On the Friday ‘Sister Wives Look Back” special episode, Janelle Brown shared how she understood that her once-happy polygamy marriage’s end was coming.
The Brown family was looking down on the issue of where things went wrong, during which a fan questioned the reality star about why her former husband, Kody Brown, was still so angry when it seemed like Kody was getting what he wanted being in a life of monogamy with his only not divorced wife, Robyn Brown.
According to Janelle, Kody had always wanted a big United family, and they all came together and decided to give the children a treatment that made them feel like brothers and sisters. Janelle’s perspective says it’s the “big, united family dream” getting dissolved, which is the cause of Kody’s anger.
What is the cause of the downfall of the Brown family?
Sister Wives is an American reality television show that was broadcast on TLC and aired on September 26, 2010, where a young man, Kody Brown, with a dream of having a big family, goes for a polygamy marriage with four wives and 18 children.
The Brown family had been facing hardships for a long time, especially when Christine Brown took her departure, and it shook things up in the family. Janelle and Meri Brown had also taken divorce from Kody. As of now, 54-year-old Kody is in a monogamous relationship with his 45-year-old wife, Robyn Brown.
While trying to figure out the main issue for the downfall of the family and where it went wrong, Meri said, “There’s been a lot of speculation around that topic.” On Friday’s episode, Meri opened herself up by saying, “Was it bringing Robyn into the family? Was it going public? Was it moving to Las Vegas? You know, all these things that could have been.”
Moving forward with her buried frustration, Meri said, “I do not agree it was any one thing. I think it was a combination of things and also that we kind of quit wanting to work together as a family.”
Janelle, following Meri’s statement, shared her perspective when she said, “Look, we had our problems. There’s a big dynamic when you have those personalities, but we worked very hard together for the sake of the children.”
On the idea of polygamy, once being in one, Meri mentioned that she believes polygamy can work, and it actually worked for her during the first few years of their family. In response to the stance on this matter, Kody said, “Polygamy has just been something that I failed so badly at that I don’t think that I believe in polygamy for me.”
Sister and Wives started back in September 2010. Kody Brown, the protagonist of the series, had polygamous marriages with Meri Brown (1990–2014), Janelle Brown (1993), Christine Brown (1994–2021), and Robyn Brown (2014). Kody had 18 children in total from all his wives.
The Brown family, which was a dream of “United Family” for Kody Brown, had to face its downfall due to unresolved issues and continuously increasing unavoidable family drama. The family got shaken up as Christine left, followed by Meri and Janelle.
Kody had always wished that the family stayed intact, his wives would stay as close as sisters, and the children would be together with love as brothers and sisters under one roof. Robyn is the only partner Kody is left with now, and a demised family, which seems very close to an impossible task. Sister Wives is currently streaming on Max.