Posted Mon, October 4, 2010 12:25pm EST

Bonnie Asks: Why Did Kody Take A 4th Wife After 16 Years? Why Don’t The Other Wives hate Her & How Do The Browns Afford Their Lifestyle?

Sister Wives burning questions! Kody Brown, his four wives and 16 kids have about as many mysteries on TLC’s new series as we were treated to on Lost.

Mystery #1! Why after 16 years and three long term wivesMeri, 39, Janelle, 40, Christine, 37 — is Kody Brown suddenly courting again? And why did first and only legal wife Meri, introduce Kody to Robyn, 31, the woman who will become sister wife #4? There’s no explanation for why Kody, 42, a salesman, who clearly already leads a hyper-busy life already, (servicing three wives and giving love and attention to thirteen kids from a newborn baby girl to teens) would feel the need to take on another woman who’s divorced and has three young children.

Does he have sexual urges that need satiating and would the wives rather he fooled around within the family, than without? Or is it a religious necessity to keep on taking more wives?

Mystery #2: How do the Browns afford their polygamist lifestyle? This one is a huge headscratcher – they have a custom-built gigantic house with separate living areas for each wife and her kids, they have numerous cars including a Lexus, they’ve rented a new separate house for the fourth “wife,” Robyn, there are 16 kids to feed, clothe and put through college — how do they afford it? There’s no discussion of finances on the show or indication of any severe budgeting and Kody talks about wanting even more kids. Yet there’s no way that Kody can work overtime AND he has date nights with each of his wives … expensive!

Mystery #3: Does Kody — as well as sharing the bedroom of his four wives — ALSO have his own separate bedroom? It sure looks like he does. In last night’s episode, he went into “his room” to pack for his trip to court soon-to-be wife, Robyn!

Mystery #4: How did this quintet — Kody and his four wives — hide (until now) their lifestyle from the outside world. He and three of his wives work. Do their bosses and co-workers know nothing about them? Did Kody until now only take first wife Meri out when he has to go to “functions” in the outside world? Or did they only socialize with other polygamists?

Mystery #5: What’s really in it for the women? And why wouldn’t they consider being a polygamist family with one wife and multiple husbands? Why is polygamy only for families headed by a man? And what happens to the “other” polygamist-born men who have to compete for wives, i.e., there must be a shortage of women if one man can hoard four wives for  himself?

Mystery #6: Why would Kody chose now, to court and prepare to marry , a fourth wife, when  Christine is pregnant and about to deliver a baby girl? Isn’t that highly insensitive of Kody? He’s not around, while she’s prepping a baby nursery. Couldn’t he have held back, pursuing another wife at least until after she gave birth?

Mystery #7: Why don’t Kody’s three wives HATE wife #4 Robyn? Christine does seem to have some issues with her- not surprisingly. Or at least be honest that they’re hating her. There’s clearly passive-aggressive hating going on.

“You’re replacing your family and kids with Robyn and her kids!”

“Now things are unbalanced!”

“I’m glad he’s getting a trophy wife!”

“I’m panicking — I thought it was horrible (Kody courting Robyn) — I totally felt like I lost my best friend.”

These are just some of the comments the first three wives, had to say about the fourth, on last night’s episode.

Sorry Kody — you may say “in the lifestyle we’ve chosen – the more, the merrier,” but I’m not buying that your wives are truly believers!

–Bonnie Fuller

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Posted at 5:05 AM on May 22, 2012  

Robin was just looking for someone to take care of her and her kids. Kody is a sucker and already has so many kids and wives, so he won’t be in her face all the time. She could have worked and brought something to the plate for her and her kids, and why doesn’t her ex-husband come and get his kids?

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Posted at 3:41 PM on October 24, 2011  

I dont think that it is anyones business how they live their lives. Their kids are well taken care of, and have more morals and values then MOST kids I know.
They have a great family unit.
Why would you want them to get divorced…….. REALLY, why wish a split family on those kids who are all very happy and love their parents…… ALL 5 of them.
In my opinion, they are doing a great job and everyone should MIND THEIR business!!!!

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Belen Chocurua

Posted at 10:00 PM on October 16, 2011  

Well, here is my couple of cents.. …I don’t think they should be prosecuted OR persecuted for their lifestyle. Live and let live is my deal. BUT Robyn DOES bug me. I can’t stand her. I feel that she is the damsel, the weak one, the attention seeker. The trophy wife, (yeah right, she has a face like a witch with a hook nose and a pointy chin) and I also can’t stand Kody. UGH! How on earth do any of them find him attractive? Masculine? I hate his faggy little butch haircut and his childish personality. He is an idiot and sometimes I want to smack him. I think he is really gay. He just has to hide behind these 4 disillusioned women. Janelle is the best one, smartest, most self sufficient and the rock of the family. If not for Janelle, the other wives would be lost! I hope she get out of theis crap and finds herself a man! and I kind of hope Robyn get hit by a train. LOL

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Posted at 7:52 AM on November 5, 2011  

You are so right Belen– he is a dork !! The wives are all hard up and would have married a monkey!!! Why does he have his SPORTS CAR !! Granted it is old –I own a Lexus and they are very expensive to repair. He is a selfish
B-s_t_r_d .. i am really concerned about the teenage girls,
they are all over weight, and may have low self esteem because of the life style these idiots have brought them into. By the way I think that Cody wears his hair in a long version of the bowl cute because he is going bald, and is to vain toown up to it.

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Posted at 2:17 PM on November 20, 2011  

yes I noticed any time they go some where he takes his car and the wives are stuck with all the kids. get a bus cody like 19 kids and counting….except for the fact that 2 wives are not happy because of robin. take your kids and run the kids will be allowed with you .who was the idiot that said you would loose them ..take them and go back home . you are worth more than what cody is worth

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