‘Sister Wives’: Fans Call Out Kody Brown’s Unequal Treatment of Robyn Brown

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kody Brown with kids Aurora, Mariah, Mykelti, Aspyn, and Logan

Since TLC’s Sister Wives first premiered again in 2010, viewers have suspected that polygamist Kody Brown had a favourite spouse.

Out of his 4 wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown, many followers thought he favored fourth spouse Robyn. In addition to being the youngest and latest spouse, having joined the household a few years after Kody’s different three wives, followers observed that Kody appeared happier and extra affectionate with the divorced mother of three.

What’s extra, Kody legally divorced his first spouse, Meri (though they nonetheless think about themselves married), so he may undertake Robyn’s three kids from her earlier marriage.

Sister Wives followers have additionally speculated that Kody spends extra time with Robyn than together with his different wives, and that he makes main household choices, just like the Brown household’s transfer to Flagstaff from Las Vegas, solely for her profit.

On the Jan. 26 episode of Sister Wives, “A Not So Merry Christmas,” the Brown mother and father argued over funds and clashed about actual property choices. Fans took to Twitter to level out what they thought was Kody’s unequal remedy of his wives, each on social media and in actual life.

Kody Brown with kids Aurora, Mariah, Mykelti, Aspyn, and Logan
Kody Brown with children Aurora, Mariah, Mykelti, Aspyn, and Logan | Denise Truscello/WireImage

Janelle broke the information that the Browns’ actual property wasn’t promoting

After the Browns moved to Flagstaff, Kody’s second spouse Janelle returned to Las Vegas nearly each weekend for months to carry open homes for his or her 4 cul-de-sac houses (at first, hers and third spouse Christine’s particularly). In “A Not So Merry Christmas,” Janelle sat down together with her husband and sister wives to interrupt some dangerous information.

The houses weren’t promoting. “Lots of people coming by way of,
however no provides, no real interest in buying,” Janelle revealed.

Christine defined that the issue in promoting was killing the household financially. “My house has been on the market for six months, and not one bite,” the Sister Wives star advised TLC producers. “So now I have two house payments, two water payments, two everything. It’s so disappointing.”

That’s when Janelle admitted she thought the household ought to settle
for a a lot lower cost. “I’m actually suggesting a $40,000 drop at your home
and my home,” she advised Christine, “after which the brand new listings [for Meri and
Robyn] would come on similar to mine.”

“I’m really tired of double rent and mortgage and double utilities,” Janelle continued. “It’s drained me. I’m ready to be done. It’s not what I expected, but I’m ready to close that chapter.”

Robyn was pissed off with Kody’s plan for the household’s Vegas houses

While Robyn and Christine have been pissed off by Janelle’s
suggestion, Kody wholeheartedly agreed. “I believe we have to minimize the loss. I
actually do,” he advised his wives. “I think we take the 40, I think we move.”

That’s when Robyn had an uncharacteristic argument together with her husband. In specific, the Sister Wives star was upset as a result of she claimed to have been “sold” on the thought of shifting to Flagstaff with the notion that the household can be utilizing the cash collectively from the sale of the 4 houses to construct on Coyote Pass, their new land in Arizona. Kody’s fourth spouse thought his new resolution was nothing greater than “whiplash” and impulsive.

But Kody insisted that this wasn’t a brand new resolution on his
half by any means. “I’ve been waiting for her to say this for two months,” he
advised Robyn as the opposite sister wives regarded on awkwardly.

“Really? This is so counter to what you sat there and mentioned
while you recommended the entire thing to us,” Robyn snapped again.

Kody’s youngest spouse, who has had two kids with him, defined to producers that she wouldn’t have agreed to maneuver to Arizona if she knew how troublesome it might be to promote their Vegas houses. “His big selling point was, we have all this equity in these houses, it’s going to set us up for the new place,” she advised TLC producers.

At the Brown household assembly, Robyn continued to precise frustration
with Kody, a uncommon transfer for his fourth spouse. “This is so towards what you sat
there and mentioned to us,” Robyn mentioned. “I don’t even know what to do with what you’re
saying…This could be very exhausting for me to modify to since you sat there pushing this
thought.”

She added, “You flip the place you’re at, like, each ten
seconds right here.”

But Kody was steadfast. “No I don’t,” he insisted. “I’ve
been right here for months.”

Robyn advised her husband he wanted to present her some house and time to just accept the monetary loss. “Can you slow down with the whiplash?” she mentioned testily. “Your intensity with the whiplash is what I’m frustrated with…I need a minute to adjust.”

‘Sister Wives’ followers observed the distinction in how Kody spoke to his wives

While Robyn was the spouse arguing most with Kody on the most recent episode, Christine and Kody have been at odds earlier within the season. Christine is essentially the most against Kody’s longtime dream of constructing a large, shared dwelling for all 4 wives.

The distinction in Kody’s reactions to Robyn’s frustration in
comparability to Christine’s wasn’t misplaced on Sister Wives viewers, who
thought there was fairly a distinction in how he handled every of them.

As the Jan. 26 episode aired, some followers took to Twitter to recommend that it appeared like Kody was enjoying favorites with Robyn. “It seems like Kody just wants to be with Robyn and keeps making really stupid decisions that are causing all of the financial distress just to please her,” one Sister Wives fan wrote. “Janelle should be the only one making the family financial decisions.”

Some followers even observed that Kody’s alleged unequal remedy of his wives prolonged to social media as properly. During the Jan. 19 episode, Kody wrote on Twitter, “So if I’m the protagonist in our little story, what’s @SWChristine2020 [Christine] ????? Just questioning…..”

Many Sister Wives viewers took this as a bitter jab
at Kody’s third spouse for rejecting his one-home thought. Some claimed he was
attempting to “embarrass” her publicly.

On this week’s episode, Robyn argued with Kody not solely about reducing their asking costs, but in addition about discussing the one-home thought on Christmas in entrance of their kids.

One fan pointed out the contrast in how Kody handled his wives as Robyn and Kody clashed, writing: “My question is…Will Kody now post a snide remark directed at Robyn, after her negative response towards discussing the one house?” Kody didn’t write a lot about Robyn’s complaints, main some Sister Wives followers to imagine he handled her extra respectfully than his different wives.

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