Betty Jessop left the ranch but returned two days after her 18th birthday.
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Betty says she rejoined FLDS because she wanted to return to her old life, family and religion. "There was nothing that I wanted more than that," she says. "I did whatever it took to get back." 

Though Carolyn said she wanted to protect Betty from an early marriage, Betty says that wasn't always her mother's story. "After she left, she sat there and told us because she didn't want to live there anymore and she wanted something different," Betty says.

Betty says she never heard talk that she might be married at 14, and she says she doesn't know anyone who was forced to marry at a young age. Betty says she thinks 18 is a more appropriate age for marriage. "When they can accept that responsibility," she says. 
 
FROM: Exclusive: Oprah Goes Inside the Yearning for Zion Polygamist Ranch
Published on March 30, 2009

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