In the September 18 episode of “Sister Wives,” Kody Brown says her older children belong to “clique.” His fourth wife, Robyn Brown, says her children do not belong to this group. Are Robyn’s children and the children of the other wives divorced?
In the second episode of Sister Wives season 17, Kody describes Meri, Christine and Janelle Brown’s older children as a “club”. She explains: “The older kids are like this club. You’re either in with them, or you’re out with them. It’s a clique.”
Kody Brown feels she is outside of that clique because the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic split the family in two. Kody Brown believes her older sons Garrison and Gabriel are “gossiping” about her with the other older children, Hunter and Maddison, about him, creating a clear separation between certain wives and their children..
Sister Wives: Robyn Brown Thinks Her Children Are Being Excluded
Janelle Brown agrees that there is a clear separation in the family. “It seems to be that the line is becoming more and more intense. Choose this side, which is Kody, Meri, Robyn, and Robyn’s kids, or choose the side that includes all of my children,” says Janelle. In 2010, Robyn and her three children from a previous marriage, David, Aurora and Breanna, were adopted into the family. Kody legally married Robyn to adopt the three children. Kody and Robyn later had two children of their own, Soloman and Ariella.
Robyn feels that her children are not welcome in the parents’ children’s clique, as Kody called it. “My kids aren’t part of that group. I don’t know. It’s a ganging-up, defense mechanism. So, yeah, I don’t know. It’s weird,” Robyn tells the cameras.
Before Robyn Brown joined the family in 2010, only Kody, Meri, Janelle and Christine Brown and their combined 13 children lived under one roof in Lehi, Utah. Then, when they moved to Las Vegas, they all lived in separate homes.
Janelle, Christine and Meri Brown’s children never got a chance to live under the same roof as Robyn and her children. So the sibling bond is obviously different. When Robyn joined the family, some of the older children also left for college. That means they didn’t have the same opportunities to build a strong relationship with Robyn’s children.