Kody Brown tried to “sabotage” his marriage to Robyn after splitting from her sister wives.The mother of five told People that she had to “work hard” to stop him. Robyn became Kody’s fourth “spiritual” wife in 2010 and legally married him in 2014.
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Kody Brown’s separations from three of his four wives have negatively impacted his only remaining marriage, “Sister Wives” star Robyn Brown told People in a recent interview.”There have been times he’s tried to self-sabotage and sabotage us. I’ve had to work hard not to let him,” Robyn said, describing the recent struggles in her marriage and extended family as “hell.”Within the past 14 months, Kody, who has promoted his polygamous lifestyle on TLC’s “Sister Wives” for over a decade, has unexpectedly become monogamous.He and his third wife, Christine Brown, announced their split in November 2021. About a year later in December 2022, Kody and his second wife Janelle announced they were separated and now consider themselves divorced. One month after that, in January 2023, Kody and his first wife, Meri, announced that she was officially leaving the family. That news came after several “Sister Wives” seasons had chronicled Meri’s struggles to rekindle her romantic relationship with Kody.After all of these splits, Robyn was “the wife left standing,” she told People — but that’s not what she signed up for when she “spiritually” married Kody in 2010.
Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown
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“It’s weird, ’cause all these years with the family I had a future in my mind, I saw it every night as I fell asleep,” the 44-year-old said in a video accompanying the article. “I was always focused on being out on our property together and I could see us all out there in my mind…now I don’t know what my future is.”As chronicled on “Sister Wives,” Meri was Kody’s only legal wife until 2014, when she legally divorced Kody so that he could legally marry Robyn and adopt her three children from a previous marriage — David “Dayton” Brown, 23, Aurora Brown, 21, and Breanna Brown, 19. Kody and Robyn also have two biological children together — Solomon, 11, and Ariella, 7.Robyn said she has no plans of leaving Kody, though she could if she wanted to. “I just know how much I love Kody and I know he’s a good guy and he’s doing his best,” she said.But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy being married to someone while they’re going through three breakups.
Robyn Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, and Christine Brown.
“I don’t think anybody should be married while they’re going through a divorce,” Robyn said. “Anybody who’s gone through a divorce knows that it brings out the worst in you and sides of somebody that you didn’t know existed.””Sister Wives” season 18 premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.