‘Sister Wives’ Reveal Their Shocking Secret: They Barely Know Each Other

Mon, February 24, 2014 11:56am EDT by 120 Comments 205,383 Article Views
'Sister Wives' Finale Recap
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Dianne

Posted at 4:06 AM on July 29, 2014  

I Think they should all leave Kody and sue him for child support and alimony.

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Lynn

Posted at 12:52 PM on July 30, 2014  

He is only legally married to Meri. The other three can’t sue for alimony because they aren’t really married. He actually has 16 kids out of wedlock.

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Kathyb

Posted at 4:48 PM on July 28, 2014  

I like the show, it is entertainng……who cares what they do with their lives and if TLC pays well, so be it, not like athletes aren’t overpaid!!!!!!!!!

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Honest Abe

Posted at 12:18 PM on July 28, 2014  

I watched the first 2 seasons of this show. I don’t really have a moral problem with polygamy, if all parties involved are actual consenting adults–a restriction that in my mind at least is not satisfied if children are raised as part of an insular group and indoctrinated to accept without question the group’s preferences from birth, but whatever. That doesn’t appear to be the case with the “Sister Wives” family, so I don’t really have a problem with the show on that level. However, Kody is obnoxious and extremely dislikable. His smug face practically triggers my gag reflex. It is obvious that he has no real interest in any of his kids, just on increasing his “pack” (kind of like a dog, but I wouldn’t want to insult any dogs out there). This is a disgusting attitude to many of us out there, who think that the decision to bring a child into the world ought to be the product of serious, weighty consideration, or at least it ought to require a substantial investment of time and love once the child is here. I won’t go so far as to say that he doesn’t “love” his children, just that he obviously defines “love” differently than I do. And his relationship with his wives, maybe with the exception of the youngest, prettiest one, is utterly unconvincing. I don’t know what affection the author of this article is referring to. At least in the seasons I watched all of the affection directed at the wives (again, excluding the newest one–for now) seemed forced. His wives support his indulged, perpetual teenager-like lifestyle, and do all of the work of raising his spawn. The show may be mildly entertaining, but I stopped watching because I don’t want to be a part of supporting this jerk’s lifestyle.

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 4:50 PM on July 28, 2014  

We pretty much agree on Kody. Feel sorry for his wife, concubines and children.

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Betty

Posted at 8:56 PM on July 27, 2014  

I think Kody is such a freak. He’s just a big kid and the wives handle everything yet letting Kody believe he is in charge. This season his eyes look like he is on drugs and what’s with the ponytail? We all know that doing this show is where their income comes from. I know I’m done I have better things to do than to watch the idiot run around like he is (large and in charge).

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carol

Posted at 8:20 PM on July 27, 2014  

One of the wives just said they didn’t want to be with only one man that would be too much work. I think that is so sad – sincerely sad. Christine and jenellle could have found the most devoted husband and had incredible lives. They were all bamboozled but this Beaty eye ( just his hilter seral killer like). Unfortunately grabbed the attention of this naive girls and he took advantage of them. They are all so unexperienced that they doN’t even realise the family they just meet that were,’t pologmist but we’re living together. That guy in Missouri they just sound like they are in a sexual BDSM type situation and it doesn’t sound like what the Brown’s type people preach but they can’t even see it. I want to print bumped stickers or t shirts saying free Janelle – free Christine.. they were just CHEATED the singular affection they both deserve – not the loser they got. Robyn and Merri on the other hand – deserve the freak! God Bless

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Martha

Posted at 8:09 PM on July 27, 2014  

If meri is childless and you are all so close why doesn’t one of the other wemon Carry her egg and jar a child for her

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 4:51 PM on July 28, 2014  

Why comment on a show you’ve obviously never seen?????? Diarrhea of the mouth?????

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Jayman onny

Posted at 5:18 AM on July 24, 2014  

I think the guy is jobless if he would have got better things to do

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Julius onnyfade

Posted at 5:15 AM on July 24, 2014  

It is rubbish.

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Shelley

Posted at 10:38 PM on July 21, 2014  

These women to me have a combination of 2 issues.

1 is they were all (I think all were) raised like this and have been engrained to think this is right. But it’s men that have said this. That says a lot.

2 is self esteem. Most people crave a close bond with a another. Emotional and sexual. And most have no desire to share that with another. These people I believe don’t want to share their husband but have been engrained to think they can’t have that.

It’s not the worst thing. Some homes are highly abusive and have worse issues so I don’t have strong feelings about them being wrong. But I could never do it.

I have had a boyfriend cheat on me and the pain was torture and took months to get over it. I could never watch it.

Big Love was a very different look.

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Christina

Posted at 3:42 AM on July 21, 2014  

How about all of you mind your own business & let them live their lives the way they want to. It’s not like anyone is forcing their ways or beliefs on you. They are an interesting family, hence why they are on television, so just get over yourself. Let them be who they want to be & the same for their children. You are not god, so there is no need to preach. Everyone has their own fundamental beliefs. I don’t believe their religious ways & I am a monogamist. However, they are good people & their children are amazing. So please, think before you write such rude & judgmental things that can not be taken back.

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Kathryn werner

Posted at 10:44 PM on July 22, 2014  

Ok yes I watch this show but my take on it is this kody is only legally married to meri, She is sitting in the cat birds seat. I am a christian how they live their live is nobody business, they answer only to God. The way I see it is kody is living in sin with janell,christina and robyn. they cant be legelly married. They seem to all be good parents,but it doesnt matter how you slice the cake, he is still only married to meri.

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Vicki

Posted at 7:53 PM on July 19, 2014  

It was weird they all got separate houses putting themselves into more debt. Obviously not one big happy family confirming separate lives and wives in denial

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 8:09 PM on July 19, 2014  

I keep wondering how they can afford 4 brand new homes, car payments, food, insurance, medical expenses, business expenses, Janelle’s peronal trainer, college tuition and college expenses….yet Robyn keeps running her yap about another baby. WHERE IS THE MONEY COMMING FROM???????? Does TLC REALLY pay that well????????? I’m contacting them first thing Monday morning—I had a fart come out sideways once.

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asha

Posted at 1:03 AM on July 7, 2014  

“Love should not be divided, but Multiplied”! If that is true, why should not the wives multiply husbands as well?

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stanley burton

Posted at 5:32 AM on July 5, 2014  

i thought it was below the belt for Kody to minimise Merri”s feelings at her daughters graduation..She is the only wife with 1 child,and he belittled her behind her back to his favourite wife Robyn..If we can all see that he treats Robyn far better than his other 3 wives,Then why can”t his other 3 see the truth..Even the builders working on the houses could see he favours Robyn the most.i find that so demeaning and a betrayal of Merri,who is actually is his only legal wife,but to Janelle and Christine also..In the situation he is in.he has no right to try and turn 1 wife against the other..

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Tricia

Posted at 10:53 PM on June 29, 2014  

Honestly, I think he has only ever, just wanted to stand out and Meri supports his big ego and even bigger ideas. I believe she felt (and maybe he told her?) she was not enough for him and what an excuse to fall back on…’Hey, I was polyig once’. I bet, if we were in the 80’s they would have diagnosed the guy ADHD for sure!?
I feel, Janielle was in the right place right time when he needed a 2nd.
Christine…Everyone seems to forget, that he commented on her eating like a pig when she scarffed her food down on the first date? It really is all about others perceptions to him…Actually, better put…It’s his REPUTATION that he cares most about. Can you imagine what other guys say when they find out? “You tha man, Cody’…YUCK!! So no need to bash others on their opinions of weight bashing, he has probably thought it too!!
But who better than to have on your arm, than an ‘Allred’..They will all take me seriously now!! That name is very well known in polygamy and he already stated that he was not attracted to her at all when they first met.
Compared to others, he has a pretty small wife load. TLC might not have been all that interested at first…Cody: We just have to get more Meri. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, no more living like thieves, I’m…the KING…ERRR…I mean ‘WE’ are going to live like KING’S!’. Don’t think the other 2 had too much input, they are fighters and mouthy. So out hunting they went, wifey #4. Meri’s wrapped. He probably made it out to seem like it really was her idea, let her seem like she was choosing Robyn at that party. Bet his houses, that #5 (like the psychic said), will come as he see’s his fame slipping.
I’m pretty sure, that everything they start out with on this show, tanks. But you see Meri leading the pack at first. the weight loss, businesses etc then bows out. Cody probably gives her a mandate and tells her to go and ‘make it happen’. She’s the family manipulator. I wouldn’t stand for it either Janeille!
These people act like they chose it, but Cody and Meri is driving the ship. Cody has married none of them for love. I don’t even think Meri and Cody are truly in love. I’m pretty sure every single person in his life has stayed only because he had a master purpose….Cody and Meri are sociopath’s!

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Lorene Roos

Posted at 9:16 AM on June 29, 2014  

The problem I have with their lifestyle is that it isn’t truly “chosen” as they claim it is. In their faith, a woman MUST submit to polygamy or be damned through eternity. Having grown up in the lifestyle (at least three of them) there is a huge amount of pressure put on them to submit to the “principle.” I tend to adopt a live and let live attitude for most lifestyle choices, but as I see it, this isn’t a choice. Their willingness to put up with multiple wives arises out of their fear over the possible consequences for not doing so.

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Shirley

Posted at 9:29 PM on June 22, 2014  

I like your show–but if you are so happy–why does Mari cry every week and also Robin–put your big girl pants on

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Maggie

Posted at 5:29 AM on June 22, 2014  

I watch this program here in Italy and I think Kody is disgusting!! Very convenient for him to marry another woman every time he gets bored with the last one!! I remember that in one past episode, when Meri asked him how he would feel about her having more than one husband, his reply was that he found it “vulgar”…..why, because what he does isn’t?? It’s not only vulgar, but I find him and his four wives very pathetic…..don’t these ladies have any self-esteem or pride??

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 2:55 AM on June 26, 2014  

I saw that show. Believe they were out to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. Kody was quite put off by the thojught of one of his harem with another man!!

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Kimberlee

Posted at 9:10 PM on June 17, 2014  

We need to remember that this isn’t a lifestyle “choice” for them, but a religious doctrine related to their life after death. There are millions and millions of polygamists in the world for whom it is a lifestyle choice only, perhaps a long-practiced tradition, but not related to any religious doctrine or conviction, and therefore not something they HAVE to work at. I don’t personally agree with the Brown’s religious doctrine. For me, the story of Adam and Eve, Jesus’ words about God intending one man and one woman, and the apostles statements about each man having his own wife, and vice versa, are adequate; and I don’t believe what we do in marriage format in this life affects the future of our soul in the next. But for the Browns, if they give up on polygamy they also, in a sense, give up on part of their religious conviction. It would be a “gut wrencher” for them, I suspect. So perhaps they make things work as best they can, human foibles and dynamics and all..

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lynne

Posted at 11:25 PM on June 16, 2014  

I would
love to have a family like that all that love look how long they been married and other people can only stay married 72 hours so think about your self then others my parents have been married 58 years and they had hard time but seamed to stay together.

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Mooseturd

Posted at 5:40 PM on June 16, 2014  

This “family” is disgusting. Why are they still on television.

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Cailleach Echo

Posted at 9:35 AM on June 16, 2014  

Looks to me like plural marriage is good for him but sucks for the women. Three of them are not married and their kids are illegitimate.Who takes responsibility for that? Kody is pretty worthless. Apparently does nothing to earn and support all those kids and enormous houses while the women work their behinds off. Their jewelry line is pretty boring. How can they all ake a living off selling it? Yes, all the weight gain is important. No, its not normal for people to gain weight. Look at the body language – they all turn away from each other, they’re all closed up and angry and frustrated at their impossible situation. Really, the women look miserable and Kody looks clueless. Kody said they were forced out of Utah. Why? All “reality” shows have one thing in common – the people in them volunteer to have the country laugh at them.

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Mimi

Posted at 3:36 PM on July 1, 2014  

I believe live and let live but I know these women are being taken advantage of. Kody will get another wife and inflict another round of pain and jealousy. With this arrangement what are the disadvantages for KODY? Can someone give me a good answer for that?

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 3:37 PM on July 1, 2014  

Another prime piece of evidence that Kody isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. He paniced and ran because they were “under suspicion” and being investigated in Utah. Packed and left literally in the dead of night, indirectly telling the kids and everyone else that he was ashamed of his life style. I’ve got news for Kody. IF Utah wanted them back to face charges, all it would have taken was one phone call to the law in Nevada, the the whole group would have been extradited back to Utah.

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