Sister Wives star Janelle remembers that Kody and his wives thought that a true polygamous family had all its members under one roof. That was in the 90’s when Meri Brown, Janelle Brown and Christine Brown all lived under one roof with Kody Brown.
Believe it or not, it was Janelle who first found freedom in a house away from Kody, Meri and Christine. When you consider that Janelle supported Kody Brown in that one big Sister Wives house of his last season, you’d think she’d feel the opposite. But times change. This was long before Robyn came into the picture as the fourth Sister Wives co-wife.
Sister Wives: A Crowded House for Janelle
Surprisingly, it was Janelle who wanted the contemporary Brown family to live in Kody Brown’s dream house. But years ago, living alone changed her life for the better.
What Janelle Brown had to say in a book that helped the sister-women’s husband write sheds light on her problem. It seems that one of the main themes of their original cohabitation keeps cropping up as a major problem for the women.
This was at the time when their original Sister Women’s House was a house built for a single-family home. Kody Brown’s wives, Meri, Christine and Janelle Brown shared a house in which they shared the kitchen, bathroom and communal living areas.
Janelle Brown described how suffocating it was to have three women under one roof with three different ideas about running a household. Even the most mundane tasks turned into unrest among the sister women.
TLC’s Janelle wasn’t about to give up her freedom and in fact said goodbye to Kody Brown. That is until the patriarch of Sister Wives told her that their new home had three separate apartments. It originally belonged to a polygamous family.
Each apartment had its own kitchen, bathroom and living area. This was a dream for Janelle, who could return with her family and have a place of her own at the same time.
So Janelle Brown came back to the Sister Wives family. It seems that all the quarrels, arguments and angry feelings between the three women arose. But it sounds like it’s boiling over the kitchen stuff. This seems to suggest that it is impossible for multiple women to share a kitchen. Janelle Brown did one of the hardest things she’s ever done. That was to move on her own.
At that time, Janelle was a mess, and it was the path of least resistance to be healthy and whole again. It worked because she reports that she grew and flourished in those years that she lived on her own. She feels it has helped to make her who she is now.