women of tlc's 'meet the putmans' family explain their religion in a new interview

Women of TLC’s ‘Meet the Putmans’ Family Explain Their Religion in a New Interview

In TLC’s new series, “Meet the Putmans,” a large and growing family of 25 people are living together under the same roof.

Since the new series aired in January of 2017, fans of the show have noticed the family seems very religious. But, as In Touch Weekly reported, the family has never mentioned which religion it follows.

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In a new Facebook Live video, four of the Putman women sat down for a brief interview.

When someone asked if they “felt comfortable” explaining which religion they follow, Kacie Putman, Brandon’s wife and mother of five children, responded:

“We always just say we’re Christian. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, bottom line.”

Jen Putman, Billy’s wife and mother of four, agreed with her sister-in-law. Then, the women moved on to the next question.

For those unfamiliar with the show, the Putman family lives together in a home on the shores of Michigan’s Lake Huron. They are currently building a 15-bedroom home to accommodate their growing family.

Bill and Barb Putman have four married children — Billy, Blake, Brandon, and Blair — and 15 grandchildren. The only daughter, Blair, had to ask permission to move out of the home, which was controversial for the family.

As previously reported by Dearly, the family’s unique living situation started in 2006 when Billy and Jen moved back home after they got married. The couple gave birth to twins, and soon afterward, other members of the family started moving back home.


According to MLive, head of the household Bill Putman was the person who wanted to keep his family in the same house. Bill became an orphan when he was 8 years old.

He explained during the show:

“Being an orphan teaches you how to love because you don’t have it. I brought that to the family. That’s why there is so many of us (living together).”

Fans of the show have expressed concern the Putman family could be similar to the Duggars, another TLC reality family with 19 children. According to Bustle, the Duggars are Independent Baptists.

While Kacie’s response doesn’t entirely explain if there’s a specific denomination the Putman family prefers to follow, based on their show, the family is focused on raising their family with God in their lives.

As Barb previously explained to Dearly, “Being together is a huge blessing.”

Dearly reached out to the Putman family for further clarification, but they had not responded by the time of publication.

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