For a network that can boast reality classics like 90 Day Fiance and Toddlers in Tiaras (RIP), one of the most bizarre milestones in TLC’s incredible lineup is Sister Wives.
Sister Wives debuted in 2010 and has been on the air more or less continuously ever since. The show follows a family of fundamentalist Mormons who have moved from Utah to Arizona as they navigate the murky waters of adhering to a strict religion while living in the modern world of reality television. Once again, the producers of TLC deserve all the awards.
The unorthodox family consists of patriarch Kody Brown, his wives Robyn, Christine, Janelle and Meri Brown, and their 18 children. The family lives in a makeshift compound in Arizona, where each wife has her own home and Kody Brown rotates which nights he spends with which wife.
People always say marriage takes work, so we can only imagine the amount of work it takes to support four at once.
Kody Brown said as much when he opened up about the stress COVID-19 added to his already delicate situation in the show’s final season. Read on to find out why Kody Brown complains about his wives.
Sister Wives: Kody Reached His Breaking Point
Navigating social distancing standards around your family has been a struggle for many Americans.
Is it okay to hug grandma or not? If not, how far away are you supposed to stand? Does she know how to use Zoom? Who’s going to teach her? Anyway, you get the idea.
Those tricky decisions become more complicated the more family members you add to the equation. So, for Kody and his four wives, COVID-19 was especially stressful.
In a new 2021 episode of Sister Wives, Kody Brown acknowledged the complexities of their unique situation. “I’m the most dangerous person in the whole family when it comes to COVID-19 because I’m going from house to house — I could spread it from house to house,” he said, referring to his schedule of rotating between his wives’ houses. Kody was especially stressed because he didn’t want to be isolated from anyone in his family for too long.