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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Says She’s ‘Breathless’ With Plural Marriage In Season 16


Kody Brown faces more marital problems.

The patriarch and his four wives return for season 16 of “Sister Wives” where they will continue to tell their ongoing family drama.

TLC released a teaser clip on Tuesday that shows the women quarantined separately from each other during the coronavirus pandemic as the 52-year-old walks back and forth between homes. According to the outlet, the new season will follow the family’s move to Flagstaff, Arizona.

“When it comes to the COVID virus, I’m not ready to gamble the life of a family member,” the Wyoming native said as quoted by Us Weekly. “I am the only one going from house to house.”

The wives felt different.

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(LR) Plural wives Robyn Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown and Christine Brown.
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“I don’t know if Kody even wants to see everyone back together,” Christine said. “Maybe he’ll live well apart.”

The 49-year-old admitted she wanted to return to Utah.

“Why would I want to live on the same property with a dysfunctional marriage, when over there he has a fully functioning marriage?” »She declared during a confessional interview. “Who would ever want to live like this?”

The outlet noted that Janelle, like the other wives, was not happy with Brown’s quarantine arrangement.

“I’m on my nerves with this whole bull thing,” she said.

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Says She’s ‘Breathless’ With Plural Marriage In Season 16

Kody Brown (center) may face martial issues with his plural wives.
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As for Brown, he’s angry with Robyn, who apparently took matters into his own hands during the ordeal.

“It annoys me [that the other wives are] I’m looking for Robyn, like, for some kind of approval, “he said.” I don’t have a head of household in this family.

Robyn, 43, said she felt “the foundation on which our family was built is falling apart”.

Wife Meri had previously confessed that her plural marriage to Brown was “dead”.

“The relationship between him and me is over,” she said on an episode of “Sister Wives” in February. “It’s dead. It’s over.”

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Says She’s ‘Breathless’ With Plural Marriage In Season 16

Meri Brown has said she will not give up her union with Kody Brown.
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In March, the 50-year-old told People magazine that her relationship with Brown had changed in the past decade since the TLC reality series premiered and that she was committed to fixing their issues.

“I think all relationships, you know, have issues that they need to resolve,” Meri explained. “And I think that’s kind of where we’re at right now. For me personally, I’m not the type to give up.”

“I’m just going to continue, you know?” she continued. “The ebb and flow in the relationship… I think it’s just a little bit normal.”

In the series, Brown admitted to seeing Meri only “once in a blue moon”.

Brown and Meri were married in 1990. Three years later, the couple welcomed his sister wife Janelle into their plural marriage, followed by Christine in 1994. Robyn joined the family as the fourth wife in 2010.

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Says She’s ‘Breathless’ With Plural Marriage In Season 16

Kody Brown and his wives live in Arizona.
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Brown was only legally married to Meri. However, Meri agreed to divorce Brown so that she could marry Robyn in 2014. This legal change would allow Robyn’s three children from a previous marriage to access the same benefits as the rest of Brown’s children.

Brown said he considered himself “spiritually” married to his four wives. The family shares a total of 18 children.

“Sister Wives” aims to show how Brown and his family navigate a world that seems to shy away from their way of life. The series has aired since 2010.

Being married to more than one person, or bigamy, is illegal in the United States. The law in Utah, where Mormons are numerous, is considered stricter because of a unique provision that prohibits married people from living with a second “spiritual spouse.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned polygamy in 1890 and strictly prohibits it today. The Browns see themselves as fundamentalist Mormons.

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‘Sister Wives’ Star Janelle Brown Says She’s ‘Breathless’ With Plural Marriage In Season 16

“Sister Wives,” a reality TV series on TLC, aims to show how Kody Brown and his family navigate a world that seems to shy away from their lifestyle.
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In 2019, Brown told Fox News the family agreed not to consider a fifth wife anytime soon.

“We really took the fifth woman issue off the table a long time ago,” Brown said. “And because we don’t want to snub the concept, we’ve always kind of casually dismissed it, and I think that’s one of the reasons the question keeps coming up. The show does.”

Season 16 of “Sister Wives” premieres Sunday, November 21 at 10 p.m. ET.

Melissa Roberto of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.