Born in the fifth generation of a family that practiced polygamy, Irene Spencer spent 28 years in a polygamous marriage.
At the age of 16, she became the second wife of Verlan LeBaron. She eventually shared him with nine other wives and mothered 14 of his 58 children. In her book, “Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife,” published in 2007, Spencer shared her story of living as a polygamist’s wife, as well as her escape from the lifestyle.
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