On the June 29th episode of ‘Sister Wives,’ Kody Brown and his wives were confronted by the troubling truth that the family’s practice of polygamy could come to an end with their own generation, as their teens spoke out.
Sister Wives‘ Kody Brown and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn — risked jail time and the breakup of their family out of devotion to their Mormon fundamentalist polygamist faith. So it must be pretty hard to listen when they hear that their oldest children — Logan, 19, Madison, 17, Mykelti, 17, and Aspyn, 18 — speak out about their lack of commitment to following a polygamist lifestyle.
‘Sister Wives’ Teens — Kody Brown’s Children Hate Polygamy
None of the four teens is hell bent, to say the least, on having a polygamous marriage. And not only that, neither Madison nor Aspyn are very interested in marrying at all. Interesting how being surrounded by multiple mothers living for one man can turn a girl away from the whole institution.
Nevertheless, you have to give kudos to Kody and his four wives — they’ve clearly raised very thoughtful, level-headed and ambitious children. Despite growing up in a crowded family of 17 kids, these four don’t seem to suffer from lack of attention or self-esteem.
Logan, the eldest child in the family, is a sophomore in college and now lives away from home with two non-religious roommates.
“The biggest question I get,” admits Logan, “is whether I’ll live in plural marriage.” His answer, at least for now, is “no.”
“Right now, I’d say no, but I see so many benefits, that maybe in the future, but not now.”
Logan, shockingly, admits that despite his parents’ ultra-conservative pre-marital no hand-holding and kissing rules, he has hugged and kissed.
“I don’t feel like it’s wrong — I’m more liberal than my dad,” he explains.
Speaking of more liberal than the rest of the family, daughter Madison is adamant that she will NOT be polygamist and, furthermore, she WILL kiss a guy.
“I think that if you’re into a guy, it’s okay to kiss him,” she insists. She’s also very clear that she’s “not going to be a polygamist” and she plans to go to law school and become a “prosecutor working for a D.A., somewhere on the East Coast.” Go Maddie! She wants a very modern and progressive life.
The Brown Kids Are Still VERY Conservative
Daughter Aspyn is the only Brown teen interviewed who has left the door to polygamy open a crack.
“I’ve changed my mind between wanting to be a polygamist or a monogamist. I go back and forth,” she explains, but then points out that it will depend on who she falls in love with. If she falls for a polygamist, she may go for it.
But what’s more surprising, and probably disappointing to Kody and his wives, is that she’s not really interested in marriage at all!
“I really want children, but I don’t want to get married now,” she explains. What Aspyn does want a lot is to become an elementary school teacher. She’s well on her way, majoring in elementary education — go Aspyn!
Then there’s Mykelti, who says, “I don’t see myself with a husband, but I’d like to adopt kids, because I had such a good childhood.” What’s with all this disinterest in husbands, Kody?
Mykelti’s far more passionate about pursuing a fashion designer career, which is admirable, because that’s “100 percent” what she wants to do.
The Brown’s extreme conservatism about pre-marital sex has had some positive benefits. While their teens rebel against the idea that you can’t even hold hands or kiss pre-marriage, the four young people are clearly very conservative themselves about their own sexual behavior. All are most definitely still virgins and Mykelti did end up dumping her boyfriend, John, after her parents gave her and John the anti-hand-holding talk. She ‘coincidentally’ happened to decide that “it wouldn’t have worked out.”
Aspyn also confesses that she pushes away “guys who just want to get laid. They’re not getting anything.” And really that IS a refreshing attitude after being inundated by Miley Cyrus and the Jenner sisters’ unabashed sexuality at a young age.
In what’s the best line of the episode, Christine says, “monogamists are very boring,” making you wonder if there is more action going on between Kody and his four wives than they ever let on before.
Janelle Brown Tackles Weight Loss Struggle
Finally, Janelle, in a change of subject, pours her heart out about her weight loss struggles and admits that “I’m an emotional eater. I eat during stress.” Poor Janelle has been stuck at her weight of 236 pounds for weeks after dropping from 260 lbs., and her trainer Sean is trying to get her past her plateau. Good news on the Kody front is that he’s “never said one word about my weight,” Janelle reveals. Good for you, Kody!
Finally, Sean gets Janelle to climb up a mountain to symbolically prove she CAN overcome her big hurdle. Janelle and the kids ended up giving you lots to cheer for on Sister Wives this week.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers, and are you happy that the Brown teens don’t plan to be polygamists? Let me know!
— Bonnie Fuller
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