There’s no MER I in “team,” so the legal union of Kody Brown and Robyn Sullivan Brown took place on last week’sSister Wives sans original first wife Meri. Now, it’s time for the family to focus on the purpose behind this paperwork shuffle…adopting Robyn’s three kids from her previous marriage. Of course, wouldn’t it have been more prudent to find out if said children’s biological father was willing to terminate his parental rights before shifting the family dynamic? Janelle and Christine are secondary players in this triangle, and they don’t seem all that bothered by it.
Kody has come to the realization that he’s got a lot of children, and having a lot of kids is hard when you have to tackle such tough topics like building a new play-set for the younger kids, newly engaged Madison joining the LDS church, and adopting Robyn’s three children. The moms call in Robyn’s children and clumsily try to explain the paperwork shuffle that will allow Kody to adopt them once they get the green light from their father. Robyn’s oldest daughter is over the moon. Kody reminds the children of Meri’s part in this deal, and they all offer up hugs of thanks.
Someone’s gotten a bit of a haircut! Sister Wives returned last night with a vengeance. Kody Brown excites with his fresh trim–it’s so subtle that only one as obsessed with his mane as I am might notice the glorious new style, but it’s fresh.
Leading up to the new season, the participation of Merihas been questioned, but I think last night’s premiere solidifies that she’s pretty much here to stay…although we didn’t see much of Christine. Janelle looks amazing, but I am waiting for her exodus. Go girl. As for Robyn? She’s already relishing her role as Kody’s real wife, although it’s purely on paper. That said, I made my friend Trey watch with me, and asked his thoughts after the episode ended. “Girl, if we had to take a shot every time that guy with bad hair and the denim suit said ‘paperwork,’ we’d both be dead.” And he’d be right.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
If you had to choose which of Kody Brown’s wives is the most miserable in her current situation, who would you pick? That gorgeous mane aside, he has to get all of their nerves from time to time. Hard to imagine, I know. The Sister Wives stud has seen his fair share of changes of the past few seasons, but what can we expect in the show’s upcoming sixth season?
Kody and his real wife and three other “spiritual” wives will return in early January of next year September 13th to TLC (their Facebook page posted as I was writing!), and rumors are already swirling about what’s going on in the cul-de-sac compound. Let’s rehash what’s been going on before we speculate, shall we? Last season saw Meri, Kody’s first and only legal wife of twenty-five years, file for divorce. Did she come to her senses about this sham? Nope. Did she high-tail it out of Vegas before the ink could dry on the papers screaming, “I’m free! I’m free!”? Unfortunately not. Was there another man? No. Another woman? Well, duh! Meri wanted to pave the way for her favorite sister wife (the closet loving one) Robyn Sullivan-Brown to legally wed their husband.
The official word is that Kody divorced Meri to legally marry Robyn so that her children by a previous marriage could be adopted. It had absolutely nothing to do with Robyn being younger, hotter, and still enamored with Kody’s hair. Last week Kody and Robyn announced their second pregnancy.
The newest offspring will be Kody’s 18th(!!!!) and Robyn’s 5th. Fans of the show have been eagerly waiting for Meri to issue a reaction. Meri struggled with infertility; she and Kody only have one child, Mariah, who is currently in college. However Meri’s reaction to the pregnancy news was drama-free and polite.
Meri Brown just celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary to Kody Brown, but instead of partaking in the rest of family’s jubilation over the milestone, she’s posting cryptic messages on social media about pain ending, joy coming, being a fighter, and finally seeing the light. Hmmm… I’m sensing that someone isn’t feeling the love. I’m also feeling that everyone else is trying to pretend it’s all fiiinne!
Meri’s barrage of escape and freedom-themed social media posts have us all wondering is she leaving Kody, the family, and Sister Wives!? Let’s hope!
Kody and Meridivorced in February, but to the public insisted the split was more about finances and logistics than it was about a lack of love. Her fellow sister wives insisted Kody and Meri remained “spiritually” connected.
Let’s see if Tamron Hall asks the tough questions. Following last night’s Sister Wives finale, Tamron sits down with Kody Brown, Janelle, Meri, Christine, and Robyn for a tell-all special on the season. she begins questioning Kody about his willingness to open his home to the anthropology students. Kody was upset to see that the professor automatically expected that there would be stereotypes in each wife, and Robyn finds it funny that people assume that the four wives are expected to make up one good wife instead of four separate and whole people. Christine and Janelle admit that it was refreshing and relieving to hear what the students thought of them. They didn’t know the students reactions to their family until they watched that with the rest of the viewers.
Tamron questions whether Kody was upset that he was expected to be a jerk. He laughs that he is a jerk because he always speaks his mind. Tamron clarifies that the students initially thought he was a jerk because he needed multiple wives to feed his ego. The family understands their misconceptions and was happy to see that they were quashed after spending time with the Brown clan. Yet another Brown family RV road trip is highlighted, more specifically Christine’s disdain for Kody’s friend Ken. Of course, Kody infamously blames his wife’s attitude on PMS. Christine admits that the episode was polarizing. Kody recognizes that his ego may have played into his inability to ask his friend to apologize for Ken’s insensitive comment. Tamron wonders why the idea of the long courtship was so sensitive to Christine given the fact that she and Kody have been married for over twenty years. Kody admits that after that episode he seriously considered pulling the plug on the show.