‘Sister Wives’: Kody Brown Called the Other Brown Adults ‘a Bunch of Hypocrites’ After Mariah Brown’s Engagement

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robyn Brown, Aurora Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Gwendlyn Brown, Aspyn Brown, Christine Brown and Mykelti Brown

When Meri and Kody Brown’s daughter, Mariah Brown, got here out as homosexual in 2016 on TLC’s Sister Wives, some followers have been shocked to see that the fundamentalist Mormon polygamist household was so supportive of her.

Kody and his 4 wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown, are all members of the Apostolic United Brethren, a spiritual sect that disallows same-sex relationships. But they embraced Mariah with open arms and supported her proper to be in any form of relationship she desired.

Still, when Mariah introduced her engagement to her longtime girlfriend on the Feb. 9 episode, “An Awkward Valentine’s Day,” the Sister Wives patriarch needed Mariah and her fiancée to get married a lot sooner than they’d deliberate.

Robyn Brown, Aurora Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Gwendlyn Brown, Aspyn Brown, Christine Brown and Mykelti Brown
Robyn Brown, Aurora Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Mariah Brown, Gwendlyn Brown, Aspyn Brown, Christine Brown and Mykelti Brown | Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

Mariah introduced her engagement to her faculty girlfriend

At Kody’s 51st party, which is all the time a serious household occasion, Mariah dropped the information that she was engaged to her girlfriend of a number of years, Audrey Kriss.

Audrey and Mariah began courting after they have been undergraduates at Westminster College in Utah. After two years collectively, Audrey moved to Chicago together with her girlfriend, who’s pursuing a twin grasp’s diploma in social work and social justice at Loyola University Chicago.

While
Kody opened his presents, he talked about a “growing family.”

“Growing
household?” Mariah requested her father.

“Do
you need it to develop?” the Sister Wives patriarch requested.

“I
do, truly,” Mariah introduced. “By one.”

That’s
when she confirmed off Audrey’s glowing engagement ring, and the household erupted
in excited screams.

Meri revealed that she hadn’t recognized about Mariah’s huge information beforehand. “I am so excited,” she gushed. “And she is such a stinker, I didn’t even get to know anything about it.”

The Brown household mirrored on Mariah’s coming-out announcement

Kody
shared that Mariah got here out to the Brown household in the summertime of 2016.

And
regardless of his faith, Kody spoke for the household in saying, “We have chosen that
we settle for Mariah and her selecting to marry Audrey. We’re very pleased with it and
we’re tremendous excited to see their life collectively.”

The
Sister Wives star mentioned they’d raised their kids to not see same-sex
marriages any otherwise from heterosexual marriages. “I feel our youthful
kids don’t even make the excellence,” he mentioned.

At Meri’s request, Mariah revealed her engagement story. “So we went to the Women’s March again, and since that’s kind of when we first started dating, I decided it would be really cute if two years later we go back and I ask her to marry me.”

The Sister Wives star shared that she pulled Audrey off to the facet in the course of the march for his or her huge second. “I’m still in shock,” Audrey gushed.

Kody needed Mariah to shorten her engagement to Audrey

While Kody was pleased about his daughter’s engagement, he admitted he thought it was far too brief.

“When
are you getting married?” he requested Mariah.

“When
I’m performed with faculty,” she replied. “Probably like threeish years.”

But
her dad wasn’t pleased with that reply. “I bought an issue with that form of
distance,” he mentioned. “If you’re severe about it, it is best to simply get married. You
actually don’t want to attend.”

Mariah mentioned she didn’t to cope with the stress of faculty together with the stress of marriage ceremony planning, however her dad shot again, “That’s a poor excuse. You should get married within a year.”

“I
know you’re excited, Dad,” Mariah joked, however Kody persevered. “I assume six
months, okay, too quickly…9 months?” he requested. And when she mentioned she and Audrey
had recognized one another for 3 years and dated for 2, he replied, “Okay, so like
a six month engagement can be regular after that.”

But
Kody’s wives thought he ought to loosen up a bit. “Can we simply have enjoyable now,
please?” Christine requested.

“We’re
simply celebrating the engagement, the announcement,” Robyn replied.

Kody defined that he bought married with out figuring out his companions for years and didn’t perceive why they thought they wanted so lengthy. “All of the rest of us got married in 15 minutes, okay?” the Sister Wives star mentioned. “A bunch of hypocrites over here.”

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