The long-running show, fully debuted in 2010, has proved endlessly fascinating to millions of viewers who will probably never experience the kind of unconventional marriage at its heart. Over the past decade, Kody and his four wives, plus their combined 18(!) children, have endured several bouts of controversy, have been forced to defend their lifestyle many times over, and have even been expelled from their own church at some point.
Most of us can’t imagine having four different partners but Kody Brown claims to have four equally healthy relationships with “spiritual wives” Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown and lawfully wedded wife Robyn Brown – even though he may never convince them to all live in the same house with him as one big happy family.
Every marriage has its ups and downs, of course, but the Kody Brown represents a quadruple experience. As for the proud patriarch, however, he was destined to fall in love with these four unique women. Crucially, however, it was only love at first sight on one of them.
Sister Wives: Kody Brown Knew It Was Meant To Be When He First Saw Robyn Brown
In the memoirs of the Brown family, Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage (via Showbiz CheatSheet) Kody Brown went into detail about how each relationship began and described how he fell in love with Robyn Brown, his fourth wife, who was the polygamist “spiritually married” in 2010, and later legally married in 2014, by The Sun.
When the couple met, Robyn Brown faced the consequences of a traumatic divorce and was also a single parent. But, on a family visit to Utah, she saw Kody Brown across the room. The Sister Wives’s star remembers: “Suddenly, he looked up and our eyes met. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I feel like I’ve been shot through with a lightning bolt”.
Kody Brown then asked Robyn Brown to dance at a church event, at a time when she described them as “the only people in the world”. Kody Brown felt it too, describing herself as “transformed by her mind”. The proud patriarch admitted that it was a spark, described it as “deep and transcendent,” and confirmed that it felt like “love at first sight. Sister wives fans have long debated which one of Kody’s wives is his favorite, but he claims it’s just love.