As fans of Sister Wives know, there have often been conflicts in the plural family. However, we never got to know the whole truth from the TLC reality series.
The Brown family’s book, Becoming Sister Wives, revealed so many other details that the limited episodes could not show. One of those details was that household differences caused great drama between the spouses.
Janelle Brown became Kody Brown’s second wife in 1993. However, as the large family grew, she left the large family. Janelle bought her own home and refused to live under the same roof as her sisters’ wives. The only reason she agreed to come back was when Kody Brown bought his wives a home with separate apartments.
She once admitted that one of the reasons she left the family was because of a difference in household.
In the family memoir, Becoming Sister Wives, Janelle Brown explained that there was a lot of tension in the house. Meanwhile, the main bone of contention was the household.
Like many other women, Janelle Brown didn’t always want to worry about the washing up straight away. It turns out that this is one of the main things she enjoys about living alone. Janelle admitted that she has no problem leaving dirty dishes in the sink overnight and dealing with them the next morning.
Christine Brown and Meri Brown, however, had different views on the subject. In her memoir, Janelle Brown revealed that the couple constantly nagged her to clean the house at night so that the room would be clean when she woke up in the morning.
Sister Wives: Moving In Together Again
Janelle Brown lived alone for only two years and only agreed to come back when Kody Brown bought a house with three separate apartments. This unique arrangement provided plenty of space for family, but also ensured that each sister had room to set her own rules.
The new house, where Meri, Janelle and Christine lived together, was revealed to fans during seasons 1 and 2 of Sister Wives. The sisters shared a kitchen and living room, and their only private space was their bedroom. While the house was crowded with Kody Brown and his three wives, 10 children also lived in the small space.