Sister Wives viewers assumed Christine Brown’s strained relationships with her sister wives, Meri, Janelle and Robyn, was a contributing factor to her decision to leave the family. Now it appears she may just have been trying to ditch Kody!
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Sister Wives‘s Robyn and Janelle Brown have very different viewpoints when it comes to how hard Christine and Kody tried to save their 25-year marriage. Robyn is angry about Christine leaving, feels it’s a “waste,” and doesn’t think she tried. Meanwhile, Janelle thinks that both Christine and Kody tried so much that she repeated the word “tried” multiple times during the third part of their Season 16 One-on-One interview with Sukanya Krishnan.
Kody Brown seems to no longer be actively participating in the polygamous lifestyle when it comes to love and romance. Though he still may consider himself to be spiritually married to three women at this point, he has expressed that he has no desire for romantic love or any sort of intimate bond with Meri. When he told Christine he no longer wanted intimacy from her, she ultimately decided to leave him. For a while, viewers didn’t know where Kody stood with his second wife Janelle, but he is now making it clear that he is not in love, or “in sync” with her. He has previously revealed that he took “romance” off the table for Janelle, and now she’s saying that they are “good friends” in a committed relationship.
Meri Brown revealed on Part 1 of the Sister Wives One-on-One special that airs tonight (Sunday, January 30, 2021) that she has not had a physical relationship with Kody in over 10 years, which is years before the Catfish scandal. Neither Kody nor Meri have gone into detail about why their relationship first broke apart, but they are both adamant that it was before the Catfish situation. In their 2015 book
Season 16 of Sister Wives ended with the muddled dissolution of Kody and Christine’s 25-year marriage. We were left with Christine declaring that the end of their spiritual marriage was between “her and God,” while Kody is grappling with feelings of relief after finding all of his things packed up in the garage. Something else, however, was left hanging for the viewers. Janelle revealed that her sons Garrison and Gabriel had tested positive for COVID after not feeling well. She and her daughter Savannah were waiting on test results, but the audience got no more updates from Janelle.
One of the many controversies amongst the Sister Wives‘s Brown family playing out on television right now is the fact that in the fall of 2020 Kody Brown wanted to evict his sons Garrison and Gabe Brown from their mother Janelle’s home because he felt they weren’t following his COVID-19 protocols strictly enough. At the time, Kody was living at his other wife Robyn’s house for the past nine months. Garrison was 22 at the time and staying at his mom’s house while he saved money for a down payment on a house in the competitive Flagstaff market. He’s now realized that goal and closed on a $329k 4-bedroom home.
On tonight’s episode of Sister Wives Kody reveals that Christine has an “employee.” He drops this in while talking about how their COVID precautions have an “economic” angle in that some of them have people they work with that could be exposed. This seems to be some sort of retaliation for the fact that Christine outed that he and Robyn had a nanny coming in and out of the home, who Kody called an “employee.” Linking the word “employee” to both situations, especially surrounding COVID protocols, implies that Christine also had someone coming in and out of her home too. It turns out that Christine’s employee does remote work for her MLM businesses and is not a nanny or housekeeper that comes into her home, so it isn’t comparable to Robyn’s employee.
On Sister Wives Kody Brown has made it clear that he expects his four wives to choose their relationship with him over their children. He went so far as to say he wanted to evict two of his children, Garrison and Gabriel, from their mother’s home without her consent. Kody is not on the lease, so has no grounds to do so, but is callously adamant about the wish for them to leave. The motivation for this is cloaked in strict COVID-19 rules that are meant to protect the family, but the issue seems to be about something else entirely.
Kody Brown’s slide into utter disharmony with his family continues with Sunday night’s episode of Sister Wives. In the episode, Kody says he wants to evict his sons Garrison and Gabe from Janelle’s house and tries to explain why he’s being so Draconian with his rules: he says he’s going to hate “a bunch of” people in his family if one of them dies from COVID. He then brings up that he thinks one of the reasons Christine hates him is because she thinks he was negligent with Truely when she developed life-threatening kidney failure in 2014.
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely decimated the Sister Wives‘ Brown family, not necessarily because of strict precautions and rules but because of a lack of communication, compassion, and commitment to getting creative maintaining relationships. On this week’s episode, the Brown spouses finally got together talked about some of the specific COVID rules that Kody wants everyone to abide by in order for family members to interact. Keep reading for the complete list!
“You have a nanny over. She’s over all the time. I don’t understand why Ysabel can’t come over and hang out. She’s devastated,” Christine tells Kody in a preview for next week’s Sister Wives. In interview, Christine pointedly asks “What does the nanny do?”
On Episode 4 of Season 16 of Sister Wives Meri and Janelle Brown finally confront issues that have been plaguing them for decades as sister wives. The two women met at Coyote Pass to get honest and open in a socially distanced setting.