HBO’s The Vow takes viewers contained in the harrowing world of NXIVM by shedding gentle on the internal workings of the intercourse cult (which operated beneath the guise of a self-help group) and its former members, together with Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson and her husband, Anthony “Nippy” Ames. Edmondson and Ames met by means of NXIVM in 2006, and they later linked by means of this system’s V-Week, which is the group’s model of an grownup summer season camp. They eventually tied the knot in Might 2013, with a number of of the cult’s members serving within the bridal get together. Similar to with Mark Vicente and Bonnie Piesse’s nuptials, NXIVM chief Keith Raniere additionally wrote Edmondson and Ames’s wedding ceremony vows.
Following their wedding ceremony, the couple moved to Vancouver, the place the Albany-based group had opened a brand new heart, with Edmondson as one of many house owners. Shortly after, Edmondson and Ames welcomed their first little one, a son named Troy. On the time, Edmondson was certainly one of NXIVM’s most outstanding members, recruiting 1000’s of individuals to the group and even becoming a member of NXIVM’s women-only secret society DOS. In the meantime, Ames was the top of Society of Protectors (SOP), an unique males’s membership; nonetheless, he had no prior data of DOS.
Initially, Edmondson was joyful to be a part of DOS, on condition that she was invited by Lauren Salzman, daughter of cofounder Nancy Salzman — that’s, till she was branded through the “initiation ceremony.” From that second on, Edmondson started seeing all the pieces that was improper with NXIVM and ended up leaving in 2017. As soon as Ames came upon about Edmondson’s branding, he additionally left, however not earlier than he and Edmondson recorded a ultimate dialog with Lauren Salzman, through which she tried to get him to know.
To at the present time, Edmondson and Ames are still happily married, and primarily based on their Instagrams, they’re residing in Canada. They’ve additionally expanded their household and at the moment are proud dad and mom to another beautiful boy named Ace.