Sister Wives star Kody Brown‘s fourth wife Robyn Brown told a story that’s probably hard for the average person to fathom. Kody and his four wives Robyn, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, and Christine Brown recently sat down for an interview on Pickler & Ben. While they shared a lot about their polygamous lifestyle, one story stood out from Robyn Brown.
Sister Wives: Robyn Brown Explains Why They Had To Make a Change
Kody Brown and his spouses claim they signed on for this Sister Wives experience to make a change. Because this loving family, like other polygamous families, lived in the shadows, they wanted things to change, especially for their kids. They worry since polygamy is outlawed and not accepted by many people. The chief concern is mainly about Kody Brown being prosecuted for their lifestyle.
When Kody Brown and the wives started to have children, they didn’t want their kids growing up as some of the Sister Wives adults did. After Robyn Brown shared what it was like for her growing up within a polygamous family, you can understand why. It seems this was a scary time for her as a kid.
Shush… Daddy Might Go to Jail
Due to the possibility of Robyn’s father facing criminal prosecution if her parent’s plural lifestyle was exposed, she was warned at an early age. Robyn Brown was told not to talk about having two moms, as her father had two wives.
Robyn said she knew there was a chance her father could go to jail at any time. So she was very careful growing up in a family similar to their Sister Wives home. Furthermore, the same possibility of facing prosecution prompted Kody Brown and his Sister Wives family to flee Utah. So, they wound up in Las Vegas.
While they lived by these rules, at the same time, Robyn Brown says this took a lot away from her childhood. She couldn’t talk to her friends about her family. That means she could never have friends over to her house. This was due to the fear that the family dynamics would become public. Certainly, it’s not what Kody, Robyn, Christine, Janelle, and Meri Brown wanted for their own kids.
Nothing to Hide for the Children of Kody Brown
Reportedly, Kody Brown and his wives signed on for Sister Wives to celebrate their family openly. During this interview, Christine Brown shared the wives’ elation that they could publicly acknowledge their husband. Up until the show began, they remained quiet and reserved about their plural marriage.
It looks like the Sister Wives show paved the way for their kids. Their children can now live life openly and not fear that they’d say the wrong thing to exposes their lifestyle. Unlike Robyn Brown’s childhood, the Brown kids could have friends and not have to fear exposure.
No Living in the Shadows For the Sister Wives Clan
By putting themselves on reality TV, Kody Brown and the family refused to hide the plural spouse situation any more. They can share how they live with a dad and four moms who love them. Put yourself in Robyn’s place, tip-toeing through conversations with friends and never having peers stop by.
Think about a young child going to bed at night with the knowledge their father could be thrown in jail. It’s far from an ideal childhood. When Robyn Brown explained it, it’s very easy to see why Kody Brown and his four Sister Wives spouses took the route they did. By opening their homes to a reality show, millions got to see what this polygamous lifestyle is all about.
Watch the SW episodes for this new season on TLC Sunday nights to see more on Kody Brown, Robyn Brown, and the rest of the family.
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