Sister Wives has fascinated viewers for over a decade now, and whereas not thought of considered one of TLC’s greatest reveals of all time – it actually has its followers. The present holds a sure fascination amongst actuality tv followers as a result of it reveals off a household construction that not many individuals have skilled or come throughout in their very own lives. Like all good actuality TV reveals, it offers viewers an fascinating perception into how different individuals.
And, like all actuality tv reveals, Sister Wives does not spare any particulars, however there are some issues that will have been glossed over with regards to Kody’s historical past together with his a number of life companions – leaving viewers with questions on Kody and his wives’ ages in addition to the timeline of their relationship over time, even 16 seasons into the present. The collection begins with the five-person union already being shaped, and so they solely speak about their historical past sparingly. Audiences have been left to marvel how previous they’re and precisely when and the way they met. Fortunately, the household has mentioned a few of this in bits and items on the present, whereas additionally filling within the gaps in interviews.
The patriarch and architect of the unorthodox household, Kody Brown, was born in Wyoming on January 17, 1969, to a Mormon household. His father was not initially a polygamist, he as a substitute turned one afterward in Kody’s adolescence.
Kody has fairly the massive household tree, as he has fifteen organic youngsters, three adopted youngsters, and 9 siblings. Whereas massive actuality tv households is probably not out of the peculiar for seasoned actuality viewers – with loads of reveals like 19 Youngsters and Counting giving viewers an inside look into terribly massive households – Kody’s polygamous relationship actually offers Sister Wives a singular twist. Kody has beforehand maxed out at 4 wives, however he at the moment has three: Meri, Robyn, and Janelle.
Meri Brown, Age 51
Meri has virtually the identical birthday as Kody (January 16), simply two years later, as she was born in 1971 in California. She too was raised in a polygamist family, together with her father embracing it. She was a dedicated Mormon who attended church usually, which is the place she would meet Kody.
Meri was 19 after they met, and the 2 can be married inside a yr. She was the primary spouse Kody had, and the one official marriage till the 2 divorced in late 2014. The pair solely divorced for authorized causes, to make it simpler for Kody to undertake one of many youngsters of one other spouse, Robyn. The 2 have one daughter collectively, and stay spiritually married, as they describe it. Meri has helped make Sister Wives one of the controversial TLC reveals, changing into embroiled in a catfishing scandal in 2015 (per InTouch Weekly).
Robyn Brown, Age 43
The youngest of Kody’s wives, Robyn, was born on October 9, 1978 in Utah, just some months shy of a decade after Kody. With legal guidelines of their dwelling state of Utah stopping authorized marriages to a number of companions, Robyn is at the moment the one sister spouse legally married to Kody.
Robyn met David and Meri collectively at a mutual pals home. Robyn had not been in a polygamous relationship herself, however did develop up in a family that had one. She formally joined the household by changing into spiritually married to Kody in Could of 2010, earlier than having a authorized marriage with him in December of 2014. The 2 have a son and daughter collectively, whereas Kody turned the authorized father of Robyn’s three youngsters from her earlier marriage. The 2 of them appear to have essentially the most intimate and “conventional” husband-wife relationship.
Janelle Brown, Age 52
The closest in age to Kody, Janelle was born a number of months after him on Could 6, 1969 in Salt Lake Metropolis. She was the one considered one of his wives to return from a monogamous family, however her mom is supportive of her and the household.
She met Kody and Meri when she was 19, earlier than formally becoming a member of the household when she was 23 in January 1993. The three of them have been shut pals with Janelle being intrigued by their non-conventional relationship, however not but prepared for a dedication to them at first regardless of the love that they had for one another. She was married in a monogamous relationship earlier in her life earlier than assembly Kody. She and Kody have six youngsters.
Christine Brown, Age 49
Final however not least, Christine was born on April 18, 1972 to non secular and polygamist mother and father in Utah. She was the third sister spouse to affix the household, changing into spiritually married to Kody in March 1994. She in the end break up from Kody in late 2021.
The 2 have been pals for years previous to their non secular union, and her becoming a member of the household was usually mentioned throughout that point. After her marriage, the 2 went on to have six youngsters with one another, earlier than she in the end determined to finish the wedding virtually twenty years later. The 2 do appear to be on good phrases and are placing their variations apart for the advantage of their youngsters.
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