Salt Lake City, Utah–The rumors are all true. This morning President Russell M. Nelson confirmed that he is married to Sheri Dew, making him the first polygamist president of the church since Joseph F. Smith. It also means there never actually was an unmarried counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency.
“We’re excited to finally go public about this,” says Sister Dew-Nelson, “now I can finally stop walking awkwardly behind Wendy and Russell on our church trips.”
New rumors have surfaced claiming that Sheri Dew was actually sealed to Ezra Taft Benson, but has since been married for time only to Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, and now Russell M. Nelson. If true, this would earn her the distinction of the woman married to the most church presidents, a title previously held by Eliza R. Snow.
The throuple has been fined $750 by the state of Utah, the maximum fine for being polygamists.