Sister Wives’ Robyn Brown’s Marriage Remains Unharmed, Here’s Why

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Kody Brown hasn’t had the best track record regarding marriages. For the Sister Wives star who once claimed, “Love should be multiplied, not divided,” the polygamous family has been sliced up and served on a silver platter. But between his three divorces, feuds with children, and dealing with fan hate, Kody has ensured that his relationship with his fourth and favorite wife, Robyn Brown, will be preserved. 

Kody is the agent of chaos

One way the patriarch made sure to protect his only remaining union was to cause a mass amount of chaos between his first three wives. The TLC series was meant to show everyday viewers that polygamy could work. But instead, Kody just seemed to prove that living under patriarchy was not the right move for the American public. No matter what filters were used by the cameras, there always seemed to be an underlying tension between Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown, and Robyn. Kody often failed to ease their worries and failed to share his time equally with all four. 

Robyn was often given preferential treatment. During Season 1, Kody broke all of his rules by ditching his pregnant wife and driving two hours down the road to sneak kisses with Robyn. Fans noticed a disconnect when Kody even helped pick out Robyn’s wedding dress. The special connection he made sure to have with Robyn is what has fueled their love for so long. 

Kody moved for Robyn

For years, Sister Wives fans tried to figure out why Kody ever moved his large polygamous family from their cul-de-sac in Las Vegas to Arizona. The Brown family seemed to be thriving in Sin City as the wives made friends and their children settled. But Robyn was never a huge fan. During one episode, Kody dropped the bomb, saying that the entire family would be moving to Flagstaff. There was no reason or discussion; it was just a popup plan. No one could figure out the reasoning behind the patriarch’s plan.

However, years later, Gwen Brown revealed that the family was forced to move because of Robyn’s son. It turns out that Kody and Robyn’s oldest wanted to attend college in Arizona, but the mother didn’t want to send her son out into the world on his own. This impromptu move is an excellent example of how Kody made sure to put his fourth wife’s needs first, ensuring a happy homestead. 

Kody wanted “good” sister wives

During the latest season, Kody made it clear he was protecting Robyn. In one of his last marital conversations with Janelle, it came to a head. During a heated discussion, Kody noted, “I have somebody in my life who is fundamentally loyal to me and sees me as the head of the family.” For his part, Kody always wanted to make sure he ruled with an iron fist. And hoped to be seen as the head of his polygamous family. Janelle, however, wasn’t about to bow down. She told her husband, “It frustrates me beyond belief that he perceives this one wife, this one relationship, as she’s so perfect, she’s such a saint, she was so nice to us, and she was treated so wrong.”

It has been apparent for years that Kody checked out of his first three relationships a long time ago. There have been rumors that Robyn and Kody’s marriage was in turmoil. But the 55-year-old is doing everything within his power to make sure there isn’t one blemish on his fourth marriage. For Kody, he took the matra “Happy wife, happy life” a bit too far. And it ended up costing him everything. But at least Robyn is happy.