For years, Kody Brown’s antics made a mockery of plural relationships.
Now, Christine Brown has left him, mocking her former marriage as she moves on and lives her best life.
Kody has faced adversity before, but never like this.
Despite it all, he’s currently in the process of adding two new wives.
On April 1, 2022, an inside source within TLC revealed new details about Kody’s recently troubled love life.
“Kody knows that no one can replace Christine,” the insider began diplomatically.
“But,” the source continued, “his commitment to showing plural marriages and his lifestyle on screen remains strong.”
“The show airs months after things are filmed, so Kody has had a long time to process Christine’s departure,” the insider acknowledged.
“I wouldn’t say he’s over it,” the source characterized, “but he’s found a way to cope.”
The insider shared: “While grieving his marriage to Christine, he ended up in a new ‘entanglement.'”
While the source quickly clarified that Kody has not been accused of cheating, the biggest twist wasn’t that he healed this wound through talking with a new woman.
“I don’t want to spoil the details,” the source admitted, “but in finding one new woman, he actually found two.”
The insider confirmed that “marriage is on the horizon” Kody and both women, teasing that “fans will have to see for themselves” when his new romances air.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to tell when these “leaks” are leaks from friendly producers or deliberate leaks approved by higher-ups.
News is sometimes slowly released as a rumor or (as in this case) an unconfirmed report to sort of test the waters … and to build up hype.
The next time that we see a Sister Wives trailer, could there be brand new faces next to Kody’s?
We have to wonder what circumstances could lead not one but two women to fall into Kody’s lap so quickly.
In the short time since this inside source spilled the beans, fans have speculated that they could be sister wives from another marriage or even sister widows, as it were.
That could certainly explain why Kody was speaking to them — to others who understand what it’s like to lose just one spouse in a plural marriage.
We’d love to be a fly on the wall in that kind of support group! These folks would face very unique challenges.
That, of course, is merely speculation.
At the same time, we also find ourselves wondering how Kody’s remaining wives must feel.
Meri has put up with so much.
It’s been, what, a decade since she and Kody were last intimate? Maybe longer.
What’s more is that she has signaled a willingness to put up with so much more.
Armchair psychologists watching at home have suggested that Meri has seen Christine’s departure as her big chance.
With one wife gone, many things in the family dynamic could change, including how Kody views and treats the “loyalists.”
Meri and Kody’s relationship is no longer romantic … but that could potentially change, right?
The odds of that seem to go down considerably when one imagines two new women entering the mix.
Knowing nothing about them except that they are willing to join a plural marriage with Kody, it’s hard to say how they would interact with Meri.
But it doesn’t look like Meri, Kody’s longest-suffering wife, is getting an instant promotion.
Then comes Janelle, on the opposite end of the spectrum.
She has admitted that things are “strained” with Kody and that it would be “easy” to walk away.
Janelle has also spoken out in support of Christine — even as Meri has shaded her on social media.
The addition of two new strangers to the mix could be the final straw that sends Janelle packing permanently.
It could also, let’s face it, renew Janelle’s ties to Kody.
Janelle is a complicated person, and there’s a reason that she hasn’t been quite as hasty to skip town as some fans would like.
And then of course we have Robyn Brown.
We don’t know what she thinks of this any more than we know what exactly the nanny does.
Robyn is Kody’s newest wife — until now. Could this mean that she becomes second fiddle … or even a basement wife?
That could depend upon numerous factors, including whether or not these new wives come with children of their own.
(If they both have kids, and Kody wishes to adopt them as he did Robyn’s, we don’t know how he could go about that without creating a huge mess)
Maybe Robyn will get along fabulously with Four and Five, but honestly … viewers get the sense that Robyn would not enjoy being an afterthought.
Christine Brown, at least, is free and clear of all of this.
She will always be tied to Kody through their shared children and their decades of history, but she is home free.
And she probably isn’t too concerned about tentative Wife Four and Wife Five, for one very good reason:
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!
What exactly does the nanny do?
This cutting question from Christine Brown was the fuel that Paedon used to troll Robyn recently.
Was this the opening salvo in an escalating war between Team Christine and Robyn?
It turns out that Paedon has a more personal and complicated history with Kody’s favorite wife.
Paedon Brown opened up to The Sun about where things stand, not only with Robyn Brown but also with her children.
“My relationship with Robyn has always been strange and weird,” he admitted.
Paedon added: “There are honestly so many reasons for that.”
Just as a reminder, “What. Does. The Nanny. Do?” is what 23-year-old Paedon Brown’s shirt read.
Paedon has been deservedly controversial in the past, but this move was widely lauded by Sister Wives fans.
Naturally, people wanted an explanation, and frankly, we’re getting more inside information than anyone expected.
“I was rude to her kids,” Paedon admitted.
It turned out that he had an unfair, but not unreasonable, reason for acting that way.
“I saw my dad doing things with them that he didn’t do with me,” he explained.
“And so, I ended up being rude to them,” Paedon confessed.
“So,” he reasoned, “she didn’t like me being rude to her kids.”
What mother would? Being in a plural marriage doesn’t change that.
However, it sounds like some parts of that dynamic have drastically improved.
“My relationships with Dayton and Aurora are now great,” Paedon shared of the 22-year-old and 19-year-old.
“My relationship with Breanna is not good at all,” he admitted, “but that’s because she is several years younger than me.”
Breanna is 16.
The three children of Robyn whom he named are her eldest children from her previous marriage.
All three were of course adopted by Kody in 2015, which was why he had to (legally, not spiritually) divorce Meri.
Paedon also commented on his bond, or lack thereof, with Janelle’s 17-year-old, who is her youngest.
“My relationship with Savannah isn’t anything to talk about,” he characterized.
“I do love Savannah, we talk when we are in the same room,” Paedon described, “but we never had a great relationship.”
So … what was Paedon’s goal when he threw that shade at Robyn by wearing the shirt?
He says that it was simply a joke, not a salvo in a war with his dad’s wife.
“The crew loves the quote, and then my mom said it, and I knew it aired on the show,” Paedon explained.
The public backlash against Robyn has been “so huge,” Paedon acknowledged.
As a result, he thought that it would be “really funny” to buy one of those shirts and wear it.
Honestly? We don’t tend to agree with Paedon on much, but he’s not wrong. It was funny.
“I’ve only worn it once, and that was simply to post a video on it,” Paedon said.
“It was just funny. I’m not trying to dig anyone,” he clarified.
Paedon added: “It’s not me trying to say like, ‘Oh, this is a really funny shirt because mom blew up.'”
“I will always support my mom,” Paedon affirmed.
He added cryptically: “But me wearing this tee-shirt wasn’t me saying I’m totally for her.”
In other words, we guess that he’s not wading into the conflict, he’s just having a laugh.
Kody Brown has never been the greatest at expressing his feelings.
Most of the time it’s because he’s so abrasive and rude about everything — he rarely seems to think about how his words can affect other people, even the people he claims to love.
Sometimes it’s because he’s just not honest, even with himself, like in the footage we saw a few days ago where he said that he’s not at all the type to hold a grudge.
You know, like we haven’t been following his personal life for over a decade now and couldn’t give multiple examples of how this is clearly false.
And then, on occasion, he just doesn’t say what he needs to say.
As we’re going to learn in tonight’s episode of Sister Wives, this particular failing seems to be a large part of what inspired Christine to leave him for good.
If you’ve been watching the show for a while, but especially this season, then you know that Christine’s decision to leave Kody has been a long time coming.
He’d been pulling away from her for a while, he stopped visiting her altogether for a bit, and finally he told her that he didn’t want to be intimate with her anymore.
In a new sneak peek for the upcoming episode, which you can watch below, we see Kody expand on that bit a little more.
“My perspective of that experience,” he said, referencing a part of Christine’s interview that aired elsewhere in the tell-all, “was she came to me and said ‘Hey, we did this work on the house, wasn’t that for our intimacy?'”
“I went ‘No, it’s just stuff we needed to do,’ and she goes ‘Well, are we going to be intimate again?'”
He said that his response was a vague shrug, then explained “I never said no, that we weren’t going to be intimate again.”
“I was at a point where I wanted her to address the rumors that I’d been hearing from the kids that she was threatening to leave.”
So instead of actually talking to her about those rumors, he just denied sex and waited for her to figure out why he was upset?
“I never said we weren’t going to be intimate anymore,” he repeated, “but I didn’t want to be intimate because I had somebody who was basically stabbing me in the back, I felt like.”
Sukyana Krishnan, the tell-all’s host, listened to all of this nonsense, then finally asked “But why wouldn’t you ever question that? Like ‘this is what I’m hearing, this isn’t sitting well with me.'”
“Help me understand why you would never reach out to her and tell her why you’re so hurt by that,” she told him.
“FOMO,” he said, “fear of missing out, something like if we really have this conversation, how frank are we going to get?”
We’re not really sure how the concept of FOMO applies here, but it does make sense that he’d be scared to have such a big conversation, especially because the very next thing he said was “I don’t want her to leave.”
He was then asked if he’d ever said those words to Christine herself, and he looked kind of sad and lost before simply saying “No.”
What a mess.
Maybe if he’d just actually shared his true feelings with Christine then none of this would have happened.
There’s still a solid chance that she would have left anyway, of course — their marriage had had problems for a very, very long time.
But it probably would have been nice for her to at least hear that, you know?
Is Kody Brown done with polygamy??? In a sneak peek for the one-on-one reunion special of Sister Wives published by People, the 52-year-old opened up about his failed marriage with ex Christine Brown, who left him after realizing she no longer wanted to be in a plural marriage. As you may recall, the couple announced […]
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