Sister Wives Star Janelle Brown, whom many find the most stable and sensible, on four wives once had a terrible problem with Meri. While veteran viewers of Sister Wives may remember how Janelle Brown and Meri Brown referred to a time, years ago, when they couldn’t even ride together.
Sister Wives: Janelle Pushed Over Edge By Meri
Janelle Brown is the second wife to join the Sister Wives family. But despite being invited to this wedding, she felt she could do no good in Meri’s eyes. Meri Brown is Kody Brown’s first wife. At the time Janelle Brown spiritually married Kody, Meri was also the only legal wife.
Janelle was married to Meri’s brother. And, uh, Kody Brown’s father ended up marrying Janelle’s mother. So Kody, Meri, and Janelle Brown knew each other well when Kody Brown married this second wife, making them a trio in this Sister Wives plural marriage.
Kody and Janelle had been married for eight years when Janelle threw in the towel. She now had five of her six children. So, she packed up and left. Meri admitted years later that she hadn’t been very cozy with this new wife. Besides, Janelle had Kody Brown’s first child.
It was a big deal. Meri is his first wife, and for Janelle Brown to give Kody Brown his first child, that caused jealousy. Again, Meri admits it a few years later. Sounds like life with Meri Brown was unbearable for Janelle. The second wife of the Sister Wives tribe describes it like this: “Meri and I went from a friendly night to a frosty one.”
Nothing this new Sister Wives co-wife did met Meri’s standards, according to Janelle. From folding Kody Brown’s clothes to storing the dishes, the original Sister Wives matriarch made a fight out of these things because she didn’t do it right in Meri’s eyes.
Apparently Janelle Brown and her co-wife got into a big fight that pushed Kody’s second wife over the edge. She packed up the kids and went to her mom’s house. So he lived with his mother for a while.
Janelle’s career earned her a sizeable paycheck that helped build Kody Brown’s family. But once she was on her own, that money was hers and was no longer owned by the Sister Wives. So, the mother of five children at the time bought her house with her salary money. For over two years Janelle Brown was a single mother and far from plural marriage.