuals. Spencer, 32, is a dad to Brayden, 12, Harper, 8, Avery, 6, and Bexley, 4.
“We’re each widowed, I imply, we misplaced our earlier spouses. My husband, Tony, handed away from mind most cancers three years in the past,” Erica stated, choking again tears. “I really feel like my coronary heart was ripped out of my chest.”
“I misplaced my spouse, Aimee, in a automobile accident. I bear in mind sitting the children all in my lap, I stated, ‘Mommy handed away,’” Spencer stated, wiping away tears. “I assumed there was no method that I might ever love anybody like Aimee.”
Finally, each Spencer and Erica have been capable of bond over their losses and tied the knot. “I believe we’re just like the modern-day Brady Bunch,” Erica stated. “Besides now we have no Alice. We want an Alice,” Spencer joked.
Sadly, not everyone seems to be on board with Spencer and Erica mixing their households. A few of their youngsters are struggling to regulate to their new stepsiblings, and Erica’s brother, Quinn, was very vocal about their option to have Spencer legally undertake his nieces and nephews.
“As your brother, I take into consideration if I died, I don’t know if I might need my child to have any individual else’s final title,” Quinn stated, getting emotional.
Erica additionally spoke candidly about what she thinks Spencer feels about her. “Typically I actually simply surprise if there are moments when Spencer needs that Aimee was right here as a substitute of me,” she informed a good friend.
She later opened as much as her brother about her battle with panic assaults after the lack of her husband, explaining that in her episodes, she looks like she “can’t get a superb breath.”
“Spencer, why do you not have a clue your spouse has panic assaults?” Quinn requested his brother-in-law in a confessional.
In one other scene, Quinn confronted Spencer. “I went by that complete traumatic expertise with terminal most cancers, after which right here any individual desires to marry my sister?” Quinn stated. “I imply, my true emotions [are] kinda like, what are you doing?’”
The Blended Bunch premieres on TLC Tuesday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET.